Crofton Pumpkin Casserole Dishes are Back at Aldi

This post is an open thread.

If you want some fall décor for your home or kitchen that also serves a practical purpose, Aldi has just the thing. For the second consecutive year, Aldi is selling popular pumpkin casserole dishes.

Some people say these look similar to expensive name-brand Le Creuset pumpkin casserole dishes or cocottes, but there is one key difference: the Aldi casserole dishes appear to only be designed for use in the oven, while Le Creuset pumpkin casserole dishes can be used on the stove top or in the oven.

Even if you can only use the Aldi pumpkin casseroles in the oven, these still make a lovely set as part of your autumn table.

What We Know:

The first time we saw Aldi sell pumpkin casserole dishes was in the fall of 2020, when the discount grocery store sold mini pumpkin casserole dishes with an 0.8-qt. capacity. This year in the fall of 2021, Aldi is selling the pumpkin dishes in several different sizes: large, small, and mini.

Crofton Large Pumpkin Casserole Dish

The Crofton Large Pumpkin Casserole Dish.

The Crofton Large Pumpkin Casserole Dish cost $14.99 (product code 705010) at the time of publication. That’s a lot less than most other pumpkin-shaped dishes, although how much money you’re willing to spend on pricier casseroles depends on how you want to cook with them.

Here are some details on the large pumpkin casserole dish:

  • Features a 2-quart capacity
  • Available in Orange with Bronze Metallic Stem or Cream with Gold Metallic Stem
  • High-fired ceramic with scratchproof glaze
  • Stain resistant and easy to clean
  • Perfect for oven-to-table baking
  • Oven safe up to 450 °F (base only)
Crofton 2-Pack Mini or 1-Pack Small Pumpkin Casserole Dish

The Crofton 2-Pack Mini or 1-Pack Small Pumpkin Casserole Dish.

The Crofton 2-Pack Mini or 1-Pack Small Pumpkin Casserole Dish (product code 705609) cost $8.99 at the time of publication.

Here are some details on the mini and small casserole dishes:

  • Choose a 0.8 Quart or 2-Pack 0.4 Quart
  • High-fired ceramic with scratchproof glaze
  • Stain resistant and easy to clean
  • Perfect for oven-to-table baking
  • Oven safe up to 450°F (base only)
  • Available in Orange with Bronze Metallic Stem or Cream with Gold Metallic Stem

All of these dishes in their various sizes are great for baking large or small casseroles, for baking individual servings of soup, for serving dips, or for filling with candy or finger foods for the holidays. If nothing else, they look attractive sitting in a glass-door accent cabinet or on a counter, shelf, or table. If you want more ideas for how to use the casserole dishes, you can view a Reddit conversation about the dishes here.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t yet tried these casserole dishes, so we don’t know how well they work or how they hold up with use. Our goal with open thread posts such as this is to offer a space for readers to share about their experiences with a product.


Do you have the Crofton Pumpkin Casserole Dishes? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

8 Comments

  1. Anybody know if they’re dishwasher safe? I’m assuming the top wouldn’t be due to the metallic stem, but if the base is oven safe, then maybe it’s dishwasher safe? Thoughts?

  2. what recipes do you recommend for these pumpkin dish? ive had 2 yrs and never used, I’d love to get a recommendation its almost gobble gobble time, thank you and its my 1st time posting with you

    • They look like they’d be good for cooking some of the frozen soups Aldi sometimes sells, like this one. https://www.aldireviewer.com/bremer-bistro-french-onion-soup/

      I think you could bake individual portions of any type of casserole or baked goods such as brownies or fruit cobblers in these. You might want to keep an eye on things while they bake and possibly bake them for a shorter time since I’m not sure if they would cook faster in smaller portions like this.

  3. I bought a few of these to give as gifts and decided to make pumpkin bread in them. They turned out amazing!!
    I want to buy more of the mini ones but didn’t know they were a “thing” and now I can’t find them anywhere. I’ll keep looking 🙂

  4. The large casserole dish is great it bakes very well and cleans very easily. It is dishwasher safe, I put the top in the dishwasher and it was fine too the gold was okay but I would probably continue to just handwash that part.

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