How Big is a 2 Quart Baking Dish

Your recipe calls for a 2-quart baking dish. Great! But what exactly is a 2-quart baking dish, and how big is it? Are there any replacements? While a typical 2-quart baking dish measures 8 inches long by 2 inches deep, you can also use other kinds of dishes as a substitute.

Hey there! My name is Michelle, and although I bake a lot, I don’t have as many baking dishes and pans as I probably should have. That’s why sometimes I need to be creative. That said, I know a lot about dish sizes and how to swap for dishes or different sizes and shapes.

Have you ever been curious about how big a 2-quart baking dish is? I’m assuming yes, and that’s why you have stumbled across this article! Today, we’re talking about how big a 2-quart baking dish is and how you can substitute it if you don’t have one.

Who’s ready to talk numbers?

How Big is a 2 Quart Baking Dish

The size of a 2-quart baking dish changes depending on the shape and style. However, the typical dimensions are:

  • Square – 8 inches wide, 8 inches long, 2 inches deep
  • Round – 9-inch diameter, 2 inches deep

Keep in mind that the 2-quart baking dish might be slightly wider if it has convenient extras such as handles or a thick rim. This, however, will not play a role in how your ingredients are baked. 

What Can Be Used in Place of a 2 Quart Baking Dish?

If you do not have a 2-quart baking dish, don’t panic. Some viable substitutions can be used in place of a 2-quart baking dish. Though, the baking time may need to be altered a bit for the same results.

  • Baking pan – 11 inches wide, 7 inches long, 1.5 inches deep – short the baking time and increase the temperature slightly.
  • Loaf pan – 9 inches wide, 5 inches long, 3 inches deep – lengthen the baking time and decrease the temperature slightly.

Basically, if the pan is shallow, you will want to shorten the overall baking time while increasing the oven temperature. You will do the opposite for deeper pan alternatives.

A few other options can hold two quarts, including an 8-inch cake pan, 11 inches by 7-inch biscuit pan, or a 9-inch square pan. Of course, which pan you use will depend solely on your recipe. For example, a cake might not do as well in a biscuit pan. 


Now you know the size of a 2-quart baking dish and how to swap this style of pan for another successfully. But you still have questions! No worries – let’s check out some of the most frequently asked questions.

Is a 9×13 dish 2 quarts?

To know the answer to this, you must first understand that there are four cups in a single quart. A 9×13 pan can hold between 3 ½ and 3 ¾ quarts. Therefore, a 9×13 dish can hold two quartz but is not necessarily a 2-quart baking dish. 

What size Pyrex dish is 2 quarts?

Looking specifically for a Pyrex 2-quart baking dish? I don’t blame you! Pyrex baking dishes are amazing. If you want to jump on the Pyrex bandwagon, consider this pack of two here

What is considered a medium-size casserole dish?

The 2-quart baking dish is considered a medium-sized casserole dish.

Final Thoughts

Having a 2-quart baking dish on hand is always convenient, but it’s not always feasible. If your recipe calls for a 2-quart baking dish and you do not own one, there are many substitutes you can use. Just alter the temp and time for the best results.

Do you cook with a 2-quart baking dish, or do you use a substitution? Share your answer with your favorite recipe below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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  • John Russo

    Sausage and Polenta Casserole recipe called for a 2-qt baking pan. Didn’t have one. Took your information on substitutes, and used a 11by8 inch Pyrex dish. Worked out well.
    Thank you,

    • Michelle

      Glad to hear it worked for your casserole! Bet it was delicious.

  • Tracey Carter

    Thank you for this very valuable info about pan sizes. I have way too many pans, but am unfamiliar of actual pan sizes other than 8/9 inch cake pans, h the loaf pan, 8×8 baking pan. Thank you again and I look forward to following your website.

    • Michelle

      Hi! So happy I was able to help. 🙂