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Top 13 Uses for the Large Square Cool & Serve

Keeping your potluck salads, fruit platters, and picnic treats cool and fresh can be tricky. Our Large Square Cool & Serve keeps food cool up to 6 hours, even outdoors! With this exclusive must-have, you’ll keep whatever’s on the menu chilled and delicious.

1. Vegetable Tray With Dip

Fill with such crowd-pleasers like peppers, celery, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, and mushrooms. Or try jicama, snap and snow peas, asparagus, spears, radishes, and grape tomatoes. Serve with this 3-ingredient Classic Party Dip which can be customized using your favorite seasoning mixes.


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2. Deviled Eggs

Next time you’re bringing your famous deviled eggs to a gathering, you can avoid these three common issues—messy transportation, sloppy presentation, and fear of spoiling.
Each of the two cooling inserts has 12 wells (24 total) to keep deviled eggs neatly in place and chilled for easy transport and display. Don’t have a favorite recipe? Try this delicious and easy Pressure Cooker Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs.

Quick Cooker Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

3. Build the Ultimate Burger

Keep all the burger toppings cool, fresh, and in one place during your next cookout. Fill the 5-Section Tray insert with the standards: onion, tomato, pickle, and lettuce. And don’t forget the bacon!

Burger Toppings in a Cool & Serve

4. Refreshing Fruit Platter

Keep fruit cool and refreshing at all your outdoor gatherings. Grownups will love this creamy Margarita Dip that has a splash of tequila in it. When it’s time for dessert, try this Strawberry Cheesecake Dip paired with pound cake, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers!


5. Easy Antipasto

Arrange a simple, beautiful display of marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and olives paired with rustic breads, rich cheeses, and delicious deli meats like prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni. The divided sections keep oil and marinades where they belong. Serve with an easy homemade vinaigrette.

6. Tasty Taco Toppings

Keep all the taco night toppings organized and fresh with the  5-Section Tray insert. Simply arrange shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and Easy Guacamole in each of the sections.

We also love these toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Peppers
  • Black beans
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sour cream
  • Corn
  • Black olives

Cool & Serve Collection

7. Large Salads Stay Fresh

Whether you’re serving a big salad for a party or an outdoor dinner, you’ll want it to stay garden-fresh. The Open Tray insert transforms the Large Square Cool & Serve into a serving platter, perfect for salads like the bright, summery Ribboned Melon & Chicken Salad. You can also use without the cooling inserts if not needed.

8. Make-Ahead Salad Bar

You’re more likely to eat a healthy salad if you have everything you need in one place. Just fill each section with your favorite salad ingredients—diced cucumbers, tomatoes, carrot rounds, pepper slices, zucchini noodles, broccoli florets—whatever you like. Then you’ll be able to easily throw together a healthy salad in no time!

9. Kid-Friendly Healthy Snacks

Kids need after-school snacks to keep them focused and fueled for homework and activities. Fill the Large Square Cool & Serve with healthy snacks that they can grab quickly— strawberry halves, blueberries, clementine segments, starfruit, baby carrots, whole-wheat pitas, hummus, cheese sticks, granola, and yogurt are favorites. On the go? The cooling inserts will keep snacks cool in the car.


Photo by @laurenrodycheberle


10. Ice Cream Topping Bar

What’s better than ice cream? Ice cream with toppings! Fill sections with crushed candy bars, cookie crumbles, chopped graham crackers, caramel and fudge sauce, sprinkles, marshmallows, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, crushed cereal, and more. A real hit with the kids, and the grown-ups love it, too!

11. Tailgate Snacks

Fill up with an assortment of pretzels, chips, and dips. Your savory dips will stay fresh and cool during the big game.

Large Square Cool & Serve

12. Desserts

Take out all the inserts and you have a handy carrier for cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and other baked goods. The clear lid and base of the tray snap together, so it keeps the goodies protected during transport.

13. Grocery Store Runs

Keep the cooling inserts in your freezer so they’re ready to go for grocery runs. They’ll keep refrigerated and frozen foods chilled—great if you have errands before heading home. Just pop back in the freezer when you get home.

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