I am just cooking for myself so I've been trying more and more to just half the recipe. I've been putting that in the square pans. The capacity on this is right in between the 8x8 and the 9x9. I guess it'll take up more room in the fridge though. I think I can use it for the full recipe of King Ranch chicken where I stand up the chips in it so they don't get soggy. Because the big 9x13 I've been using makes a real shallow batch of it although you do need those sides to keep the chips standing up so that may or may not work but I don't think it'll be a tragedy either way!