The Prettiest Pastel Cookware That Looks A Lot Like Le Creuset

You’ll do a double take with these pastel sets of pots and pans that are less than $250.

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You'll feel inspired with these pretty pastel cookware sets.
You'll feel inspired with these pretty pastel cookware sets.

If you’ve been dining in more than out recently — trading in takeout for a dinner that you made all by yourself (or with the help of a healthy meal kit) — you might be ready to replace cookware from your college days.

One of the best cookware brands that comes to mind is Le Creuset, which is known for its colorful cast-iron pots and pans — and high price tags. The company has been around since 1925, and its Dutch ovens have become pretty much legendary.

But it’s the brand’s pastel shades — like this lavender cocotte for French onion soup and rose fry pan that’s meant for omelettes — that our shopping editors can’t stop eyeing.

That’s why we wanted to find lookalikes that weren’t as pricey in dreamy pastel colors like blush and mint. We found pastel pots, pans — and yes, Dutch ovens — that are all under $250.

Below, we’ve rounded up cookware sets and individual pots and pans, including a ceramic cookware set in different shades of pink and a cult-favorite all-in-one pan that’s supposed to do everything from braising to boiling.

Your palate (or should we say palette?) is sure to be cleansed with this pastel cookware.

Check out all the pretty pastel pots and pans we could find:

Gibson Home Plaza 7-Piece Cookware Set
Urban Outfitters
This cookware set includes a sauce pan, Dutch oven, frying pan, spatula and spoon. It features an enameled finish in mint or light blue. You'll have to hand-wash the set since it's not dishwasher-safe. Find the set for $89 at Urban Outfitters. Keep in mind that it's on backorder until Sept. 23.
Crock-Pot Artisan 3-Quart Round Cast-Iron Nonstick Dutch Oven in Blush Pink with Lid
The Home Depot
This blush Dutch oven's made of an enameled cast iron, which makes sure that heat is evenly spread out. It has a self-basting lid so that steam stays in. Find this Dutch oven for $64 at The Home Depot. You can also find Crock-Pot Dutch ovens in pistachio, aqua blue and slate gray.
Food52 x GreenPan Nonstick Covered Grill Pan
This blue grill pan can cook up everything from steak skewers to corn on the cob. It has a Thermolon ceramic nonstick surface that's supposed to be easy to clean. It's part of a matching collection, if you're looking to stock up. Find it for $129 at Food52.
Gibson Home Mainstays 10-Piece White Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
This colorful set includes two sauce pans (with lids), two Dutch ovens (with lids) and two fry pans. These pots and pans are made of a nonstick ceramic on the inside. The handles are supposed to stay cool so they're not too hot to touch. Find the set for $65 at Walmart.
Greenpan Nonstick 10-Piece Set
West Elm
This nonstick set has almost all your cookware basics, including a sauce pan, two frying pans, a skillet and a Dutch oven with four coordinating lids. Made with a ceramic coating, the set also has handles that are made from recycled stainless steel and a base from recycled aluminum. Find the set for $250 at West Elm.
Caraway Sauté Pan
This oven-safe, nonstick pan has a ceramic-coated interior, a lid and stainless steel handles. It's nontoxic, free of Teflon and heavy metals. Plus, it has a 4.9-star rating over more than 2,000 reviews. It comes in shades like sage green and "perracotta" (a pinkish terracotta color). Find this pan for $135 at Caraway. You can pick out the matching fry pan, sauce pan and Dutch oven if you're looking for a set (which costs $395).
Kenmore Broadway 16-Quart Steamer Pot
This steamer pot is perfect for all your pasta dinners. It has a blue enamel finish that's meant to be easy to clean, and its tight tempered glass lid means you can check on how your veggies are cooking, too. Plus, the body is made of steel that'll be able to handle the heat. Find it for $120 at Macy's.
Greenpan Valencia Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Frypan, Set of 2
This set of two frying pans is made with a durable, hard anodized body. It's nonstick and scratch-resistant. You should use wooden or silicone utensils with this pan (not metal) so it'll stay intact. Find the set for $80 at Verishop.
Our Place Always Pan
Our Place
You might get this pan while it's hot: Our Place says it had a 30,000-person waitlist. The Always Pan's supposed to be an all-in-one since it can do just about anything from searing to steaming and straining. It has a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating and comes with a beechwood spatula and stainless steel steamer basket. Find it for $145 at Our Place.
GreenLife Soft Grip 16-Piece Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
This lavender 16-piece set has almost everything you could need for your kitchen, including three fry pans, two sauce pans, a stockpot, a sauté pan and cooking utensils. These pots and pans made of a nonstick ceramic and the set's dishwasher-safe. Find the set for $86 at Amazon.
BergHOFF Modern Cast-Iron Deep Lidded Skillet
You don't have to worry about carrying around this cast-iron skillet: It has wide handles for your "heavily-mitted hands to get a hold." It's meant for low-oil frying and sautéing. This nonstick skillet also comes with a ceramic tagine topper for stews for two. Find this skillet for $170 at Food52. There's a matching cast-iron casserole, too.
Neoflam Retro Nonstick Ceramic 5-Piece Cookware Set
Bed Bath & Beyond
This set features a frying pan, a sauce pan with a glass lid, a stockpot with a glass lid and silicone grips. The cookware's constructed from ceramic and cast aluminum. The pots and pans have soft-touch handles, too. Find the set for $120 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Food52 x Staub Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker
If you're always craving rice, you might get this rice cooker from Staub, which is known for its French cast iron. This pot's meant to distribute heat and moisture evenly and has an easy-to-clean enamel finish. It can be used to heat up leftovers or boil eggs, too. Find it for $149 at Food52.
BergHOFF Cast-Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Stockpot
This stock pot's made of a cast iron that's supposed to be durable, with a pink enameled exterior. It has an easy-to-grip knob so you can place it on the table. You'll have to hand-wash this item. Find it for $160 at Macy's.
The Pioneer Woman Classic Belly 10-Piece Ceramic Non-Stick and Cast-Iron Cookware Set
The highlights of this ceramic nonstick and cast-iron set include a sauce pan, jumbo cooker and Dutch oven that all come with a lid. The lids in this set are tempered, so you can see what's cooking. The well-reviewed set has a 4.2-star rating. Find the set for $99 at Walmart.
Rachael Ray Create Delicious Nonstick Aluminum 13-Piece Cookware Set
Bed Bath & Beyond
This cookware set includes a saucepan, a sauté pan, two deep skillets and a cookie pan. The pots and pans have a stainless steel base and handles with cool-touch silicone grips. Find the set for $140 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Dansk Kobenstyle 2-Quart Saucepan with Lid
This sauce pan has a midcentury Scandinavian design. It's made with three coats of enamel over stainless steel, and it has an ergonomic teak handle that doesn't get too hot. Find this sauce pan for $115 at Nordstrom. There's a coordinating casserole dish, too.
Great Jones The Dutchess
Great Jones
Great Jones is a one of the newer direct-to-consumer cookware brands. This enameled cast-iron Dutch oven has enough room to brown and sear, with a curve at the bottom so food doesn't stick. It doubles as a roasting pan and is dishwasher-friendly. Find it for $155 at Great Jones.
Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast-Iron Oval 8-Quart Dutch Oven
This Dutch oven's made for baking or slow-cooking, and is designed to distribute heat evenly. It features a stainless steel lid knob and enamel inside (the outside's cast iron). Find this Dutch oven for $130 at Macy's. There's a slightly smaller version that comes in a "sea foam" shade.
Bruntmor Enameled Cast-Iron Casserole Braiser
This braiser can do much more than just braise — it can boil, bake, roast and sear, too. You'll find cast iron on the inside, and and the outside has an enamel finish. This item has large loop handles so that it's easy to carry for a potluck. Plus, it doubles as food storage. Find it for $59 at Amazon.