If you're looking for a fun and stylish way to serve classic Southern corn bread dressing this Thanksgiving look no further. This Bundt Pan Herbed Corn Bread Dressing is a spectacular visual update on classic dressing. Serve it on a decorative cake stand drizzled with warm turkey gravy then stand back and enjoy the "oohs" and aaahs."
Bundt Pan Herbed Corn Bread Dressing
Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. It’s the one day we take a moment to reflect on our many blessings and share a meal together with the special people in our lives. Whether you're a seasoned hostess or a first-time cook it's imperative you take time to make a game plan in advance and enlist help from others. A few simple steps along with thoughtful organization and planning will ensure your Thanksgiving buffet success. I wanted to give you some tips to help pull your gathering together along with this recipe for corn bread dressing made beautiful in a cake pan.
Shortcuts for planning the best Thanksgiving celebration:
- 2-4 weeks in advance plan the venue, start time and menu then notify attendees. This will make it easier to consider travel arrangements and make adjustments as needed.
- Pick a menu that features a variety of dishes that can be served cold, at room temperature or hot. Plan to prepare as many dishes as possible, in advance.
- When guests offer to bring something…let them. It makes the event more fun when everyone pitches in and works together. Be specific to avoid duplicates of the same dish and ensure there’s a variety.
Thanksgiving Buffet Planning Tips
- Welcome guests to the event with refreshments. Have drinks and appetizers set-up near the entrance.
- Have multiples of napkins, flatware and plates with the appropriate size of each set-up at each station.
- Use cake stands and footed bowls to arrange food at different heights for visual appeal. Leave room for guests to set down their plates, when needed.
- Utilize crock pots and chaffing dishes to keep food warm.
- Consider the traffic flow of the buffet table working from left to right on the main table. Begin with plates and bowls if needed, and flatware bundles wrapped in festive napkins. Arrange by course starting with soups, salads, side dishes, then turkey, gravy and ham. Carve meats in advance to expedite service.
- Arrange desserts on a separate table to utilize the entire space and for easy movement.
- Have baskets of warm bread and whipped butter along with salt and pepper shakers placed at the tables.
- Set the mood by playing soft music in the background featuring a mix of holiday, popular and classic music. Mix it up and have fun with the playlist selections.
- Checkout my Parade article for more time-saving recipes featuring 21 Spectacular Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes.
The most important thing you can do at any holiday gathering, is to enjoy the company. Be mindful of the many blessings in your life and for your loved ones that make life so special.
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Bundt Pan Herbed Corn Bread Dressing
- ½ cup butter
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 rib celery finely chopped
- 8 cups cubed cornbread
- 4 cups cubed white bread left out overnight to dry
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 10 ¾ oz can condensed cream of celery soup
- 4 large eggs beaten
- 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 2 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
- Pour into a large bowl and add cornbread and white bread, chicken broth, condensed soup, eggs, parsley, sage, poultry seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Stir well. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest in pan 15 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter. Slice and serve with gravy.
I love this idea! Will it hold together without the cream of celery soup? That is not an ingredient I use in my cornbread dressing.
Please follow the recipe.
This is the best cornbread dressing I've ever had. My family asks me to cook it every holiday.
Thanks so much!
if I add 1lb of sausage what changes would I need to do to the recipe?
I can only assume you mean already cooked. You shouldn't have to make any other changes.
Easy to make, delicious and moist. One of my family’s favorite things now on our Thanksgiving table. The display is also a gorgeous presentation. Very happy to have the extra room in my oven too.
Thank you so much, Amber. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
what a great idea using a bundt pan instead of a regular rectangular pan. I just might give it a try this year. Thank you for the wonderful idea.
Thanks so much I dearly LOVE making it this way.
Would sausage work in this recipe?
I love the idea of serving it this way. Cornbread stuffing is one of my favorites and this is perfect!
I literally could not love this more! Thanks for the great recipe!
This is such a great idea! Perfect for the holidays!
I'm inspired to make this for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!
Such an impressive way of serving dressing!!
This is such an amazing idea and recipe!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
I'm going to be making this again and again for the holidays!
Such great entertaining tips and a fantastic recipe for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.
Such a great way to make stuffing.
I found this recipe last Thanksgiving. It didn't last long in my house. I will never make boxed dressing ever again. Thank you for this!! It is a huge hit with my 3 boys.
Wonderful, that makes me happy my boys love it, too. Many thanks for visiting!
Hello! I will be making this recipe in 2 days and am really looking forward to seeing how it comes out. I have a few questions first. The cornbread I am using is pretty moist. Should it be thoroughly stale / dry before going into this recipe? Also, once all ingredients are mixed up, do you firmly press it down into the pan? I guess I am worried that mine won't take on the lovely shape of the pan and that when I turn it over it will just be crumbly dressing. Any special tips for getting the perfect texture?
If your cornbread is moist yes, just leave it out on the counter to dry out. No special tricks just follow the recipe and pour evenly into the pan. It will come out and shouldn't be too dry.
Wasnt too dry, too moist to hold shape
This definitely holds its shape. Be certain you give ample time for the cornbread to dry out prior to making. Otherwise, it should hold its shape when you follow the recipe.
I'm from Toronto and want to make this amazing dressing for our Christmas Day turkey. Is it possible to get the particular cornbread recipe that you use for this dressing? I've never made cornbread before and I want to do this up right! Thanks so much, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi Cheryl, Toronto is such a beautiful city I loved my visits there. You can adapt this recipe using my Skillet Honey Cornbread. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Thank you so much!
I’d like to bake in 9x13 versus bundt pan, any idea on how long to bake?
Check it at 45-50 minutes.
Really well maybe I better go get another one. This one isn't that old but one side always sticks. Thanks'