4 Unexpected Meals You Can Bake in a Bundt Pan

published Oct 27, 2016
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If you have a Bundt cake pan that gathers dust in the back of the kitchen cabinet, pull this decorative pan out and use it in your everyday cooking. Remember, it’s still essentially a baking pan, so you can use it for way more than dessert and chocolate cake. Here are four savory ways to bake with a Bundt pan.

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I admit that I used to have an obsession with Bundt cake pans. At one point, I owned a standard pan, a castle pan, a rose pan, and a fleur-de-lis pan. Why all the pans? I think it’s because I found it was the easiest way to bake up an impressive-looking cake without making a layer cake or doing any decorating. The pan itself did all the hard work.

I’ve whittled down my collection now to just two pans, a standard 12-cup pan and the 10-cup fleur-de-lis. I have two because recipes are written to use one or the other, and that way I have the right equipment on hand instead of trying to scale recipes to fit.

Savory Bundts

While Bundt pans churn out beautiful cakes, don’t forget that they can just as easily churn out savory meals. They are voluminous enough to bake up enough dinner to serve a crowd, whether it’s a bacon meatloaf or a spaghetti pie with ricotta cheese and spinach.

Savory breakfasts and appetizers can also come out of a Bundt pan. Bake frozen white bread dough in the pan and sandwich a sausage-and-egg frittata in the middle for one giant, impressive breakfast sandwich. Need a light lunch or starter for a dinner party? Roll Swiss chard and feta cheese up in phyllo dough and bake in a Bundt pan for an easy version of Greek spanakopita. Now you have no excuse not to Bundt morning, noon, and night!