Corn Bread Showdown: Garten vs. Parton

Get ready to knock their socks off - I put Ina Garten and Dolly Parton's no-fail corn bread recipes to the test, and the absolute winner deserves a spot on every holiday menu!

I tested Ina Garten and Dolly Parton’s corn bread recipes and the best one is a must-have on your holiday menu.

Ina Garten Thanksgiving cornbread

I believe corn bread is the shining star of any holiday feast. And what better way to indulge in this delectable delight than to try recipes from two legends themselves – the incomparable Dolly Parton and the divine Ina Garten.

In my culinary adventures, I’ve already fallen head over heels for Garten’s potato gratin and her mind-blowing mac and cheese. So, I was eager to explore her corn bread recipe. But let’s not forget the multi-talented Dolly Parton, who is not only a musical sensation but also a kitchen prodigy with her own corn bread masterpiece.

Garten’s recipe, like her charisma, takes a little more time and effort but is undeniably worth it. Picture this: brown-butter skillet corn bread that melts in your mouth, a symphony of sweet and savory flavors that dance on your taste buds. With each bite, you’ll experience a delightful crunch, followed by a heavenly filling. This corn bread is so good, I’ve made it a permanent staple in my holiday menu, earning rave reviews from everyone lucky enough to indulge.

Now, Parton’s corn bread is a whole different ballgame. It’s quick, it’s easy, but it still brings a delightful punch. With just three main ingredients and a sprinkle of magic, Parton creates a corn bread that radiates simplicity and flavor. Although it may not have the staying power of Garten’s creation, this corn bread is perfect for a laid-back breakfast or dinner. Pair it with some peach jam, and you’ll be transported to corn bread heaven.

I must confess, after this epic showdown, Garten’s brown-butter skillet corn bread emerges as the true champion. Its breathtaking golden hue, enhanced by the luscious brown butter, makes it a showstopper on any holiday table. And the best part? It’s just as delicious even days later, maintaining its moist and fluffy texture.

So, if you’re looking for a quick fix, Parton’s corn bread is an excellent choice. But for a truly remarkable holiday recipe, join me in embracing Garten’s masterful creation. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Want to recreate Garten’s culinary magic at home? Try out some of her tantalizing recipes from her cookbooks:

Now, tell me, dear readers, have you ever faced a corn bread conundrum? Are you #TeamGarten or #TeamParton? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!