Quick & Crunchy Stuffing Muffins

Stuffing Muffins aren't just for Thanksgiving, this EASY Stuffin Muffin Recipe Produces Super CRUNCHY Edges for everyone, ANY TIME. So, If you are a fan crunchy edges on the stuffing, fight over them no more. This easy muffin tin stuffing preparation let's everyone get that highly sought after crunchy stuffing. A simple box stuffing was used for this example, read below to see recipe variations and Mix-In ideas. 

stuffing muffins from a muffin tin in a basket with white napkin.

Stuffing Muffins

Perfect For Crunchy Stuffing Lovers! 

Mmm. Is there anything better than those crunchy corners when eating stuffing? Unfortunately, there are only four edges to most stuffing dishes and everyone in your family is sitting around waiting to grab them up. Our easy Stuffin Muffin preparation bakes up individual servings that are crunchy outside and buttery inside.

Muffin Tin Stuffing

For this stuffing recipe we skip the 9x13 inch pan and use a muffin tin to give everyone exactly what they want this holiday season, crunchy stuffing edges. Whether you call them stuffing muffins or stuffin muffins this process is how you will prepare your stuffing from now on. Now of course they aren't an actual muffin, but I won't stop you from taking one to the office for breakfast.

stuffing muffins on a wire rack.

Not only does this method give you more crunchy surface to enjoy, but these cook a lot faster. If you wanted to really surprise your family, try hiding a cube of cheese in the middle of each stuffin muffin. It's non traditional, however the perfect little nugget of goodness to take these muffins over the top.

Stuffing Muffins for Thanksgiving or Any Time

This recipe is one of those "non recipe" recipes. It is more of a preparation, or process. It can be used with any stuffing including the super easy microwave version of Stove Top. Additionally, To prove how crunchy these can come out, we used that kind for this post and kept it simple. I was amazed at how many people had not heard of making stuffing this way. See below for Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Variations and Mix-Ins.

Crunchy Muffin Tin Stuffing 

Preheat the oven to 450.

Prepare stuffing as desired.  For this tutorial we simply used a box of Stove Top. We simply prepared the stuffing in the microwave per the box instructions.  Heat until it boils, then stir in stuffing and let stand 2 minutes.

wooden spoon mixing stuffing.

Scoop prepared stuffing into each greased muffin tin cup.

a muffin tin full of stuffing.

Reduce heat to 425 and bake for 15 minutes.  Let stand 3-5 minutes.

Use a bread knife to loosen edges, then tip muffin tin upside down onto a cooling wrack or counter. Look at THAT CRUNCH.

stuffing muffins on a wire rack.

Serve stuffing muffins warm as a side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner, Sunday roasted chicken or any time you feel like eating stuffing!

white napkin basket of stuffin muffin.

Thanksgiving Leftover Idea

Chop turkey, mix into leftover stuffing.  Add a crescent roll dough or biscuit into each muffin tin space then press down,  scoop turkey and stuffing mixture into dough.  Bake on 350 for 20 minutes. Serve topped with cranberry sauce!  Mini Thanksgiving sandwiches.

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Mix-Ins and Variation Ideas for Your Stuffing

As mentioned above, we used a simple boxed stuffing for these muffins and didn't do much with it for this tutorial. The ideas listed below can be used with a box, bag or even homemade stuffing mix for Thanksgiving or any time of the year.

Normally I prepare stuffing one of the following ways:

  1.  Finely dice a yellow onion and few stalks of celery, saute in butter and mix into stuffing before baking.
  2. Substitute the celery and onion for Leeks and Carrot.
  3. Use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water.
  4. Mix In Raisins and Walnuts with fresh Sage.
  5. Substitute Raisins for Cranberries.
  6. Add chopped crispy bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. (This is my favorite way to make stuffing muffins along side chicken throughout the year.)

Printable Recipe Process for Stuffing Muffins

homemade stuffing

Stuffing Muffins- Perfect For Crunchy Stuffing Lovers!

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Do you have family members that fight over the crunchy edges of the stuffing at holidays? Not anymore!  With these stuffing muffins everyone gets crunchy edges!

Ingredients

  • Prepared stuffing of your choice
  • 1 egg per 1 box OR 3 cups of prepared stuffing
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Grease each muffin tin spot with Olive oil.
  3. Prepare stuffing according to box, package or your recipe.
  4. Mix egg into prepared stuffing.
  5. Scoop into muffin tin.
  6. Reduce heat to 425.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200

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3 thoughts on “Quick & Crunchy Stuffing Muffins”

    • Hmm, you know- we have never. But I'm not sure I would, I think they would fall apart and be dry maybe.

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