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Stuffing Muffins Recipe (Make-Ahead)

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Stuffing Muffins are a deliciously fun way to enjoy your holiday stuffing. These Stuffing Muffins are easy and make-ahead, which you’ll appreciate during the busy holidays.


  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, plus more for greasing tins
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 TB fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 12 oz bag herb seasoned cubed stuffing
  • 23 cups good quality chicken stock


  1. In a heavy large skillet, add olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Once mixture is melted and hot, add the celery and onions, cooking until onions are browned and translucent. Add remaining ingredients up to (but not including) cubed stuffing. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring, and turn off heat. Add stuffing cubes and stir gently to combine. Add 2 cups of broth until bread is softened and moist. At this point, you can choose to cover and chill overnight or continue on with recipe.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375F with rack on lower middle position. Use rubber spatula to gently stir stuffing mixture and add more broth as needed (may not need to add much, depending on how soft you like your stuffing.)
  3. Butter a 12-muffin tin generously. Divide stuffing mixture evenly into muffin tin. Bake 10-15 min or until nicely browned on top. Stuffing muffins can be served fresh out of the oven or a couple of hours later (they can easily be reheated if you like.)
  • Category: side

Keywords: stuffing muffins