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Sunday, November 18, 2012

mangia mondays 89: stuffin' muffins

gobble, gobble!
{that's turkey-speak for hello!}
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week
with the incredibly fabulous
lisa from shine your light.

this week, i'm sharing
stuffin' muffins

yield - 28 portions
- 1 loaf of bread, diced into bite-sized cubes
{i used homemade whole wheat,
but you could definitely use your favorite bread
or even a stuffing mix. just omit the herbs later. :) }
- olive oil
- 1 TBS italian seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp thyme, dried
- 1 tsp rosemary, dried
- salt & pepper
- 1 lb. regular jimmy dean sausage
{you could totally use turkey or
chicken sausage here!}
- 4 TBS butter
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 5 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 qt. chicken stock

1. preheat oven to 400 f.

2. in a large bowl, combine bread, a few drizzles of olive oil, italian seasoning, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, & salt & pepper to taste. pour onto a baking sheet in one even layer. bake for 10 minutes, toss, & continue baking in 5 minute increments, tossing each time you check, until crispy {like a crouton}. mine took 25-30 minutes.

3. cook sausage until done. set aside. in the same pan {with the drippings from the sausage} add the butter & saute the celery & onion. season to taste with salt & pepper. {you can also add mushrooms, or green chile like i did! yum!} cook until the onions are translucent.

4. pour the bread crumbs into a large bowl. add the sausage & the celery/onion mixture. pour in enough chicken stock to moisten the bread crumbs.

5. using a 1/4 C measure, spoon the stuffing into a prepared muffin tin. bake for 10 minutes & serve OR you can cool & freeze! perfect to prep for the holidays or just a quick side!

the key to a good stuffing is lots of seasoning
& flavor!
...the sausage doesn't hurt, either! ;)
i  love these little stuffin' muffins
because they can be prepped ahead of time
& stored in the freezer for quick & easy access.
just one little thing to make your turkey day
run a little smoother!

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1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of these stuffing muffins. I love stuffing to be crisp on top and this ensures that every portion will be. Happy Thanksgiving.