Stuffins for a Progressive Dinner Hop

 Now that the sugar rush of Halloween is behind us, it is time to look forward to the holidays.  Do you realize that Thanksgiving is in 21 days?  Three weeks people…that’s all we have to finalize our dinner menus.  Today I have a fun change of pace for you.  I am taking a break from all the sugar that I post and participating in a fun blog progressive dinner.  Join me and 8 other fabulous bloggers as we share our favorite Thanksgiving dinner ideas today…there is even a fun giveaway involved too:-)

Do you have a favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?  For me, it has always been the stuffing.  I just love my dad’s stuffing fresh baked from the turkey.  It was always the first thing to disappear from the table.  Today I am sharing my stuffing with you, but with a fun twist.  I didn’t have time to bake a whole turkey just yet, so I wanted to share a fun stuffing idea that I saw in a few magazines this year.  Stuffins!!!  That’s right!  Stuffing baked in muffin pans for individual servings.

There is always something fun about having your food made as mini portions.  And of course they definitely take better pictures this way, then as a blob of delicious baked bread.  For an even easier way to make this,  you can also spread it in a baking dish and bake it that way too.  Either way, it is delicious with gravy poured all over it.  Man, now I am so ready for Thanksgiving dinner and all those yummy dishes.

Stuffins...Stuffing in a Muffin Pan

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 stuffing muffins

Stuffins...Stuffing in a Muffin Pan

Traditional stuffing baked in individual cups


1 loaf of bread
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c. diced fresh mushrooms
1 tsp. diced garlic
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. sage


  1. Toast bread slices and cut into cubes. Place in bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion, celery, mushroom, and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs and chicken broth to the bread cubes and toss until everything is mixed in. Stir in the cooked vegetables. Press about 1/3 c. mixture into muffin tins that have been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake 25 minutes at 350* Serve hot.


Here is your next progressive dinner hostess…click on the door to see what delicious dinner idea she has for you:-)

Make sure you check out all the Progressive Dinner hostesses today and see what they are putting on their tables this Thanksgiving.

What’s Cooking With Ruthie

Six Sister’s Stuff

The Mother Huddle

Inside BruCrew Life

Cooking Classy

You Made That?

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

The Sisters Cafe

Jamie Cooks it Up


Wait, don’t go!!!   We have  a fun giveaway for everyone today too:-)

It wouldn’t be a party without a door prize, now would it?  Using the rafflecopter below put your name in the “hat” for a $200 gift card to 1 store of your choice: Target, Kroger, or Walmart – to cover your Thanksgiving dinner.  That’s right, we’re going to pay for someone’s Thanksgiving dinner! To enter just pin this page to Pinterest.  For a couple more entries you can follow the new Pinterest board Simple And Delicious Weeknight Meals, and follow the new Simple and Delicious Weeknight Meals Facebook Page.  Won’t these be handy for the busy Holiday weeknights?

Open to US Residents only. See terms for alternate entry. Winner will be notified by email on November 10, 2012.
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Here are a few other ideas that might make an appearance at our Thanksgiving this year too:

Sweet Potato Crumb Breakfast Cake

Veggie Salad

Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes 

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  1. says

    What a cute idea! I can’t wait to see everyone’s Thanksgiving recipe ideas! We have dressing in our family, and that’s my favorite thing!!! It’s more dense than stuffing I think, and Mom’s has a whole of of sage in it, which I love. :)

  2. says

    Stuffins! What a funny combo. My favourite part of thanksgiving has always been the stuffing too, although now I’m vegetarian I can’t usually eat it anymore.

    Also, as a Canadian, it’s so odd to see people post things about Thanksgiving now because ours was mid-October! Anyway, have a great thanksgiving!

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  3. says

    Oh I love this idea! Really for anytime of the year – it’s a shame we leave stuffing to a couple days out of the year.
    Thanks so much for participating in this years event, it was so great to meet you :)
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  4. says

    I love this idea! I can’t stand soggy-in-the-bird dressing and this is the perfect solution! So fun to be involved in this fun event with you… xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  5. says

    What a great idea for stuffing! When I was younger I used to HATE stuffing but now I cant get enough! I think I just wasnt fond of the soggy bird stuffed kind…. Will be trying this instead this year! And I love the giveaway… Hope I win! :)
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  6. says

    Yep, the best part about Thanksgiving dinner is definitely the stuffing, especially if it has sausage in it! Oh my gosh, if that’s all I eat on Thanksgiving, I am happy! I like how neat and portable these are. I could seriously eat several before they make it to a platter to be served! Thanks Jocelyn for getting me ready for the big day. I think I may make these now, just to “practice”!
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  7. says

    Hey Jocelyn! Great name – mine is also Jocelyn, but i’ve always gone by Jocie. Its a rare treat to bump into another!!
    These look super yummy, and what a great idea to have a progressive online dinner!
    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there!
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  8. Mdwstwmn says

    My 14 year old son picked this recipe to make for Thanksgiving dinner. I increased the butter a bit and decreased the sage amount only because I am not a huge sage fan. They stayed together quite nicely and was a nice pairing with the stuffing from the bird as there isn’t usually enough to go around. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Beth R says

    Similar to the Stuffing Balls I grew up eating and now my kids love them except I shape into about the size of a golf ball and bake on a cookie sheet till crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

  10. Meaghan says

    Love this. Can I just use the stuffing in a bag. The plain bread cubes. I already have them. How much of that would be the equivalent? Thanks!!

    • says

      I can’t say for sure since I didn’t use the bagged mix. My guess is that you could just mix it by following the package directions, then follow my baking instructions. I don’t see why that wouldn’t work…keep me posted!!!


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