Pear Walnut Stuffing Muffins
I’m pretty sure I say this every single year, but stuffing is my most favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Always and forever. If someone told me they burned the turkey and every side dish and there was only stuffing? FINE BY ME! If someone told me they aren’t making stuffing? NOT FINE AT ALL!
Since I pretty much eat pounds and pounds of stuffing over the course of Thanksgiving weekend, I thought I’d try a little portion control this year and what better way to do that than with these stuffing muffins?
Baking your stuffing in a muffin tin is not only great for portion control, but also cuts down on the cooking time which will help free up oven space on Turkey Day! I love adding apples or pears to my stuffing, so these have pears, walnuts, and some fresh thyme.
The trick for making sure your stuffing muffins don’t fall apart when serving them is to add enough broth and for good measure, I also add eggs. Your mixture should be moist, but not soaking wet. The bread should soak up the broth without having extra at the bottom of your bowl. The moisture from the broth and the eggs will keep the muffins from falling apart when you transfer them out of the muffin tin.
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 91mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 4g