Move Over Turkey! These Stuffing Cups Will Steal the Show This Thanksgiving
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Move Over Turkey! These Stuffing Cups Will Steal the Show This Thanksgiving

While other Thanksgiving gatherers stare at the same ol’ side dishes, your guests will be huddled around these superb stuffing cups at your dinner table. This twist on a classic is not only properly portioned (for those looking for healthy holiday recipes), but serves as the ideal spot for waves of gravy. Traditional Sage Stuffing Mix with a dash of chicken stock is accented by crisp Granny Smith apple bites and crunchy bacon pieces plus tart lemon zest and fresh parsley. Is your mouth watering yet? This masterful mixture is then scooped into a muffin tin to bake to golden brown perfection. Even as Thanksgiving leftovers, these cups of stuffing shine. Give your guests an eating experience this holiday with stuffing cups that excite even before the first bite.

Ingredients:

makes 15 stuffing cups

  • 2 boxes Traditional Sage Stuffing Mix
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 6 thick-cut bacon slices, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • lemon zest

Tools:

  • sheet pan
  • metal baking rack
  • 12-cup muffin pan

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then cover a sheet pan in tinfoil. Place a metal baking rack on top of the tinfoil, then lay the bacon strips on the rack.

2. Bake the bacon for 20 minutes, or until it reaches the desired crispiness. Remove the bacon from the oven and when it’s cooled, give it a rough chop.

3. Prep your apples and parsley by dicing the apples and chopping the parsley.

4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add the Traditional Sage Stuffing Mix, chicken stock, melted butter, apples, bacon and parsley. Using a zester, grate some lemon zest into the large bowl, then stir all ingredients until combined.

5. Divide mixture evenly into the 12-cup muffin pan, then bake for 50 minutes or until the stuffing cups are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

6. Once cooled, top them with your favorite gravy, cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes (#carboload), and celebrate Thanksgiving in style!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then cover a sheet pan in tinfoil. Place a metal baking rack on top of the tinfoil, then lay the bacon strips on the rack.

Bake the bacon for 20 minutes, or until it reaches the desired crispiness. Remove the bacon from the oven, and when it’s cooled, give it a rough chop.

Prep your apples and parsley by dicing the apples and chopping the parsley.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add the Traditional Sage Stuffing Mix, chicken stock, melted butter, apples, bacon and parsley. Using a zester, grate some lemon zest into the large bowl, then stir all ingredients until combined.

Divide mixture evenly into the 12-cup muffin pan, then bake for 50 minutes or until the stuffing cups are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once cooled, top them with your favorite gravy, cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes (#carboload), and celebrate Thanksgiving in style!

You might find yourself asking… is just one enough?

The perfect size for ages zero to 100.

Your Thanksgiving feast will never be the same after you give these a taste.

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