Thanksgiving Cranberry And Sausage Stuffing Muffins Recipe
Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu yet? My daughter and I got the cookbooks and recipes down from the shelf this weekend. We had fun looking through so many treasured recipes from my mom and my grandmother.
If I close my eyes, I can hear the clanking of dishes in the kitchen and the smell of delicious food cooking. Little did I know those memories would inspire me to be the foodie I am today!
Mom had many recipes we looked forward to devouring every holiday! I love that my foodie mom encourage her kids to be foodies as well! This year, I wanted to find a new recipe to serve my family this holiday season.
As a kid, mom served sausage and herb stuffing for the holidays. This year, I updated her recipe and I created these delicious Thanksgiving Cranberry And Sausage Stuffing Muffins Recipe.
We already loved mom’s classic stuffing recipe, so I knew the family would love this Thanksgiving Cranberry And Sausage Stuffing Muffins Recipe.
We all love the tartness of cranberries. I thought those would be a great balance to the spice of the sausage. When I found stove top herb stuffing at the grocery store, my recipe came together.
Henry loves it when I make recipes in muffin tins. He does not like turkey, so I make my Meatloaf Muffins topped with Mashed Potatoes. For a healthier option, I make them with ground turkey.
Look at how easy my Cranberry And Sausage Herb Stuffing Muffins are to make!
When you are making your stuffing, you may want to use chicken stock to make them even more flavorful. I know your family is going to love this recipe as much as my does! From my family to yours…Happy Holidays!
- 1 box of herb stuffing
- 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 pound sausage, browned and drained
- ½ cup cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Empty fresh or cranberries into a saucepan. Add 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water, Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
- In a medium skillet, melt butter. add the celery and onion and cook for about 5 minutes until tender. Add sausage. Cook until sausage is browned.
- Add cranberries and stir until combined and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Cook stuffing according to directions. Substitute vegetable broth for water. Stir in sausage mixture.
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill with mixture. Pack tightly. Bake 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
What stuffing recipe do you serve each year for the holidays? I would love to hear all about it! Please share below!
Rosie saysNovember 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm
What a nice idea = these muffins sound scrumptious! I want to make a couple of batches and freeze one to feel it is holiday time a bit longer with one of these treats!
Cynthia R saysNovember 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Oh yum. I enjoy sausage muffins, never thought about adding in that sweet tart taste of cranberries. That’s perfect!
robin rue saysNovember 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm
These muffins sound so good. I am going to add these to my Thanksgiving menu for this year.
Cynthia Nicoletti saysNovember 14, 2017 at 7:06 pm
Cranberry is my favorite and with a muffin sounds even better. Love this recipe have to try it.
Sarah Bailey saysNovember 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Oh my goodness these sound right up my street, yet I have never tried anything like it, I need to change that ASAP!
Krystal Butherus saysNovember 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm
These would be a great change for Thanksgiving. I normally bring my mom’s stuffing recipe to dinner.
tara pittman saysNovember 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm
I will be going to my daughter’s husbands family for Thanksgiving so I just need to bring a dish. I am having a hard time deciding but this stuffing sounds yummy.
Melissa Chapman saysNovember 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm
Anyone who loves muffins, sausage or stuffing will love these. I never had sausage in muffins but this sounds like a great side dish for the meal.
Laura saysNovember 14, 2017 at 8:01 pm
When it comes to muffins for me they must be sweet. I’m sure these might be loved by others!
Kimberly Flickinger saysNovember 14, 2017 at 8:34 pm
I love muffins that use cranberries. I am definitely trying this recipe.
AnnMarie John saysNovember 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm
I love this, it’s perfect for Thanksgiving and I love the fact that you can easily eat the stuffing since they’re served like this! It’s definitely a great idea!
reesa saysNovember 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm
OH these are so perfect for Thanksgiving! I need to give them a try for our Friendsgiving dinner next week!
Mary Songer saysNovember 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm
We tend to use stuffing mix for our dinners. What I like about this recipe is that it’s easy and it takes that mix to a new level. Also I love that it portions out the stuffing. Holidays are all about excess and I would like to have more reasonable portions.
Claudia Krusch saysNovember 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm
These look so delicious and easy to make. I am sure they will be a big hit this year. I will have to add this recipe to my Holiday list.
Sarah Mathias saysNovember 15, 2017 at 1:48 am
I think this is one I will try. I have never heard of doing stuffing as muffins before.
Sarah L saysNovember 15, 2017 at 2:25 am
My mother, and now I make stuffing with sausage. I can see where adding cranberries would be good.
Angela Tolsma saysNovember 15, 2017 at 2:25 am
I love stuffing and never get enough of it but usually run out of ways to enjoy it, so this is awesome! They look so yummy!
mycraftingworld saysNovember 15, 2017 at 7:32 am
I want to make these for my family. I love that it starts with boxed stuffing. That makes it so much easier. I will let you know what they say.
gingermommy saysNovember 15, 2017 at 7:47 am
I am going to have to try these. They look like an excellent way to even use the leftovers from thanksgiving.
Vanessa Palma saysNovember 15, 2017 at 8:49 am
Those muffins look too yummy not to try. And the recipe is super simple. I’m in!
Mary Gardner saysNovember 15, 2017 at 11:00 am
These would be great on my holiday table but I think they would also be nice for a holiday breakfast or brunch. I love the addition of cranberries to the stuffing. Great flavors!
StephanieJeannot saysNovember 15, 2017 at 11:38 am
That looks so good. I think this would be good for like a leftover dish after thanksgiving day. Yummy!
Brittany saysNovember 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm
Oh my goodness, these look scrumptious! These would make a great addition to our Thanksgiving table as well as for leftovers the next day!
Wendy Polisi saysNovember 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm
I’ve never thought to make the stuffing into muffins. Great idea and it sounds delicious too!
Marissa Zurfluh saysNovember 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm
These are definitely going on the Thanksgiving list. Makes it easier for cleanup and serving too!
Allison Swain saysNovember 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Yummy! I love cranberries. This is such a cute and fun recipe you came up with! I think I may try this out for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing.
Cindy Ingalls saysNovember 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm
I like the idea of baking these in a muffin tin. It’s not only neater but also makes serving out portions so much easier. The mix of sausage and cranberry sounds delicious.
Roxanne saysNovember 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm
We love stuffin muffins after thanksgiving! We like to eat them along side our turkey soup! But this recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try (we’ve never added cranberries before!).
Sarah saysNovember 16, 2017 at 12:56 am
You know, I don’t like cranberry but this dish I would try. I think I would probably like the taste of it mixed into another dish.
Hillesha saysNovember 16, 2017 at 11:53 am
I don’t eat sausage and really get into cranberries that much, but I know that my mom would love this recipe. Thank you for sharing it! 🙂
Tiffany Haywood saysNovember 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm
These sound so amazingly delicious!! I’ve never thought to add cranberries to my stuffing but I think it could work! I also love making them in muffin form – what a great idea!
Amber Nelson saysNovember 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm
Wow, that looks super good. I can’t just eat cranberries alone, but this looks right up my alley.
Nayantara Hegde saysNovember 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm
This is a lovely recipe and idea. We dont really have thanksgiving here but I do cook a big Christmas lunch just because we love to eat it and this recipe would be so handy then.
Laurie Nykaza saysNovember 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm
I just love sausage and stuffing together and add in some cranberries and it sounds like a hit my family would so enjoy. My son has to eat gluten free but I can easily convert the recipe to gf products to make some for him too. I will be pinning this for the holidays to make it for them.
Patricia Green saysNovember 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Ooooo these looks so good. I’ll be pinning this and adding these to the Thanksgiving dinner menu. Thanks!
Heather saysNovember 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm
These look delicious! Because they are muffins my daughters would be so much more likely to try them instead of just a helping of stuffing on their plate!
Christina A. saysNovember 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm
Yum! I love this idea for Thanksgiving–I pinned it to my boards as an idea for next week’s holiday cooking! These looks simple but tasty!
Leigh Anne Borders saysNovember 18, 2017 at 10:51 am
These are super creative and look yummy. I think I am going to make these for Thanksgiving.
Sarah L saysNovember 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm
I think these would be good for brunch. Good flavors in these.
stella methvin saysNovember 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm
this is a fabulous idea for the left overs. May have to alter a but for mine but def may have to try a MY version of this. Thanks for the idea
Shira - FlyingKids saysDecember 7, 2017 at 2:52 am
This looks like the perfect Christmas recipe!
fanslave.de saysDecember 8, 2017 at 12:07 am
Stuffing muffins filled with sausage, cranberries and apples are a fun twist to traditional stuffing.
kae v saysMarch 5, 2018 at 12:40 pm
What a cute idea. These look good and moist too. I will have to try this recipe!
Peggy Nunn saysNovember 13, 2018 at 9:29 am
These are perfect for the holiday weekend. I don’t have to do much and I can cook some before hand. Thank you.
Elizabeth Tarlow saysNovember 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm
These Stuffing Muffins sound so good! Thanks for sharing you recipe! I was wondering if you used dried Cranberries, or whole cranberries that come in a bag?