Stuffing Cups + Holiday sides
I can’t believe we’re in November! Can you? It feels like yesterday I was writing about my not so really New Years Goals and planning how to stay organized this year and stay fit. Well, I will say I feel like i accomplished that with a 75% success rate. I really didn’t anticipate how crazy life would get when I went back to work. Right now we have three little girls, and I’m working longer days Monday through Thursdays so I can be home Fridays earlier. Clint has been such a huge help and support (and I don’t think he has seen so much laundry in his life), but we’re making it work… for now.
I say for now, because although it’s crazy busy, and we have three beautiful little ladies, I want to share with you that I’m pregnant! Yup! Let’s add to the craziness and bring on one more! Why not right? Ha ha ha! I don’t know what to expect although I will say that I’m looking forward to being home with my kids, and being able to focus on the two things that make me happy: My Family and My Blog. I feel like lately I’ve had to take a step back from Fuchsia Freezer, not because I wanted to, but because it is what’s necessary. I don’t have tons of time with the kids, since they have school though the week, and well, I have a full time job, but what time i do get with them is important to make it count. It’s funny because I was just going to start talking about how busy of a time a year this can be, and having a variety of delicious side dishes will make your next holiday meal a cinch, but then I started with the mushy, and the feelings, and now… well I just can’t stop! Ha ha! I want to thank you for your patience with me right now, and I do have some fantastic and delicious recipes coming up to share (now that I’m into my second trimester, and not walking around like a zombie)!
It’s funny how I’m sitting down, having my cup of coffee this morning, the kids are still sleeping (because it’s 5am), and I was all ready to just jump into side dishes, and stuffing cups when… BAM all the feelings started coming out. #PregnancyProblems? Oh and please, if I see that buggies diaper commercial with all the newborns hugging and swaddling I think I will drown in my own puddle of tears… Anyways…
I’m coming back to you with something delicious, something perfect for your next meal, and something that is so perfect you can make it a day in advance and freeze the leftovers!Print
Savoury Stuffing Cups
- Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 30 mins
- Yield: 24 cups
- Category: Side Dish, Holiday
A delicious way to have pre-portioned stuffing! Make ahead a day in advance so when company arrives you can enjoy your time with your guests and not hide in the kitchen!
- 10 cups day old bread (I used two types: multi grain, and french baguette)
- 3/4 cup salted butter
- 3 cups sweet onion
- 2 cup celery diced
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cut Bread into 1/2 inch to 1 inch cubes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. This will dry the bread out. Let cool.
- In a pan melt butter. Sauté sweet onions and celery. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile in a large bowl add cooled bread and onion/butter mixture. Add parsley and thyme. Add in chicken broth and egg, stir mixing everything well.
- Scoop into greased muffin tins. Bake until tops become golden and a little crispy.
- Serve warm!
Freeze It: Once completely cooled, these can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap, and placed in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat simply microwave, or warm in the oven.
Keywords: Christmas, thanksgiving, side dish, stuffing, freezer friendly
I love stuffing, and I do love when it gets cooked the turkey, but sometimes you’re not having turkey, or there just won’t be enough. This is a great addition to the table and you will still get those traditional flavours. Make it even better: substitute chicken broth for homemade turkey broth!
The good news is, My #FoodieMamas stopped by today and we have your next holiday meal covered! Everything from soups, to salads, to mashes. It will definitely make your next family gathering a total success!
Emily from The Best of This Life is sharing her amazing Carrot Ginger Soup!
Trish from Rhubarbians is sharing her Quinoa stuffed delicata squash rings with mushrooms, cranberries, and pecans!
Deepika from Easy Baby Meals is sharing Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Potatoes And Apple Soup.
Sarah from Life’s Little Sweets brings us Oatmeal Cookie Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole.
Ali from Home and Plat created Boursin Creamed Corn.
Chrissie from The Busy Baker Blog is sharing her Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Bacon Dressing.
Back to Trish wth her mouth watering Spiced apple cranberry sauce with rye.
I’m jumping in here with a household favourite! Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles.
Emily from the Best of This Life took a twist on a classic with these Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes.
Sarah From Life’s Little sweets is sharing a classic with us: Homemade Mashed Potatoes.
Deepika brought us her delectable Lemon And Dill Rice Pilaf.
Ali from Home and Plate created this mouth watering Maple Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Pecans.
And Chrissie is sharing her Maple Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
Ok, stuffing cups sounds like a dream! And how great would they be to just heat up the next day with a blanket and some netflix? <3
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
I know right? I loved how was to serve up the next day with dinner, and it didn’t feel like “left overs”.
Ooh, I want to try them all! I think that brussels sprouts salad will be the first one I attempt, though. Sounds amazing!
OK, why have I never heard of stuffing cups before? This literally made my day!
I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and I always make a giant casserole of stuffing that like three of us eat. This year, stuffing cups all the way, baby! Warming up leftovers is going to be a dream. On Black Friday, you’ll find me on my couch watching West Wing and eating stuffing cups.
These Stuffing cups look delicious. Would work if just my family. For thanksgiving I would have make a big pan full.
Firstly, congrats on your pregnancy!
You’ve got some great recipes here that I will certainly consider using over the festive period, particularly the stuffing cups.
Thanks so much! Number four… probably another girl (at least that’s what I’m thinking). I hope you enjoy the stuffing cups, and let me know how they turn out! 🙂
This is a perfect read for someone contemplating having dinner at their house for the holidays! I literally have the same things. These are all great alternative choices… Now to budget for you to come cater!
Oh my! Those stuffing cups are perfection for little ones. I will be adding that to my recipe book this Thanksgiving. What a fantastic idea!
The best part, cut the recipe in half, and you can make them for dinner in the middle of January if you’re feeling like indulging a little. Don’t get me wrong, I love traditional stuffing, but this just made I easier to enjoy stuffing with out the hassle of cooking a full turkey! 🙂
Congratulations on your pregnancy. I love all those dishes they look delicious, I’ll have to try making some of them.
Thank you so much! Let me know if you try them and how they turn out!!
I want the soup! And the brussels sprout salad!
I know, that salad… makes my mouth water.
Beautiful sides! I love the variety of recipes to try.
Keeps it fun right? Instead of the same old same old… sometimes a little change is all you need to get excited about creating one heck of a meal!
All. The. Yum!!! These dishes are mouthwatering! I absolutely love fall and Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving dinner!
This looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try this out 🙂
Some great additions to the Christmas table here! Congratulations on number 4 – you are going to be busy!!
yea I know! I can’t believe we are actually have four! sometimes it’s ‘normal’ and other times, it hits me… I’m out numbered… twice as much.
Elegant, delicious and very easy to make! Those sides are perfect for the upcoming holidays….saving time at its best!
Those stuffing cups are a great idea! I need someone to reign in my oversized portions of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving like this 🙂
These are some wonderful looking side dish selections. I think the stuffing cups are such a great idea. I’m also looking forward to trying the soup, it looks delicious!