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…

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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! 

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Savoury Stuffing Cups

  • Author: Kaitie Massey
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 cups
  • Category: Side Dish, Holiday

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a pan melt butter. Sauté sweet onions and celery. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. 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.
  5. Scoop into greased muffin tins. Bake until tops become golden and a little crispy.
  6. Serve warm!

Notes

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! 

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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!

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Trish from Rhubarbians is sharing her Quinoa stuffed delicata squash rings with mushrooms, cranberries, and pecans!

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Deepika from Easy Baby Meals is sharing Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Potatoes And Apple Soup.

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Sarah from Life’s Little Sweets brings us Oatmeal Cookie Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole.

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 Ali from Home and Plat created Boursin Creamed Corn.

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Chrissie from The Busy Baker Blog is sharing her Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Bacon Dressing.

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Back to Trish wth her mouth watering Spiced apple cranberry sauce with rye.

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I’m jumping in here with a household favourite! Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles.
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Emily from the Best of This Life took a twist on a classic with these Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes.

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Sarah From Life’s Little sweets is sharing a classic with us: Homemade Mashed Potatoes.

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Deepika brought us her delectable Lemon And Dill Rice Pilaf.

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Ali from Home and Plate created this mouth watering Maple Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Pecans.

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And Chrissie is sharing her Maple Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
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 The Perfect Holiday Side Dishes are just one click away! Think soups, pilaff, stuffings cups and more! Make your holiday party a success with these mouth watering sides.

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23 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

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