These orange stuffing muffins use only four ingredients and can be served with chicken, beef, turkey or pork.
Chopped onion and celery are sauteed in a pot, then simmered with orange juice, and mixed with stuffing. Everything is divided into a muffin pan and baked. These can be served alongside some favorite holiday side dishes.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Straightforward ingredients from the grocery store can be combined to create a flavorful side dish recipe.
- It’s super easy to prepare, just sautee, mix and bake!
- Using a stovetop stuffing mix cuts down on time.
- It’s cheap to make using budget-friendly ingredients.
- Serve these stuffing muffins with roasted turkey, our popular cranberry sauce with orange zest, mashed sweet potatoes, and baked cinnamon sweet potato and squash for an easy holiday dinner.
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Just four simple ingredients are used for this easy recipe! Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
STUFFING: This recipe uses two boxes of stovetop stuffing mix. You can use any flavor of stuffing mix. I used chicken.
ADDITIONS: One chopped yellow onion, one celery stalk, two juiced oranges, and 1 tbsp orange zest are all combined to create this simple recipe. Orange zest is optional but adds a nice citrusy flavor.
How To Make These Stuffing Muffins
Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Zest the peel of one orange, then juice two large navel oranges.
- Saute chopped onion and celery in a pot over medium high heat.
- Add in orange juice and water. Bring to a boil, then let simmer. Stir in the stuffing, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Divide the stuffing into a greased muffin pan. Bake 12 minutes, then serve and enjoy!
The leftover stuffing muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Feel free to reheat them in the microwave or oven.
Leftover stuffing can be added to our turkey leftover casserole recipe.
More Stuffing Recipes
- Wild Rice Stuffing is a great alternative using wild rice as the base without any breadcrumbs.
- Low Carb Stuffing uses vegetables, apples and pears to create a flavorful baked stuffing.
- 2 boxes stovetop stuffing mix - any flavor
- 1 yellow onion - diced
- 1 celery stalk - diced
- 2 large navel oranges - Juice squeezed from them
- 1 Tbsp orange zest - optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the inside of a muffin pan with cooking oil.
- Grate the peel off of one orange using a cheese grater. Squeeze the rest of the oranges to create juice.
- Chop the onion and celery into small pieces. Add it to a pot over medium high heat with a bit of cooking oil. Saute for 1-2 minutes, until the onion turns translucent.
- Add the orange juice and enough water to measure out 2 ¼ cups. Add 1 Tbsp of orange zest and mix in. Bring the liquid to a boil then remove from the heat.
- Add in the stuffing and toss with the liquid. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. After, you can fluff with a fork.
- Divide t¼ cup of stuffing into the muffin cups. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Let cool then remove, serve and enjoy!
Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.