What if we told you there was a way to make Thanksgiving dinner easier, just as delicious, and with fewer dishes to clean. Well, there is! These muffin pan recipes of your favorite sides will start a new tradition for your family. We love these because they taste amazing and come in the perfect portion size. And if there are any leftover, muffin sides are much easier to pack away for family members hitting the road. Check out these muffin pan recipes right now:
1. Cheesy Cornbread MuffinsStuck on Sweet
This is probably the most standard Thanksgiving side to have in muffin-form. But, we like to take them to the next level with sharp cheddar cheese. This food blogger gets it right with her light and fluffy cornbread muffins.
2. Sweet Potato Casserole StacksEmily Bites
We have to admit, we were skeptical of these at first. Where's the toasty marshmallow topping?! But after one bite, we were sold. These layers of flavor are the perfect side to pair with your juicy turkey and mounds of stuffing.
3. Savory Stuffed MushroomsSelf Proclaimed Foodie
We don't even care if the kids' table says "No, thank you" to these amazing stuffed mushrooms. More for the adults! Stuff button mushrooms with garlic, cheese, and spices for a unique addition to the Thanksgiving dinner table.
4. Cheesy Mashed Potato PuffsThe Kitchn
You had us at mashed potato. We are constantly looking for ways to eat more of this heavenly side dish, and these might be our favorite. Just keep track of how many you eat! Before you know it, those bite-size servings really add up.
5. Stuffing MuffinsPure Wow
We all know the best part of the stuffing pan is the corners. All the flavor bakes into those wonderfully crispy pieces and we can't get enough. To make every bite the best bite, bake your stuffing in a muffin pan! No more fighting for the corners this year.
6. Spinach Ricotta PuffsSpinach Ricotta Puffs
These aren't a traditional Thanksgiving side, but we love them as an appetizer! Fill these flaky puff pastries with a warm spinach filling. We highly recommend only making one for each person. Too many and you won't have any room for turkey!
7. Garlic Money BreadThe Girl Who Ate Everything
Forget the garlic breath you'll get after eating these garlic money bread rolls; the taste is worth it! These golden-brown rolls are the perfect companion to scoop up the leftover gravy on your plate. We'll have one, or two more, please!
8. Thanksgiving MuffinsThe Colorful Kitchen
These have it all. A stuffing muffin base, mashed potato mountain on top, and a drizzle of gravy running down the sides. Would you believe us if we told you the recipe is vegan and gluten-free?! Even the pickiest of eaters will gobble these up.
10. Pecan PiesHouse of Yumm
If pumpkin isn't your thing, you don't have to miss out on dessert! Stand out from your family members by finishing the night with these mini pecan pies baked in a muffin tin. Just make sure you make more than one; even the pumpkin-lovers will be eyeing these post dinner.