10 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

These are sure winners to have around the dinner table.
The Colorful Kitchen

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 Muffins

Stuck 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.

Get the recipe at Stuck on Sweet

2. Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks

Emily 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.

Get the recipe at Emily Bites

3. Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

Self 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.

Get the recipe at Self Proclaimed Foodie

4. Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs

The 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.

Get the recipe at The Kitchn

5. Stuffing Muffins

Pure 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.

Get the recipe at Pure Wow

6. Spinach Ricotta Puffs

Spinach 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!

Get the recipe at Recipe Tin Eats

7. Garlic Money Bread

The 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!

Get the recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything

8. Thanksgiving Muffins

The 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.

Get the recipe at The Colorful Kitchen

9. Mini Pumpkin Pies

Make and Takes

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without dessert, and we found the best mini pumpkin pie recipe ever! These muffin tin pies are creamy and full of fall flavors. Plus, individual sizes means maximum flakey crust. Perfection.

Get the recipe at Make and Takes

10. Pecan Pies

House 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.

Get the recipe at House of Yumm


  1. how can the stuffing muffins be gluten free??? it just loaf of bread.

    1. GF bread, of course. Duh.

    2. I had to click on the recipe and then scroll down to the comments to find out. She used gluten-free bread.

    3. Right? Just thinking the same thing. Anyone?

  2. Very Creative and easy to follow directions. Everything looks so delicious and will definitely make these for Thanksgiving. Thank you!

  3. All very clever! Last time I used the muffin tin for dinner, a friend requested Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes. I used a second tin for mini pies sticking a candle in one for his birthday! He loved it!raf

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