Stuffing is always a crowd pleaser and an essential part of any Thanksgiving meal, so if you’re looking for a unique way to serve this classic option, try our Stuffing Muffins recipe. I always recommend it as a unique and easy Thanksgiving option, plus everyone is guaranteed the buttery, crispy top of the stuffing which we all know is the best part!
— Chef Jackie Veliz, The Ritz-Carlton Westchester
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 8 cups stuffing, cut in cubes
- 2 to 3 cups chicken stock
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add extra virgin olive oil to skillet and 4 tablespoons butter. When butter melts, add bay leaf and vegetables (celery, onion, apples).
- Sprinkle the vegetables and apples with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes to begin softening the vegetables and apples. Add parsley and stuffing to the pan, stir to combine.
- Moisten the stuffing with chicken broth until all of the bread is soft, but not wet. Spray muffin mold with cooking spray. Use an ice cream scoop to fill and mound up the stuffing in muffin mold.
- Remove the bay leaf. Bake until set and crisp on top, about 10 to 15 minutes. Unmold onto a platter.
The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, 914-946-5500, www.ritzcarlton.com.’