Orange Stuffing Muffins

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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.

Close up of stuffing muffins on the counter.

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.

Need more inspiration? Try our 109 Cheap Easy Meal Ideas which are simple, perfect for busy nights, and budget-friendly.

Recipe ingredients on the counter including boxes of stuffing, celery, yellow onion, and two navel oranges.

Recipe Ingredients

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.

Four images showing steps to make the recipe. First image is grated oranges, orange zest and cheese grater on a paper towel. Second is chopped onion and chopped celery with a knife. Third is cooked stuffing mix in the pot. Fourth is stuffing mixture divided into a muffin pan.

How To Make These Stuffing Muffins

Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Zest the peel of one orange, then juice two large navel oranges.
  2. Saute chopped onion and celery in a pot over medium high heat.
  3. Add in orange juice and water. Bring to a boil, then let simmer. Stir in the stuffing, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. 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.

Three stuffing muffins stacked on top of eachother.

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.
Three stuffing muffins.

Stuffing Muffins

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 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.
    A muffin pan with a container of oil.
  • Grate the peel off of one orange using a cheese grater. Squeeze the rest of the oranges to create juice.
    oranges, orange zest, orange juice in a bowl and a cheese grater.
  • 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.
    chopped onion and celery on a cutting board with a knife. And cooked chopped onion and celery in a frying pan.
  • 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.
    Liquid ingredients in a pot including orange juice, water, onion and celery.
  • Add in the stuffing and toss with the liquid. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. After, you can fluff with a fork.
    Stuffing mix on top of orange liquid in a pot. And fluffed stuffing in the pot with a spatula.
  • 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!
    Two images of a muffin pan. First is uncooked stuffing muffins. Second is cooked.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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