Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cheesy Stuffing Cups

With Thanksgiving coming up, I decided to give this recipe a try. My husband loves Stove Top stuffing. I have a problem with making and serving stuffing from a box. This recipe worked out perfectly! It's a box of stuffing with some add ins that make it extra tasty. I baked it in a muffin tin to make cute portions, but you could also just spread it in a baking dish.

Cheesy Stuffing Cups
adapted from kraftfoods.com
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups water
1 pkg (6 oz.) stuffing mix
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in water. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in stuffing mix, berries and nuts. Add 1 cup cheese and egg; mix lightly.
3. Spoon into 8 greased muffin cups, mounding mixture as necessary to use all the stuffing mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Bake 10 min. or until stuffing cups are heated through and cheese is melted. (If you use a baking dish, bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through.)

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