Buttermilk and Herb Stuffing Muffins



  • Cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped (4 cups)
  • 3 thinly sliced celery stalks
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, coarsely chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (12- to 14-ounce) package country-style cubed with white and whole-wheat bread) stuffing (such as Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)
  • 2 large eggs


1. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Heat butter in a 4- to 5-quart pot over medium heat until melted; add onion and next 5 ingredients (through pepper). Cook until softened (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; cook over medium-high heat until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates (about 5 minutes), stirring well. Add broth; simmer.

3. Preheat oven to 425°. Remove pot from heat; stir in remaining ingredients with a fork. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Spoon stuffing mixture into 10 cups of prepared muffin tin in mounds; bake in middle of oven until golden on top (about 25 minutes). Let cool in oven at least 15 minutes; remove from tin.

    These are best made a day ahead and reheated in a 350° oven, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.

    Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 45 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour.

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 265
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 40g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 55mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 587mg
Calcium per serving: 93mg

Good to Know

The sharp flavors of the red onion, celery, and herbs compliment the soft mixture of wheat and white bread. Mushrooms add even more nutrients to this healthy version of traditional stuffing.