Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls – These stuffing balls are perfectly portioned and a great alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving dressing. Soft and savory on the inside, and crispy on the outside, they’re bursting with flavor and absolutely delicious!
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Thanksgiving is a day full of family, gratitude, and of course, good food – making these Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls a perfect addition to your holiday feast!
There’s no need to mess around with large casserole dishes or worry about dried out turkey stuffing with this recipe. These stuffing balls are perfectly portioned and always the perfect mix of moist and crunchy.
It’s such an easy way to spice up a classic recipe and turn it into something new for everyone at the dinner table!
HOW TO MAKE THANKSGIVING STUFFING BALLS
Before you get started, make sure you have the following ingredients:
- Chopped celery
- Chopped onion
- Butter, divided
- Cream-style corn
- Chicken broth
- Poultry seasoning
- Seasoned stuffing croutons
- Large eggs yolks, beaten
Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients and preheated the oven to 375ºF, follow the steps below for a quick and delicious Thanksgiving side dish:
- In a large skillet, saute the celery and onion in butter.
- Add creamed corn, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove the skillet from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Place the croutons in a large bowl and pour the prepared mixture over the croutons.
- Beat the egg yolks in a large bowl and combine them with the crouton mixture.
FORMING THE STUFFING BALLS
Scoop out the stuffing mix and form the mixture into balls. The recipe yields approximately a dozen balls.
Arrange the balls onto a prepared baking sheet.
Then, melt the remaining butter and drizzle it over the stuffing balls.
Lastly, bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Just look at how wonderfully these turned out!
THANKSGIVING STUFFING BALL TIPS
- Don’t have croutons? No worries, you can make your own! Cut bread slices into small cubes and toast for a great taste! Let the bread cool to become crispy before using, and make sure that the bread isn’t overly soft or delicate to avoid too soggy of a stuffing.
- Try not to overpack these stuffing balls. It may result in too tough of a center.
- Using higher quality chicken broth will result in a better tasting stuffing. Homemade broth also allows you to add specific flavors that you may not get in store-bought broth!
- Prepare and store this recipe ahead of time in order to avoid the hassle of preparing it on Thanksgiving day!
HOW DO I KEEP MY STUFFING BALLS FROM FALLING APART?
CAN YOU MAKE STUFFING BALLS AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, and that’s one of qualities I like most about these little balls of dressing. After you form the stuffing mixture into balls, arrange them on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge.
Pull them out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to bake them!
HOW TO STORE THANKSGIVING STUFFING BALLS
Thanksgiving stuffing balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. When ready to eat, just heat them in the microwave and enjoy!
CAN I FREEZE STUFFING BALLS?
Yes, stuffing balls can be frozen for up to three months. Use a baking sheet to arrange the balls 1-2 inches apart, cover them with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and flash freeze them for a few hours or overnight.
After they are frozen, the stuffing balls can be moved into a freezer-safe ziploc bag and stored until ready to eat. Simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight before preparing.
When ready to bake, in a preheated 350°F oven, place the stuffing balls in an oven-safe dish covered with foil. Bake until heated throughout, and then remove the foil and cook for 15-20 more minutes.
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Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls
These stuffing balls are perfectly portioned and a great alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving dressing. Soft and savory on the inside, and crispy on the outside, they’re bursting with flavor and absolutely delicious!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- 1 cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ¾ cup butter, divided
- 1 can (14.75 ounces) cream-style corn
- 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 ½ teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 cups seasoned stuffing croutons
- 3 large eggs yolks, beaten
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- In a large skillet, saute celery and onion in 1/2 cup butter.
- Add creamed corn, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Place croutons in a large bowl.
- Pour prepared mixture over croutons.
- Add beaten egg yolks and mix gently.
- Using about ½ cup of stuffing mix, form balls. Work them with your hands until they hold together. You should get about 12 balls.
- Place balls in a large greased baking pan.
- Melt remaining butter and drizzle over stuffing balls.
- Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.