Cornbread and Pancetta Stuffin' Muffins Recipe

Cornbread and Pancetta Stuffin' Muffins Recipe
Staff Writer
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Give everyone their own side of stuffing with these cornbread muffins. Think of it as two side dishes rolled into one — no, that’s not cheating, that’s just being practical.

12
Servings
429
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cornbread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces pancetta, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 leaves fresh sage, chifonnade
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-3 cup chicken broth (depending on dryness of the bread)
  • 12 tablespoons butter

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350-400 degrees.

Place the cornbread in the oven until slightly toasted. Allow to cool. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the pancetta until slightly browned, but not crispy; remove and drain. Transfer to a bowl.

Add the onion, celery, salt, and pepper and cook over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly. Add all dry ingredients to the bowl with the pancetta and toss. Whisk in the eggs and mix carefully; do not allow the cornbread to break apart. Add just enough broth to moisten and place in well-buttered muffin tins. Dollop each muffin with 1 tablespoon of butter.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
136µg
34%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
124mg
18%
Selenium, Se
29µg
53%
Sodium, Na
1216mg
81%
Water
29g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cornbread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cornbread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.