7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Your Muffin Tin

We’ve taken everything you love about Thanksgiving and baked it up muffin tin style. All your favorites from sweet potatoes to silky pumpkin pie get stuffed in tidy muffin compartments and baked into mini versions of time-honored Thanksgiving classics. You’re left with cute, individual-sized muffins that hold their shape and deliver all kinds of delicious turkey-day goodness. Look below for 7 incredible recipes that stuff traditional Thanksgiving flavors in a muffin tin – we know you’ll love them all!

To get started, you’ll need a good quality non-stick muffin pan. Our favorite is the GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan, with a nonstick surface that can stand up to all kinds of food, including a Thanksgiving mess! To get a head start on Thanksgiving, bake up your side dishes in a muffin tin a few weeks in advance. Once baked, let muffins completely cool and freeze individual muffins on a baking sheet for two hours. After freezing, place all the muffins in a freezer-safe bag or container. One day before Thanksgiving, place the frozen muffins in the fridge to thaw and reheat in a hot oven or microwave on Thanksgiving Day.

Texas Muffin Tin Turkey Pot Pies


Serve your turkey muffin-style with these Texas Muffin Tin Turkey Pot Pies. Made in a GoodCook 6 Cup Texas Size Muffin Pan, this recipe comes together in no time at all. Every bite is full of comforting goodness!

7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Your Muffin Tin

Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes


Looking for a clever new way to serve mashed potatoes? Get out your GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan and fill each little compartment with this tasty Muffin Tin Mashed Potato recipe. Butter, salt, a little cream – add in whatever you love, bake, then serve nice and warm. Put a dollop of sour cream on the crusty top, and dig in to pure indulgence!

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins


Everything you love about sweet potatoes condensed in muffin form! Sliced sweet potatoes are nestled in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan, then drizzled with maple syrup, cinnamon-spiced cream, and pecans. Serve up these decadent Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins for a sweet twist on the usual orange spud.

Stuffing Muffins


Apples, walnuts, and sage give these Stuffing Muffins the classic flavors you love in muffin form. Bake it up in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan for a clever, non-messy twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

Mini Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Roll Crust


Go mini with dessert this year. This recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pie uses a cinnamon roll crust, so you’ll get all your favorite sweet flavors in one bite. Bake them up in a GoodCook 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to discover just how delicious life is in miniature!


Kouign Amann Pastry


Traditionally Kouign Amann takes hours to make, but a few kitchen tricks will have you enjoying the dramatic flakey layers of this buttery, caramelized pastry in less than an hour. Bake them up in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan and serve hot out of the oven.

Mini Tater Tot Casserole


Every Thanksgiving table has a good casserole, and this Mini Tater Tot Casserole is no exception. Made in a GoodCook 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan, you’ll have enough delicious little casserole bites to feed a crowd!


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