Paleo Thanksgiving in a Muffin

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Paleo Thanksgiving in a Muffin

I made these for Customer Appreciation day at Nutrition Smart and they were  a big hit.  I made them as mini-muffins for samples but you can make them in a standard size muffin as well.  These are all the flavors you enjoy in your Thanksgiving dinner.

For the stuffing recipes go to my blog post!



  • Paleo Cornbread (recipe link below)
  • 1 1/2 cup diced buttrnu squash
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more )
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (plus more)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon ried thyme (plus more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried nutmeg
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Cranberry sauce for topping


  1. Prepare your Paleo Cornbread Cornbread for the stuffing.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line parchment paper to a baking sheet.  In a bowl add the squash then drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Lay on prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove and let cool.  

    Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. 

  3. In a mixing bowl add in ground turkey, egg and seasonings.  Combine well then toss in butternut squash.  Set aside.

  4. Take your Cornbread and cube.  Then place in your food processor and pulse a few times.  You want really small chunks.  

  5. In a sauté pan over medium heat add in butter.  Once melted add in onion, carrot, celery and garlic.  Let cook for about 7-8 minutes.  Toss in cornbread and mix together to create your stuffing and chicken broth.  Combine together.

  6. To make the muffins.  Scoop enough stuffing to cover the bottom and sides of the muffin tin then press down with your fingers to make a well in the center.  Fill the center with the turkey mixture.  Sprinkle a little thyme on the top of each filled muffin.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Pop out of tin and top with cranberry sauce to enjoy!

    Happy Thanksgiving! xo Cindy


    Here is the recipe for my Paleo "Corn" Bread

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