Meatball Stuffed Un-Cornmeal Muffins – Corn-free, Gluten-Free

turkeyUncornmealMuffinsI shared my recipes for caramelized onion turkey burgers and un-cornmeal muffins last week so I could share this recipe today. 🙂

Pre-corn Allergy Origins

Before I was diagnosed with the corn allergy, I used to make cornbread muffins and stuff them with turkey sausage, corn, and cheese. Literally, there was as much stuffing as batter. Yum! They were a great on-the-go breakfast when I was in college. Sadly, I can’t have any of those items anymore. That’s okay because these muffins are even better!

Post Allergy Improvements


I took the turkey meatballs I made last week and stuffed them into the muffin batter. They bake up with a moist surprise inside. Kids will love this!

Alternatively, you could just mix in crumbled up turkey burger (maybe those that fell apart—not that that’s ever happened to me. LOL). Actually, you could go vegetarian and mix in any roasted veggies and it would still be awesome!



  • Make sure that the meatballs are at room temperature before baking. If they’re too cold, the center of the muffin won’t cook through and it’ll be gummy. Blech!
  • Follow the recipe for the un-cornmeal muffin and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes.


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24 Responses to Meatball Stuffed Un-Cornmeal Muffins – Corn-free, Gluten-Free

  1. Lori says:

    What a great idea to “stuff” muffins with meatballs or some savory protein! Thanks so much for the inspiration, I’m definitely trying these. Aloha, Lori P.S. visiting from Allergy Free Wednesday

  2. danielle says:

    Love it – what a great idea

  3. Looks great! Pinning this one for later 🙂

  4. These look good! My kids would love them. Pinned!

  5. Linda Warren says:

    What a great way to get kids to eat their lunch or dinner! I know kids love corn dogs so these will be a definite hit. I can see slipping a few veggies in with the meatball mixture and they’ll never know they’re eating something healthy. Love that you kept it gluten free too! Thanks for sharing on Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    What a great idea for a corn muffin. I just love your Stuffed Cornmeal Muffin, it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that just started. Hope to see you there.

  8. Beverly says:

    No that is a clever idea. Who know it could be that simple. Love the idea,
    Have a blessed Easter,

  9. Bobbi says:

    These look pretty good. Will have to try. Pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Stuffed muffins sounds absolutely delicious!! I usually think of muffins (even corn muffins) as a ‘sweet treat’ (because I’m obsessed with sweets, haha), but I love the idea of stuffing them with meat and cheese! This looks and sounds tasty!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! Love sharing these fantastic Gluten-Free recipes on Pinterest!

  11. Leslie says:

    That looks so tasty. I am sure my husband would love these! 🙂 Stopping by from FlusterBuster… Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  12. Nancy W. says:

    Great idea, I never thought of stuffing muffins before! So glad you shared your post on the HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again tomorrow! – Nancy The Home Acre Hop

  13. Michelle says:

    “as much stuffing as batter”
    I like the way you think! And for the record, my turkey burgers fall apart every time!
    These muffins are a nifty idea and I especially like the idea of making them for a quick breakfast on the go. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Great idea to tuck a meatball right in there….sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Night Fever!!

  15. Sunnyfleur says:

    Those look absolutely delicious! This reminds me of a meatloaf muffin my mom makes from time to time! They’ve got ground beef or turkey (usually turkey) and the “frosting” is mashed potatoes!

  16. Jill says:

    I really love this idea. These would be great for a yummy lunch!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  17. I’ve never seen anything like this before, but what a great idea. These look really yummy too. #recipeoftheweek

  18. Diane Balch says:

    You don’t have to have allergies to enjoy these muffins. How much fun to find a meatball in the middle. PInned. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  19. I love that you found a way to still enjoy these muffins despite your allergies. They look fantastic for the on the go times. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday

  20. Lisa says:

    What a great idea! I would have never thought to stuff my meatballs into a muffin! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

  21. Pam says:

    Thank you so much for linking up this recipe to Dare to Share. You are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

  22. Sarah Bailey says:

    Now these sound delicious – I don’t think I have had anything quite like them before, something new is always good though. #pastandpresent #thankyouforlinkingup

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