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A pan full of sourdough stuffing with sausage

Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage Recipe

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This sourdough stuffing is sure to become your trusty standby for all of your holiday meals and maybe even your weeknight suppers, too!
Course side dishes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 413
Author Cheryl Najafi

Ingredients

  • 1 lb loaf rustic sourdough bread
  • 1/2 lb pork sausage hot or mild
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 5 celery stalks chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp fresh sage 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme 1/2 tsp dried
  • 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Slice or tear the bread into 1" chunks and allow to air dry for at least 1 full day. (It may take 2 days.)
  • Once the bread is completely dry, transfer the cubes into a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 3-qt casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add sausage. Brown the sausage completely while using a spoon to break the sausage into large pieces. Once browned, remove the sausage from the skillet with a slotted spoon and add to the bowl containing the bread. Discard any oil remaining in the skillet.
  • Return skillet to heat, which should still be set to medium-high. Melt the butter and then add onions and celery. Cook for 5–6 minutes until the celery and onions begin to tenderize, and then add rosemary, sage and thyme. Cook for 2 additional minutes, remove from heat and add to the bowl with bread and sausage. Toss to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs and chicken broth and pour over the bread mixture. (If the bread was not completely dry by the time you assemble the dish, you may not need all of the liquid. Add ¾ of the liquid and then add more as needed to moisten the bread cubes.) Toss to moisten the bread completely. The objective is to add just enough liquid to re-hydrate the bread for a moist stuffing, but not so much that it becomes wet.
  • Once you are content that the amount of liquid is correct, transfer the stuffing into your prepared casserole dish and drizzle the top with melted butter. Bake 30–40 minutes until crispy and brown on top. Remove from oven and serve piping hot. Enjoy!

Notes

The dryness of the bread before baking is really important here. Test it out before adding any liquid. If you need more broth or water than what’s listed, just add in small increments as needed. Don’t be afraid to add more or less depending on your bread!

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g