Savory Sourdough Bread Stuffing

You can't have Thanksgiving or any Turkey dinner without stuffing! It's just not right.

Here's my recipe that will stuff the bird but won't leave your belly feeling “fowl” and bloated after dinner.

After all, you want to leave plenty of room for dessert.


Savory Sourdough Bread Stuffing

Yields: 24 servings/ 12 cups (enough for a 14 – 16 pound turkey)



  • 24 ounces sourdough bread (I have a recipe for this on my blog) or Ezekiel bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound portobello mushrooms (about 4 cups) cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 large leek, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt



1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Slice bread and discard crusts. Cut bread into 3/4 inch cubes.

3. Spread bread cubes out in a single layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets.

4. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, tossing halfway through.

5. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a very large bowl.

6. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

7. Add mushroom and cook, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

8. Add cooked mushrooms to bowl with bread.

9. Wipe out skillet with paper towel and add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, heat on medium-high.

10. Add carrots, celery, and leek to hot skillet.

11. Cook until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

12. Add remaining ingredients to bread bowl and stir gently to combine.

13. Bread should be moist, not dry or soggy.

14. Cool completely before stuffing turkey (about 1 1/2 hours).

If not stuffing a turkey, the stuffing can be baked in oven-safe casserole dish on 350ºF for 20 minutes or until desired consistency – watch closely.



Yours in Health,


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