I don’t know about you, but to me, stuffing is what makes Thanksgiving. So when my friends at Bread SRSLY asked me to develop a recipe using their incredible gluten-free sourdough and seasonal ingredients that are available on Good Eggs, I was thrilled to oblige. After all- that meant my house smelled like Thanksgiving a month before the actual holiday! Also: More stuffing for me.
This simple but oh-so-flavorful stuffing uses two kinds of mushrooms, lots of fresh herbs, and is balanced out by some balsamic vinegar, which adds just the right amount of sweetness to counter the tang of the sourdough and the umami of the mushrooms. When you put a platter of this on your table, people might consider turkey the side dish!
If you have vegan guests at your table this year, this recipe is a cinch to adapt; simply use avocado oil in place of butter and vegetable broth in place of chicken broth.
Sourdough & Mushroom Stuffing
yield: 8-10 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 70-80 minutes
1 loaf Bread SRSLY sourdough, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 heaping cup)
8 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup sliced shallots (about 3 large)
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (10-12 sprigs)
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage (6-8 leaves)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 350 and butter an 8×8 baking dish.
- Spread out the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in a 350F oven for 30-35 minutes, or until dried out and beginning to crisp.
- To rehydrate the porcini mushrooms: Place them in a medium bowl and cover with very hot water. Set aside for 15 minutes, or until soft. Using a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms, gently squeeze out remaining liquid, and roughly chop.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Once sizzling, add the shallots and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a large bowl.
- Add the remaining 7 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Once sizzling, add the mushrooms. Saute for 5 minutes, or until golden brown and softened. Add the rehydrated porcini mushrooms, garlic, thyme, sage and salt and cook for another minute, or until fragrant. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and and cook for another minute or two, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Pour in the chicken broth.
- Transfer the chicken broth mixture to the bowl with the shallots. Stir in the toasted bread cubes and stir, making sure the cubes are all well coated and absorbing the liquid.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until it’s steaming hot and the top is browned and crisp. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
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Any idea how much fresh vs dried porcini? I have a huge porcini.
I’d say about the same amount as the cremini?
Made last night- absolutely delicious! I’m planning to make it again to take to Thanksgiving at a friend’s house. Any tips on what/how much I could prep ahead? I was thinking toasting the bread and sauteeing the shallots and mushrooms ahead- then, reheating shallots/mushrooms, and mixing with broth and bread right before sticking in oven?
Oh yay I’m glad you liked it! You can definitely make everything ahead. I would assemble on the day of, and I don’t even really think you need to reheat- you could just give it a bit longer in the oven, and/or put the pan in while the oven heats up.
Awesome- thank you!
I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was superb! We’re not turkey fans so I did a large chuck roast. The meatiness of the porcini mushrooms melded perfectly with the pan gravy. Will definitely make this again.
so glad to hear it, Suzanne! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Jo Elen Gidish says
About how many cups of the toasted bread cubes goes into this casserole?
The recipe was made using a one pound loaf of bread, which I believe is about 12 cups of cubes.
I’m so excited to try this! Thanks for the tips on adapting this for vegans. It’s hard to find tasty recipes that are both vegan and gf. I LOVE Bread SRSLY! It’s so expensive but worth every penny!! I ordered extra this week so I could make stuffing with it.
This turned out so delicious! I just made for me (as my son wanted the traditional french bread kind). But I LOVED it! Posted to my IG as well. Will definitely use again. Thank you!