My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is just two weeks away and that means we’re officially “in it” – the season of parties, events and get-togethers.

This naturally means lots of cooking and lots of eating…often, too much eating.

That most certainly is the case for me when it comes to my Sourdough Stuffing.

Sourdough Stuffing

One spoonful and I.JUST.CAN’T.STOP. (Which is okay, because you might remember from this post, that my strategy to healthfully surviving the holidays is to eat whatever I want, as much as I want and not feel guilty about it!) 😉 Best health advice ever, am I right?!

But seriously, this stuff is addicting.

Sourdough Stuffing

And it’s no ordinary stuffing. Sure it’s hearty, comforting and flavorful, but with ingredients like sautéed fennel, kale and artichokes this will easily be the sexiest stuffing on your holiday spread.

Sexy Stuffing? Yes, it’s a thing! Try it and see for yourself.

Sourdough Stuffing

Sourdough Stuffing



  • 1 lb sourdough bread
  • ½ large onion, sliced thin
  • 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch kale, destemmed and torn
  • 1 15oz. can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed & chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried oregano or few springs of fresh thyme/oregano
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Tear sourdough bread into 1 inch pieces. Place torn bread on parchment lined baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat large skillet and add remaining olive oil. Add onions and cook over medium/low heat, stirring frequently until caramelized. Add sherry vinegar, scraping up any browned bits.
  3. Then add garlic and sauté for 3 minutes until softened.
  4. Add fennel, kale, spices, and 1 cup vegetable broth. Cook until kale is wilted. Add remaining broth.
  5. Stir in the artichokes.
  6. Place previously baked sourdough bread into a cast iron skillet (or baking dish). Pour veggie mixture over the bread and toss well to combine.
  7. Cover with lightly oiled foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes until edges and top are crisp and golden.

If you’re on the fence about what to make this year or bring to your next holiday soiree, make or bring this! You’ll love it. Your guests will love it. I’m sure of it.

And if you do try it, don’t forget to let me know what you (and your guests) think! Did you love it as much as I do?

OR do you have your own sexy signature holiday side that WOW’s the crowd every year? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.