Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale
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  • 8Servings


  • 1 large loaf sourdough bread (about 1 lb.), cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large red apple (such as Gala), cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 12 leaves Tuscan kale, stemmed and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 eggs


Heat a grill pan over high. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush the bread with 3 tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill 5 minutes per side. Tear into large pieces; place in a large bowl.

In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high, breaking up with a spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes; add to the bread. In the skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high; add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the apple and rosemary. Cook, stirring often, until the apple softens, about 2 minutes. Add the kale; stir until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add to the bread; season.

In a medium bowl, whisk 2 cups stock and the eggs. Toss with the bread, adding more stock by the tablespoon if dry. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish.

Bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.