Chorizo and Winter Greens Sourdough Stuffing

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
45 min
8 servings

In our Secrets From the Kitchen series, Food Network Canada recipe developers share their best cooking secrets for their favourite recipes. On today’s menu: Marcella DiLonardo’s Chorizo and Winter Greens Sourdough Stuffing.

If you’re anything like me, your favourite part of any holiday meal is the stuffing. This elevated take on the classic comforting side dish is sure to become your new favourite, and pairs well with just about any holiday main. Plus, you don’t need to stuff it in a bird! The secret to making this stuffing extra tasty is the addition of spicy chorizo, hearty winter greens and using day-old bread. It really soaks up all the flavours, making for a seriously scrumptious side.

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chorizo sausages, casing removed
Tbsp unsalted butter
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
medium onion, finely chopped
stalks celery, thinly sliced
Tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
cups mixed winter greens, loosely packed (kale, collards and chards)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
loaf day old sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 ½
cups low sodium chicken stock
large egg, lightly beaten


Ingredients for Chorizo and Winter Greens Sourdough Stuffing
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×12-inch baking dish.

Step 2

To a skillet over medium heat, add the chorizo sausage. Break up using a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside until ready to use.

Step 3

To the same skillet add butter, garlic, onion, celery and sage. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes.

Step 4

Add the winter greens. Season generously with salt and pepper. Cook until the greens have wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Winter greens in a saute pan
Step 5

To a large mixing bowl add the bread, chorizo, winter greens mixture and chicken stock and egg. Toss until well combined.

Stuffing ingredients in a bowl
Step 6

Transfer to a prepared baking dish and bake until cooked throughout, about 45 minutes. If the top begins to brown too quickly, cover with a sheet of foil. Serve immediately.

Sourdough and winter greens stuffing

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