Leek and Sourdough Stuffing

Leeks and miso paste give this stuffing a subtle depth of flavor.

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Leeks and miso paste give this stuffing a subtle depth of flavor.



  • 12 cups cubed sourdough bread
  • 2 lb. leeks
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large celery ribs, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly minced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh sage
  • 2 Tbs. white miso paste
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth


1. Spread bread cubes on baking sheet, and dry overnight. Or dry in 250°F oven 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cool, and transfer to large bowl.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F, and coat 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Thinly slice leeks, keeping white and green parts separated.

3. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add white leek slices, carrot, and celery. Cook 15 minutes, or until leeks are soft and carrots tender, stirring frequently. Add 1 Tbs. oil, and stir in green leek slices, garlic, and sage. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 7 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant and leeks are soft. Stir into bread cubes.

4. Whisk miso with 1/2 cup broth until smooth; gradually whisk in remaining broth. Pour over bread mixture, and stir until moist, but not soggy. Spread stuffing in prepared baking dish, and drizzle with remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is browned and crisp. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 175
  • Carbohydrate Content 26 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 361 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g