5 Ways to Use a Loaf of Sourdough Bread

Delicious ideas for how to use loaf after loaf of the amazing bread.

How To Make Bread Step 21
Photo: © Matthew Armendariz

Tangy, crusty sourdough bread makes for some of the best toast in the world. But that's not all it's good for. Save some of the loaf (or buy an extra!) for these great recipes.

Roast it with chicken

Chicken Roasted on Bread with Caperberries and Charred Lemons

Toss torn pieces of sourdough bread with shallots, caperberries, lemons, and olive oil and top with chicken legs. As the chicken roasts, the bread absorbs the rich and tangy juices, becoming deliciously crisp and chewy.

Use it in stuffing

Sourdough Rye Stuffing with Sausage
© Lucy Schaeffer

Stuffing isn't just for the holidays — it's a great side dish for any meal. Cubed sourdough bread is a great base for any recipe, but it's especially delicious in an extra-cheesy variation.

Make it into a bread bowl for soup

Roasted Green Tomato Basil Soup in Sourdough

Hollowed out sourdough rounds are sturdy enough to hold most soups. The best part? Eating the bowl after you've finished the soup!

Make it into breadcrumbs

Potato, Leek and Broccoli Soup With Pancetta Crumbs
© David Malosh

Sourdough breadcrumbs are flavorful enough to serve as a delicious topping on creamy soups —especially if you mix them with herbs and crumbled pancetta.

Use it in bread pudding

Artichoke Bread Pudding

For an extra-simple savory bread pudding, simply toast slices of sourdough and layer with artichokes, cheese, and a mix of milk and eggs, then bake.

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