According to the calendar, we’re more than halfway through October (We ask this every year, but, howwww did that happen?), so we are closer than ever to the holiday season. The slide toward the holidays is already happening! Next thing you know it will be Christmas Eve. Seriously. No really, though, this is the time of year that the pace picks up and you may just find yourself scrambling to have that Thanksgiving side item prepared, or that Black Friday Brunch menu planned. Whether you’re hosting friendsgiving or hoping to impress the in-laws this Thanksgiving, get ahead of the holiday slide with these Thanksgiving recipes, and of course, use the best organic bread you can easily pick up in Grocery Outlet, Costco or Whole foods— Inked Bread!

Fresh Bread Thanksgiving Stuffing

The best-ever Thanksgiving stuffing actually starts with fresh Inked Bread. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can offer your friends and family Thanksgiving dressing made from scratch with some of the best bread available. 

Make Homemade Bread Cubes from Inked Bread

There are a few simple, required steps to turn our fresh organic bread into bread cubes suitable for stuffing making, but it’s definitely worth the extra effort. We recommend using Rosie’s San Francisco Bay Sourdough or Honey Whole Wheat. To make Inked Organics bread cubes, first, simply cut the bread slices into bite size pieces. You can even just tear the bread with your hands for a more rustic appeal. Next, spread the cubed or torn bread onto a baking sheet and cover with a large, clean kitchen towel. Leave the bread to dry out for 2-3 days. This time allows for the bread to naturally dry out. If you don’t have the days to spare, you can also bake the bread cubes at 225 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Make the Best-Ever Thanksgiving Stuffing with Inked Bread

Once you make your Inked Bread cubes, all you need is a stick of butter, sauteed onions and celery, your choice of fresh or dried spices, some chicken or vegetable broth, and some salt and pepper. It’s surprisingly easy to make delicious Thanksgiving dressing (or, stuffing, if you choose to stuff the bird!). 

thanksgiving sourdough dressing recipe

Recipe:

Ingredients:

10 cups of Inked Bread cubes (already dried)

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1 stick of butter + extra slices to top dressing with before baking

2 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 tsp sage dried, or 

1 tsp thyme dried, or

Approx. 2 cups of broth (use enough broth to make the bread cubes moist but not soggy)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Sauté onion and celery in butter for 7ish minutes
  3. Add spices, salt and pepper to onion mixture and cook until tender 
  4. combine bread cubes with onion mixture
  5. Add broth and toss until bread cubes are moist but not soggy
  6. Add slices of butter across the top of the mixture
  7. Bake covered in a greased pan for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown

Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwiches 

Once the crowd has dissipated on Thanksgiving day and the sun has set on the festivities, let’s be honest. It’s time for a sandwich! Make sure to stash a fresh loaf of Inked Bread away from all the Thanksgiving ingredients for this very reason. Fresh sliced turkey, deli cheese, maybe a little cranberry sauce— layer it all between two slices of Inked Bread for the chef’s kiss of all sandwiches. Too full on Thanksgiving night? Start your Black Friday morning off with a leftover Thanksgiving sandwich. 

Black Friday Brunch with Inked Bread

Black Friday has turned a new leaf in recent years, with many people opting for online sales rather than early morning lines. Take advantage of the more manageable pace by planning a Black Friday brunch. Gather with your family, housemates or neighbors to take a break from scrolling the sales to sustain yourselves with brunch! Check out our Inked Organics French Toast recipe or whip up a plate of Nutella and Fruit Toast for some solid bread-based brunch options. 

Start brainstorming your Thanksgiving menu now, whether it’s a friendsgiving, you want to impress the in-laws, or it’s an intimate family gathering – eat well this year with delicious organic bread. Bring those Thanksgiving food ideas to reality with Inked Bread. If you’re sharing pics of your amazing Thanksgiving dressing, sandwiches or Black Friday brunch creations online, be sure to tag us on Instagram and use our hashtag #thatsmybread ! Find your favorite loaf of Inked Organics bread at your local grocery store, LA area Costcos, and more locations added every week.