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HEALTHY ONE POT MEALS | Sourdough Skillet

Sourdough Skillets are healthy one pot meals that can be made with many different variations. Try it with whatever meats and/or veggies you have in your fridge for a nutritious and satisfying meal.

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You know those meals you can make when you have no cohesive ingredients in your fridge, and you’re putting off a trip to the grocery store for as long as possible? In my house its things like crispy salmon burgers, fried eggs, or potato soup.  Staple meals.

What is your definition of a perfect staple meal?  For me, it is one has only a few basic ingredients. It can be adapted to suit what you have on hand. And it must, of course, be a healthy square meal.

This one has it all; protein, fats, carbs, veggies. The sourdough starter makes a bread layer over the top of whatever filling you decide on.

I originally read about this idea over on the Traditional Cooking School Blog. I adapted it a bit and have been enjoying it for many years!

The Sourdough skillet is the perfect staple meal.

All you need is:

Veggies (any will do)
Meat (totally optional)
Pepper and Herbs (again, optional)
Fed Sourdough Starter (more on that HERE)
Cheese (once again, OPTIONAL)
Baking Powder
Butter (or even coconut oil..some kind of fat)
So, let’s tally up the things that are a must..Veggies, sourdough starter, eggs, baking powder, salt, some kind of fat.

For a grand total of SIX (did I count that right? ONLY 6??) ingredients!

If you don’t have THAT on hand, well then get ye to the store, post haste!

Sourdough Skillet Ingredients
Four cups filling

Options for filling could be:
ground beef
black beans
shredded chicken
onions, peppers, garlic
carrots, potatoes, green beans
zucchini, tomatoes, basil
I could go on and on. The options are endless. The beautiful thing about this dish is it is more of a concept than a recipe.

Sourdough Mixture to go on top
In a large bowl mix

1.5 cups fed sourdough starter
3 eggs,
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried herbs (optional)
3 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Sourdough Skillet Process
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Ideally, if you cooked your filling in the cast iron skillet, it is already preheated. You can read more on my tips with cooking in a cast iron skillet HERE. Preheating is the best step to take to ensure nothing sticks.

Add the cooked filling to a large cast iron skillet.

Spread the sourdough mixture over the top.

Sprinkle with 1.5 cups grated cheese. (optional)

Bake for 25 minutes, or until bread is cooked through and golden.

You could seriously have this sourdough skillet every single night and never feel like you’re eating the same thing. Ok, I typed that and then realized it could be a slight exaggeration. But, for real, imagine all the possibilities!

If you need my help brainstorming, I put together a quick little ebook with five recipe variations. You can snag that up here:


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  1. I can't put my email address in the box for some reason for the e book don't know if it's my computer or if it's something else love your channel

  2. Oh my goodness!!! My girls were watching this with me and ooooing and ahhhhing! Then at the end they proclaimed “You have got to make that please!!”
    So, that’s what’s for dinner tomorrow night!

  3. Oh my gosh I'm going to make this my baby is in the fridge as you know we are not home, so do you think my sourdough starter is ready? Little man is growing so fast Lisa my goodness!

  4. Looks so yummy and easy. Will definitely give this dish a try. Always looking for more ways to use my sourdough starter. Could you please post more sourdough recipes!!! Thank you!

  5. I do basically the same thing except it's cornbread batter instead of sour dough. Really good and easy meal.

  6. This is an awesome idea. Great family idea, will be trying that out next week with our Easter leftovers. Have a lovely Easter holiday Xx

  7. I wish I knew how to wrap & carry my babies. You are a natural. Your attitude is EVERYTHING. any Mom knows you are hard working and run a organized efficient home. Wonderful content on your videos

  8. I recently found your channel and LOVE it! I'm all caught up on the videos! Can you tell me where you got your grey mugs?

  9. This is a great concept! Thanks for sharing <3 Can I ask, do all of your children eat the same meal as you every night? I would love to hear how you cater for all of your kids – what happens if someone really doesn't like the family meal? Thanks in advance 🙂 xx

  10. Looks so good. Does it have to be in a cast iron skillet? Sorry – I don't own one (but grew up with my mom cooking at least one meal a day in hers).

  11. Hi I love your channel. Your recipes are delicious. And your babyis beautiful I have to ask what brand is your cast iron skillet? I'm in need of one. Thank you.

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