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The Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe

This amazing vegan stuffing recipe is packed full of flavor and the perfect texture! A plant based recipe that is guaranteed to impress everyone this Thanksgiving. Simply substitute a loaf of your favorite gluten free bread and this stuffing is both gluten and dairy free!

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Today I am sharing my ultimate favorite vegan stuffing recipe – perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

This Thanksgiving I decided to create a stuffing worthy of eating…a stuffing that didn’t taste like mush!

I have served this stuffing to family members who are meat eaters and everyone cannot believe how much flavor it has!

I have had so many people ask me for the recipe, so here it is. 

It is one of the most delicious vegetarian thanksgiving recipes I have ever made.

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I fell in love with this recipe, it is the perfect amount of texture while still moist.

It is not labor intensive at all, and the flavor is absolutely incredible!

How to make vegan stuffing for Thanksgiving

This delicious side dish starts off with a base of fresh garlic and onion, carrots, and celery.

Fresh vegetables add great texture and flavor to the stuffing.

Garlic and onion add a great base of flavor and I use so much of them every Thanksgiving.

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Every year I try to prep ahead as much as I can for Thanksgiving before the big day. 

Stuffing prep

The day before, I chop up the garlic, onion, celery, and carrots and put it in a ziploc bag in the fridge.

This will make your stuffing go so much faster the next day!

I’m all about making my life easier on Thanksgiving day.

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Once you are ready to make your vegan stuffing, add the carrots, onion and celery to the pan.

Add in the vegan butter, salt and pepper, sage, thyme, oregano.

Cook around 10 minutes on medium high heat, until the vegetables start to soften, but are not mushy.

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Cut your bread into cubes, and place on a baking sheet.

Dry roast in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, until it starts to brown.

Check often towards the end to avoid burning.

Toasting the bread before adding it to the stuffing keeps it from turning to total mush – that is key here!

how to make vegan gluten free stuffing

To make your stuffing gluten free, all you have to do is use a gluten free bread.

All of the other ingredients are naturally gluten free. 

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Once your bread is done roasting, add it to the skillet along with the vegetable stock.

Transfer the stuffing to a large baking dish, then dot the top of the stuffing with vegan butter.

Bake for around 30 minutes or so, until the top of the stuffing is golden brown.

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This stuffing is also delicious reheated which is usually not the case for stuffing that I have had before.

Even just reheating it in the microwave it tastes great.

Ever since I first created this recipe, I have made it every single year.

I’ve made it for years now and have no desire to even tweak the recipe.

I follow it exactly every year to guarantee it comes out perfect!

The spices in this recipe are key and sage really is the star of the dish.

“Just made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was amazing! Thank you so much, definitely my favorite part of the Thanksgiving feast.” – Chelsea

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Last year I served Thanksgiving dinner to my family and everyone raved about the dishes!

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Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe

Yield: 10 servings

Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe

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The best vegan stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. Easy to make gluten free too! This simple dairy free vegetarian stuffing will be a staple on your holiday menu for years to come.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of bread (14-16 slices)
  • 1 heart of celery, diced (about 5 stalks)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 10 cloves of garlic, finely diced or minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground sage
  • 1.5 teaspoons thyme
  • 1.5 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups veggie stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut bread into cubes and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until slightly crunchy, about 10-15 minutes
  3. Combine diced celery, onion, carrots, garlic, 2 tablespoons of vegan butter, salt, sage, thyme, oregano, and pepper in a large skillet.
  4. Sautee over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until veggies are softened, around 10 minutes
  5. Add bread to skillet with the vegetables and stir well, then pour in the veggie stock
  6. Taste to adjust seasonings if necessary
  7. Grease a large baking dish with vegan butter, then transfer the stuffing mixture into the dish
  8. Dot the top of the stuffing with 2 tablespoons of vegan butter, cut into small cubes
  9. Bake the stuffing at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until desired texture (we prefer it more dry, but you could cook less for a more soft stuffing)

Notes

How to make vegan gluten free stuffing


To make this recipe gluten free, simply substitute a loaf of your favorite gluten free bread and make the rest of the recipe as written.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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Alyssa

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Soooo delicious!! Perfect for thanksgiving, it was wonderful.

Kathy A Moyer

Monday 4th of November 2019

Where do you get millet bred?

Joy Shull

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

I found it at my local health food store. The brand was Sami's bakery in Florida.

Torche’

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

What kind of bread would you recommend?

Joy Shull

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

I have used several types of sandwich bread including gluten free and it's all worked well.

Dee

Monday 17th of December 2018

Are the thyme and oregano dried or fresh?

Joy Shull

Monday 17th of December 2018

They are dried!

Lisa J

Monday 19th of November 2018

Can't wait to try this recipe! I would like to bake the bread cubes ahead of time, as they typically maintain their crisp texture if kept airtight. Have you ever done this for your recipe?

Joy Shull

Monday 19th of November 2018

I have not tried it myself but it sounds like it would work!

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