Vegan Stuffing Recipe: A Delectable Twist

Vegan Stuffing Recipe

In the world of comforting, hearty meals, stuffing ranks high on the list. But what if you’re a vegan looking to enjoy this classic side dish without compromising your dietary choices? Look no further, because we’ve got a scrumptious Vegan Stuffing Recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ingredients, substitutions, and a step-by-step process to whip up this delectable delight. Let’s get started!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Creating the perfect vegan stuffing begins with the right ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Vegan Bread

Start with a loaf of vegan bread, cut into cubes. Opt for your favorite variety, as long as it’s vegan-friendly. Here is a link to my homemade Crusty Dutch Oven Bread Recipe For Beginners which works amazing in this recipe.

2. Celery and Onion

  • 1 rib of celery, diced
  • 1 white onion, finely diced

3. Aromatic Flavors

  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning

4. Vegan Butter

For that rich, buttery taste, use 1-2 tbsp of vegan butter.

5. Broth

Choose between 2-3 cups of chickenless broth or vegetable broth. The choice is yours.

6. Seasoning

Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper to taste.

These ingredients are all easy to find at your local grocery store and are essential for creating delicious and nutritious vegan stuffing. So gather them up and get ready to make a dish that will impress your family and friends!

Helpful Tools

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • A cast iron pan
  • A baking dish (if you don’t have a cast iron pan)
  • Aluminum foil for covering

How to Make This Vegan Stuffing Recipe

Vegan Stuffing in glass dish
  1. Begin by adding a dash of olive oil to your cast iron pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced celery, onion, minced garlic, bay leaf, fresh rosemary, sage leaves, and poultry seasoning to the pan. Sauté for about 3 minutes.
  3. Melt the vegan butter in the pan, then gently stir in the bread cubes. Toast them until they’re slightly dry and crispy.
  4. Gradually pour the broth over the stuffing. You want the bread to be moist but not saturated, so you may not need all the broth.
  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. If you’re not using a cast iron pan, transfer the stuffing to a baking dish and cover it with foil. For a crispy top, remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking.
  6. Serve and relish in the savory goodness!
Plant based Stuffing Recipe

Tips & Tricks:

  • Gluten-free option: Use gluten-free bread.
  • Season Liberally: Don’t be shy with the seasonings. The blend of rosemary, sage, and poultry seasoning is what gives this stuffing its unforgettable flavor.
  • Texture Matters: Toasting the bread before adding the broth ensures the stuffing has the ideal mix of crispy and moist textures.
  • Customize Your Veggie Mix: Feel free to add other vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, or spinach to make this stuffing your own.

FAQ: Vegan Stuffing Recipe

Can I use a different type of bread?

Yes, you can use any type of vegan bread you like. French, sourdough, or whole wheat bread are all great options.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the stuffing a day ahead of time and refrigerate it. When you’re ready to serve it, simply reheat it in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

How long does this vegan stuffing last?

This vegan stuffing recipe is a great dish to make ahead of time, as the flavors meld and intensify as it sits in the refrigerator. When stored in an airtight container, it can last for about 7 days in the refrigerator. Reheating the stuffing is also easy, you can use the microwave or a pan on the stove. If you choose to reheat it in a pan, use a spatula or spoon to move it around. Adding a little bit of oil or water if needed, to prevent it from sticking. This method is similar to making fried rice.

Can I make this stuffing with nuts?

Yes, you can add nuts if you prefer or replace them with a different type of nut, such as almonds or cashews.

Can I use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth?

Yes, you can if you are not vegan or vegetarian. If you don’t have any vegetable broth on hand, you can make your own by boiling water and adding some vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions.

stuffing vegan recipe

Easy Vegan Stuffing

Enjoy a delectable Vegan Stuffing with aromatic herbs and a delightful mix of textures. Perfect for vegans and meat-eaters alike.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf bread of choice, cut into cubes (sourdough is delicious but any bread will work!)
  • 1-2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh rosemary (use 1 tsp of dried if you don't have fresh)
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2-3 cups chickenless broth (or veg broth)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add a little olive oil to a cast iron pan on medium heat.
  • Next add the celery, onion, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, sage leaves, and poultry seasoning. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in the pan, and stir in the bread cubes. Lightly toast the bread in the pan until it's a bit dry and crispy.
  • Add the broth gradually over the stuffing. The bread should a bit moist, not saturated. Add it slowly and be careful not to soak the bread. You may not have to use all the broth.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. (If you do not have a cast iron, transfer your stuffing from the pan, into baking dish and cover with foil.)
  • If you want the top to get crispy, remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you want the top of the stuffing even crispier, broil for 1-3 minutes on high. Keep a close eye on it to avoid burning. 
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Conclusion

With this Vegan Stuffing Recipe, you don’t have to miss out on the classic flavors of stuffing just because you’re vegan. This savory dish is perfect for holiday feasts, Sunday dinners, or any time you crave a heartwarming meal. Give it a try and savor the delectable taste of this plant-based stuffing recipe.

18 thoughts on “Vegan Stuffing Recipe: A Delectable Twist

  1. KAYLEE K. says:

    5 stars
    This was an amazing recipe! Thank you so much for sharing

  2. Jackie90 says:

    5 stars
    Loved the flavour of this quinoa stuffing, I used your vegan gravy recipe and it was soooooo good!!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Jackie! Thank you so much for trying out my recipes! Glad you also loved the vegan gravy 🥰

  3. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe thank you! Very easy to follow and turned out perfect I also made you vegan gravy which was a HIT! 💕

  4. Angela says:

    5 stars
    Exactly what I was looking for! Beautiful flavours.

  5. Margarette says:

    5 stars
    One of the best vegan stuffing recipes I have tried I added some quinoa to mine and used your vegan gravy which was so delicious as well. So happy I found your page!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Wow thanks so much for the feedback, so happy you loved it and the gravy recipe! Thank you for following 😊

  6. Diane says:

    5 stars
    Very delicious recipe!

  7. Scarlett says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious. 😋

  8. Laura says:

    5 stars
    This plant based stuffing was soooo nice and your gravy went to well. Thanks essy

  9. Celine says:

    5 stars
    Loved this vegan stuffing recipe!!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you SO much for your kind words! So happy you loved the veg stuffing 🙂

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