This Homemade Vegan Stuffing is a great vegan alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffing without compromising flavor. Complete your holiday table with this recipe which comes loaded with a blend of cubed rustic bread, onions, garlic, celery, cranberries, kale, and the right seasonings + herbs. This vegan stuffing is perfect for all eaters. Super easy to make. Make ahead + Gluten-free options.
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Homemade Vegan Stuffing----FINALLY here! I know. If you've seen the recipes from previous Thanksgivings, then you know that I made this amazing Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing, which is a great option and stems away from the traditional versions of stuffing. However, I know that many of you have been wanting a traditional-style stuffing, so HERE IT IS.
But can I be honest for a sec? OK. So, I've never been a real fan of Thanksgiving stuffing. I know. I KNOW. Don't all boo at once. Haha. It's funny because I'm such a huge picky eater (Yes, as an adult) of textures and I just don't like the "soggy" feeling of stuffing. Am I seriously the only one?
After seeing this Epicurious' skillet stuffing, I figured that I might actually give it a try myself and so this vegan stuffing was born. I enjoy the simplicity of the process, but deliciously bold flavors involved. Plus, everything is baked to perfection and you've got this great side dish to at to your table. Who doesn't enjoy an easy recipe like this one, right?
The best thing about this stuffing is that it's soft and tender, but has a bit of crunch to it from the rustic bread. Actually, I'm in love with the crispy rustic pieces of bread in this dish.
Besides the texture, the taste of this stuffing is dynamite. I literally wanted to embody that warm, Fall feeling that comfort foods often bring around this time, therefore, using cranberries and herbs + spices together definitely achieved this. Of course, there are so many other ingredient options that can really take this vegan stuffing to the next level! See more of my suggestions further in this post.
It’s absolutely delicious—-crunchy + soft!
Super easy to make and quick (plus, no crazy clean-up! Can we say–Everything in one baking dish?)
Loaded with savory flavors!
Comes entirely dairy-free + vegan.
Perfect for Thanksgiving and anytime of the year!
The key to the best Vegan Stuffing is to use the right bread like sourdough, brioche or challah, and bonus points if it's a day old and a bit stale. It soaks up the liquid mixture even better this way.
During Thanksgiving, the best recipes can be made ahead of time to avoid a completely chaotic day-of cooking session and this Vegan Stuffing fits the bill. This stuffing is no different. Here's what you'll need:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Homemade Vegan Stuffing. Everything from my fave baking sheet, skillet, mixing bowls, high-powered blender, cooking utensils, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
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Vegan Stuffing in general is often served with more traditional ingredients. However, with this recipe, I chose to add a bit of extra flavor and "color" with chopped kale and dried cranberries. Rest assured, for additional pizazz, you can add any of the following to your vegan stuffing as well:
When it comes to making the perfect vegan stuffing, here are a few easy steps to achieve this beautiful dish:
Use your favorite bread. Again, I'm all about using your favorite vegan bread for the main base of this dish. Personally, I love sourdough, ciabatta, or brioche, however, you can use any rustic bread. As mentioned before, it's always best to use day old bread or bake your cubed bread for a few minutes prior to assembling this recipe.
Add the stock in increments. It's always best to add the stock in increments which is why I save ½ cup for later. Of course, during the baking, you can add an additional ¼ cup if you feel like it's drying out too quickly as the tops brown.
Switch things up with the ingredients. As I've mentioned, you can definitely add additional ingredients or switch a few ingredients for other ones to create a tasty experience! In addition, you can make vegan cornbread as the base instead of bread as well. This adds a really nice twist. Just treat the cornbread as you would the bread in terms of pre-baking the cubes for a crispier base.
Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply add servings to the oven until warmed through.
Absolutely! To make this vegan stuffing gluten-free, simply substitute the bread with a gluten-friendly version.
Of course! If you're thinking about making this vegan stuffing ahead of time, that's absolutely fine. Simply prep all chopped ingredients and add it all to a large airtight container (keeping the bread separate) and refrigerate until ready to begin cooking---up to 2 days. On the day of making, let everything sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before continuing recipe.
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