Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

This Easy Skillet 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, onion, celery, apples, garlic, cranberries, pecans, and herbs. This vegan stuffing is perfect for all eaters. Super easy to make. Made in just one skillet. Make ahead option.

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing—-FINALLY here! I know. If you’ve seen the recipes from last year’s Thanksgiving, 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.

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

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 and pecans. 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 apples, pecans, cranberries, and herbs + spices together definitely achieved this.


It’s absolutely delicious—-crunchy + soft!

Super easy to make and quick (plus, no crazy clean-up! Can we say–Everything in one skillet?)

Loaded with savory flavors!

Comes entirely dairy-free + vegan.

Perfect for Thanksgiving and anytime of the year!

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

What You’ll Need For This Recipe?

Pecans – The epitome of nutty flavor. The perfect addition

Herbs – Always love adding an earthy feel to my savory dishes

Apple Cider — Adds such a beautiful apple flavor to everything. Such the epitome of Fall

Vegetable Broth – Helps to add extra flavor and creaminess

Apples — The absolute star of this dish; I tend to mix Gala Apples with Granny Apples for a nice ying-yang of flavor

Rustic Bread – Give such a nice softness and texture to this stuffing. You can use regular white bread, sourdough bread, rye, multi-grain, or even brioche bread

Celery – A great addition to this stuffing. Very traditional

Onion – Adds such great flavor. Red, white, or yellow onions can be used

Cranberries – The perfect bit of tartness needed for this dish

Garlic – Can use actual garlic cloves or powder

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing


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Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

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Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
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  • 1 medium rustic loaf, cubed (That's about 10 cups!; See Notes!)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt + black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup apple cider, store-bought or homemade (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled + roughly diced
  • 4 Tbsps vegan butter (I use Earth Balance; See Notes!)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth (I use Pacific Foods)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your cast iron skillet and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add your cubed bread to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.
  • In the meantime, in a medium frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and let it melt. Once melted, add onion, celery, and garlic and sauté until translucent and fragrant, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Season veggies with herbs + spices, stirring everything together well and then remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, add the cubed bread, sautéed veggies, sliced apples, cranberries, toasted pecans, apple cider, and vegetable broth and stir everything together using a wooden spoon until well combined. NOTE: Be sure to slowly pour veggie broth in until everything is wet and not overly drenched to where there is 'excessive liquid' that isn't soaked into the bread.
  • Pour everything into your prepared cast iron skillet, spreading it all out evenly and cover with foil paper.
  • Bake for 30 minutes covered before removing the foil and continue baking until everything is set and the tops are golden brown. NOTE: Using a sharp knife, test the centers to see if it comes out "mostly clean".
  • Remove the stuffing from the oven and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes before slicing or scooping it out to serve.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Place all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven when ready to serve again.
BREAD: For this stuffing you can use any type of rustic bread: regular white bread, sourdough bread, rye, multi-grain, or even brioche bread for a nice twist.
APPLE CIDER: You can choose to use store-bought apple cider or our easy homemade recipe here.
OIL: You can feel free to use Extra Virgin Olive oil instead of vegan butter, if preferred.
MAKE AHEAD: If you're thinking about making this the day before, that's absolutely fine. Simple prep everything and add it all to a large bowl (up to Step 5) and cover it well using plastic wrap. Add it to the refrigerator and let it chill for up to 2 days. On the day of making, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before adding it to your skillet and baking.


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Easy Skillet Vegan Stuffing.


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