Elevate your holiday table with this Homemade Vegan Stuffing recipe--A delightful alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving classic, without sacrificing any of the flavor. This recipe boasts a medley of rustic cubed bread, sautéed onions, fragrant garlic, crisp celery, sweet cranberries, hearty kale, and a harmonious blend of seasonings and herbs. It's a stuffing that not only caters to vegans but is an absolute crowd-pleaser for all. Plus, it's incredibly easy to whip up in your kitchen. 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 and Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing which are great options however, I know that many of you have been wanting a traditional-style stuffing, so HERE IT IS.
Now, as someone who's dedicated more than their fair share of time crafting 'veganized' dishes like Ultimate Vegan Mac + Cheese, Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Sticky Buns, and yes even Vegan Southern Peach Cobbler and Vegan BBQ Beef Wellington I've got a singular rule for my vegan recipes (aside from the whole plant-based thing, of course): They've got to be so darn delicious that even a die-hard meat enthusiast would happily savor every bite!
And let me tell you, this homemade vegan stuffing recipe? It's a breeze to whip up, bursting with wonderfully bold flavors, and it all comes together in perfect harmony in the oven. When this crowd-pleaser graces your table, get ready for a chorus of "mmm"s and "yum"s. It's a surefire hit for everyone at the table!
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!
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.
When it comes to making the perfect vegan stuffing, here are a few easy steps to achieve this beautiful dish:
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.
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.
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.
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:
This dish is a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving table or any meal, really. It's a versatile side that pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, like...
If you're gearing up to host a Thanksgiving feast that caters to all diets, whether it's a traditional family gathering or a Friendsgiving celebration, I've got you covered! Check out these articles I've penned for some handy tips, tricks, and a deep dive into plant-based options to make your Thanksgiving day a breeze.
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 the recipe.
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