It seems everyone is already searching for Thanksgiving recipes (including me), so I decided to start my holiday recipes a tad earlier this year. We’re starting with my all-time favorite side, Vegan Mushroom Stuffing. I L-O-V-E mushrooms. I could eat this stuffing with every single meal. Add a side of brussels, vegan gravy and some cranberry jelly and I am good! Yes, that was literally my dinner tonight 🙂
This recipe is so simple and comes together really quickly. No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen, especially with friends and family around. Sometimes it’s fun to do the cooking together though. A crusty loaf of bread, onions, celery and carrots mixed with mushrooms and broth. Seasoned with herbs like sage and thyme, the flavors are just amazing together. It smells heavenly in here right now!
I like to saute the onions, celery and carrots in vegan margarine. I think it gives more flavor. I know some of you either can’t find it or would prefer not to use it. I’ll leave that up to you. But you can use oil to do this or even vegetable broth. Recipes are meant to be a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. I like to give you options.
Season with salt, pepper, sage and/or poultry seasoning (which has no poultry in it, by the way). Most consist of: Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Rosemary, Black Pepper, And Nutmeg. Allow the veggies to become tender.
Next come the mushrooms. I had hoped to get wild mushrooms but alas, none to be found at my grocery store. *sigh* Soooo, plan B … baby bella mushrooms. They work just as well and give a bit more body to the stuffing actually. I remove the stem, clean the caps and quarter them.
They get added the veggies and cooked until just barely tender. They’ll continue to cook in the oven.
Last comes the fresh herbs such as parsley. It should look a little something like this…
I chose a crusty loaf of bread and cut it into cubes. Everything gets mixed together in a large bowl with the vegetable broth. I would love to say there is an exact measurement for this, but it really depends on your bread of choice. You want enough so that when it bakes, it doesn’t get too dry BUT, also not so much that it gets mushy. Eyeball it.
I cover and bake for the first 30 minutes, uncover and bake for another 30 minutes or until the moisture is all but gone.
Serve with a ladle full of your favorite vegan gravy. I’ll have some new recipes coming for you very soon.
Did you make this recipe for Vegan Mushroom Stuffing? Did you make any changes? Any additions?? If so, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought. It’s often your feedback that encourages other readers to try my recipes, so I really appreciate your input and feedback 🙂
Vegan Mushroom Stuffing
- 2 Tbl Vegan Margarine
- 1 large Onion diced
- 1 C Celery diced
- 1/2 C Carrots diced
- 1/2 tsp Sage
- 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
- 16 oz . of Mushrooms stems removed, cleaned & quartered, approximately
- 1 C to 2 Vegetable Broth
- 1/4 C Fresh Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley minced
- 1 medium loaf Crusty Bread cubed (about 4 cups )
- Melt margarine in a large skillet over medium heat along with the onions, celery and carrots. Saute until tender. Season with salt, pepper and herbs.
- Add the mushrooms. Saute until just tender.
- Add the fresh parsley.
- Add cubed bread, then pour in the vegetable broth, tossing well to combine. Start slow with the broth and add more as needed. You may not need all 2 cups.
- Transfer to a baking dish and cover with foil.
- Cover and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Uncover and bake until golden, about 30 more minutes.
Hi Aimee! This looks delicious and I shall be making it tonight. However, the recipe doesn’t appear to mention how many servings it makes. My one complaint about web recipes is that they are usually for between 4-8, even 10(!!) meals, and as a single vegan I only want 1-2 servings at best. (One to eat, one to freeze.) I’m guessing this recipe is for approximately 4 servings, yes? Many thanks for your time and keep coming up with the delicious and inventive meals!
Hi John, you guessed correctly! It’s four servings but can easily be cut down. I actually make the entire recipe and freeze in portions. Also, stay tuned because we are in the process of implementing a new recipe plugin which will not only list serving size, but allow YOU to adjust it. Every single recipe will also include a full nutritional label. So all recipes beginning 2017 will have the new format, but it will take a bit of time to get through all of the archived recipes. Something to look forward to 🙂
That looks like more that 1 cup of bread.
It looks like that line got a little crazy when I transferred recipe plugins! What it was SUPPOSED to say was 1 medium loaf, about 4 cups 🙂 Sorry about that!
I modified this for stuffed manicotti, substituting spinach for the carrot and Italian seasoning in place of poultry seasoning and sage. It was delicious! Thank you for this easy, delicious and versatile vegan recipe.
That sounds delicious!!! 🙂
I made this delicious recipe last year for thanksgiving and I am definitely going to make this recipe every year! It’s so simple and delicious! Stuffing is my favorite part and since going vegan 5 years ago I have struggled to find a good recipe that works and tastes good. Thank you 😊
(really easy to acquire ingredients for and i thought it was great)
i need help reheating this!! can instructions on heating leftovers please be provided?