Herbed Stuffing

by Sarah

in Dairy-Free, Nut free, Thanksgiving, vegan, Vegetarian, Western Dishes

Easy herbed stuffing, perfect for Thanksgiving gatherings or dinner regularly. Made with toasted sourdough bread and filled with vegetables and flavor.

Herbed Stufing - perfect for Thanksgiving!One of my favorite things to eat during Thanksgiving is stuffing. I love warm, soft inside but crunchy on top stuffing, especially next to a generous dollop of mashed potatoes and gravy.

This stuffing recipe is simple to put together and fills your kitchen with the fragrance of fresh herbs. There are quite a few different vegetables in the stuffing, giving it layers of texture when you bite in.

Herbed Stufing - perfect for Thanksgiving!The best part is you can eat this even when it’s not Thanksgiving. After making this stuffing, I had enough left for an entire week. It’s a great way to give bread some extra flavor and to cook ahead when you anticipate a busy week.

Nutritionally, this stuffing does not have cholesterol and is high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and thiamine. It also has quite a bit of sodium (in the broth and seasoning) so beware of that if you are on a low-salt diet. To reduce the salt, you can try using a low sodium broth.

Herbed Stufing - perfect for Thanksgiving!I’ll be making this again on Thanksgiving day, and look forward to filling the kitchen with the smell of herbs and sourdough bread. This + mashed potatoes + pie = Thanksgiving dinner bliss. What do you like to cook for Thanksgiving?

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Herbed stuffing bursting in flavor, ready for your Thanksgiving dinner. Want to eat this outside of Thanksgiving? It makes a great make-ahead dish that lasts for days.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup vegan margarine (or butter)
  • 4 large celery stalks, whites cut off and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 9 cups sourdough bread cubes, toasted (about 1 cut loaf)
  • 2-4 cups broth (Chicken, Vegetable both ok) *
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sage
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon tumeric
  1. Cut bread into cubes and toast in oven at 325F for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Goal is the crisp and dry out the bread. Alternative is to leave bread open to air for 1-2 days to dry.
  2. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Once melted, cook chopped vegetables in butter about 8 minutes, till vegetables are fully cooked. Stir in seasonings.
  3. Add mixture in pan to the toasted bread cubes, and toss in a large bowl. Coat all cubes.
  4. Add broth (*2 cups for medium softness stuffing, 4 cups for very soft, no broth for very crispy)
  5. Bake at 325F in a greased 9x13 casserole dish for 45 minutes, with foil covering for the first 25 minutes to prevent excess browning.

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1 Grace November 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

This stuffing looks amazing! Here’s my family’s Thanksgiving menu this year: roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, stuffing, cornbread, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, salad with sesame dressing, cranberry walnut chutney, mashed potatoes (2 kinds – garlic & horseradish), gravy, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. I know it’s ambitious but Thanksgiving comes only once a year, right? :)


2 Sarah November 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Grace your family’s Thanksgiving menu sounds AMAZING! I think it’s going to be a delicious dinner with lots of good food smells circling your kitchen, and can’t wait to hear about how it all turns out. Also two pies! That sounds delicious! My family is making one pie (pecan) but if we had more people coming the more pies the better! :)


3 Mira November 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

What an easy and delicious herbed stuffing! I love the flavors! Pinning!


4 Sarah November 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Mira! Glad you like it!


5 Nagi@RecipeTinEats November 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

This is fabulous Sarah! It is such a classic! Do you think it would be ok to stuff inside Chicken or even as a roulade?


6 Sarah November 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Hi Nagi! I think this would be great to stuff inside chicken. I haven’t made roulade before, but I think it’ll work well as long as you use some extra broth in the stuffing to keep it moist and rolling-friendly.


7 Maggie November 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm

The stuffing looks great and the combination of spices are so flavorful! I never thought about using mushrooms but it sounds so delicious! I’m going to roast a chicken soon and this is perfect choice! :)


8 Sarah November 24, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Hi Maggie, glad you like it! I think this will go great with roast chicken. Can’t wait to see your roast chicken recipe!


9 Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong November 26, 2014 at 1:40 am

What a delicious herby stuffing! ! Love everything about this. . Delicious !


10 Sarah November 26, 2014 at 11:08 am

Thanks Arpita!


11 Joanne November 26, 2014 at 5:06 am

I kind of love that this is not only veg, but won’t clog my arteries. WIN/WIN.


12 Sarah November 26, 2014 at 11:07 am

Thanks Joanne! I like that about this stuffing too!


13 Zainab November 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Stuffing is my favorite of all things on the table!! This looks amazing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


14 Sarah November 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

Thanks Zainab! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


15 Amanda November 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!


16 Sarah November 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

Thanks Amanda! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


17 Nagi@RecipeTinEats November 27, 2014 at 2:20 am

Sarah! I sent this recipe to a friend of mine who literally just made it RIGHT NOW and took a taste test and said it was amazing!! I just got the text from her right now and had to tell you! She is an American-Australian so is celebrating Thanksgiving with her family right now and sent me a message. So I’m passing it on!


18 Sarah November 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

Thanks so much for letting me know Nagi! I’m so glad she likes likes it! Happy Thanksgiving!


19 Jess @ whatjessicabakednext.com November 30, 2014 at 7:41 am

This stuffing looks amazing, love the flavours you’ve added! So amazing! Hope you had a brilliant Thanksgiving!


20 Sarah November 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

Thanks Jess! I had a great Thanksgiving with my family with lots of cooking!


21 Rachel @ Bakerita November 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Stuffing is totally my favorite part of Thanksgiving, and I’m sad all our leftovers are gone! This recipe looks so so delicious, you have me totally craving it again.


22 Sarah December 1, 2014 at 12:14 am

Thanks Rachel! Stuffing and mashed potatoes are a draw when it comes to my Thanksgiving sides!


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