Main Dishes

Easy Vegan Stuffing with Cranberries

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

2 hours

Yield

6-8

Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas will be soon to follow. Holiday dinners are one of my favourite things. I love bonding with family and friends over delicious food. I also love sharing amazing vegan recipes like this one with people who can’t believe how good vegan food can taste. Many meat-eaters are used to sausage or something similar in their stuffing recipe, but with this easy vegan stuffing, you won’t need any meat to impress them.

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Just like the real thing, this vegan stuffing is super fragrant and loaded with flavour. Stuffing is often people’s highlight of a holiday dinner and this one pairs great with a roast. If you’re looking for a vegan roast too, you should check out this Festive Nut Roast recipe I created last holiday season. I love to top this vegan stuffing recipe with gravy and mash, like these Caramelized Onion & Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes.

If you’re looking for more holiday dinner inspiration, here are some additional recipes that you can wow your guests with:

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Cranberries make this vegan stuffing

Cranberries are such an amazing berry for the holidays. Nothing seems more festive than these bad boys and they add so much flavour in this easy stuffing recipe along with the sage, thyme, and other herbs. For this recipe, I used Patience Fruit & Co’s frozen cranberries. Cranberries freeze extremely well, and Patience Fruit & Co practices organic farming, meaning these are the best of the best, and you can feel good about what you’re eating.

Patience takes such pride in the berries they produce, and they’re local to Canada. They seriously are so dedicated to their products and their community that I literally sent them a DM today and they took a while to get back because they were out planting trees with kids from elementary school.

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

For this vegan stuffing, the cranberries add a lovely pop of tart flavour and are really great for balancing the salty earthy flavours in this recipe. I use stale bread for this recipe because I find that it works best and it’s a way to get rid of food you normally wouldn’t eat and has gone stale. You can also get rid of excess herbs and vegetables from thanksgiving meal prep by tossing it into this stuffing recipe.

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

Vegan stuffing with cranberries

This recipe is very versatile. Everyone has their own stuffing recipe and no two stuffings are the same, so it’s okay to make it your own. Isn’t that one of the most beautiful things about cooking? You can switch things out, add things in, and truly make a recipe that originated as mine, your own.

Serve this at the table and you’ll be sure to shock your guests at how good it smells and how beautiful it is. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and eat it all up.

Happy holidays and enjoy!

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Easy Vegan Stuffing with Cranberries

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

This super easy vegan stuffing with frozen cranberries is loaded with flavour that will please even the meat-eaters at your holiday table.


Ingredients

Around 7-8 cups day-old bread – country style is preferred

3 vegan sausages, crumbled

4 tbsp. vegan butter

1 large white onion, finely minced

3 medium-sized celery stalks, finely minced

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 heaping cup Patience Fruit and Co. fresh cranberries

Egg replacement – for 2 eggs, 2 eggs also works fine if you’re not vegan

3 cups vegetable stock or 3 tbsp vegetable stock paste and 3 cups water, well combined

2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary

season to taste

 


Instructions

Preheat oven to 300°F.  Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet, lightly drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake, tossing occasionally until completely dried out and crispy, this may take up to 45 minutes. Once cooked, let cool on the baking sheet, then transfer to a very large bowl.

While your bread crisps up, heat a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Using your hands break apart your sausage into crumbled pieces, place into pot and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula, until browned, 8–10 minutes. Once your sausage is hot throughout transfer to bowl with bread but do not stir.

In the same skillet or pan heat your vegan butter on medium-high heat. Cook onions, celery and garlic, stirring often to avoid burning while scraping browned bits off bottom of pan.  Transfer the mixture to the bread and sausage bowl, let cool.

Combine cranberries, vegan egg, vegetable broth, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add to the bread and sausage mixture and fold gently until thoroughly combined.

Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Transfer mixture to a prepared dish (13x9x2″), cover with foil and bake for 40–45 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake top is browned and crisped around 30-45 minutes.

Serve with Thanksgiving Dinner or Sunday Roast!


Notes

Stuffing can be prepared ahead of time but not baked.  Refrigerate overnight and cook as instructed in the last step of the instructions.

Jenalee Anderson

Just made this for vegan thanksgiving and it totally stole the show!
I didn’t have any egg replacer so left it out and it didn’t negatively impact the dish at all.
SO savoury and the cranberries make it pop.
Was in a hurry so finished it off on broil for the crisp.

Yes girl, yes! This amazing, thanks so much for the love! xx Glad you love it as much as we do xx

The perfect addition to a veggie friendly family dinner! It was a hit with the whole family, meat eaters and all. Good thing there was enough for left overs 😉 Easy to follow and super yummy, what more could you ask for! Thanks Maria!

So glad to hear this was a hit with all, Tea! Easy and super yummy is so important to us! Thanks for the love!

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