Easy vegan stuffing on a small white plate.

Simple Vegan Stuffing

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Holildays

This easy, healthy vegan stuffing recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday meals. Serve this delicious stuffing alongside favourites like mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce for a complete holiday feast.



  • 10 cups cubed whole-grain bread (white bread is fine too!)
  • 1 white or yellow onion, diced, approx. 2 cups
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced, approx. 1.5 cups
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped, approx. 2 cups
  • 2 tsp dried sage or 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chopped sage
  • 1 tsp ground thyme or 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 12 cups vegetable broth
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the cubed bread on 1 or 2 baking trays and toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes until lightly crispy and browned.
  3. Add the celery, onion, garlic and carrot and a pinch of salt and pepper to a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 tbsp vegetable broth or 1-2 tbsp vegan butter for cooking.  Saute for 7-8 minutes until softened and fragrant. 
  4. Stir in the dried herbs and cook for a few more minutes. Add more vegetable broth if the pan starts to dry out, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of pan as you do.
  5. Add the cubed bread and sauteed veggies to a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of vegetable broth. 
  6. Mix well then slowly start adding more broth until all the bread is moist but not soaked. I use about 1.5 cups broth. You may need a little more or less depending on the bread you use.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a large casserole dish. I used a shallow 12 x 9 inch glass dish. It can be a little smaller and deeper, that’s totally fine.
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top.
  9. Serve right away or store in the fridge up to 4 days. It can be reheated later if needed.

Keywords: best, healthy, oil-free, Thanksgiving, Christmas, simple, easy