Vegan Stuffing: A Basic & Versatile Side Dish


We actually have quite a few dairy-free stuffing recipes posted. But this simple vegan stuffing recipe is a staple that can be “dressed-up” however you like. That’s why it starts in our Classic Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Menu. You can use French bread, whole grain bread, cornbread or sourdough. For a special touch, you can add dried cranberries or fresh herbs. Or you can just enjoy it as is for a beloved side dish.

Vegan Stuffing Recipe - A basic, versatile side dish for Thanksgiving and beyond

Special Diet Notes: Basic Vegan Stuffing

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Optionally soy-free.

Basic Vegan Stuffing
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This simple recipe can be dressed up or enjoyed as is.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (1-pound) dairy-free bread loaf, cut into small cubes (gluten-free, if needed)
  • ¾ cup dairy-free buttery spread or sticks
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  1. Air-dry the bread pieces for at least two hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a casserole dish.
  3. Melt the buttery spread in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the bread chunks until evenly coated with the buttery mixture. Add the broth and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to your prepared casserole dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Key Pantry Supplies: Basic Vegan Stuffing

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Christine Klatt on

    An ordinary loaf of bread is not soy-free. Soy-free bread is available, but I live in the woods and I’d have to drive an hour one-way. You can make your own bread, though. That works.

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