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vegan stuffing in a casserole dish, sitting on a yellow and white table runner with mini pumpkins nearby.

Vegan Stuffing with Sourdough Bread

Kate Shungu
There are no eggs to be found in this simple-to-make stuffing. The assortment of herbs and fennel seed punches up the flavor and complements the sourdough bread nicely.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 lb loaf sourdough bread
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted vegan butter OR olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped (or substitute ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cups low-sodium vegetable stock


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes (does not have to be perfect—rustic is good!). Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the bread cubes are dry to the touch. You can do this up to 2 days ahead.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the celery is soft and the onion is translucent, about 4–5 minutes. Stir in the thyme, fennel seeds, rosemary, and salt.
  • Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter. Place the dried bread cubes in a large bowl. Add the onion and celery mixture, and pour the stock over the top. Toss gently to combine (I use my hands).
  • Pour the bread mixture into the greased baking dish. Bake for 35–40 minutes, or until the top is toasted. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve immediately.


Earth Balance makes a great tasting vegan butter. You can also use olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil instead of the vegan butter. 


Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 585mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 366IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dressing, stuffing, Thanksgiving
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