traditional bread & sausage stuffing

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Out of the three vegan stuffings I made in the recipe below, this traditional bread and sausage stuffing is most similar to what you might remember eating as a kid. It’s got those soft but crunchy bread cubes and lots of seasonal flavors. I also threw in vegan sausage bits so any omnis at the table get that meaty component they love!

This recipe is full of gluten, so if you want a gluten-free option check out my video for vegan stuffing 3 ways for a couple of other versions. Or you can use another brand of vegan sausage that’s gluten-free friendly.

Be sure to whip up the best vegan gravy to go along with your stuffing!

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traditional bread and sausage stuffing

There’s no turkey required to make this traditional holiday stuffing with vegan sausage and bread, and I guarantee you’ll still be stuffed!

Course Side Dish
Keyword stuffing, thanksgiving, vegan stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Lauren Toyota


for the base

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 C finely chopped leek
  • 3/4 C finely chopped celery
  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped sage
  • 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/3 C finely chopped parsley

sausage & bread stuffing

  • 3 vegan apple sage sausages (or your choice of flavor)
  • 4 C cubed multigrain bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Chop up the vegan sausages into small pieces and toss with bread in olive oil, thyme, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Bake on a baking sheet for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F. Flip and toss half way through baking time.

  2. This makes the bread crunchy which I like. If you want soft bread, you could cook the sausage in the pan with the base ingredients (see below for instructions) and add in the cubed bread near the end along with the parsley and cranberries so it can absorb some of the liquid in the pan.

  3. If you’re baking the sausage and bread, while that’s baking you can heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté leek, celery, and shallots for 4 minutes until soft. Add in garlic, sage, rosemary, nutmeg, sea salt, and ground black pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. You may need to reduce the heat to medium-low so you don’t burn the garlic.

  4. Add in low-sodium vegetable stock and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add in dried cranberries and parsley, and cook for another 2 minutes. Mix this into the bread and sausage component right out of the oven and serve warm.

  5. You can also prepare the stuffing in advance of your dinner and reheat it in the oven covered in foil prior to serving.

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9 thoughts on “traditional bread & sausage stuffing”

  1. Just for clarification… Do you add the baked bread/sausage to the wet ingredients after everything is cooked?

    1. Just watched the video… I think that clarified it for me. Can’t wait to try this! Having a friendsgiving tonight 🙂

    2. ya sorry about that. I must have missed the once sentence about mixing them together since it shows it in the video! Sorry. But glad you figured it out.

  2. Christina is right. This isn’t clear a the end. Once the wet and dry are both cooked …. You mix them and it’s done ? Or do you bake it a bit ?

  3. Phx Wife (PhxWife)

    Mine is almost identical. Try adding your favorite wild rice blend, pecans, and real apple chunks too – SO GOOD, it is a meal in itself.

  4. I made this with the Beyond Sausage. It was fabulous!!!! In fact…we ate it all up and I have to make more tomorrow

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