Traditional Vegetarian Thanksgiving Stuffing/Dressing

Vegetarian Herbed Stuffing/Dressing

  • Author: Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This traditional version of Thanksgiving stuffing – or dressing – will satisfy all appetites during your feast; vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will scarf down this dressing!



  • 1 large loaf of Italian bread
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Approximately 2 cups vegetable broth (chicken broth is OK too if you’re not vegetarian)


  1. Grease 9×13 pan with butter. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Tear bread into bite sized pieces and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery. Cook 4-7 minutes, until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, set aside, and stir in freshly chopped herbs.
  3. Mix onion mixture and bread together. Add beaten eggs and stir until combined. Stir broth into mixture in increments of 1/2 cup – you want to pour enough in so the mix is soft, but not mushy. We use approximately 2 cups, but do use your judgement as well.
  4. Add mixture to greased pan and cover with foil. Cook for 20 minutes covered and then remove the foil. Cook for an additional 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy on top. The edges will also begin to pull away from the pan. If it isn’t crisping to your liking, broil for 3-5 minutes.

  • Category: Side Dish
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