I made this recipe about 5 years ago. After trying expensive croutons from a gourmet cooking store, I decided I could make them myself! This vegan mushroom stuffing immediately became a family (and friends) favorite. You can eliminate the mushrooms if you don't like them. You can make the homemade croutons days before and store them in zip-top bags or plastic containers, which makes the stuffing a whole lot easier. Try it for Thanksgiving!


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30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
8 hrs
10 hrs
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Spread cubed bread on a baking sheet. Cover with a paper towel and let sit at room temperature until slightly stale, at least 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Toss stale bread cubes with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, oregano, parsley, garlic salt, and white pepper. Spread evenly on the baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Stir and continue baking until crispy, about 20 minutes more, checking frequently. Remove from the oven and set homemade croutons aside.

  • Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large baking pan.

  • Heat margarine in a large pan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth and white pepper and simmer for 3 minutes more. Add homemade croutons and stir, transferring mixture to a large bowl if necessary. Pour stuffing mixture into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the hot oven, uncovered, for about 40 minutes.

Feel free to use your favorite dried herbs or 1/2 cup of your favorite fresh herbs.

I like to use natural, organic, unsalted broth from the soup aisle.

You can use butter in place of olive oil and margarine and chicken stock in place of vegetable stock, if you are ok with a vegetarian (but not vegan) stuffing.

If you prefer a soggy stuffing, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil before baking.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 9.4g; sodium 572.7mg. Full Nutrition