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Walnut-Apple Stuffing

Apple walnut stuffing

If your Thanksgiving company includes eaters of mixed persuasions, vegetarians and vegan guests won’t want to eat stuffing that’s been cooked in the bird. Of course, you need not wait for special occasions to make this. Everyone loves stuffing! Of course, you can use a gluten-free bread if need be. The sweet apple and red onion contrast nicely with the herbal notes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Walnut-Apple Stuffing recipe

Walnut-Apple Stuffing

Everyone loves stuffing! The sweet apple and red onion contrast nicely with the herbal notes. Of course, you can use a gluten-free bread if need be.
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Course: Thanksgiving / Holiday
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 2 crisp red apples diced
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 6 large slices whole grain bread cut into 3/4-inch or so pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Fresh rosemary leaves thinly sliced sage, and/or fresh thyme, to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the red onion and sauté over medium heat until golden. Add the apple and sauté for 5 minutes longer or until slightly softened.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes with the onion and apple mixture. Add all the remaining ingredients except the broth and salt and pepper, and stir together.
  • Drizzle in the broth slowly, stirring at the same time to moisten the ingredients evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the mixture to an oiled shallow 1 1/2-quart baking pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until browned and still slightly moist. Stir gently about midway through the baking time. Serve at once.


Nutrition information
Per serving: Calories: 218;  Total fat: 8g;  Protein: 5g;  Carbs: 32g; Sodium: 426mg

Walnut Apple Stuffing

Vegan Apple walnut stuffing

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    November 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

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    November 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    A friend made this for a pre-thanksgiving party and, even though I am NOT a stuffing person, I gave it a try. Oh. My. Heavens. I seriously had several helpings and polished it off at the end of the night. Totally making this for future holiday dinners/potlucks/brunches.

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    November 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    KD, so glad you enjoyed this. Especially if it gets a bit browned and crusty along the bottom and edges, it is rather addictive …

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