Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing

This Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing is just the thing you need for your holiday table, Sunday night dinner, or comfort food plant-based meal. Based on whole plants, including fresh cranberries, apples, leeks, pecans and a rustic whole grain bread, it’s easy to put together.   You can also use leftover stale whole grain bread in this recipe as a way to cut down on food waste. It’s especially great with a savory sauce, such as this plant-based mushroom sauce that goes along with my lentil patties. And this stuffing is 100% plant-based (vegan).

Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing

Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing

Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing

Follow along with me as I make this recipe at Plant Power Live.

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Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing


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4.6 from 7 reviews

  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Total Time: 1 hour 8 min
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

This easy, healthy vegan Cranberry Apple Leek Whole Grain Stuffing is the perfect side dish for holiday meals, family dinners, and comfort food meals.


Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (14 ounces) rustic, whole grain bread, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small leek, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red apple, with peel, diced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon herbal seasoning mix (i.e., Italian, Mrs. Dash, etc)
  • Salt and black pepper, as desired (optional)
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place cubed bread on a baking dish and place in oven, baking for 15 minutes. Remove and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan and sauté leek, celery, clove, apple, and cranberries for 8 minutes. Add sage, pecans, seasoning, salt and pepper (if desired), and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add vegetable-cranberry mixture to the dish with bread crumbs. Toss together. Add enough broth to moisten the mixture, and mix well.
  5. Pour stuffing mixture into a large casserole or baking dish and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

I’m showing you how to make my cranberry apple leek whole grain stuffing today at Plant Power Live

Posted by Sharon Palmer: The Plant-Powered Dietitian on Friday, November 16, 2018

Notes

Serve with a savory sauce, such as this mushroom sauce.

Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 8 min
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 217
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 65 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Keywords: stuffing, cranberry, apple, thanksgiving

Find other plant-based side dish recipes for the holiday season:

Oat Cranberry Pilaf with Pistachios
Broccoli Walnut Au Gratin
Balsamic Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Farro
Mashed Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots with Basil, Garlic, and Olive Oil

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