Holiday Stuffing and Gravy

The average person consumes a whopping 6,000 calories for Christmas dinner. That’s about 2 pounds worth of calories in a single meal. If you’re not keen to gain weight you will pledge to lose a week later, here are a couple of great recipes to try out this Christmas. They still have a terrific flavor, but far fewer calories.

These sides are a perfect complement to our Vegan Holiday Turkey Roast. Enjoy!


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1 package bread cubes (about 12 slices worth)
5 tablespoons vegan butter
½ onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced (less if preferred)
2 cups vegetable broth
tablespoon McKay's Chick'n seasoning (or alternative)
1 teaspoon sage
½ teaspoon thyme
cup vegan butter
cup flour
1 tablespoon McKay's beef seasoning (or alternative)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water
1 cup soy milk (plain)


  2. Melt the vegan butter in a pot on medium heat. Add onions, celery, and garlic to the pot and saute until the vegetables are tender and the onions are clear.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the vegetable broth, chicken seasoning, sage and thyme together. Pour this mixture into the pot and bring the entire mixture to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, add the bread cubes to the mixture and mix until they are all well coated.
  5. After that, turn off the burner and cover the mixture for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Fluff the stuffing with a fork and serve.
  7. GRAVY:
  8. Starting with a pan on medium-low heat, melt the vegan butter and add the flour while stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid clumps.
  9. Add one cup of water and one cup of soy milk and bring to a boil. Continue stirring the gravy constantly with the whisk.
  10. While waiting for the gravy to come to a boil, add in all of the dry ingredients and continue stirring.
  11. As the mixture heats it will start to thicken. Once it comes to a boil it should be the consistency of gravy. At this point discontinue heating and serve.

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Kylee Melo, RD

is a registered dietitian who enjoys running and vegan cooking. Be sure to check out her blog: Veganrunningdietitian

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