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!


Yields10 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsDifficultyIntermediate

 

Ingredients

Stuffing
 1 package bread cubes (about 12 slices worth)
 5 tbsp vegan butter
 ½ onion, diced
 2 stalks celery, diced
 5 cloves garlic, minced (less if preferred)
 2 cups vegetable broth
 1 ½ tbsp McKay's Chicken Style Instant Broth & Seasoningor other chicken-like seasoning
 1 tsp sage
 ½ tsp thyme
GRAVY
  cup vegan butter
  cup flour
 1 tbsp McKay's Beef Style Instant Broth & Seasoningor other beef-like seasoning
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 1 cup water
 1 cup soy milk (plain)

Instructions

Stuffing
1

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.

2

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.

3

Once boiling, add the bread cubes to the mixture and mix until they are all well coated.

4

After that, turn off the burner and cover the mixture for 5-10 minutes.

5

Fluff the stuffing with a fork and serve.

Gravy
6

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.

7

Add one cup of water and one cup of soy milk and bring to a boil. Continue stirring the gravy constantly with the whisk.

8

While waiting for the gravy to come to a boil, add in all of the dry ingredients and continue stirring.

9

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup stuffing with ¼ cup gravy

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.9g6%
Saturated Fat 1.1g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 903mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 13.4g5%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 2.4g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Stuffing
 1 package bread cubes (about 12 slices worth)
 5 tbsp vegan butter
 ½ onion, diced
 2 stalks celery, diced
 5 cloves garlic, minced (less if preferred)
 2 cups vegetable broth
 1 ½ tbsp McKay's Chicken Style Instant Broth & Seasoningor other chicken-like seasoning
 1 tsp sage
 ½ tsp thyme
GRAVY
  cup vegan butter
  cup flour
 1 tbsp McKay's Beef Style Instant Broth & Seasoningor other beef-like seasoning
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 1 cup water
 1 cup soy milk (plain)

Directions

Stuffing
1

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.

2

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.

3

Once boiling, add the bread cubes to the mixture and mix until they are all well coated.

4

After that, turn off the burner and cover the mixture for 5-10 minutes.

5

Fluff the stuffing with a fork and serve.

Gravy
6

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.

7

Add one cup of water and one cup of soy milk and bring to a boil. Continue stirring the gravy constantly with the whisk.

8

While waiting for the gravy to come to a boil, add in all of the dry ingredients and continue stirring.

9

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.

Holiday Stuffing and Gravy
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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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