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Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing


½ loaf of day old whole wheat bread

2 cups cooked rice

2 cups vegetable stock

1/4 cup sage

1/4 cup poultry seasoning

1/2 cup pine nuts

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

5 green onions, chopped

The Evening Before

  • Cook your rice and set aside.
  • Tear your bread into small chunks, roughly the size of croutons.
  • Add your sage, poultry seasoning and celery to the ripped bread and combine.
  • Add rice and mix well. Allow this mixture to sit overnight.

Day of your Feast

  •  Toast your pine nuts on a skillet and set aside.
  • To your bread and rice mixture add pine nuts, onions and mushrooms. Slowly mix 1 and 1/2 cups of vegetable stock into the stuffing, mixing well to evenly distribute the liquid.
  • Place the stuffing in an deep baking dish and evenly distribute the remaining vegetable stock over the top.
  • Cover and bake at 350-400 degrees F  for 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Vegan Sage & Potato Gratin

2 tbsp Sage Leaves

Large pinch of salt

½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

3 lbs Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 cups shredded Daiya, cheddar flavour

1 cup vegan cream or ¾ cup cashew cream

1 cup vegetable stock

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix sage, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Layer 1/3 of the potatoes and ½ of the onion in a lightly greased 13 x 9-in baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tsp of the sage mixture and 1/3 of the shredded Daiya. Repeat layers. Top with remaining potatoes, sage mixture and Shreds.
  • Stir stock and vegan cream in a medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Pour evenly over potatoes.
  • Bake 45 mins to 1 hour or until potatoes are tender and top is golden.

How to Use Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast (or nooch) is one of the only non-animal sources of vitamin B-12. It only takes 1/2-1 tbsp of nutritional yeast to get the daily requirement. Nutritional yeast is also a great source of iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, 18 amino acids, protein and other vitamins.

Pop Corn

Sprinkle the nooch along with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt for a cheesy touch. Add other spices, such as garlic powder, thyme or paprika for an even greater party in your mouth.


Skip cheese and sprinkle a light layer of nutritional yeast onto your pizza. If you top a pizza with diverse textures and flavors, such as roasted vegetables, fragrant herbs and nutritional yeast, the cheese component is unnecessary.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

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Kale Chips

Nutritional yeast takes kale chips to a whole new level. Do it…. DO ITTTTTTT


You don’t miss parmesan because you’ve got nutritional yeast on top of your warm pasta!!!

Mashed Potatoes

Stir nooch into mashed potatoes, not only saving calories by nixing cheese but also cutting down on the sodium. Indeed, mashed potatoes can be healthy.

Bean Dip

Emily Malone of the blog Daily Garnish makes a fabulous bean dip using nutritional yeast. If serving this at a party, no one would even be able to tell its vegan.

Onion Rings

Nutritional yeast has been showing up in onion ring recipes, and for good reason. It helps to increase the nutritional benefit of onion ring batter and adds an edge to each bite. Make the baked fat-free onion rings featured on vegan blog My Whole Deal.

French Fries

Want some added nutrition, crisp, and kick to a homemade version of baked French fries? Drizzle olive oil over cut root vegetables and then toss them in a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast.

Creamy Cooked Greens

Replace cream and cheese with a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast and then watch as the bare spinach suddenly becomes decadently creamy and bold in flavor.