Breadless Thanksgiving Stuffing That Works For Meal Prep (Vegan, GF)

When I asked my Instagram audience which Thanksgiving dish they looked forward to most, stuffing won by a landslide.

And I get it.

Traditional Thanksgiving stuffing is basically warm bread salad.

Who doesn’t love a salad made of bread?!

Actually… I don’t. Even though it’s delicious, the Thanksgiving spread is usually laden with carbs. Just carbs on carbs on carbs.

I always crave more veggies (that aren’t Brussel¬†sprouts) on turkey day.

So this year, I made it my mission to create a breadless Thanksgiving stuffing.

The goal was to create something that had the same flavor and similar texture of stuffing, without the bread. While it will not be as fluffy as normal stuffing, it still does the trick.

Sure, if you’re gluten-free, you can simply use gluten-free bread. But what if you don’t want any bread at all? Those recipes were hard to come by, so I hope my breadless stuffing recipe fills the gap a little bit.

This recipe calls for riced cauliflower.

Ricing cauliflower is super easy. Simple chop your raw cauliflower into pieces small enough to fit into a food processor and process until it’s in rice form. Takes about a minute. If you have extra, riced cauliflower is very freezable and works great in so many other meals!

My breadless stuffing has a nice balance of sweet and savory thanks to the agave and veggie broth, but if you want your stuffing even sweeter, I’d throw in some cranberries while cooking the mixture on the stove.

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s not ONLY appropriate on Thanksgiving! You can totally use it in normal meal preps paired with a protein like chicken, fish, beef or tofu.

I’m not sure a traditional stuffing is as appropriate for an everyday meal prep in my opinion.

If you’re making this meal on Thanksgiving, make sure to double the recipe if you’re hosting a large group of people. Keep the recipe the same if you’re using it for meal prep.

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Breadless Stuffing For Thanksgiving Or Meal Prep (Vegan, GF)
This breadless stuffing is a perfect substitute for regular stuffing on Thanksgiving if you're trying to get more veggies on the table (without sacrificing taste, of course). It's made with traditional stuffing ingredients but uses riced cauliflower instead of bread cubes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Passive Time 20 mins
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Passive Time 20 mins
  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. After a minute, add the onions and garlic. Let cook for about 3 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently until sweet potatoes start to get softer.
  3. Add the mushroom, apple and celery followed by the veggie broth, agave and a little more salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer and let cook for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the riced cauliflower and stir until the mixture is fully combined. Cook for about 3-5 mins.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish (think 9x13) and spread it evenly. Place in the oven for 20 mins.
  6. Serve immediately OR let cool and divide into even portions into meal prep containers. Let cool before placing in the fridge.
  7. *Double this recipe if making for a Thanksgiving meal
Recipe Notes

This recipe can be stored in the fridge in airtight containers for up to four days. It can be frozen for up to three months. For reheating, I suggest the stove or microwave. Oven could work too!

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