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Vegetarian Holiday Stuffing

This is my favorite Vegetarian Holiday Stuffing that I’ve been perfecting for many years.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffing, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Debi


  • 1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup olive oil divided use
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 2/3 cup canned water chestnuts quartered
  • 1 cup shelled chestnuts cut in half
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • 3 cups broth
  • 1 (12 ounce) box Mrs. Cubbisons Seasoned Dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, swirling to coat pan. Add chopped onion and salt and sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 20 minutes. If onions start to cook too quickly, add about ¼ cup water to slow the cooking and allow carmalization. Remove onions from pan to a large bowl, and set aside.
  3. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in the same pan and add in the mushrooms. Sauté mushrooms until they release all of their water and start to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove mushrooms and either place in the large bowl with the cooked onions, or place the cooked mushrooms in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, adding finely chopped mushrooms to the bowl after chopping. Stir water chestnuts and chestnuts into the bowl with the veggies.
  4. In the same pan, melt butter, adding ¼ cup olive oil, and once butter is melted, stir in broth. Heat broth to a low a low boil, and remove from heat. Stir dressing into broth, and mix moist dressing into the bowl with the veggies. Taste dressing for moisture and seasoning. If the dressing seems a bit dry (remember, the dressing will dry out a bit in the oven), add in more broth, mixing to combine. Spoon dressing into large oven-proof casserole dish, and bake for 30-45 minutes, until heated through.
  5. Serve hot, garnishing with chopped chives, green onions, or fresh thyme leaves if desired.

Recipe Notes

Dressing can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to use. If you’re putting cold dressing in the oven, you may need additional baking time to heat through.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Holiday Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Vitamin C 12.9mg16%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.