vegetarian mushroom bacon stuffing

Vegetarian with bacon? We forgot to buy the bacon. Didn't miss it.


3 c chopped celery
1 medium to large onion, chopped
1 large leek, chopped (maybe 3 cups?)
3 T olive oil
more plus spices
1 lb white/portabello mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 T dried sage leaves
2 t dried thyme
1 t salt
3/4 t ground black pepper
2 1/2 c vegetable broth, heated (1 c canned vegetarian, 1 1/2 c from concentrate)
8 oz whole wheat stuffing pieces
8 oz ordinary stuffing pieces
2 large eggs
1 1/2 t baking powder


  1. Since there is no bacon fat to sauté the veggies, try the olive oil alternative. Soften those celery bits (about 10 minutes).
  2. Then add in the mushrooms and spices and continue another 10 minutes or so until they are tender.
  3. Mix this stuff into the bread cubes in a large pan.
  4. Mix in the broth until evenly wetted down.
  5. Beat the eggs and baking powder and stir them in well. Add some more broth if the stuffing seems a bit dry.
  6. Dump into a buttered/cooking sprayed/otherwise greased large rectangular pan and bake in preheated oven about 1 hour until cooked through and golden brown on top.


  1. Apparently this comes from Bon Appetit November 1995. With some slight modifications other than forgetting to bring home the bacon.[!]
  2. Choose your baking pan wisely since there is a good chance the oven will already be a bit crowded by the presence of a large turkey, and they have to spend quality time together in there.
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