Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey With Stuffing

Homemade vegetarian tofu turkey

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  • Total: 110 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
442 Calories
46g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8-10 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 442
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 169mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Thanksgiving, try making your own homemade tofu turkey, complete with vegetarian stuffing inside. There are a few different steps involved, though the process is very simple. A homemade tofu turkey will be the pride and joy of your vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving celebration!

Serve your homemade tofu turkey with vegetarian gravy and a side of vegetarian stuffing.


  • 5 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu (well pressed)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh sage (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable broth powder
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups prepared vegetarian stuffing

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for vegetarian tofu turkey
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  2. Working in batches as needed, process the tofu in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

    Place tofu in blender
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  3. Add the tofu to a large mixing bowl, and stir in the sage, thyme, rosemary, vegetable broth powder and poultry seasoning, stirring well to combine.

    Add the tofu to a large mixing bowl
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  4. Line a colander with cheesecloth or a thin towel.

    Line a colander with cheesecloth
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  5. Place the tofu in the colander and a layer of cheesecloth or a thin towel on top. Place a weight on top of the towel to gently press the tofu.

    Put tofu on cloth
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  6. Place on a plate or towel and chill for at least 3 hours.

    Put lid on tofu
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  7. Once the tofu is chilled and firm, scoop out the tofu in the middle, creating a hole or a well, and leaving about 1 1/2 inches of a tofu "shell" in the colander.

    Scoop out middle of tofu
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  8. Gently pat your stuffing into the "well," then gently press the extra tofu on top.

    Gently pat stuffing into well
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  9. Carefully invert your tofu turkey onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

    Put your tofu turkey onto a baking sheet
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  10. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, red wine, Dijon mustard and soy sauce.

    Whisk together red wine vinegar
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  11. Generously baste or brush the mixture on tofu.

    Generously baste tofu
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  12. Bake for about 90 minutes at 350 F, basting again every 15 minutes.

    Bake tofu
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  13. Serve and enjoy!