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Whole Wheat Bread Stuffing with Pecans

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Whole Wheat Bread Stuffing with Pecans
Photo courtesy the Wheat Foods Council

Make a healthier vegetarian stuffing by using whole wheat bread, as in this recipe. Chopped pecans add a bit of texture as well. Don't like pecans? Try hazelnuts!  Need it to be vegan? Use dairy-free margarine and omit the egg, adding a little extra moisture as needed. Scroll down for more light and healthy vegetarian stuffing recipes to try. No turkey needed!

This vegetarian whole wheat bread stuffing recipe and photo is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.

See also: More vegetarian stuffing recipes


  • 4 cups whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Bake bread cubes on a pan until golden, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in large skillet. Add onion, celery and green pepper and cook until tender, about 15 minutes, adding mushrooms for the last few minutes. Combine with bread in mixing bowl; add seasonings, raisins, pecans, vegetable broth and egg.

Stir well and pour in casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake covered for about 1 hour.

Makes 8 servings of vegetarian stuffing.

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 5 out of 5
whole wheat stuffing with ""sausage"", Guest zoono

Very good. This is very similar to the recipe I had when i was a child, but then I was not a vegetarian so enjoyed the sausage in the stuffing! However, now I use a package of Morningstar Farms sausage patties browned a bit before adding to the other ingredients. I also add another egg - from some local pet chickens! Who needs turkey when you have such good stuffing? Has anyone tried about a teaspoon of Bell's Seasoning also? It adds a little something more...

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