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Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey with Stuffing

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Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey with Stuffing

Homemade tofu turkey

This Thanksgiving, try making your own homemade tofu turkey, complete with vegetarian stuffing inside. There's 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!

See also: 8 Vegetarian Turkey Substitutes to Try
How to Cook with Tofu


  • 5 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped sage
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth powder
  • 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • approximately 2 cups prepared vegetarian stuffing, any kind


Working in batches as needed, process the tofu in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

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

Line a colander with cheesecloth or a thin towel. Place the tofu in the colander, and layer of cheesecloth or a thin towel on top. Place a weight on top of the towel to gently press the tofu. Place on a plate or towel and chill for at least 3 hours.

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.

Gently pat your stuffing into the "well", then gently press the extra tofu on top.

Carefully invert your tofu turkey onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, red wine, Dijon mustard and soy sauce, and baste or brush the tofu generously.

Bake for about 90 minutes at 350 degrees, basting again every 15 minutes. Serve your tofu turkey with vegetarian gravy and a side of vegetarian stuffing.

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hell to the no, Guest ccgoodlife

I agree with the savory jello comment. I followed everything the recipe suggested. It looked great going in, but after a while...boom, appears Half Dome. Never again. Great for a science project, horrible for the holidays.

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