1 package of vegan stuffing cubes, seasoned or not
1 package dry vegetable soup mix (check ingredients)
water per directions on the stuffing mix package
oil/ margarine per directions on the stuffing mix package (optional)
This is my quick, vegan take on a stove top stuffing type substance.
Many of us grew up with the stuff, and I haven't been able to find a vegan flavor of any stuffing mix that includes all the flavorings necessary to make a good stuffing.
For all the vegan packaged stuffing, you have to chop and sauté a bunch of veggies to make it actually taste like stuffing.
While this isn't as tasty as something you'd put on your Thanksgiving table, it works great as a quick, cheap, satisfying side dish.
The soup mix should be the kind with little bits of dried peas and carrots and whatnot in it.
Mix the water, oil, and the soup package together and simmer for a minute or two to rehydrate the veggies.
Stir in the vegan bread cubes. Let it rest with the lid on for at least a few minutes, but its better if you let it rest for longer while finishing up the rest of the meal.
The water can be kind of a problem. It will vary from brand to brand, and will probably be more than the amount listed on the package because water would be released from the vegetables when they are sautéed.
The first time you make it, add the amount on the package or a little more, then after you stir the stuffing, if its too dry sprinkle hot water over the stuffing and keep the flame low to steam things up a bit.