A traditional stuffing contains butter and some kind of broth — usually chicken or turkey. So unless specified otherwise, you should always assume that a homemade stuffing is not vegan-friendly.
But can boxed stuffing be free from animal-derived ingredients? Not always, but if you know where to look, there are definitely some vegan stuffing brands in your grocery store!
This list contains vegan boxed stuffing brands, meaning the package contains many of the ingredients you’ll need, and if you have to add any of your own ingredients, it’ll be just a few fresh things, like vegetables, vegetable broth, or vegan butter. This list won’t contain vegan stuffing seasoning mix, which is just the spices that you can add to a homemade stuffing.
These stuffing brands were plant-based when I wrote this post, but always be on the lookout for a change in ingredients. I’ll be sure to update any changes that I see, but manufacturers can change the ingredients at any time, so scan the ingredients list before buying!
Vegan Stuffing Brands List
365 Everyday Value
If you want a healthier boxed stuffing option made specifically for vegans, pick up a bag of 365 Everyday Value Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix at Whole Foods!
Every ingredient in this stuffing is organic, and this brand has fewer calories and a much cleaner label than many other name brands. This Vegan Whole Foods Stuffing also has a recipe on the back that is plant-based — no need to substitute!
Where to Buy: You can buy 365 Everyday Value products exclusively at Whole Foods.
365 Everyday Value Vegan Stuffing Mix:
- Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix
365 Everyday Value Stuffing mix that is not guaranteed vegan:
- Organic Traditional Stuffing Mix with Chicken Flavor
- Organic Cranberry Stuffing Mix with Chicken Flavor
Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffing mix packages are not certified vegan, but the ingredient lists do not show any animal-derived ingredients, and the manufacturer on their Amazon shop said that there are no animal ingredients. Just avoid the cornbread seasoned stuffing, which has “enzymes” listed as an ingredient, which may or may not be vegan.
Because it is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar, you don’t have to worry about this product being processed with bone char. Be sure to use plant-based butter and use vegetable broth or water instead of chicken broth!
Where to Buy: You can buy Mrs. Cubbison’s products at select grocery stores including Walmart, Target, and Safeway. You can also buy them online on Amazon!
Mrs. Cubbison’s Vegan Stuffing:
- Traditional Seasoned Stuffing
- Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing
Not guaranteed vegan:
- Corn Bread Seasoned Stuffing Mix
Arrowhead Mills stuffing is another healthier option because of its cleaner label (no weird chemicals, preservatives, or dyes). There are no animal-derived ingredients in the package and because the sugar is organic, it is not processed with bone char.
When you substitute vegetable broth instead of chicken broth when making this vegan stuffing mix, you can make a completely plant-based side dish perfect for Thanksgiving!
Where to Buy: You can buy Arrowhead Mills stuffing at select grocery stores including Walmart and Publix. You can also order it online on Amazon!
Arrowhead Mills Vegan Stuffing Mix:
- Organic Savory Herb Stuffing
Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix varieties are all plant-based, but they cannot be guaranteed vegan because they contain non-organic sugar. But these are easy-t0-find stuffing packages that are perfect for someone following a plant-based diet.
You will obviously need to veganize the instructions on the back of the box so that the stuffing will be vegan friendly, but they are common sense swaps. Instead of butter, use vegan butter. And instead of chicken broth, use vegetable broth!
Where to Buy: You can buy Pepperidge Farm plant-based stuffing products at most major grocery stores, including Walmart, Publix, and Kroger. If you’re looking for a specific variety, be sure to check out their product locator.
Pepperidge Farm Plant-Based Stuffing Mix:
- Herb Seasoned Classic Stuffing *
- Corn Bread Classic Stuffing *
- Country Style Cubed Stuffing *
- Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing *
- Sage & Onion Cubed Stuffing *
Non-Vegan Stuffing Mix Brands
Here are some popular stuffing mix brands that can be ruled out because they contain one or more animal products:
- Stove Top stuffing mix is not vegan because they contain any of the following: chicken, turkey, turkey broth, or chicken broth.
Trader Joe’s stuffing mix is not vegan because both varieties contain chicken fat and chicken broth.
Three Bakers stuffing mix is not vegan because it contains honey, chicken stock, and egg whites.
If there is a brand of boxed stuffing you want me to review and add to this list, let me know in the comments below!
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