Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey With Stuffing

Vegetarian Tofu Turkey


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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

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Working in batches as needed, process the tofu in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
Tofu in blender
  • 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
  • Line a colander with cheesecloth or a thin towel.
Line a colander with cheesecloth
  • 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
  • Place on a plate or towel and chill for at least 3 hours.
Put lid on tofu
  • 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.
Tofu turkey
  • Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, red wine, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce.
Whisk together
  • Generously baste or brush the mixture on tofu.
Generously baste tofu
  • Bake for about 90 minutes at 350 F, basting again every 15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Total:110 mins
  • Prep:20 mins
  • Cook:90 mins
  • Yield:1 tofu turkey (8 to 10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

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