Butternut Stuffing

A healthful and delicious plant-based Butternut Stuffing recipe that the whole family will enjoy; the perfect comfort meal during the holiday season.

Photos by:  Abirami Gunasekaran @limelightpix

  • 10 min

  • 45 min

  • 55 min

    Total time
  • 8

  • Moderate

  • 14


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  • 2 cups butternut squash
  • 1 apple
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons pepper
  • 3 teaspoons sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • 8 ounce Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™ Plant-Based GroundBuy Now
  • ⅔ cup red onion, sliced
  • 3 cups crutons
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons parsley
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.


  • Step 1.

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line a tray with foil and drizzle half of olive oil to prevent sticking. Arrange the squash and drizzle with more olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes before adding the apples, sage, thyme, and a drizzle more olive oil. Allow squash and apples to cook without becoming completely mushy, about 20 to 30 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven when done and set aside.

  • Step 2.

    Heat oil over high heat. Add sliced onion. When translucent, add Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™, breaking apart into small chunks while allowing to sear, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 3.

    Heat oven to 375°F. Mix together butternut and apple, Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™, croutons, and golden raisins in a heat-proof serving dish. Pour apple cider vinegar over the mixture. Cover with foil, and bake for 7 minutes. Remove foil and let toast slightly for about 3 minutes.

  • Step 4.

    Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.

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