No holiday meal would be complete without a veggie turkey. Try these tasty turkey-friendly alternatives this holiday season for a meal that everyone can celebrate:

  • Gardein: There are many holiday centerpiece options available from Gardein. It has seasonal items as well as year-round favorites . Gardein is available at select health food stores and Whole Foods Markets nationwide. 
  • Tofurky Roast: This roast comes stuffed with a savory herb dressing and is available as just the roast or as part of an entire feast—with gravy, dumplings, wild rice stuffing, and “wishstix”—for a complete holiday meal.
  • Celebration Roast: This is an artisan-made vegan grain meat with a sausage-style stuffing made from butternut squash, apples, and mushrooms. Available at select Whole Foods Markets.
  • Veggie Turkey Breast With Wild-Rice-and-Cranberry Stuffing: This delicious vegan turkey breast is stuffed with wild-rice-and-cranberry stuffing and is available at Whole Foods.

Not sure how to prepare the faux turkey? Our chefs put together a few tips for dressing the already-tasty veggie turkeys:

  • Always follow the package directions for cooking.
  • For wheat- and soy-based veggie turkeys, try basting them in vegetable broth while they’re cooking.
  • Spice up your roast by coating it in a rub. First, cover the veggie turkey in melted margarine. Then sprinkle it with Cajun seasoning and cook it according to the package directions.
  • For a traditional take on faux turkey, coat the roast in olive oil or melted margarine and then spread on our Veggie Turkey Seasoning before cooking:

1 1/2 tsp. poultry-seasoning herbs 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. dried thyme Pinch of salt and pepper

  • Try our Southwestern Glaze for a spicy-sweet twist on your holiday meal. Cook the veggie turkey according to the package directions, but baste it with the glaze during the last 45 minutes of cooking time:

2 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. allspice 1/4 tsp. cumin Sea salt, to taste Cayenne pepper, to taste 2 Tbsp. agave nectar or maple syrup 1 Tbsp. water

  • Deep-frying a veggie turkey is a good way to make sure that it’s moist and flavorful. Try our Deep-Fried Tofurky recipe.
  • Try basting the roast with your favorite store-brought glaze during the last 30 to 45 minutes of cooking time.
  • Be sure to serve your veggie turkey with one of our delicious gravies.

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