You never had vegetarian stuffing like this before! Made from 100% real ingredients, this vegetarian rye bread, onion and apple stuffing will be a guaranteed hit at your Thanksgiving table.
Cubed rye bread, chopped onion and apple chunks are cooked on the stove top with herbs and butter to make a delicious holiday dish.
The flavors are perfect to go alongside all your other delicious harvest sides, so make sure to put this on your menu ASAP!
Before I celebrated my second Christmas with Brani, I really had no idea what stuffing was.
I mean, I had seen the boxes of stuffing mix at the supermarket before. So I was pretty convinced it was the arch-enemy or something like that ?
We only ever had an entire roast turkey once for Christmas when I was growing up, and everyone hated it. Ha!
Beef Wellington doesn’t require stuffing, so I simply never had it before.
And then my cheeky husband cooked up this rye bread, onion and apple stuffing when we meant to have the entire family over for Christmas a few years ago.
And by “meant to have over“ I do mean we bought all the groceries for an incredible feast for 10 people and then 6 of said people got sick on the 23rd. #win
Anyway, this stuffing. We had stuffing for 10 people, and I ate about 9/10th of it.
So I’m pretty sure your family will go crazy for it, too 😉
Why this rye bread, onion and apple stuffing is a great choice:
It’s incredibly quick and easy to make
It doesn’t even hog up oven space, because it’s entirely made on the stove top!
There’s not a ton of ingredients either, all you have to do is a little chopping, a little cooking and you’re good to go!
Also, the ingredients are pretty cheap, so this is great if you’re cooking on a budget.
It’s quite healthy as far as stuffing goes
The rye bread gives the stuffing more staying-power than white bread.
There’s nothing but 100% vegetarian whole and real foods in the recipe either.
And don’t be scared of the butter! Real butter is a very tasty whole food, and it’s the holidays after all 😉
You can make it ahead
It’s absolutely no problem to completely make this stuffing 24 hours ahead.
Just transfer it to a large dish, cool it and then store it covered in the fridge.
Simply reheat it in a skillet or in the oven when you’re ready to serve!
Actually, it’s almost better the day after because the flavors really soak into each other.
Watch the onion and apple stuffing recipe video here:
Get the printable recipe for this onion and apple stuffing here:
Vegetarian Rye Bread, Onion and Apple Stuffing
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 3 medium apples cubed
- 4 thick slices rye bread cubed
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/4 cup butter or more to taste
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 bunch parsley chopped
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and apples to the skillet and cook until starting to soften, stirring from time to time. This will take around 3 minutes.
- Add the bread to the skillet and continue cooking until it's wet from the juices the apples and onions are releasing. This should take around 10 minutes. If it's taking too much time or your fruit is really dry, you can add a little bit of water, white wine or chicken stock.
- Stir in the apple cider vinegar, herbs, butter, salt and pepper. Allow to cook until the butter has melted and is coating everything, about another 4 minutes.
- Stir in the parsley and either serve immediately OR chill for up to 24 hours before reheating.