Sheet Pan Vegetarian Stuffing with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

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This colorful vegan stuffing with roasted delicata squash and brussels sprouts is a Thanksgiving fave. Full of delicious, caramelized flavor and tossed with a maple vinaigrette, then served warm. Easy to make on a sheet-pan and makes clean up a breeze!
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Vegan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and shallots

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and dried tart cherries

I love spending an entire day in the kitchen. Making a recipe that has upwards of ten steps and a slew of ingredients is something I enjoy. A challenge, which I struggle to find in other areas as I get older. BUT I feel equally triumphant when I’m able to make something more efficiently without comprising taste or texture; A sort of kitchen prowess, fist bump kind of feat.

Take stuffing for example, which would traditionally create a mountain of dishes, double the time, and three times the effort of this vegan sheet-pan version. 

And this one includes my absolute favorite fall ingredients. Highly customizable, I choose to nestle in sprigs of thyme, garlic, and shallots alongside seedy sourdough bread, delicata squash, and brussels sprouts.

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and shallots
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and shallots
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and dried tart cherries

Making Vegan Stuffing on a Sheetpan:

I firmly believe that the sheet pan is your number-one ally to making a lot of miracle meals, a true workhorse. Baking stuffing on a sheet pan ensures a high ratio of crispy edges, in contrast to what I find often too “custardy” with traditional recipes.

I kept the bread cubes on the end of one pan, and removed after 8 minutes, just as they were golden brown. Everything else caramelizes for about 30 minutes, and when finished, dried tart cherries are stirred in adding a bit of sweetness.

To ensure there’s moisture throughout, I mixed up a quick and punchy vinaigrette, which balances the savory, toasted notes and gives the bread a little something to soak up. And it repurposes the garlic cloves that roasted in the stuffing, blending them with the other vinaigrette ingredients.

Vegan Stuffing for Thanksgiving with delicata squash and brussels sprouts
Vegan Stuffing on a white platter. with squash, brussels sprouts, and dried tart cherries

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Vegan Stuffing with squash, brussels sprouts, and shallots

Sheet Pan Vegan Stuffing with Squash and Brussels Sprouts

This colorful vegan stuffing with roasted delicata squash and brussels sprouts is a Thanksgiving fave! Tossed with a maple vinaigrette.
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Prep Time :20 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :50 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium delicata squash, deseeded and cut into 1/2 inch half moon slicees
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 5 small shallots, quartered
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 5 pieces of stale sourdough bread or gluten-free bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries

Vinaigrette:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • roasted garlic from stuffing
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On two large half sheet pans, add all squash, sprouts, shallots, garlic, thyme. Put the bread on the end of one each sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt over ingredients and lightly toss vegetables with hands, keeping bread separate.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes, until bread is golden brown and remove that, setting aside. Return pans to oven and continue to roast for 30 to 35 minutes, until all vegetables are tender are have some caramelization. Remove from oven and pick out the roasted garlic.
  • Blend garlic plus all vinaigrette ingredients in a small blender of food processor. Combine all vegetables on one pan and add toasted bread and tart cherries.
  • Pour vinaigrette over stuffing and stir. Serve warm.

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November 9, 2017

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12 comments

  1. Sounds like a wonderful anytime dish if you skip the bread and serve over couscous. I’ve been looking for a sprout dish, and I’ve just recently dicovrred delicatos.

  2. I love that the bulk of stuffing is actually vegetables. I love stuffing but often find myself eating too much if I’m being honest. Also, double props for the single sheet pan technique! With delicata squash and Brussels it’s truly a win in my book!

    • Vegetables FTW! They’re my favorite part of this recipe, along with the pop of sweet from the cherries. And anytime I can do fewer dishes, I’m sold. :) Thanks for reading, xo.

  3. This is such a gorgeous dish. I am definitely going to be adding it to a holiday menu this year! Wish we got delicata squash in Morocco, but none to be found so far :( Maybe I’ll try with pumpkin! xx