Cauliflower Sage Vegan Gluten Free Stuffing

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is in three days, and we are planning our holiday menu. Scott and I are spending Thanksgiving in NYC with our dear friends Kat and Wayne. We are all attending the famous Candle 79 vegan thanksgiving feast, and we are so excited!

So, here is my last Thanksgiving recipe for this year, and I wanted to celebrate Way Better tortilla chips today. These non-gmo tortilla chips are the healthiest ones I’ve seen.  They’re made from sprouted ingredients, and are gluten-free, kosher, and free of additives and preservatives.

I love enjoying these chips with homemade dips and spreads, or using them as a crumble topping for mac n cheeze or vegetable bakes, or to add crunch to salads. I also use these chips in holiday stuffings.

A mixture of cauliflower rice, nuts, and the Way Better Sprouted Blue Corn Chips adds crazy-amazing crunch to this sage stuffing. Just be sure to to grind your herbs and steep them in the vegetable broth for the most even flavor. I find the maple syrup balances out the flavors. But, if you’re avoiding sweeteners, leave it out.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope your week is filled with love, laughter, gratitude, peace, and lots of delicious food.

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Way Better Snacks. But, my opinons are my own.


Cauliflower Sage Vegan Gluten Free Stuffing

This allergy-friendly stuffing is incredible in the cooler weather, for the holidays and is so easy to make.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 to 12
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 (5.5oz) pack Way Better Blue Tortilla Chips
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon  dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried marjoram
  • 4 cups  vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups  diced red onion 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon  Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups diced celery 
  • 2 cups diced carrot 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/3 cup  pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons  apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups roughly chopped raw almonds
  • 1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Throw the cauliflower florets into your food processor, and pulse until the consistency of rice. Set aside.
  2. Throw the tortilla chips into the food processor, and pulse until roughly chopped. 
  3. Grind the sage, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram in a spice grinder or coffee grinder, and steep in the vegetable broth.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté the olive oil, onions, and garlic with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add in the celery and carrots, and sauté for 5 minutes until softening. 
  5. Stir in the cauliflower, corn chips, vegetable broth/herb mixture, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, increase the heat to high, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, stirring periodically for about 30 minutes until the liquid has reduced and the mixture has the consistency of cooked oatmeal. 
  6. Remove from the heat, and stir in the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, almonds, parsley, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon of the salt until well combined. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve family style. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 11

    1. LOL! Yes, I really hit the jackpot with this recipe. I called it “Way Better” after the Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips I used to make this recipe. Have you tried them? AMAZING. Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, Organic, and SPROUTED!

  1. Your recipe looks good and sounds delicious. I will be trying it and I’ll let you know how much we all love it. Can i use fresh marjoram instead of dried one?

    1. Yes, you can. I only used dried herbs as fresh can be hard to come by in some areas and I wanted to make this recipe accessible to everybody. You will need just a little bit more. Just make sure to grind it up and combine it well with the other herbs for a uniform taste. Enjoy.

  2. Hey! this one is so delicious to try. can’t wait to make this one and fulfill my cravings on it. Perfect recipe, dear.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. I made this for Canadian Thanksgiving just as the recipe was written and it was so good. Lots of chopping but it was worth it. The raw nuts gave it great texture. It made lots and the next day we ate it cold and it was just as good. Keeping this recipe within easy reach. Great vegan, gluten – free recipe!

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