This no-turkey turkey is perfect for a vegetarian Thanksgiving. The puff pastry shell gives it delicious flavor while the seitan provides a meaty texture! Try it this year and see!

Thanksgiving No-Turkey Turkey Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


  • 2 1Pound Loaves Multigrain Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Margarine
  • 2 Carrots, minced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, minced
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Sage
  • 5 1/2 Teaspoons Egg Replacer
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth
  • 2 16oz Packages Chicken-Style Seitan, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 Cup Gravy
  • 1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed


  1. The day before tear the bread into cubes and leave out to dry in a large bowl.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat melt the margarine, then stir in the carrots, celery and onion. Cook for about ten minutes or until the onion is softened and turning golden brown.
  3. Add the onion mixture to the bowl with the bread cubes, then add the parsley and sage.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the egg replacer, water and vegetable broth, then pour the mixture over the bread cubes and onion and gently fold until everything is evenly moistened.
  5. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400?F, then line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick spray.
  7. Brush the seitan with gravy on all sides and arrange in overlapping slices in a row on the foil. Press the stuffing around the seitan to cover it and press the whole thing neatly into an oval.
  8. Roll out the pastry sheets and arrange so that they make a rectangle with a slight overlap; seal the edges with cold water. Drape over the seitan and stuffing mound and trim the excess away.
  9. Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
  10. Serve and enjoy!