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Vegetarian Chestnut Stuffing Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

If you're looking for that perfectly nutty and crunchy chestnut stuffing, you've come to the right place. Ideal for the holiday season and a cozy Christmas dinner, these healthy, vegetarian stuffing options are sure to make everyone at your dinner table happy.

There's nothing quite like a holiday stuffing chock-full of hearty chestnuts. Not only is the flavor undeniably seasonal, but it packs a sweet flavor that all your guests can enjoy. When it comes to stuffing, it can sometimes get a little tricky if you're making a vegetarian option, as most stuffings call for sausage, chorizo, or chicken stock. In order to make a flavorful vegetarian stuffing that your meat-eating guests won't turn up their noses at, simply choose a stuffing that does not rely on a meat as one of its main components. Trust us, we've got plenty.

However, a good deal of our stuffings that do not incorporate sausage or chorizo still use chicken stock, which still poses a problem for vegetarians. However, it's quite easy to substitute the unsalted chicken stock for vegetable stock. We like to recommend Swanson, as it doesn't sacrifice flavor, and some other vegetable stocks have a darker hue and can cause discoloration in your stuffing. Here, we've collected our favorite vegetarian chestnut stuffing recipes, but keep in mind that you'll have to substitute vegetable stock as some of these call for unsalted chicken stock.

Get Recipe: Chestnut, Cranberry, and Leek Stuffing

Photo: Randy Mayor

The delicious mix of crunchy nuts and sweet cranberries are sure to make an impression on your family and friends.

Get Recipe: Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Raisins

Photo: Charles Masters

Hearty ciabatta bread makes for a delicious stuffing that won't take you all day to make. Golden raisins and chestnuts add a tasty, seasonal flavor to this holiday staple.

Get Recipe: Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Chestnut and Cranberries

Photo: Jonny Valiant

The nutty, almost smoky flavor of wild rice adds a beautifully earthy feel to this tasty concoction. With 5 grams of fiber, this is a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving dish that you can feel good about serving.