Which Stuffing Brands Are Vegan? [63 Products Analyzed]

Sometimes it’s funny which products are actually vegan. Stuffing is typically made to be eaten with turkey or chicken—so it’s often part of very non-vegan meals. However, that doesn’t mean stuffing itself is never vegan.

Out of 63 stuffing products I analyzed, 33 were vegan, while 30 were not vegan. The most common animal ingredients in stuffing are chicken broth, chicken fat, and other meat and poultry ingredients. Dairy, eggs, gelatin, and honey are also present in some stuffing.

Below, I’ll share the results of my research into 63 different stuffing products from 23 different brands. You’ll get a clear picture of which popular stuffing brands you should avoid, and which ones are fair game for vegans!

What Stuffing Brands Are Vegan?

The table below provides a quick view of which stuffing brands are vegan. “Mix” denotes that some of that brand’s products are vegan, some are not.

If you want to see the details of specific flavors and products, click the name of the brand to skip to that section below.

Studding BrandIs It Vegan?
365 OrganicMix
Aleia’sNot Vegan
Arnold / Brownberry / OroweatVegan
Arrowhead MillsVegan
ASDAMix
Aunt Bessie’sVegan
Bell’sNot Vegan
Boston MarketVegan
Boudin Sourdough StuffingVegan
ButterballNot Vegan
Chef’s CupboardMix
Gillian’sNot Vegan
Kraft Stove TopNot Vegan
Morrison’sMix
Mrs. CubbisonsVegan
PaxoVegan
Pepperidge FarmVegan
QuixoVegan
TescoMix
Toby CarveryVegan
Trader Joe’sNot Vegan
Uncle Ben’sNot Vegan
WawaNot Vegan
Which Brands of Stuffing Are Vegan?

Before we get into all these specific brands and products below, let’s answer some common questions about stuffing.

Does Stuffing Contain Meat?

The most common animal ingredients in stuffing are chicken broth, chicken fat, and similar meat and poultry products.

However, even as common as they are, less than half of all stuffing products I analyzed contained such meat ingredients. Most stuffing does not contain meat.

Does Stuffing Have Pork in It?

Most stuffing does not contain pork. There are a few products, particularly Stuffing Balls, that do contain pork—but in that case, “Pork” is typically included in the product name.

Also be aware that Butterball stuffing contains gelatin, which may be pork-derived (or else beef-derived).

Does Stuffing Contain Milk?

Most stuffing does not contain milk or dairy ingredients. However, there are a few stuffings on the market that do contain butter or nonfat dried milk. So it’s worth checking each specific stuffing for these ingredients.

Does Stuffing Contain Eggs?

Most stuffing does not contain eggs, with the exception of gluten-free stuffing. About half of all gluten-free stuffing products seem to contain eggs. This is not a big surprise, as gluten-free bread often has eggs, too.

Here’s a list of all the gluten-free stuffing products I analyzed, and whether they contained eggs. Click the brand for a closer look:

Vegan Stuffing Brands [Full List]

Okay, here it is—my detailed breakdown of which stuffing brands are fully vegan. Most of these are store-bought stuffing. However, I’ve also included a few popular restaurants that serve stuffing.

Another quick note: I did not bother noting which products contain “sugar,” “natural flavor,” or other such ingredients that are only possibly animal derived. I focused on the main animal ingredients like meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, and honey.

Is 365 Organic Stuffing Vegan? (Whole Foods)

365 Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix at Whole Foods Market is confirmed vegan. However, there is also a Traditional flavor that contains natural chicken flavor. This is presumably derived from real chicken and, therefore, not vegan.

Here’s the full ingredients list for the vegan flavor:

365 Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix Ingredients: “Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Cracked Rye, Organic Cracked Wheat, Organic Expeller Pressed Sunflower Seed And/Or Organic Expeller Pressed Safflower Seed Oil, Sea Salt, Yeast, Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Organic Wheat Gluten, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Spices, Organic Dextrose, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Yeast Extract, Organic Dehydrated Parsley.” (source)

Is Aleia’s Stuffing Vegan?

Aleia’s stuffing is not vegan, as it contains egg. This is the case for both Aleia’s Plain Stuffing and Savory Stuffing. It is very common for gluten-free bread and stuffing to contain egg, so this is not a big surprise.

Is Arnold Stuffing Vegan? (Brownberry / Oroweat)

Arnold stuffing appears to be vegan. However, I was only able to check one flavor: Seasoned Cubed Stuffing.

Also, keep in mind that Arnold is the same brand as Brownberry and Oroweat. They are marketed under different names in different regions. But they are the same products with the same ingredients. So this also applies to Brownberry and Oroweat. (source)

Here’s the full ingredients list for the flavor I was able to find:

Arnold Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing Ingredients: “Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour [Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid], Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt, Vegetable Shortening (Palm Oil). Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Yeast, Spices, Grain Vinegar, Parsley, Wheat Gluten, Onion Powder, Cornstarch, Soy Lecithin.” (source)

Is Arrowhead Mills Stuffing Vegan?

Arrowhead Mills stuffing is vegan. Specifically, I can confirm that the Savory Herb flavor does not contain animal ingredients. And it’s also organic!

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Arrowhead Mills Organic Savory Herb Stuffing Ingredients: “Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Cracked Wheat, Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup, Organic Cracked Rye, Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Onions, Organic Spices (sage, Thyme, Rosemary), Yeast, May Contain Mixed Tocopherols And/or Organic Rosemary Extract For Maintaining Product Freshness.” (source)

Is ASDA Stuffing Vegan?

Most flavors of ASDA stuffing are vegan, including Sage & Onion, Apple & Herb, and the “Free From” gluten-free stuffing. However, ASDA also sells a couple of stuffing products that contain pork and dairy products.

Here’s the full breakdown of the flavors I analyzed and which were vegan:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
Apple & Herb Stuffing MixVegan
Sage & Onion Stuffing MixVegan
Extra Special Roasted Garlic Sage and Red Onion Stuffing MixVegan
ASDA Free From Sage & Onion Stuffing MixVegan
Extra Special Pork Sage & Caramelised Onion StuffingNo (Contains Pork, Milk, Honey)
Butcher’s Selection 12 Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing BallsNo (Contains Pork, Milk)
Is ASDA Stuffing Vegan? (Source)

Here’s the full ingredients list:

ASDA Apple & Herb Stuffing Mix Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)], Apples (19%), Apple Powder (7%), Onions, Palm Oil, Salt, Herbs [Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, Sage], Raising Agent (Ammonium Carbonates), Salt, Sunflower Oil, Yeast, Spices [Black Pepper, Nutmeg].” (source)

Is Aunt Bessie’s Stuffing Vegan?

Aunt Bessie’s stuffing is generally considered vegan. Specifically, I can confirm that their Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls are free of animal-derived ingredients.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Aunt Bessie’s Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls Ingredients: “Dried Breadcrumb (WHEAT Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt), Onion (25%), Water, Vegetable Margarine (Non-Hydrogenated Palm & Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt), WHEAT Bran, Salt, Sage, Parsley, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate, Pepper.” (source)

Is Bell’s Stuffing Vegan?

Bell’s stuffing is not vegan. All four flavors that I analyzed contained chicken ingredients, such as dried chicken broth and chicken fat. The gluten-free flavor also contains egg.

Here’s the full ingredients list for their Traditional stuffing:

Bell’s Traditional Stuffing Ingredients: “Bread Crumbs [Enriched Wheat Flour (Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Distilled Vinegar, Contains Two (2) Percent Or Less Of: Sugar, Leavening,(Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate),Vegetable Oil (Canola, &/or Soybean &/Or Sunflower Oils), Salt. Yeast, Spice Extractive, Yeast Nutrients, (Ammonium Chloride Calcium Sulfate), Dough Conditioners,(L – Cysteine Monochloride, Azodicarbonamide)], Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Celery, Dried Parsley, Garlic), Sugar, Salt, Spices, Chicken Flavoring (Salt, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Dried Chicken Broth, Chicken Fat, Dextrose, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor), Natural Flavoring, Palm Oil, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate (Flavor Enhancers).” (source)

Here’s the ingredients for their gluten-free stuffing, which also includes egg:

Bell’s Gluten-Free Stuffing Ingredients: “Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, White Rice Flour, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Celery, Parsley, Garlic), Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Cider Vinegar, Dry Egg White, Spices (Rosemary, Oregano, Ginger, Sage, Black Pepper, Thyme, Marjoram) Yeast, Xanthan Gum, Chicken Flavoring (Maltodextrin, Chicken Broth, Salt, Cooked Chicken, Flavor).” (source)

Is Boston Market Stuffing Vegan?

Boston Market stuffing is not vegan. It appears to include whey (milk), egg yolks, and egg whites. This is coming from a list of ingredients here (under “Fresh Vegetable Stuffing”). However, that document is from 2016, so it’s always possible the recipe has changed since then.

Is Boudin Sourdough Stuffing Vegan?

Boudin Sourdough Stuffing is generally considered vegan. It contains no meat, dairy, or other animal-derived ingredients. Most of the ingredients are also organic.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Boudin Sourdough Stuffing Ingredients: “Organic Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Wheat Gluten, High Oleic Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Chopped Garlic, Salt, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Canola Oil, Yeast, Organic Cultured Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Parsley, Organic Sage, Organic Thyme, Calcium Sulfate, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes.” (source)

Is Butterball Stuffing Vegan?

Butterball stuffing is not vegan. Both flavors—Cornbread and Savory Herb—contain turkey and other animal ingredients.

I wasn’t able to find the full ingredients list for the Cornbread flavor, but the front of the box even says “With Turkey Sausage”—so we know it’s not vegan, just from that!

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Savory Herb flavor:

Butterball Savory Herb Stuffing Ingredients: “Crouton (Enriched Flour [Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Canola and/or Sunflower Oil [with Rosemary Extract and Ascorbic Acid {to preserve freshness}], Yeast, Sugar, 2% or less of Salt, Enzymes), Water, Onion, Celery, Butter, Carrot, Cooked Turkey Broth, Rendered Turkey Fat, Garlic (Garlic, Citric Acid), Salt, Spices, Soy Lecithin, Gelatin, Yeast Extract (Yeast Extract, Yeast), Xanthan Gum.” (source)

Is Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Vegan?

Some Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing flavors are vegan, but others are not. The vegan flavors include the Cornbread Stuffing Mix, Herbes De Provence, and the Hawaiian Stuffing Mix.

I have to be honest—it’s possible that one or two of these flavors is out-dated. I had to use a mix of sources to find ingredients for all these, so I’m not 100% sure if they were all current. Anyway here’s the breakdown for the flavors I found:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
Chicken Stuffing MixNo (Contains Chicken)
Turkey Stuffing MixNo (Contains Turkey & Chicken)
Herb Stuffing MixNo (Contains Milk & Chicken)
Cornbread Stuffing MixVegan
Herbes De ProvenceVegan
Classic Herbs & Spices Hawaiian Stuffing MixVegan
Is Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Vegan?

Is Gillian’s Stuffing Vegan?

Gillian’s stuffing is not vegan. It contains egg whites and natural chicken flavoring. If you’re looking for gluten-free, vegan stuffing, then consider checking out Morrison’s below.

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Gillian’s stuffing:

Gillian’s Gluten-Free Home Style Stuffing Ingredients: “White Rice Flour, Water, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Egg Whites, Yeast, Poultry Seasoning (Spices, Onion Powder, Salt, Natural Chicken Flavoring, Parsley, contains less than 2% Canola Oil added to prevent caking), Cane Sugar, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar, Xantham Gum.” (source)

Is Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Vegan?

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing is not vegan. Every flavor contains meat ingredients such as dried cooked chicken and dried chicken broth. Even the flavors “Traditional Sage” and “Savory Herb” contain these animal ingredients.

As an example, here are the full ingredients for the Savory Herb flavor:

Kraft Stove Top Savory Herb Stuffing Ingredients: “Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Onions*, Contains Less Than 2% Of Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast, Interesterified Soybean Oil, Cooked Chicken*, Spice, Celery*, Parsley*, Chicken Broth*, Garlic*, Turmeric (Color), Natural Flavor, With Bha, Bht And Rosemary Extract As Preservatives. *Dried” (source)

Is Morrison’s Stuffing Vegan?

Most flavors of Morrison’s stuffing are vegan. However, I found their “Stuffing Balls” contain pork. Therefore, be sure to choose one of the loose stuffing mixes, not balls.

Another interesting fact about Morrison’s stuffing is that even the gluten-free flavor is vegan. It can be hard to find stuffing that is gluten-free and vegan, as often, gluten-free bread contains egg and/or milk.

Here are the exact flavor names I was able to check from Morrison’s:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
The Best Smoked Sage & Red Onion StuffingVegan
Sage & Onion Stuffing MixVegan
Savers Sage & Onion Stuffing MixVegan
The Best Free From (Gluten-Free) Wild Sage, Onion & Chestnut StuffingVegan
The Best Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing BallsNo (Contains Pork)
Is Morrison’s Stuffing Vegan? (Source)

And here are the full ingredients for one of the vegan flavors:

Morrison’s The Best Smoked Sage & Red Onion Stuffing Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Iron, Thiamin, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Carbonate), Dried Red Onion (contains Sulphites) (20%), Vegetable Oils (Palm, Sunflower), Salt, Smoked Sage (1%), Raising Agent (Ammonium Carbonates), Garlic Powder (contains Sulphites), Black Pepper, Yeast, Antioxidant (Extract of Rosemary)” (source)

Is Mrs. Cubbisons Stuffing Vegan?

Mrs. Cubbisons stuffing is generally considered vegan. None of the flavors contain meat, dairy, or any other animal ingredients that I could tell.

Here’s the full breakdown of flavors:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
Artisan Bread StuffingVegan
Traditional Seasoned StuffingVegan
Seasoned Corn Bread StuffingVegan
Herb Seasoned Cubed StuffingVegan
Is Mrs. Cubbisons Stuffing Vegan? (source)

And here’s one of the full ingredients lists as an example:

Mrs. Cubbisons Herb Seasoned Cubed Stuffing Ingredients: “Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yeast, Sugar, Onion Powder, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Spices.” (source)

And here’s a bonus of Mrs. Cubbisons stuffing: The palm oil is certified as being in compliance with the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). This is good news for animals whose habitats are being endangered by unsustainable palm oil practices.

Read more about palm oil and veganism in my post about whether Crisco is vegan.

Is Paxo Stuffing Vegan?

Paxo stuffing is generally considered vegan. This includes both flavors—Sage & Onion and Garlic & Thyme. Sometimes you may see a box that says “Garlic & Thyme for Chicken,” but the stuffing itself does not contain chicken.

Here’s the full ingredients for the Sage & Onion flavor:

Paxo Sage & Onion Stuffing Ingredients: “Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Dried Onion (15%), Vegetable Oils (Palm, Sunflower), Salt, Dried Sage (1.5%), Dried Parsley, Raising Agents (Ammonium Carbonates, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate), Barley Malt Extract.” (source)

Is Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Vegan?

Pepperidge Farm stuffing is generally considered vegan. None of the flavors contain meat ingredients, butter, or any other ingredients that are clearly animal-derived.

Here’s the full list of flavors I was able to personally check and confirm:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
Herb Seasoned Classic StuffingVegan
Herb Seasoned Cubed StuffingVegan
Corn Bread Classic StuffingVegan
Country Style Cubed StuffingVegan
Sage & Onion Cubed StuffingVegan
Is Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Vegan? (source)

As an example of how Pepperidge Farms pulls off these flavors in a fully vegan way, here are the ingredients for the Sage & Onion flavor:

Pepperidge Farm Sage & Onion Cubed Stuffing Ingredients: “Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Whole Wheat Flour, Salt, Sugar, Yeast, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Vegetable Oils (Canola And/Or Sunflower And/Or Palm), Dehydrated Onions, Molasses, Sage, Calcium Propionate To Extend Freshness, Rosemary Extract And Ascorbic Acid To Protect Flavor, Malted Barley Flour, Soy Lecithin.” (source)

Is Quixo Stuffing Vegan?

Quixo stuffing is generally considered vegan. Specifically, I can confirm that the Sage & Onion flavor does not contain any meat, dairy, or other animal-derived ingredients.

If there are other flavors of Quixo stuffing, I wasn’t able to find them. Here’s the full ingredients for the Sage & Onion:

Quixo Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix Ingredients: “Wheat Flour (wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Dried Onion (15%), Vegetable Oils (palm Oil, Sunflower Oil), Salted, Dried Sage (1.5%), Dried Parsley (1%), Raising Agent: Ammonium Carbonates.”

Is Tesco Stuffing Vegan?

Most flavors of Tesco stuffing are vegan. However, the “Tesco Finest Wild Sage & Buttered Onion Stuffing” flavor contains butter, which is not vegan.

I was able to find four different flavors of Tesco stuffing. Here’s the breakdown in terms of whether they’re each vegan:

StuffingIs It Vegan?
Tesco Sage & Onion Stuffing MixVegan
Tesco Finest Sage & Red Onion StuffingVegan
Tesco Finest Apple & Cranberry StuffingVegan
Tesco Finest Wild Sage & Buttered Onion StuffingNo (Contains Butter)
Is Tesco Stuffing Vegan? (Source)

And here are the full ingredients for one of the vegan Tesco stuffing products:

Tesco Finest Sage & Red Onion Stuffing Ingredients: “Toasted Ciabatta Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2.5%), Salt, Yeast), Dried Red Onion (20%), Croutons (Wheat Flour, Rapeseed Oil, Yeast, Sugar, Salt), Dried Sage (2%), Dried Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper. Wheat Flour contains: Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulphate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin.” (source)

Is Toby Carvery Stuffing Vegan?

The Sage & Onion Stuffing at Toby Carvery is vegan. This is confirmed by the allergen and nutrition pages on their website. (source)

I did not find any other flavor of stuffing listed, so my assumption is that any stuffing you find at Toby Carvery will be vegan. That said, you may want to check with staff when you visit.

Is Trader Joe’s Stuffing Vegan?

Trader Joe’s stuffing is not vegan. Both flavors—the Cornbread Stuffing Mix and the Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix—contain chicken ingredients. The Gluten-Free stuffing also contains egg and milk ingredients.

Here are the full ingredients for Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix:

Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix Ingredients: “Toasted white bread and cornbread croutons (enriched flour (Wheat Flour, malted barley flour, Niacin, reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), sugar, salt, cornmeal, wheat gluten, sunflower oil, yeast, canola oil, ascorbic acid [vitamin c], rosemary extract), dehydrated onion, seasoning (salt, sugar, chicken broth, onion powder, spices, soybean oil, garlic powder, tumeric, parsley), dehydrated celery, dehydrated button mushroom, parsley.” (source)

Is Uncle Ben’s Stuffing Vegan?

Uncle Ben’s Stuffing is not vegan. Both flavors—Classic Cornbread and Traditional White Bread—contain chicken ingredients. The Classic Cornbread flavor also includes Dried Nonfat Milk.

As an example, here are the full ingredients for the Classic Cornbread flavor:

Uncle Ben’s Classic Cornbread Stuffing Mix Ingredients: “Cornbread Crumbs (Enriched Wheat And Semolina Flour, Cornmeal, Sugar, Salt, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Yeast, Calcium Propionate (For Freshness), Dried Nonfat Milk); Dried Vegetables (Onion, Celery, Parsley); Salt; Sugar; Dried Chicken (Fat, Meat); Yeast Extract; Spices; Hydrolyzed Soy/Wheat Protein; Turmeric (Color); Natural Flavors.” (source)

Is Wawa Stuffing Vegan?

Wawa stuffing is not vegan. It is made with chicken base and chicken fat. This was confirmed by a Customer Service Associate in a thread in the Wawa sub-Reddit. And there’s no reason not to believe it’s true, as these chicken ingredients are very common in stuffing.

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