Stuffed Seitan Roast

Stuffed Seitan Roast sliced on a ceramic plate with blue linen

A beautiful Stuffed Seitan Roast that’s fit to be the centerpiece of any vegan Thanksgiving! And the quinoa stuffing is a healthier twist on a classic.


A beautiful Stuffed Seitan Roast that’s fit to be the centerpiece of any vegan Thanksgiving! And the quinoa stuffing is a healthier twist on a classic.

With Thanksgiving looming around the corner, I have a serious centerpiece to offer you. Now, this was inspired by the Great Isa’s Seitan Roast, but is really only the same in that it’s stuffed, seitan and a roast. This roast, right here, is filled with quinoa and roasted vegetables, plus herbs that really give it that “stuffing” flavor.

Honestly, the recipe for that came from a happy accident a week or so ago. When I had some lady friends over for dinner, same night that I served the Smoky Pumpkin Bisque, I made roasted veggies atop savory quinoa as a dish and one of my friends said that it tasted like stuffing. Hmm.. I ate a few bites more, yup, it certainly did! That was when I thought to mix that all up and stuff it into a moist Seitan Roast.

Now, you can split the stuffing so that there is some as a side for your gluten-free friends, which would also make it easier for you to roll up the roast. Of course, I like to make things slightly harder for myself so I packed that baby full with all of it! Plus, I saved the remainder of the roll in the freezer so that I can thaw and bake it next week, when I go out to the desert for Thanksgiving.

Serve this roast with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bulgur Wheat Fruit Salad, Squash Au Gratin, and maybe some Smoky Sweet Potato Soup! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a completely drool-worthy Thanksgiving meal. 🙂

A beautiful Stuffed Seitan Roast that’s fit to be the centerpiece of any vegan Thanksgiving! And the quinoa stuffing is a healthier twist on a classic.

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Stuffed Seitan Roast sliced on a ceramic plate with blue linen

Stuffed Seitan Roast

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

A beautiful Stuffed Seitan Roast that's fit to be the centerpiece of any vegan Thanksgiving!



  • 1 C . Red Potatoes, Diced (with skin)
  • 3/4 C . White Onion, Diced
  • 3/4 C . Baby Bella or Button Mushrooms, Diced
  • 1/2 C . Carrots, Diced or Cut into thin Coins
  • 1/2 C . Celery, Diced
  • 2 tsp . Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp . Salt
  • 1/8 tsp . Black Pepper
  • 1/2 C . Dried Quinoa
  • 1 1/8 C . Vegetable Broth
  • 2 T . Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 1/2 tsp . Dried Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 1 1/4 C . Vegetable Broth + 1/4 C. for Basting/Serving
  • 1/3 C . Baby Bella Mushrooms, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 T . Liquid Aminos/Tamari/Soy Sauce
  • 1 T . Olive Oil
  • 1 2/3 C . Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1/3 C . Chickpea Flour
  • 1 T . Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp . Poultry Seasoning
  • Pinch of Black Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F, and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Toss the potatoes, onion, mushrooms, carrot, celery, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Spread the contents out over the baking sheet, into one layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Put the quinoa and vegetable broth into a large sauce pan, cover with lid and heat to a boil at medium heat. Once boiling, reduce to low-medium heat, simmer for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Fluff the quinoa with a wooden spoon, once cooked. Stir the nutritional yeast and roasted vegetables into the quinoa, along with the Italian Seasoning.
  6. Season with salt & pepper to taste, and adjust the oven to 350F.
  7. Take the lining off of the baking sheet and lay out a large square of foil on a flat counter top or table.
  8. In a blender, puree the vegetable broth, mushrooms, garlic, liquid aminos and olive oil together until completely smooth.
  9. Sift together the vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, poultry seasoning and black pepper, in a large mixing bowl.
  10. Pour the wet mixture into the dry, stir together, then knead for 1 minute.
  11. Roll the seitan out into a square on the foil, about 1/2" thick if possible. It may be thicker than that in spots.
  12. Pile the stuffing into a wide line the center of the seitan, and press it down slightly to compact it. Carefully fold the seitan over the stuffing and pinch together the ends and seam.
  13. Using the foil, turn the roast into a huge "Candy" by rolling it length-wise then grabbing the loose foil and twisting it until tight. Be careful not to tear the foil.
  14. Place your roast onto the baking sheet and bake it for 50-55 minutes, turning it 90º every 15 minutes. The roast should be slightly firm.
  15. Take it out of the oven and unwrap the foil, halfway, making sure not to tear the roast. Bake it for an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  16. Serve with a side of gravy or vegetable broth, to add more moisture.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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A beautiful Stuffed Seitan Roast that’s fit to be the centerpiece of any vegan Thanksgiving! And the quinoa stuffing is a healthier twist on a classic.

This stuffed Seitan Roast may not come together very quickly, but it is super easy-to-make and even healthy! Quinoa, veggies and a good amount of protein from the seitan make this a well-rounded entree.

65 Comments on “Stuffed Seitan Roast

  1. woah! this looks awesome…can you just send me some over please? 😉 question…how do you get the pin it hover button on images…I tried a couple plugins but they didn’t work for me!!! ugh! thanks jackie!



  2. Looks fantastic! And more economical than buying the frozen Tofurkey or Field Roast version at Whole Foods.

    • Agreed! I saw a Tofurky on sale the other day for $20! Yikes!

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    • I don’t see those as being directly correlated, but you could probably go without the oil if you really want to. The oil on the roasted veggies gives it a crisper exterior than roasting “naked”.

    • You can make your own seitan from white or whole wheat flour. You take flour (just the flour without all the other dry ingredients) add water and knead until it becomes stringy. You may need to do this for 20 minutes. Leave the ball of dough to soak for an hour and then knead the flour under a light water flow from the faucet until you are left with only the wheat gluten. This part is delicate. Go slowly so as not to allow all the gluten to wash away. Here is a video explanation –

  4. We made this for Thanksgiving this year! My brother is allergic to almost all nuts, beans, legumes, etc. so we had to search pretty thoroughly to find a recipe that would work. We subbed brown rice flower for the chickpea flower and it still came out wonderfully. We rolled it in vegetable broth after it baked to help moisten it up before serving. Thank you so much for posting this 🙂 Everyone went back for seconds.

    • That’s fantastic!! I’m so glad that you all could enjoy a delicious meal and that the brown rice flour worked in place of the chickpea flour. Thanks for letting me know that it was successful!! 🙂

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  15. Just made this today. What can I say? It’s wonderful! It was a dream to make and I’ve just stolen a slice to test. Even by itself it’s beautiful. Can’t wait to serve it up to my family tomorrow with all the trimmings. Thank you!

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  19. Just made this for Thanksgiving (my first year making a vegan roast from scratch) and it was an absolute hit! I had done a “trial roast” a few days prior, and the only change I made was adding more seasoning/ playing around with the spices a bit, but otherwise wouldn’t change a thing! I’m actually making two more right now, hopefully they freeze well because I’d love to be able to have them more often and it does take quite some time to prepare. But it’s totally worth the effort!

    • I’ve frozen mine and it worked out well! I’m so glad to hear that you’re loving it, though! <3

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  24. Dumb question of the day. When you say “turn 90 degrees every 15 minutes,” do you mean rolling it? So that the top is now the side, etc? Or do you mean going from 12-6 to 9-3? I can’t wait to try this!

    • You can try wrapping it in cheese cloth and tie it, but you’ll have to baste it regularly to keep both the cloth and seitan moist.

    • For people wanting to avoid their food making contact w the foil, many will wrap the seitan in parchment & then the foil, since the foil helps it keep its shape while cooking 🙂

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  35. Thanks so much for posting!
    This came out even better than I had hoped and your tips for rolling the seitan were most helpful.
    I’ve tried out a few different recipes for seitan and this is by far the most flavorful seitan so far.

    • Hey Elle, I am SO happy to hear this!! This roast is one of my favorite holiday recipes and I’m elated that you enjoyed it. Thank you for commenting!

  36. Could you make this the night before or even a couple of days before and have it in the fridge?

      • Oops! Answered too early. I haven’t tried that, so I’m unsure of what the end texture of the seitan would be. But, it may work? You’ll probably have to bake it for longer, since it’ll be reheating from a cooler temperature than the recipe.

    • Yes! I mention in the post that I even froze it for a bit to reheat it later and it worked great. So refrigerating for a night or two should be no problem.

      • Thanks for the great recipe! I’m planning to make this for Christmas but want to prepare in advance. When you reheat it after baking it do you wrap it back in the foil? How long and what temperature to do you reheat it in the oven? Thanks!

        • It’s been a few years since I’ve done this but yes, just leave it in the foil after cooking it the first time (and you can put it straight in the freezer). Then handle it like you would a store-bought roast, take it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator for a day before roasting it at 350F for 35 to 45 minutes. You can use a digital thermometer to make sure it reaches 165F inside!

  37. When you freeze this, are you freezing it before or after you have baked it?

    • It was after! So it’d be like when you buy pre-made roasts from the store.

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