Thanksgiving “Turkey” and Dressing

Thanksgiving “Turkey” and Dressing


From the Kitchen of Marilyn Montenegro


Seitan-Wheat Meat


Mix together the following dry ingredients:


       2 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten Flour

       3 Tablespoons Nutritional (Brewer’s) Yeast

       3 Tablespoons garbanzo, quinoa, or whole grain flour

       2 Tablespoons Chicken (Beef) McKay’s Seasoning powder

       2 teaspoons onion powder

       1 teaspoon garlic powder


Mix together wet ingredients:

       1-1/2 cup cool water

       ¼ cup Soy Sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

       ½ teaspoon oil

(May add garlic cloves, fresh onion, and other seasons blended)


Add the liquid to the well-mixed dry ingredients listed above. Form a ball. If too dry, add more water, if too moist add more Vital Wheat Gluten Flour.



1 cup soy sauce or liquid aminos

3-6 carrots

2-3 celery stalks

1 onion, coarsely chopped, or dry onion flakes

3 quarts water


  1. Cut up the ball of flour mixture into 3-inch cubes.
  2. Boil in broth, as low heat for 1 hour.
  3. Prepare cooked gluten as if it were raw meat.
  4. Bread and fry ½”-1” slices of seitan in olive oil to golden brown.


Page 2 – Thanksgiving Dressing

Thanksgiving Dressing


10-12 oz. box seasoned bread dressing (stuffing) – (I use 5-6 oz. cornbread and 5-6 oz. cubed bread dressing)

½ cup Olive Oil

1 cup diced Onion

1 cup diced Celery

½ cup sliced baby carrots

1 cup sliced fresh or canned Mushrooms

1 to 1-1/2 cup chicken broth (1 tablespoon McKay’s Chicken Seasoning in 1-1/2 cups warm water


  1. In a large, heavy saucepan, sauté onion, celery, carrots, and mushrooms in olive oil. 


  1. Add seasoned cornbread and or bread cubes, mix.


  1. Add chicken broth until moistened.


  1. Place dressing in 9” X 13” casserole dish


  1. Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees.


Turkey and Dressing Assembly


Add fried seitan pieces to the top of baked dressing, covering dressing and overlapping seitan


Pour 1-cup mushroom gravy over dressing.


Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.


Serve and enjoy!