Thanksgiving No Turkey "Turkey"

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Thanksgiving 'No-Turkey' Turkey from Recipes Wiki—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

  • Prep time: 60 to 75 minutes to bake



  1. Break bread into 1-inch chunks. Dry in a large bowl, uncovered, for at least 8 hours.
  2. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add carrot, celery and onion; saute, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
  4. Transfer to a large mixing bowl; cool to lukewarm.
  5. Add pepper, bread cubes, parsley, sage, egg substitute, or egg Replacer, and broth or water.
  6. Toss to combine; set aside at least 30 minutes to allow liquids to soak into bread.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Brush seitan with gravy on both sides; arrange overlapping slices on foil in a row, mounding in center.
  10. Press stuffing mixture around seitan to cover completely.
  11. Wet hands lightly, and press into a neat oval.
  12. Roll pastry sheets out to 1/16-inch thickness; arrange, overlapping slightly, to make a large rectangle.
  13. Seal edges with dabs of cold water.
  14. Drape pastry over mound; trim excess away around bottom.
  15. Use scraps to cut out decorative shapes (leaves, apples, etc.).
  16. Attach with dabs of cold water.
  17. For a shiny crust, brush pastry lightly with skim milk or soymilk.
  18. Bake 1 to 1¼ hours, covering pastry with foil if it browns too much.
  19. Transfer "turkey" to a platter.
  20. To serve, cut straight down through pastry, stuffing and seitan to make neat ¾-inch slices.
  21. Spoon gravy over each serving.