This simple spice blend smells just like Thanksgiving, with or without turkey

Poultry seasoning
Poultry seasoning, a dried herb blend, makes bread stuffing smell meaty even when it’s vegan.
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From-scratch poultry seasoning gives poultry-less dishes a distinct Thanksgiving taste with almost no effort.

Here are the reasons why you should try a vegan Thanksgiving menu of classic dishes like sweet potato casserole and bread stuffing and tips that make it easy to pull off.

Poultry Seasoning

Total time: 5 minutes. Makes scant 3 tablespoons


  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried savory or thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Pulse the sage, rosemary, savory, oreganoand peppercorns in a spice grinder until coarsely ground. If you don’t have a spice grinder, substitute 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper for the whole peppercorns and rub the dried herbs between your fingers to crush them. Stir in the nutmeg until well-mixed.


Make ahead: The seasoning will keep in an airtight container for up to one month.