Slow Cooker Tofurky Recipe With Vegan Gravy

6 servings
7 hr 15 min

Save the day with this slow cooker tofurky recipe. It has all the basics for the whole family to enjoy a perfect Thanksgiving dinner – protein, stuffing, and vegetarian gravy.

Just roast some veggies, whip up some mashed potatoes and add in a vegan dessert and you are the hero of the holiday!

Get more holiday recipes on Healthy Slow Cooking and check out my vegan cookbooks on Amazon.

Cheryl insists on having a Tofurky a few times a year and I always enjoyed having them once a year.

I know some of you are not a fan of faux meats and if that’s you, head over to this post on Vegan Slow Cooker Veggie Loaf .

Did you know that you can make tofurky in the slow cooker?

I love using my slow cooker – especially for a big vegan holiday meal. It can be hard to cook everything on the stove, especially if you aren’t the only cook in the kitchen.

You can cook this tofurkey in your slow cooker and have your guests bring their dishes in their crockpot to keep everything warm.

I fully admit to doing this to keep everyone from being in the kitchen with me. Also, a table with cocktails, mocktails, and some dips in another room helps too.

This whole vegan tofurky recipe is simple to make and can definitely become your new go-to for holiday entertaining.

Where can I buy a Tofurky or other vegan roast?

You can find them at Whole Foods, Sprouts, your local coop, and in many mainstream grocery stores. Check Tofurky’s find page here for one near you.

Check in the frozen section with the other frozen vegan meat substitutes. Usually, around the Thanksgiving time of year Trader Joe’s has its own in the refrigerated section.

Is Tofurky frozen?

Most vegan roasts are found in the freezer section. Though sometimes near Thanksgiving you will find them thawed.

Just know if it is frozen you want to thaw it a day before you cook it.

Do I have to thaw it before cooking?

It’s recommended that you thaw it for 24 hours in the fridge before cooking.

But in a pinch, you can defrost in the microwave.

Is there a gluten-free option?

Tofurkey, and most, if not all of the pre-made roasts, contain gluten. There are homemade recipes and I’m working on one to add to this site and I’ll link it as soon as I do.

But the actual Tofurkey brand contains wheat gluten and breadcrumbs so it’s not for the gluten intolerant.

  • But if you want a good gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving dish you should try my air-fried soy curls over mashed potatoes with a little gravy or Vegan Thanksgiving Casserole and Gravy recipe.
Slow Cooker Tofurky Recipe With Vegan Gravy
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 7 Hours Total time: 7 hr 15 min
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  • 1 Tofurky , thawed and taken out of wrapper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Better than Boullion vegetable flavor or 2 homemade vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoons black pepper

Place the tofurky in your 2 to 3 quart slow cooker. Mix the sauce ingredients together and pour over the Tofurky.
Cook on low 7 to 9 hours. If you are at home you can turn the roast over once or twice, but it’s fine if you don’t. Just make sure to pour gravy over all the servings.
Kathy Hester
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