I received a Tofurky® Roast from Turtle Island Foods to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
I’ve tried several Tofurky products and some I’ve loved and others just werent’ for me. So when Tofurkey asked if I’d like to try one of their Tofurky® Roast (made with organic non-genetically engineered soybeans) I agreed immediately. That’s because for the past few year’s I’ve wanted something to enjoy on Thanksgiving and Christmas that was vegetarian but had stuffing and “turkey” like I remembered from my childhood.
Tofurky® Roast – My Experience
I wasn’t expecting much when I pulled out the plastic wrapped round roast but I prepared it according to the package directions with a sauce that included a bit of soy sauce, olive oil, and ground sage (next time I’ll double the amount their recipe calls for). I cooked it in my new toaster oven because it was the perfect size for it and it allowed me to use my full size oven for other things.
After it finished roasting I sliced it to find a small amount of dressing inside. I do wish there was more dressing, perhaps even providing some on the side. The dressing is delicious, there’s just not enough of it.
I tried the Tofurky brand giblet gravy they provided and was disappointed. The texture was strange, the color bland and nothing like the deep brown on the package, and it was a bit salty. It didn’t add anything the “turkey” and I thought I’d spent an hour preparing something I wasn’t going to like.
Thankfully I remembered I had some organic cranberry jelly in the cupboard and I added that to the vegetarian turkey and it was AMAZING! I will definitely be having this again soon and because I was the lone vegetarian, it was enough for four meals for me. Next time I’ll also add more vegetables and I’ll skip their gravy.
What is a Tofurky Roast Made From?
Tofurky Roasts are a tofu-wheat protein blend with a turkey-like texture and flavor. They’re filled with a wild rice and whole wheat bread crumb stuffing. They’ve been available since 1995 and are the #1 turkey alternative for vegetarians.
Tofurky products can be found in the freezer section of most natural grocery stores and even mainstream stores during the holidays.