Bad Ass Nut Roast (30+40 Min, Vegetarian)

Modern nut roast. Minimum fuss, maximum taste. Prep Time 30 minutes, Roast Time 40 minutes | #maincourse #Christmas #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com

Boring, bland, heavy and uncreative. Nut roasts get a real bad press. And why? Well, probably because they were, to be fair. But no longer! The humble nut roast has always been the go-to recipe for a Christmas meat-free alternative, but they often turn out dry and lacking a certain something. We’re here to change all that.

This tasty, bad-ass mofo gives as good as it gets and is the perfect reminder of why we don’t need to eat meat. It’s tempting and filling, without being weighty or stodgy. It goes well with almost any sauce and is much more than an alternative – it’s a replacement.

Health Benefits – Bad Ass Nut Roast

This one is more for the animals out there – it’s meat-free. It’s here to show you that veggie options are more than viable – they can mix it up with the best of ‘em.

That being said – nuts are awesome. Research has shown that eating just a handful of nuts every day is massively beneficial to your health (the mutt’s nuts), including reducing heart disease and keeping you slim.

It just goes to show – nuts are for life, not just for Christmas 😉

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Bad Ass Nut Roast (30+40 Min, Vegetarian)

Modern Nut Roast. No fuss method with a brilliant result every time. Make this the meat replacement that everyone wants. Perfect for Christmas.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 742 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F
  2. Crush or grind the nuts (you can use a food processor to save time) then mix with the breadcrumbs. If you don’t have all the proper equipment (we don’t) then use the end of a glass bottle crush the nuts in a plastic bowl.

  3. Dice then fry the onion in plenty of oil. When the onions have turned clear, add them (and all the oil!) to the mix
  4. Add in the eggs, crushed or grated garlic, salt, pepper, broth, herbs and grated cheese.
  5. Mix again then knead well.

  6. Let it stand for 15 minutes.

  7. Roll into a roll shape.

  8. Place in baking tray and cook for 40 minutes at 180°C (check it after 30 mins, you don’t want it getting too dry).

  9. Done! Enjoy your veggie replacement.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Allrecipes

Modern nut roast. Minimum fuss, maximum taste. Prep Time 30 minutes, Roast Time 40 minutes | #maincourse #Christmas #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.com

11 comments

  1. I honestly have never heard of a nut roast before… and you are so right… this definitely looks bad donkey. Love it!

  2. I had no idea what to expect when i read the title. I actually thought this was roasted nuts. But I suppose this is sort of a loaf?

    I would try to make an eggless alternative. Otherwise, it looks loaded with all the good and rich stuff! Like!!

    pragati 🙂

    • Yep, actually I sold it to my flatmate as a mince loaf. She didn’t realize I there wasn’t actually any meat in it until I told her. Quite funny 😀 Why no eggs if I may ask?

  3. This is probably a silly question, but can you substitute the bread crumbs for anything?? Perhaps coconut flour or tapioca flour? I have joint problems (R/A) and had to cut grains out of my already restrictive vegetarian diet. If you have any ideas I would appreciate it as this looks delicious!

  4. Hi Jamie, thanks for the question. In all honestly I’ve never tried making it without the breadcrumbs, but that’s not to say it can’t be done! I’d imagine coconut flour mixed with a bit of water or milk would work best, as it’s kinda nutty already. You’d want to cut down on the amount though, perhaps half? I hope that helps, let us know how you get on!

  5. Would this be good cold, say as a sandwich filler with a spicy spread? Does it freeze well?

    • Hi there!
      Sorry for the late reply, first of all. Yes I think that would be really nice cold, and also work as a sandwich filler.
      Yep, you can freeze the nut roast too 🙂

  6. Another excellent recipe from this great team! Thank you.
    I substituted walnuts because I didn’t have any peanuts and it was really great.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for using it in leftovers apart from in a sandwich?

    • Wow, thanks a ton for trying out our Nut Roast as well, Paddy! Hmm, I find the idea to put it in a sandwich pretty tempting. Other than that I do like to snack a slice in between meals 😉

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