Vegetarian Christmas roast

Vegetarian Christmas roast
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 1½ hours to make, 50 minutes to 1 hour in the oven

This easy vegetarian recipe for a Christmas roast is nut-free.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
300kcals
Fat
18.5g (8.5g saturated)
Protein
13.8g
Carbohydrates
19.2g (4.7g sugar)
Salt
1g
Calories
300kcals
Fat
18.5g (8.5g saturated)
Protein
13.8g
Carbohydrates
19.2g (4.7g sugar)
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, very finely chopped
  • 1 leek, very finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, very finely chopped
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, very finely chopped
  • 300g field mushrooms, very finely diced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 200g vegetarian Cheddar, grated
  • 110g dried breadcrumbs

Method

  1. If you are making veggie gravy, keep all the trimmings from the vegetables. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pepper, leek, carrot, onion and celery and cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes; if they produce lots of juices, cook them out. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Fold in the egg, 150g of the cheese and 100g of the breadcrumbs. Mix well and season. Transfer to a greased, base lined 28.5cm x 13cm x 6cm deep loaf tin. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until set and the top is golden. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out, slice and serve with gravy.

delicious. tips

  1. To freeze: Bake the roast and cool in the tin. Turn out, wrap in foil and freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven at 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5 for 45 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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  1. Has anyone tried this with goats cheese? I am considering trying this with goats cheese, red pepper and red onion and would be interested to know if anyone has tried this or a similar variation.

  2. This is really delicious. I made it for myself, as the only vegetarian in my family, and everybody wanted some with their dinner, so I only got a thin slice – lol! I’ve made it several times since though and it always turns out perfect.

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