Nut roast with mushroom sauce

Here's a meat-free option for Christmas Day dinner, a delicious nut roast. This recipe is full of flavour and goodness, it'll appeal to all tastes and diets.

christmas nut loaf
SERVES8
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

Nut roast

  1. Preheat oven to 225°C
  2. Place carrots and onions in a large roasting tray and coat with oil
  3. Roast in oven for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and soft
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  5. Turn oven down to 180°C
  6. Place cashews on a baking tray and toast in oven for approximately 10 minutes or until light brown
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  8. Place the bread in a food processor and blend until it forms coarse breadcrumbs
  9. Add cashews and continue to blend until chopped finely then place mixture in a bowl
  10. Add roasted carrots, onions, coriander, paprika, pepper, miso and water to food processor and blend until almost smooth
  11. Add to the crumb mixture along with raisins and mix until well combined
  12. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and press in the mixture 
  13. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until browned and hot through
  14. Remove from oven and turn out of the loaf tin
  15. Cool for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Mushroom sauce

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over a low heat and add onion
  2. Cook until soft and light brown
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic and continue to cook until mushrooms are soft
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes then remove from heat
  5. Blend until smooth.

Tip

This recipe can easily be made vegan by ensuring the bread is vegan and that the miso paste is miso only and not with dashi added.

  • Nut roast 
  • carrots, peeled and diced
  • onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp
    oil
  • 1 1/2 cups
    cashews
  • slices wholegrain or wholemeal bread
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tbsp
    miso paste
  • 1/2 cup
    water
  • 1/4 cup
    raisins
  • Mushroom sauce 
  • 1 tbsp
    oil
  • onion, finely diced
  • 4 cups
    chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp
    miso paste
  • 2 cups
    water
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce
Per serve
  • Energy
    1164kJ
  • Total Fat
    17.2g
  • Saturated Fat
    2.8g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    27.2g
  • Sugars
    9.2g
  • Dietary Fibre
    4.8g
  • Protein
    8.5g
  • Sodium
    168mg