Nut roast with mushroom sauce

Nut roast with mushroom sauce


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About this recipe: This is a great vegetarian alternative to the traditional meatloaf. It's great for Sunday lunch, Christmas or Easter. Serve with potatoes and vegetables, if desired.


Serves: 4 

  • For the Nut Roast
  • 220g mixed nuts
  • 220g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons vegemite
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 100g grated Cheddar cheese
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 125g mushrooms, finely choped
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano or thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon vegemite
  • 1 generous splash red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray.
  2. Finely grind the nuts in a food processor, the mix with breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Saute the onion until golden. Add the contents of the pan to the breadcrumbs, mix well.
  4. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, garlic, vegemite, oregano, parsley, Cheddar, salt and pepper. Pour into nut mixture, mix and knead thoroughly. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Shape the loaf into a 15cm long roll and transfer to prepared baking tray. Bake for 30-45 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion until browned. Add tomatoes and continue to cook, stirring until the liquid evaporates and the tomatoes start to brown.
  7. Add the flour, stir through, then add the stock. Bring to the boil and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  8. Add the mushrooms, herbs, vegemite and red wine. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste and serve-strained or unstrained.

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Reviews (3)


Added a handful of fresh cranberries for a Christmassy zing. luxourius alternative to meat for christmas dinner. The sauce is a perfect compliment. - 23 Dec 2012


Yay.. Found the perfect Nut Loaf recipe. Delicious. Thank You. - 11 Aug 2014


Did exactly "as it said on the tin" and was really delicious with the mushroom sauce. Glad I cooked double the amounts, then halved each "loaf", as we now have enough for four meals ( for the three of us) . Again thank you for a wonderful recipe. - 31 Jan 2014

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