Cheesy carrot nut roast

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Cheesy carrot nut roast - THE ULTIMATE NUT ROAST! This thing is SO tasty. It makes a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas dinner!

This recipe is destined to be the star of your vegetarian Christmas dinner this year: cheesy carrot nut roast!

Cheesy carrot nut roast - THE ULTIMATE NUT ROAST! This thing is SO tasty. It makes a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas dinner!

Not to blow my own trumpet or anything (even though I totally am), but I think this may well be the ultimate nut roast recipe. It would be absolutely perfect for Christmas dinner – or any other dinner, come to that. It’s cheesy and flavourful, it’s packed with protein, and it goes beautifully alongside roast potatoes and gravy.

Cheesy carrot nut roast - THE ULTIMATE NUT ROAST! This thing is SO tasty. It makes a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas dinner!

I know that some nut roasts aren’t particularly inspiring. But far from being dry and tasteless like some that I’ve been served in the past (and, let’s be honest, one or two I’ve made myself…), this nut roast recipe starts off with a crumble-style oat mixture which gives it a really lovely, hearty texture, and makes it feel like a real treat. Cannellini beans and walnuts add protein and make it nice and chunky, and grated carrot and a bit of cheddar cheese add a huge amount of flavour. I’m practically drooling just thinking about it.

Cheesy carrot nut roast - THE ULTIMATE NUT ROAST! This thing is SO tasty. It makes a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas dinner!

Rather than serving up my nut roast in loaf form, I cooked it in a shallow roasting dish. Bigger surface area = more crispy bits on top = even more delicious.

If you’d prefer to make a loaf, I’m sure that would be great too – I’d probably just turn down the oven a little, and cook it for a longer amount of time to make sure it cooks right the way to the centre.

All in all, this is one nut roast I could quite happily eat every single day (in fact, you may even want to double the recipe to make sure you have plenty of leftovers!).

We’re getting seriously close to Christmas now, with just over a week to go. What are your plans for Christmas dinner? Make sure you share your photos with me, I’d love to see! If you still need some inspiration, check out my collection of vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes!

Cheesy carrot nut roast - THE ULTIMATE NUT ROAST! This thing is SO tasty. It makes a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas dinner!

Cheesy Carrot Nut Roast

A moist and tasty nut roast with beans, cheese and veggies. The flavour in this is amazing!

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4.78 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 80 g butter, melted (~ 1/4 cup)
  • 65 g plain flour (~ 1/2 cup)
  • 65 g rolled oats (~ 1/2 cup)
  • 400 g tin cannellini beans, drained (240g, or ~ 1 1/4 cups, when drained)
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 100 g cheddar cheese, grated (~ 1 1/3 cups grated)
  • 100 g walnuts (~ 1 cup), roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted butter with the flour and oats, and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients, season well, and mix thoroughly.
  • Spread the mixture out in a lightly greased roasting tray, and bake for around 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Carrot Nut Roast
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 293
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.5g50%
Saturated Fat 13.4g67%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 31.8g11%
Fiber 7.5g30%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 16.5g33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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32 Comments

  1. Totally love how wholesome this looks. Also, it looks so hearty even though there is no meat in the recipe.

  2. Lush nut roast Becca and I am totally surprised that it took the Vegetarian Society this long to approve Cranks, but they got there in the end so I suppose that’s all that matters;-) I am the biggest Cranks fan having been to all the restaurants as a kid and then going on to own and cook from their books, high five to Cranks I say;-)

  3. this looks delicious Becca- never tried nut road but I know I would love this – the textures and flavours sound amazing.

  4. Excuse the possibly silly question,haven’t made nut roasts before but this looks yum so will give it a go. Can I make this Christmas eve morning to have on Christmas day or should I make it on day itself? And can it be frozen? The rest of them will be eating non veggie dinner so won’t all be eaten on the day.

    1. Hi Claire, not a silly question! :) I’d say you could definitely prepare it on Christmas Eve and then just bake it on Christmas Day. And I’ve not tried freezing this myself, so I can’t say for sure, but I reckon it would probably be fine. To be honest though, I bet you won’t have many leftovers :D Enjoy!

  5. Gosh, it’s been years since I went to a Cranks restaurant. I don’t even know where my nearest one is any more. This nut roast looks delicious, and I love carrots too. Tx