Every Brit loves a good Sunday roast and fortunately there's loads of delicious vegan roast dinner recipes out there for us plant-based eaters! Whether you're looking for a show-stopping vegan centrepiece, the ultimate roast potato or the elusive vegan Yorkshire pudding - this is the list you're looking for.
In fact, you'll probably have enough vegan Sunday roast recipes here to keep you going through the year, including your Christmas dinner!
🤔 What is a Vegan Roast Dinner?
Let’s begin with definitions.
A roast dinner is an essential part of British culture. It's a meal where families get together, often served on a Sunday, which is where it gets its other name - the Sunday lunch.
A traditional Sunday roast usually consists of roasted meat, mashed or roasted potatoes, and sides like cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and boiled, steamed or roasted veg.
So, how do you make a vegan Sunday lunch? It's pretty easy really, just leave out the animal products! Instead of roast meat, choose a vegan centrepiece like seitan, nut roast or one of the many plant-based meat alternatives that you'll find in the supermarkets now.
Cook your roast potatoes in oil rather than animal fat. Switch the honey roasted veg for maple and use a dairy-free cheese to make cauliflower cheese. With all the plant-based alternatives in the shops now it's never been easier to make a vegan Sunday roast! It's not all boiled veg and whole roast cauliflower anymore.
You might be wondering, how is that different to Christmas dinner? Well, it's not that different. Usually a British Christmas dinner follows the same format but people will go to town and put in more effort than on the average Sunday. More sides like (vegan) pigs in blankets and maybe even another main. We often have a faux meat joint and a nut roast, along with a (probably) excessive number of sides dishes.
So, without further ado, let's get into the vegan roast recipes.
1. Vegan Wellington
2. Cashew Nut Roast
3. Stuffed Acorn Squash
4. Vegan Turkey Roast
5. Stuffed Seitan Roast
6. Seitan Roast
7. Vegan Lentil Loaf
8. Vegan Roast Beef
9. Squash, Mushroom and Kale Wreath
10. Roast Celeriac Steaks
11. Roasted Butternut Squash
12. Vegan Roast Potatoes
13. Marmite Roast Potatoes
14. Creamy Potato Dauphinoise
15. Baked Sweet Potato Slices
16. Rosemary and Thyme Mashed Potatoes
17. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
18. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
19. Smashed Potatoes and Parsnips
20. Parmentier Potatoes
👩🍳 Extra Special Sides
21. Vegan Yorkshire Puddings
22. Sage and Onion Stuffing
23. Easy Vegan Pigs in Blankets
24. Vegan Sausage Stuffing
25. Vegan Chestnut Stuffing
🥕 Vegetable Side Dishes
26. Vegan Cauliflower Cheese
27. Sticky Maple Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
28. Swede Mash
29. Ultimate Buttery Leeks and Cabbage
30. Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts
31. Charred Broccolini
32. Vegan Green Bean Casserole
33. Cabbage Steaks
34. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Veggies
35. Roasted Root Vegetable Medley
36. Maple Glazed Veg with Pecans
37. Mushroom Gravy
38. Vegan Gravy
39. Vegan Onion Gravy
Pick a centre piece for the roast dinner like a nut roast, Wellington, seitan joint or even a shop-bought meat alternative with stuffing. Then prepare all the usual vegetables and sides, just be sure to cook the roast potatoes in oil instead of animal fat and to use maple syrup instead of honey on roasted veg. You can make a gravy, but did you know that beef Bisto is vegan-friendly? We have loads of amazing recipes to help you make the ultimate vegan roast dinner.
A vegan roast dinner is pretty similar to any old roast dinner but without the animal products. Pick a main like a meat-alternative roasting joint or a mushroom Wellington, then add all the amazing sides like vegan cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire puddings, roasted veg and gravy.
Roast potatoes are a must! Carrots, parsnips, sprouts, cabbage, peas, broccoli and cauliflower are all great choices.
So, there we have it. 35 vegan roast recipes, so there’s no excuse to not make a vegan version now! Whether it’s Veganuary or not, we’d encourage you to give these recipes a try.
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