Roast Dinner Recipes

Hearty, healthy roast recipes – comforting dishes, desserts and accompaniments for gloomy days.

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  • Serves 10

  • 75-90 Minutes

  • 5 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This special Wellington is the perfect centre piece for a plant-based Christmas it tastes spectacular and looks absolutely stunning! By @thelittleplantation

  • Serves 6

  • 90 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

Lentils are the perfect main ingredient for the main part of a roast dinner and packs a mighty punch of protein.

  • Serves 8

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

A popular player in the Christmas dinner game, this plant-based pigs in blanket recipe means you can keep make your roast dinner plant-based without having to compromise on the festive food experience

  • Serves 6

  • 40 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

This chestnut and mushroom gravy is a fantastic vegan alternative to the traditional Christmas gravy. Flavoured with fresh thyme and paprika, it’s a hearty and delicious accompaniment to roast potatoes, a nut roast and a bowlful of sprouts! For a seamless Christmas Day, make ahead and freeze for one month, or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

If you’ve ever made the traditional version you’ll be amazed by this easy aubergines, lentil, chestnut and almost instant cheese style pant-based sauce recipe

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A fresh, fruity, spicy and deeply satisfying autumnal delight

  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The perfect veggie main for your Christmas lunch, full of flavour with an incredible “meaty” texture made with the addition of chestnuts

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is the quickest route I know to the satisfaction of comfort food. The saucy lentils and Parmesan or chestnut puree create the type of texture associated with risotto and the taste associated with Bolognaise sauce, but they do it in 6 minutes rather than 20

  • Serves 6

  • 60 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

In summer, Ratatouille encapsulates this philosophy in a brightly coloured carnival of tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes and peppers

  • Serves 2

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The combination of lentils, mushrooms and chestnuts with a delicate whiff of truffle is my kind of comfort food

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A wonderfully vibrant, fresh pea and spinach soup, topped with crispy chestnut croutons. Perfect for a light lunch, or a snazzy starter.

  • Serves 4

  • 90 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Based on the classic beauty, Daube de bœuf à la Provençale, but this is entirely plant based and has developed it’s own identity!

  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free and vegans

This totally vegan bolognese is the perfect healthy take on a classic winter warmer

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans

A tasty plant-based take on meatballs and comfort food bliss!

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

What a joyful tart to make, figs and chestnuts are a marriage from the magnificent month of September when they cross paths in Provence.

  • Serves 10

  • 50 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This soup is naturally creamy from the cauliflower and chestnut puree gives it a twist. Makes a perfect dairy-free nutritionally balanced plant based meal.

  • Serves 6

  • 45 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Chestnuts and vanilla are the perfect Christmas paring, a combo that makes this festive plant-based cake the ultimate show stopping […]

  • Serves 8

  • 45 - 60 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans

A plant-based festive feast full of the flavour of chestnuts, perfect as Christmas meal centre piece

  • Serves 12

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This warming and indulgent pear and chestnut cake is packed with hidden spice and perfect with a hearty dollop of ice cream on a cosy night in. Share with friends or slice and pop in the freezer if you’d rather keep it all to yourself!

  • Serves 3

  • 35 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These chocolate chestnut doughnuts are really fun to make and are ideal alongside a cup of coffee. The light and fluffy texture and silky chocolate ganache pairs perfectly with the crunchy chestnut brittle.

  • Serves 6

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a magical soup, the creamiest you will ever taste, but it doesn’t have any cream added

  • Serves 6

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This pilaf is jam-packed full of flavour. The sweet, caramelised butternut squash pairs so perfectly with the earthiness of the chestnuts and the fluffy fragrant rice brings it all together. Perfect for a midweek dinner.

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is the most politically correct way to mimic a ‘pâté de foie gras’ in the creamiest chestnut spread known to man, without getting any ducks or geese involved!

  • Serves 6

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A chestnut custard for Christmas, one that will happily serve everyone at your festive table including those on plant-based and dairy free diets

  • Serves 20

  • 5 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

Chestnut butter is totally vegan and totally delicious whether you are vegan or not. It is delicious spread on toasted baguette or baked sweet potatoes, great to stir into soups, pasta sauces, risottos and glorious in combination with chutney and cheese on crackers