Easy Cashew and Mushroom Nut Roast – For A Vegetarian Christmas

Take a bow, the easy cashew and mushroom nut roast! This is the Christmas lunch made for the Intn’l Man of Mystery for the past 22 years.

easy cashew nut roast for Vegetarian Christmas
cashew and mushroom layered roast in dish

This isn’t the prettiest dish, but it IS totally delish.

I do also serve ham and other meat dishes at Christmas, but to be honest, this simple veggie dish is my fave,

For years I have been meaning to perfect a creamy mushroom sauce to go with it… no success so far.

Cashew Nut + Mushroom Roast – For A Vegetarian Christmas


1 small onion, chopped
1 tbs oil
2 cloves garlic
225gr cashews
110gr fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 medium sweet potato, cooked and mashed
½ tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp Vegemite
150ml veggie stock
25 gr butter
225gr mushrooms, sliced


Put oven on at 180 degrees.
Fry onion and garlic until soft and golden.
Grind cashews. Mix in breadcrumbs, add egg, sweet potato and rosemary.
Add in the onions and any juices from the frying pan.
Mix Vegemite into stock and then pour into cashew mixture and mix well.
Divide this mixture into two equal parts.
Saute the mushrooms.
Put one half of the cashew mix onto the bottom of a suitable dish.
Spread the mushrooms on top of that.
Spread second lot of cashew mix on top.
Cover in foil.
Bake in oven for approx one hour, serve hot or cold.
Freezes well.

mushroom and cashew nut roast


mushroom and cashew nut layered roast

If you like this, check out the other family recipes on this website here.

This Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe is another vegetarian favourite of ours.

So is this Scarlet Mushroom and Beetroot Barley Risotto!

Do you have a vegetarian dish for Christmas?

Any top tips for other nut roasts, this is the only one I’ve ever made: do post links in comments.

Happy cooking

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  1. says: Bronwyn

    Wondering where the Kurdistan cook will get the Vegemite! Sounds delicious. I wonder if you could weigh the sweet potato next time to give an indication of what “medium” is to you? As you know, they come in all sizes!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Thanks Charlie, it’s a tradition now for us and I’ll be making it even though our veggie person won’t be at the table.

  2. says: Mushroom Enthusiast

    Love mushrooms. Love cashews. Love my vegemite. Thanks for a great recipe. Hope you and yours have a great Christmas and a relaxing New Year. Go the mushrooms…..

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