So easy to make and soooo delicious! This Nut Roast won’t last very long. An easy peasy vegetarian dish, great for any night of the week.
Last week, with a poorly Nugget, we were mainly confined to the house. Not that I was complaining about being inside in the warm. Especially when it began SNOWING this weekend! Where did that come from?!?
Don’t get me wrong, I totally love snow but I prefer a gradual decline of temperature into winter. Sudden cold snaps are too much of a shock to the system, especially when you’re freezing your butt off at the stables! Even Twiggy the pony gave me a look of total disgust as I turfed her out of her lovely warm stable and into a muddy freezing cold field! She thanked me by laying down and ensuring she covered herself in as much mud as she could before trotting proudly off down to the other end without looking back. I could just imagine the smug look on her face and if she could chuckle to herself I’m sure she would!
I’m glad to say Nugget is now back to his healthy self. So maybe, just maybe, I might even get some sleep this week! Here’s hoping I haven’t just jinxed myself by saying that aloud….
On the plus side, we had loads of fun trying new recipes in the kitchen. Bam Bam is the proud owner of a new apron, which he insisted wearing the entire day of purchase. Even during his break from the kitchen whilst he watched films in the other room and out in the car on a trip to the pharmacy….
I love to bring this nut roast recipe out for family get togethers, as part of a buffet. It’s easy, you can freeze it (just shape and freeze before cooking). You can serve it hot or cold and everyone always loves it! And of course, it’s vegetarian too, so you really can please everyone (just omit the marmite for the haters!).
Some of the best recipes are the sort where you can just throw everything in a bowl and out comes something amazing. Nut roast has the added enjoyment of getting your hands a little messy as you squish everything together at the end. What can I say? I am just a big kid, who loves to get her hands dirty! Food is meant to be fun, right?! So get squishing!!
Your Own Choice of Nuts
Use whatever mixed nuts you like, you can buy bags of already mixed nuts and even ones that are already chopped if you like to live life on the simple side. But if you feel like adding more of one kind, go ahead and try it, you can’t really go wrong with this recipe.
Make Smaller Portions
You can even make it into smaller portions to serve up individually, just reduce the cooking time a little so you don’t burn the outside.
- 225 g Chopped Mixed Nuts
- 225 g Wholemeal Breadcrumbs
- 100 g Chopped Onion
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 tsp Marmite
- 100 g Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
- 1 tsp Fresh Chopped Thyme
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Mix the nuts and breadcrumbns in a bowl.
- In a frying pan, add a little oil and fry the onion until soft.
- Once the onion has cooled slightly, add it to the nut mixture.
- Place the eggs in a separate bowl and beat slightly.
- Add the marmite, cheese and herbs to the eggs and mix. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture in with the dry ingredients and mix.
- Shape the mixture into a log and place on a baking tray.
- Roast in the oven for 30-45 minutes until it turns a deep brown.
- Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 10 minutes and then serve.
Great With Cranberry Sauce
Oh, and this is totally amazing with cranberry sauce!! Find the recipe here