There’s nothing better than getting the family together for a hearty meal on a Sunday. And thanks to these vegan roast dinner recipes, that doesn’t change just because you’re plant-based!
Contrary to popular belief, vegan Sunday roasts aren’t limited to disappointing and flavourless dishes. Far from it! From hearty pies and wellingtons to casseroles and lasagnas, there are plenty of plant-based versions of all your family favourites. Even Yorkshire puddings are still on the menu for a home-cooked vegan roast.
Feast your eyes on these delicious recipes to start prepping your Sunday dinner.
1) Big Puff Pie
This comforting pie is basically a stew with a pastry hat. It’s fairly quick and easy to make because it uses ready-made puff pastry sheets and the pastry is baked in the oven while the filling cooks on the stove. Then you assemble it and serve – to loud applause, of course!
Shepherd’s pie is a timeless family favourite, and the good news is you can still enjoy it as a vegan. This simple and filling recipe replaces mince with lentils and it’s full of fibre, nutrients and seasonal flavours.
This vegan roast dinner makes an excellent centrepiece and will blow the socks off anyone who’s used to a boring meat and two veg meal. It’s ideal for sharing with all the family, especially at Christmas.
In the mood for comfort food? Our vegan ‘chicken’ and leek pie doesn’t disappoint. This recipe uses Quorn chicken pieces and is super creamy, making it a great dish to try with non-vegan guests. Mmmmm.
This casserole is packed with lentils, rice and nuts, so you’ll have no problem getting your protein! It’s perfect for a Sunday dinner accompanied by vegetables, roast potatoes, and lashings of homemade gravy.
On the hunt for a vegan Sunday roast like no other? Try this veganised version of a Turkish classic, Börek. This dish includes layers of filo pastry, spinach and tofu mixed with fresh mint baked in the oven to create an impressive main course or starter.
A good roast is all about combinations and flavour. And the fantastic thing about roasting vegan is that there are so many flavour combinations for you to choose from. Make sure you have fun experimenting!
This recipe is inspired by one of our favourite ingredients: chestnuts. It’s been lovingly tried and tested so if you want a showstopper to delight guests, whip up this chestnut wellington for special occasions.
Is there anything more satisfying than tucking into a casserole and dumplings on a cold day? This recipe is ideal for those looking for a hearty dish packed with veggies instead of a meat replacement.
Although a traditional Sunday roast includes a meat centrepiece, lasagne is the perfect comfort food for a family meal at home. Using puy lentils and aubergines, this herby lasagne is an easy swap for those looking to eat more plant-based meals.
PAGE UPDATED OCTOBER 2021