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10 Vegan Roast Dinner Recipes

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!

Vegan big puff pie - one of our favourite vegan roast dinners
Image Credit: Jane Easton

2) Vegan Shepherd’s Pie 

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.

vegan shepherd's pie - classic dish to try for a vegan Sunday roast
Image Credit: Clea Grady

3) Smokey Veggie Wellington

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.

smokey veggie wellington - a yummy traditional dish
Image Credit: Chrissie’s Greedy Gob

4) ‘Chicken’ and Leek Pie

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.

chicken and leek pie - perfect for non-vegan dinner guests
Image Credit: Kay Risidi

5) Healthy Protein Casserole

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.

healthy protein casserole - another veganised Sunday roast
Image Credit: Jane Land

6) Turkish Tofu & Spinach Börek

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.

turkish tofu and spinach borek - an original dish
Image Credit: Natalie Tamara

7) Vegan Roast Dinner

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!

Vegan roast potatoes
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8) Mushroom & Chestnut Wellington

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.

Vegan Christmas Dinner
Image Credit: Wrapped in Newspaper

9. Root Vegetable Casserole

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.

Vegetable casserole
Image Credit: Natalie Tamara

10. Roasted Aubergine Lasagne

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.

Roasted Aubergine Lasagne
Image Credit: Jackie Kearney

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