Roast dinners are meant to be amazing, right?! Eating vegan or plant based should never mean missing out, and we'd actually say that since becoming vegan, our roast dinners have become even more incredible, tasty and varied. So we couldn't resist rounding up our favourite vegan and vegetarian roast dinners (which are all vegan - because anything vegan is also vegetarian!). All these delicious recipes can be used for a vegan or vegetarian Sunday roast, for Christmas, Easter or any special occasion!
If you're looking for more Christmas recipes, you'll love these Ultimate Vegan Christmas Mains, and if you want desserts to go with these awesome roast recipes, try these Delicious Vegan Christmas Desserts (great for Christmas roasts or Sunday roast).
🥜Nut Roasts & Meat Loaf
Sometimes vegan and vegetarian roast dinner classics just don't get old! These nut roasts, lentil loafs and meat loafs are all high protein, have a great meaty texture and can be made ahead of time so you can relax more on the day.
So it totally depends on your preferences, but there are incredible vegan meat recipes now. Many are made with vital wheat gluten to make a seitan recipe. Seitan is probably the closest tasting vegan food you get to meat, and it's been around for thousands of years. You buy vital wheat gluten as a flour, then follow the steps of the recipe from there! Food processors or blenders are often helpful for these sorts of recipes for a great consistency and if the recipe calls for it.
We even have here vegan roast beef, vegan ham and a delicious glaze for vegan cocktail sausages! There's also a vegan turkey that can be made in an Instant Pot!
A pie is an awesome centrepiece for a vegan or vegetarian roast dinner! From a vegan chicken pot pie to a Christmas Wreath pie, it's now one of our first choices for a Sunday roast or special occasion.
🍮Vegan Yorkshire Pudding
Vegan yorkshire puddings have not been known to be the easiest of recipes to crack. However, we now have some amazing tried and tested methods for you! A good set of patty tins is a must for these. While we don't often use egg replacers, Crack'd is a fantastic one for making Vegan Yorkshire Puddings.
I've always loved stuffing as part of my roast dinners, and when I became vegan, I experimented even more with recipes. My favourite ones by far are my tempeh vegan stuffing balls (below), which come out of the oven a gorgeous golden brown. Tempeh is great for 'meaty' stuffing, and have we have many more tempeh recipes here.
Essential, delicious and the winner in every vegan and vegetarian roast dinner - it would be a crime to not have potatoes in their various forms. We don't mean to brag, well, actually, we do(!) but Louise does the BEST crispy roast potatoes, which we've featured here.
🍠Other root veg
We're not cheating on potatoes, but vegan and vegetarian roast dinners lend themselves perfectly to a range of roast vegetable dishes. We've got a selection here from harissa sweet potatoes and roasted carrots, to pureed roasted parsnip! Many of these dishes you can now make in an air fryer. We have a Ninja Air Fryer which we're totally in love with!
We are vegan and vegetarian after all, so if we didn't have a whole section for vegetables with our roast dinners, you'd wonder what was up! Some of these feature cheesy flavours, which calls for use of the staple ingredient nutritional yeast. We have everything from whole roasted cauliflower and steamed beans to cheesy Brussel sprouts!
If you want a fight at a roast dinner, then let the gravy run dry... Here's a great selection from miso gravy (miso is a great staple ingredient too), mushroom gravy and our recipe for the BEST vegan gravy. We love adding vegan red wine, and it's fab to drink with a vegan or vegetarian roast dinner. There are lots of great vegan wines out there - one of our favourites is Proudly Vegan Wine.
If you loved these Amazing Vegan and Vegetarian Roast dinner recipes, please let us know! Enjoy!