21 December 2015

Onion squash nut roast

Here is a new nut roast idea from me, as I felt like posting one again for this Christmas. This onion squash nut roast could be cooked for a vegan Christmas dinner, and I think I'll make similar ones again for the big day.

I used one of my favourite squashes, the onion squash, as the main ingredient paired with chestnuts. These were really nice little nut roasts and very easy to make. I made them as mini versions in eight silicone muffin baking cases, which reduced the cooking time and made them into a nice shape. Here's my recipe.

Ingredients for the nut roast

1 onion squash
Olive oil
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1-2 carrots
Fresh thyme
240 g cooked and peeled chestnuts
3-4 tbsp breadcrumbs

Served with

Roasted ruby gem potatoes
Roasted heirloom carrots
Turnip mash (3 turnips, salt, butter, 1 garlic clove)


Roast the onion squash after peeling and cutting to pieces. Mash it after the roasting.

Chop the onion, garlic and carrots finely and cook them in olive oil until soft. Season the mix with fresh thyme, salt and pepper.

Combine the squash mash with the onions, crushed chestnuts and breadcrumbs and mix into an even mixture.

Put the nut roast either into silicone muffin cases or into a large baking tin.

Bake the nut roast in the oven at 200 C for about 40 minutes.

Serve with all nice veggie roast fixtures and fittings.

Your VegHog


  1. Snap, I just posted a nut roast baked in cupcake papers! These look great for Christmas dinner. I have never heard of an onion squash before but looked it up and they look cute.

    1. Haha what a coincidence with our muffin tin nut roasts! I saw your post and it looks great! Onion squash is a very tasty squash, try it if you can find one!

  2. I love good sturdy nutroast and love the change of the Squash in place of carrots. There are quite a few on blogsphere at the moment, but you would expect it i guess with it being Christmas. I am envious that you can still find rainbow carrots where you are, I'd love them on my plate this Christmas, but no....If I don't get to wish you a merry Christmas before you head off to Finland, may I wish it now. Merry Christmas VegHog and a Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you Shaheen, I also wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I've already arrived in Finland, no snow in the southern parts, which is a shame, but I'm sure it'll be nice anyway.


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