This vegan mushroom Wellington makes a great meatless vegan roast recipe that will definitely impress non-vegans too! It’s very easy to make, hearty, flavorful and so delicious!
Christmas is getting closer, and there have been so many of you asking for a simple but delicious Christmas recipe for a vegan roast. Well, here it is! This vegan Mushroom Wellington recipe is one of my absolute favorite Christmas recipes, and meat-eaters love it too. I’ve already made it so often and with different add-ins, and it has always turned out so good! It is wrapped in a thin flaky pastry and filled with mostly Garlic Mushrooms. I‘m pretty sure you’ll love this Mushroom Wellington too, moreover, it’s also so versatile to make.
Easy vegan Mushroom Wellington
There are only three necessary main ingredients required for the filling. First are the mushrooms as the meat alternative (because they have such a great meaty texture), second and third are the caramelized onions and roasted garlic which add amazing flavors. The additional ingredients are up to you. I also like to add some walnuts or pecans, spinach, and rice for more volume and a better texture. Furthermore, I have figured out that it’s very delicious to add some dairy-free shredded cheese or vegan parmesan. Anyway, that’s just my personal opinion, so feel free to add the ingredients you like! You can of course also add other healthy vegetables, such as peas, beans, and lentils that are also rich in protein.
Vegan Roast with Mushrooms and Puff Pastry – The Basic recipe
If you decide to go with the easiest way and want to add only mushrooms as a filling for this vegan roast, simply follow these easy steps. Start by frying the onions, then add the mushrooms and seasonings, and continue cooking for a few minutes. They should be lightly browned but not cooked through, because we don’t want them to lose all their liquid. After preparing the filling it’s very important to pat everything dry and make sure it is completely cold before wrapping it in your vegan puff pastry. Otherwise, the pastry is going to get soggy and will tear when you want to wrap up your mushroom wellington.
Once the filling is cool, spread the onion garlic mushrooms over the middle of the pastry. Then carefully wrap to form a loaf. Press the edges together to seal. Roll over the loaf so that the seams are on the bottom. Gently cut slits with a sharp knife but don’t cut all the way through. Then brush with a little plant-based milk and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden browned and puffed up.
Make your Mushroom Wellington more impressive!
If you want to make your vegan Mushroom Wellington look more exciting, you can place 3-4 large mushrooms (such as portobello mushrooms) in the center on a bed of spinach, before adding the basic mushroom filling mixture around it. Once you serve and cut this vegan roast, these large Mushrooms will make a star appearance that’ll impress your guests for sure.
This Vegan Mushroom Wellington is:
- Easy to make
- A delicious meat-free roast
- The Perfect vegan Christmas dinner
The perfect side dish
If you’re looking for the perfect side dishes for this Mushroom Wellington, look no further than my creamy Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy, or Crispy Potato Wedges, baked French Fries, Smashed Potatoes, Gnocchi, Hasselback Potatoes or Sweet Potato Fries. Have fun trying this recipe and please let me know if you liked it!
Vegan Mushroom WellingtonAuthor:
- 1 ½ lbs mushrooms (750 g)
- ⅔ cup cooked rice (125 g) or lentils, or sub more mushrooms
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion peeled and chopped
- 4 garlic cloves
- ⅔ cup baby spinach (150 g) optional
- 2 tbsp mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 twigs of thyme
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts (100 g) or pecans optional
- ½ cup vegan parmesan or other dairy-free cheese (60 g, optional)
- 2-3 tbsp fine oats optional, *see notes
- 1 sheet vegan puff pastry
Vegan Eggwash (for brushing)
- 2-3 tbsp plant-based milk I use soy milk
- pinch of turmeric optional for the color
*Note: Please watch the recipe video for visual instruction!
Filling (you can make this ahead):
- Finely chop the mushrooms. (Optionally, reserve 3-4 large mushrooms to place in the center).
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and fry until golden browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer onto paper towels to drain.
- Place the pan back on the heat with the rest of the oil. Sauté the garlic for a few seconds, then add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted. Transfer to a colander to drain and squeeze thoroughly. (Or simply thaw frozen spinach, and squeeze).
- To a bowl, add cooked rice, fried mushrooms, and onions, spinach, chopped walnuts, mustard, dairy-free cheese or vegan parmesan, and oats as needed. Stir to combine, and adjust seasonings to taste. Wrap the mixture tightly in foil (see video) and refrigerate to cool completely.
Assemble the Loaf:
- Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
- Put the puff pastry sheet on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place the filling in the middle of the pastry and unwrap. Press the large mushrooms (you've set aside in step 1) into the filling (optional).
- Carefully fold the sides of the pastry over the filling to create a well-packed loaf. Press the ends together to seal, then roll over the loaf so that the seams are on the bottom.
- Gently cut little slits on the top using a sharp knife (but do not cut all the way through). Then brush with a bit of plant-based milk mixed with turmeric.
- Bake the Wellington for approx. 20 minutes, until golden, puffed, and flaky.
- This Wellington tastes best when baked and served immediately. However, if you have leftovers, you can reheat them the next day in a preheated oven for approx. 10 minutes.
- It’s a versatile recipe, so you can add additional ingredients to your wish. But please make sure that the filling is dry enough and completely cold before wrapping it in the vegan puff pastry. Otherwise, the pastry is going to get soggy and will tear when you want to wrap up your wellington. To be sure the filling won't be too moist, simply add 2-3 tablespoons of oats or ground flaxseeds that will soak the excess moisture.
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