Lentil and chestnut roast

Lentil and chestnut roast

Total: 1 hr 10 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free
Nutritional value / people: 458 kcal
, Fat: 20 g
, Carbohydrate: 46 g
, Protein: 15 g

It'll soon be Christmas and this year is already the second year that I'll be in charge of Christmas dinner. So the Frey household will once again be enjoying a vegan Christmas and – as always – I want to impress our guests. For this year's Christmas meal, I'm planning on serving a lentil and chestnut roast accompanied by a variety of vegetables and gnocchi. The roast itself is incredibly tasty and is complemented beautifully by the porcini mushroom sauce.


4 people


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100g brown lentils
1tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 carrot, diced
2sprigs thyme, finely chopped
250g mixed mushrooms, chopped
1tbsp tomato puree
50g walnuts, finely chopped
200g chestnuts, cooked, mashed
50g crushed linseed
½tsp salt
a little pepper


1tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2sprigs thyme, finely chopped
2dl balsamic vinegar
1dl water
5g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked, drained
1tbsp tomato puree
1tsp maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
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One greased loaf tin (approx. 25 cm)

How it's done


Cook the lentils in water according to the packet instructions until soft, then drain and leave to cool. Roughly mash the lentils. Heat the oil, sauté the onion, garlic, carrots and thyme for approx. 3 mins. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 2 mins. Place in a bowl, add the tomato puree, walnuts, chestnuts, linseed and lentils, season. Transfer to the loaf tin, press down gently.

To roast

Approx. 25 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 180°C.


Heat the oil, sauté the onion, garlic and thyme. Pour in the balsamic and water, add the porcini mushrooms and tomato puree, bring to the boil. Simmer the sauce over a low heat for approx. 20 mins. Puree the sauce, add the maple syrup, season. Serve the sauce with the lentil and chestnut roast.

Good to know
Serve with: Gnocchi, roasted vegetables or red cabbage.

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