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14 Hearty Vegan Roasts

Skip the meaty mains this year and serve any of these hearty vegan roasts for dinner! Find holiday-approved choices as well as meal prep-friendly weeknight ideas.

Have you ever had a meatless vegan roast? Yes, that’s totally possible! 

Thanks to fantastic ingredients like seitan, soybeans, lentils, mushrooms, and tons of hearty spices, you can easily create a vegan-friendly main dish the whole family will love.

Ultra-tender and full of flavor, they pair well with different trimmings from roast potatoes and gravy to veggies and cranberry sauce.

Check out more winter recipes like these holiday pies, Christmas cookies, stuffed butternut squash, and mulled wine next!

Vegan Turkey Seitan Roast

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Have guests coming over this holiday season? Want to make something special that is not only easy but also tasty and low in fat? Try your hand at making this holiday roast with squash and mushroom filling! (via Sweet Simple Vegan)

Meaty Vegan Wellington

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This wellington is perfect if you’re looking for a great vegan recipe that includes all the flavors of traditional wellington but with a healthy, meatless twist. The smoky flavor of the tofu is delicious and complements so well with the smooth texture of a beetroot filling. Serve this up for an impressive holiday dinner that everyone will love! (via Lazy Cat Kitchen)

Easy Chickpea Meatloaf

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Whether you follow a vegan diet or not, this chickpea meatloaf will win over your heart (and taste buds!) Easy to prepare, this recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and bursts with flavor. It’s also budget-friendly and will feed a family of four or five! (via Nutriciously)

Vegan Holiday Roast

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Who says that vegans can’t enjoy the holiday season? We all crave flavorful food, and this holiday roast recipe is about comfort and tradition. This dish is truly one for the whole family, with tender meaty textures, a mouthwatering glaze, and plenty of rich flavors! (via Vegan Huggs)

Vegan Tofu Tofurkey

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Treat your family and friends to a delicious holiday meal that everyone can enjoy with this simple roast recipe. The gluten-free, vegan holiday roast is full of juicy flavor and has a wonderful browned crust that crunches when you bite right into it! (via From My Bowl)

Gluten-Free Roast

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While preparing for the holidays can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be! This roast is an easy one filled with delicious protein-rich chickpeas and tofu and features a sweet, sticky glaze. (via Vegan Richa)

Mushroom Wellington

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This wellington recipe is a firm holiday favorite dish, beloved for its rich and succulent filling. An effortlessly elegant alternative to the classic beef wellington, this vegan recipe makes a hearty meal with layers of flavor that are sure to delight. (via Delicious Everyday)

Vegan Lentil Meatloaf

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This walnut mushroom roast is a delicious main dish that is perfect for the holidays. This easy recipe takes only 55 minutes to make, but don’t let the short cook time fool you — people will think you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen all day! (via Nutriciously)

Vegan Nut Roast

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This nut roast makes an amazing alternative to a traditional Sunday roast and has many dietary benefits. It can be prepped in advance, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven 45 minutes before your guests arrive! (via Fit Foodie Nutter)

Meatless Holiday Roast

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In this roast recipe, you’ll find a myriad of flavors that will make your holiday dinner shine. The ingredients are simple and easily accessible at any grocery store so this roast can be prepared quickly! (via Veggie Society)

Festive Butternut Roast

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This festive butternut roast recipe bursts with festive flavors like cranberries, pistachios, red wine, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and more. This beautiful roast is easy to prepare ahead of time so you’ll have time to relax in the days leading up to the big day. (via The Veg Space)

Savory Seitan Roast

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This holiday roast is sure to make your friends and family feel warm and cozy! The roast is a meatless main dish you can easily prepare an hour or two before your guests arrive. Add this protein-packed dish to your holiday menu and bask in the compliments afterward! (via Shane and Simple)

Stuffed Vegan Turkey Roast

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You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a meatless roast! This simple recipe combines onions, carrots, and herbs along with your favorite seasonings to create a flavorful “turkey” that will please all of your guests, from herbivores to omnivores alike. (via The Edgy Veg)

Puff Pasty Lentil Roast

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This is an exceptional dish that will not leave any of your guests hungry but will impress everyone with its layers of flavor! Savory mushroom lentil stew, mashed sweet potato, and apple cranberry sauce with everything wrapped up in a puff pastry are what this lovely holiday meal is all about. (via Hot For Food)

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14 Hearty Vegan Roasts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Skip the meaty mains this year and serve any of these hearty vegan roasts for dinner! Find holiday-approved choices as well as meal prep-friendly weeknight ideas.
Serves 4


  • Vegan Turkey Seitan Roast
  • Meaty Vegan Wellington
  • Easy Chickpea Meatloaf
  • Vegan Holiday Roast
  • Vegan Tofu Tofurkey
  • Gluten-Free Roast
  • Mushroom Wellington
  • Vegan Lentil Meatloaf
  • Vegan Nut Roast
  • Meatless Holiday Roast
  • Festive Butternut Roast
  • Savory Seitan Roast
  • Stuffed Vegan Turkey Roast
  • Puff Pasty Lentil Roast


  • Browse through our list of vegan roasts and choose which one to make. Follow the link to teh recipe and enjoy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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