Parsnip Nut Roast recipe

This tasty nut roast uses parsnip to keep everything held together, making it sweet yet simple in flavour. This recipe calls for you to cook your parsnip from fresh, but if you have any left over from your roast dinner, feel free to use those instead.


  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 large parsnips
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150g cashew nuts
  • 150g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp. oil


  1. Peel and chop the parsnips into rough chunks. Place into a saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin. Whilst the parsnip is cooking, finely chop the onions and garlic cloves and then fry in the oil for 5-10 minutes, until softened.

  3. Pulse the cashew nuts in a food processor until finely chopped.

  4. Mix together the onions, garlic, nuts, breadcrumbs, egg, mixed herbs, vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Once the parsnips are cooked, mash them and add them to the mixture. Thoroughly combine everything.

  5. Once combined, press into the loaf tin. Cook for one hour or until firm.

Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Try using the leftovers in a pasta sauce with some tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil. Serve over fresh linguine for a different take on spaghetti bolognese.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Parsnip Nut Roast Review by Jannie on 10th April 2013:

Easy to cook very tasty. Quick to prepare.

Parsnip Nut Roast Review by Anon on 25th December 2012:

I traditionally hate nut roast but this year we used this recipe and it was really delicious. I've been converted and will use your recipe from now on when the occasion calls for nut roast. Thank you.

Parsnip Nut Roast Review by Sarah on 17th January 2012:

Hadn't made a nut roast before and tried this on Sunday and was really impressed, not only was it yummy but very simple! Not sure where the vegetable stock comes in though, I didn't use any but I'm guessing at the 'thoroughly combine everything' stage?