Vegan Christmas Recipe- Truffled Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington

Truffled Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington

This is our Christmas special main this year and has been really popular. The great thing about this is you can make it bigger or small if you need to. We make these big enough to serve 15 at work but this recipe should serve about six. You can make the mix in advance or even roll it out in advance and then cook it on the day. 

We have been serving it with roast root vegetables, port reduction gravy and spiced red cabbage.
(recipe by Sarah Wasserman)
Serves 6-8
For the Wellington:
3 Tbsp chopped rosemary and thyme
5 cloves of garlic
1 white onion diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
5 Flat mushrooms
200g Chestnuts (peeled and pre-cooked)
75g Walnuts
1 Tbsp good quality white truffle oil
50g (approx) breadcrumbs

1) Chop your rosemary and garlic together
2) Quarter the mushroom and place on a baking tray. Sprinkle with half the herb and garlic mix and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes (or until cooked) at 170c.

3) Warm the olive oil in a pan and fry off the onions till translucent. Add the herbs and 
garlic. Cook a further 2 minutes then remove from the heat.
4) Chop the walnuts and chestnuts together and put in a large bowl. Strain any liquid off the mushroom and add to the bowl. Then add the onion and garlic, truffle oil and gradually mix in the breadcrumbs until the mix hold together but still moist.
5) Cut a bit of the pastry then roll the rest on a sheet of parchment paper into a long wide rectangle but not too thin about 6mm thick.
6) Put the mix on top of the pastry in a firm rectangle . Brush around the edges with soy cream (for non-vegans you can use egg wash here - but soy cream actually works just as well). Then fold over the sides and pinch the ends closed.
7) Transfer onto a baking tray. Do this by picking it the parchment paper and rolling gently onto the tray so that the smooth under side is now on top.
Brush with more soy cream and decorate with some stars for a festive touch.  Brush the stars too.
Make some small holes in the side with a sharp knife. This wil stop the pastry from pulling apart and cracking.
8) Bake at 170c for 30-40 minutes.


  1. This looks much easier than the way I have been doing it in the past... with all the slits and plaiting etc.! This is my favourite vegan Thanksgiving dish - my husband is American and he cooks his own turkey breast roast and I make everything else :). I love the stars as well!!

  2. looks tasty. will try it ! Thanks

  3. I made this for Christmas dinner last year (I meant to comment, but completely forgot at the time) This tasted fantastic, and it's remarkably simple to make. Seriously this was the best Christmas dinner I've had!

    Also, I should invest in a star-cutter. A few too many Christmas drinks while cooking this and my lack of artistic cutting skills made for rather amusingly shaped "stars" haha

  4. Wow this looks like it may be our Christmas dinner. Do you have a recipe for the port gravy?

  5. will hopefully post in the next few weeks.

  6. Looks so good! How did you make the gravy? That looks super good too, do you have a recipe?

  7. This looks good. But does anyone actually have white truffle oil at home?

    1. I did it with garlic oil was amazing and yummy :)

    2. I did it with garlic oil was amazing and yummy :)

  8. I made this last Xmas and it was fabulous!

  9. I made this last Christmas to take to my brothers (easily transportable) and it was brilliant! I added a handful of dried cranberries to add a ping of festive colour. I'll be making it again. Thank you : )

  10. Can this wellington be frozen?

  11. Best vegetarian/ vegan Wellington ever! My family and I are vegetarian and we have been making this for the last 5 years for our Christmas day gathering. Can be made in advance and frozen. Full of flavour and texture !

  12. We just made this for tomorrow’s Christmas dinner, have done it about 7 times now!

    Our tweaks involve using a few soaked dried mushrooms in with the mix, and also we tend to just chop up the mushrooms tiny and fry them with the onions and herbs.

  13. I have to make it now every Christmas. It's the main piece for the Christmas Eve dinner, next to traditional Polish dishes. A meeting of cultures :)