Baking, Sides, Vegetarian

Nut Roast

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Steam Build: 6 mins
  • Cook Time: 39 mins
  • Total time: 1h 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Nut Roast

This easy to make nut roast makes a delicious veggie alternative at Christmas.  

 TIP: Can be served hot or cold. 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Celery, Nuts, Eggs


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely diced
  • 2 celery sticks, trimmed, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, diced
  • 180g cooked chestnuts chopped
  • 1 x 400g can green lentils, drained
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 100g wholemeal bread crumbs
  • 100g mixed nuts, chopped
  • 50g dried apricots, chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp marmite
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • Canola oil, for greasing
  • 250ml water

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Move slider to AIR FRY/HOB position. Select SEAR/SAUTE and set temperature to 5. Select START/STOP to preheat the unit for a few minutes. Add oil to pot. 

  • Step 2

    Add onion, carrot, celery into the pot and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.  

  • Step 3

    Stir in the chestnuts, lentils, stock, bread crumbs, mixed nuts, apricots, orange zest, herbs and marmite. Reduce heat to 3 and bring to simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes.  

  • Step 4

    Turn unit off and let mixture cool. Stir in eggs and season as desired. 

  • Step 5

    Grease and line the Ninja loaf tin with baking parchment. 

  • Step 6

    Spoon the filling into the prepared tin, press down firmly to fill and flatten the top.  

  • Step 7

    Wash out cooking pot, return to unit and add 250ml water. Place the bottom layer of the reversible rack in the lower position in the pot.  

  • Step 8

    Place the loaf tin on top of the rack. Close the lid and move slider to middle position to COMBI-STEAM. Select STEAM ROAST, set temperature to 180°C and set time to 25 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (this will STEAM for approximately 6 minutes before switching to STEAM ROAST).  

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, remove the tin from the rack and let cool slightly before cutting and serving.