Celebrate Christmas with a BOSH! Roast Dinner

With Christmas less than 10 days away, dinner prep is at the forefront of a lot of our minds. With BOSH!, you can take the stress out of Christmas cooking! Try this incredible plant-based festive feast below from their latest Sunday Times bestselling cookbook, Speedy BOSH!

Happy cooking!


Serves 4

90g plant-based butter


For the Sweet Potato & Pecan Pie

2 sweet potatoes

pinch of salt

1 tbsp oat milk

50g oats

20g demerara sugar

40g pecans


For the Maple-Roasted Roots 

2 carrots

2 parsnips

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp maple syrup

handful of fresh thyme leaves

1 lemon

salt and black pepper


For the Buttered Corn & Parsley

1 x 165g tin sweetcorn

whole or grated nutmeg

handful of flat-leaf parsley


For the Red Cabbage & Cranberry Dressing

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp cranberry sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

¼ red cabbage


For the pan-fried seitan

1 tsp dried oregano

300g seitan steaks

80g vegan ‘bacon’ rashers (optional)


For the greens

drizzle of olive oil

2 large handfuls of collard greens, kale or spring greens

½ orange

dash of red wine vinegar

whole or ground nutmeg

salt and black pepper


To serve

instant vegan gravy

cranberry sauce


Preheat oven to max • Line a baking tray • Kettle boiled • Large saucepan with a lid • Steamer or colander • 2 small saucepans • Microplane or fine grater • Small baking dish or roasting tin • Large bowl • Frying pan • Line a plate with kitchen paper


For the Sweet Potato & Pecan Pie

Peel and cube the sweet potatoes • Place in the saucepan, cover with boiling water, add some salt and set over a medium heat for 10 minutes • Place the steamer or colander on top ready for the other roots

Melt the plant-based butter in a small saucepan and set aside


For the Maple-Roasted Roots

Peel the carrots and parsnips, if necessary, then quarter or half lengthways if small, or cut into thin batons • Place in the steamer, put the lid on and steam for 5 minutes • Remove and spread over the lined baking tray • Cover with the 2 tablespoons olive oil and the maple syrup • Pick the thyme leaves, if the stems are woody, and halve the lemon • Sprinkle the thyme over the veg and drizzle with a squeeze of the lemon • Taste and season with salt and pepper • Place on the top shelf of the hot oven to roast for 15 minutes


For the Buttered Corn & Parsley

Put the other small saucepan over a low heat • Empty the sweetcorn into the pan with a third of the melted butter • Add a grating of nutmeg • Heat on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally


Return to the Sweet Potato Pie

After 10 minutes the sweet potato should be very soft • Drain well and return to the pan • Add the oat milk and salt and mash until smooth • Taste and season with more salt if necessary • Scoop into the baking dish or roasting tin • In a bowl, mix together the oats, sugar and pecans with a third of the melted butter and tip over the top of the mash • Place in the hot oven next to the root veg


For the Red Cabbage & Cranberry Dressing

Place all the dressing ingredients in the bottom of the bowl you will use to serve the cabbage and whisk together • Finely shred the cabbage and tip it into the bowl • Toss to coat


For the pan-fried seitan

Place the frying pan over a medium heat • Add the final third of the melted butter and add the dried oregano • Once the herbs are sizzling, add the seitan and vegan ‘bacon’ rashers, if using, and fry lightly on both sides • Remove and set aside to drain on kitchen paper • Return the pan to the heat


For the greens

Drizzle some olive oil into the pan • Trim the greens and add them to the pan • Increase the heat to high and squeeze over the juice of the orange and the red wine vinegar • Fry for a few minutes, then add a grating of nutmeg and season with salt and pepper • Take the pan to the table


To serve

Make the gravy according to packet instructions • Check on the roasted veg and the pie and, if not browned to your liking, pop under the grill for a couple of minutes • Add a handful of parsley leaves to the corn and take it to the table with the other dishes, the gravy and the cranberry sauce • Carefully remove the root veg and pie from under the grill and take them to the table • Let everyone dig in!


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Discover more delicious plant-based recipes from Speedy BOSH! here.


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