Forget beef wellington, why not try a vegan wellington!
Instead of beef, you can use a wide range of nuts, mushrooms, and vegetables to create the perfect filling.
Here are some of the best easy vegan wellington recipes in the world.
1. The Ultimate Vegan Wellington by Vegan Huggs
Even if you’re not vegan, you’ll love this vegan wellington. From its meaty filly to flaky puff pastry, this recipe is the ultimate comfort meal.
The base of the dish is a combination of mushrooms, chickpeas, and sauteed vegetables. All the ingredients fit in a store-bought puff pastry. While you could bake your puff pastry, most store-bought puff pastry sheets are vegan.
Once wrapped, you bake the wellington for approximately 30 minutes before serving. The cross cuts on this loaf give the wellington a beautiful exterior. The interior is just as pretty and delicious.
2. Easy Vegan Wellington by Wow, It’s Veggie?
Easy Vegan Wellington by Wow, It’s Veggie
While wellington is traditionally a holiday dish, this vegan version is so easy to bake, that you’ll want to cook it every week.
Walnuts and mushrooms give the filling a meaty texture and offer plenty of flavors. Prepping the filling is easy and should only take 10 minutes. Don’t worry if you’re not a pro at wrapping the wellington. This recipe gives you great instructions that even a novice cook can follow.
If you like gravy with your wellington, you’ll also find instructions on how to make a vegan brown gravy included in the recipe. Pair this recipe with a side of veg for a well-balanced dinner.
3. Vegan Beef Wellington by The Edgy Veg
While this wellington has a lot of ingredients, it’s still easy to prepare.
For this wellington, you’ll fill the puff pastry with a mix of vegan beef and mushroom paste. The chef suggests using Beyond Meat or ground Seitan for the beef alternative. But feel free to choose your favorite vegan meat option for the filling.
A mix of garlic, onion powder, thyme, red wine, parsley, and maple syrup give this wellington a wide range of flavors in every bite. Once cooked, this vegan beef wellington is best served with vegan gravy and mashed potatoes.
4. Vegan Wellington by Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
Many vegan versions of wellington include nuts, but this one is nut-free. Instead of nuts, this version uses a mix of lentils and sunflower seeds to give the dish a meaty filling. The combo is a fantastic substitute for chestnuts, walnuts, and cashews that many of the recipes on this list use.
Along with the lentils and sunflower seeds, the delicious interior is filled with:
- Plenty of seasonings
One of the keys to an adequately cooked wellington is how you score the puff pastry. Scoring the pastry allows steam to escape and makes the cooked dish look great. This recipe gives you detailed instructions on how to do this.
5. Vegan Mushroom Wellington by Delicious Everyday
If you love portobello mushrooms, this is the recipe for you. Portobello mushrooms, cooked baby spinach, and caramelized onions are highlights of this recipe. The combination gives the filling a savory and sweet flavor that your whole family will love.
Traditional wellington uses an egg wash to brown the puff pastry. Luckily you can create your vegan egg wash by following this recipe. The combination of chickpea water, almond milk, and maple syrup browns perfectly and tastes delicious. This veggie-packed dish will delight even the fussiest of eaters.
6. Vegan Wellington by Lazy Cat Kitchen
This wellington version uses a mix of beetroot, smoked tofu, mushroom pate, walnuts, and nutritional yeast for the filling. It also has plenty of spices to add flavor.
A good gravy can make or break your meal. The chefs at Lazy Cat Kitchen add a recipe for traditional vegan brown gravy, which elevates this dish.
Since this version is nut-free, it’s a great option for those with specific allergies. The beetroot gives the filling a deep purple color that’s similar to the traditional version. Not only is this wellington tasty, but it’s filled with nutrients and protein.
7. Vegan Wellington by Nora Cooks
Even meat lovers can’t wait to enjoy the flavor and texture of this vegan wellington.
Instead of preparing a complex filling, you can use vegan beef crumbles for the filling. This strategy saves you time and gives the dish an authentic meat texture and flavor. Spices and vegan Worcestershire sauce also add to the dish’s complexity.
Not all Worcestshire sauce is vegan, so make sure you pick a vegan bottle while at the store. You can also follow one of these easy vegan Worcestshire sauce recipes if want a homemade sauce
This version is so easy to prepare that you’ll want to cook it all the time instead of waiting for the holidays. Although this dish takes over an hour, it’s worth it for the eight servings and robust taste.
8. The Ultimate Vegan Plant-Based Holiday Roast by Serious Eats
Many of these recipes claim to be the ultimate version of the traditional wellington, but this version might have the best claim to that title.
The filling combines three different mushroom preparations, roasted carrots, dehydrated beans, cashews, and nuts. While preparing all these ingredients takes longer, you’ll love the combination of flavors and textures they produce.
The six-layer filling gives you different flavors in every bite. If you have the time and patience, you should add this wellington version to your next holiday menu. It’ll be well worth it!
9. Vegan Wellington by Olive Magazine
A combination of roasted red peppers and beetroot sets this vegan wellington apart from others on this list. A marmite glaze adds an umami flavor and gives the pastry a deep golden brown finish.
Alongside this wellington, you can serve homemade stuffing as well. The included stuffing recipe is rich and hearty and makes a perfect complement dish. The complex flavor, creamy gravy, homemade pastry, and flavorful glaze make this recipe a true standout.
10. The Perfect Vegan Mushroom and Veggie Wellington by World Of Vegan
This vegan mushroom and veggie roast will compete with traditional beef wellington for the centerpiece of your next holiday dinner.
If you’re in a hurry, this recipe encourages you to use store-bought pastries and ingredients. This option will save you time, and the recipe still tastes delightful.
Instead of an egg wash, you can substitute a balsamic glaze to improve the appearance and flavor of the puff pastry. Serve it up with a side of roasted potatoes and carrots for a satisfying holiday dinner. Or if you’re looking for something lighter, a fresh green salad pairs perfectly with this rich meal.
11. Vegan Wellington by Crumbs & Caramel
Roasted butternut squash and caramelized onions are the standout ingredients in this recipe. Along with the squash, you’ll pan-sear mushrooms and add them to:
- Wild rice
All the extra preparation work is essential to the flavor of this wellington. You’ll find each slice is rich, savory, and hearty. If you want to blow your dinner guests away, serve this recipe with vegan stuffing.
If you have leftovers, you can pop this vegan wellington in the freezer to enjoy at a later date.
12. The Ultimate Vegan Wellington by Carlo Cao
If you’re not a pro chef, you can still make this easy vegan wellington. The recipe uses a mix of champignons, raw beet, and vital wheat gluten to create a hearty filling.
A mix of thyme, mustard, smoked tofu, maple syrup, vegan butter, and marsala add to the already complex flavors in this dish.
The filling takes 10 minutes to prepare, and the recipe gives you detailed instructions on how to roll the store-bought puff pastries. This recipe is packed with protein, thanks to the tofu, vital wheat, beans, and soy cream.
13. Incredible Vegan Wellington by Rainbow Plant Life
Savory and flaky are two of the best adjectives for wellington. If you follow this recipe, diners will use those and many other compliments after each bite.
With only 20 minutes of preparation time, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy yourself with your friends and family while this dish cooks. The walnuts give this dish a delightful texture, while the lentils and mushrooms add an umami flair.
One of the standout features of this wellington is how you roll it. If you follow the recipe, the wellington will bake with a beautiful criss-cross pattern.
14. Chestnut Cashew Wellington by The Happy Foodie
Roasted chestnuts are a big part of holidays. This wellington recipe adds them to your centerpiece dish.
If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you’re in luck. This option is one of the few recipes on this list without mushrooms. Instead, the filling uses carrots, cashews, and chestnuts. You can also add couscous or quinoa, depending on your tastes.
Alongside the wellington, you need to make room for a thick vegan gravy and cranberry sauce. All in all, this satisfying meal will be a real crowd pleaser.
15. Ultimate Vegan Christmas Roast Wellington by Gaz Oakley
Another no-mushroom recipe, this wellington version uses a mix of chestnuts, apricots, cranberries, vital wheat gluten, and chickpea flour.
You’ll also need a lot of spices and seasonings to perfect this wellington. Some standout seasonings include:
- Ground nutmeg
Apple cider is also in the mix to add some depth of flavor. While there are a lot of ingredients, it’s easy to combine them, and you’ll be blown away by this incredible meal.
16. Mushroom Wellington by Audrey Dunham
A flaky crust filled with savory and sweet minced mushroom meat makes this a favorite holiday meal.
Properly seasoning any dish is essential, and this recipe offers a mix of sweet and tangy flavors, including sage, thyme, onion, and balsamic.
Don’t forget to brush the puff pastry with non-dairy milk to bring out the golden color of the baked pastry. This simple recipe lets the meaty flavors of the mushroom shine.
17. Easy Lentil Wellington by Healthy Living James
This version of wellington is easy to bake and the perfect comfort food to share with your family during the holidays. Healthy Living James’ recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also gluten-free as it uses tamari and gluten-free puff pastry.
The combination of mushrooms, chestnuts, and lentils gives the dish a delightful and hearty filling. Seasoning for the dish includes garlic, mustard, tamari, rosemary, and thyme. Vegan gravy granules also help round out the flavor.
18. Vegan Beet Wellington by Bianca Zaptka
Kidney beans and beetroot give this wellington a wonderful flavor and texture. Quinoa, nuts, and sauteed vegetables round out the filling in this wellington. And a mix of spicy and tangy seasonings brings out the flavor and aromatics of the filling.
Bianca Zaptka’s creation also gives you a recipe for mushroom duxelles. Adding these mushrooms will bring your wellington dinner to the next level. Serve with some mashed potatoes and peas for a hearty family dinner.
19. Vegan Wellington by The Vegan Planet Kitchen
The vegan black pudding roll sets this recipe apart from the others on this list. Butternut squash, spinach, and various seasonings complete the filling in this recipe.
If you’re up to the task, this recipe guides you through creating your puff pastry. Of course, you can always substitute store-bought vegan puff pastry if you don’t have time to prepare them homemade.
The colorful veggie-filled interior makes this one of the best easy vegan wellington recipes out there.
20. Easy Lentil Wellington by Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
Not all wellington recipes are hard to cook. This recipe makes it easier than ever to enjoy a vegan wellington for dinner.
Sauteed vegetables, caramelized onions, and mushrooms form the backbone of the filling in this recipe. You’ll also add soaked lentils, vegan Worcestershire sauce, flax, and nutritional yeast to complete the filling.
Cranberry sauce is added to the filling to give each bite a sweet and tangy surprise. This recipe only takes around an hour to prepare.
21. Vegan Roast Wellington with Lentils, Mushrooms, and Chestnuts by Ordinary Vegan
You shouldn’t fear the long list of ingredients for this wellington. You’ll love the mix of tastes and textures in every bite of this vegan roast wellington.
The duxelles mushroom mixture is the star of the filling. The mushroom mix also features eggplant, walnuts, lentils, quinoa, and a huge list of seasonings.
Assembly of the loaf is straightforward as well. Once cooked, feel free to serve this wellington with your favorite vegan side dishes like mashed potatoes and stuffing.
22. Vegan Wellington by The Green Creator
This option is one of the prettiest wellington dinners on our list. If you can follow the recipe, you’ll end up with a delightful criss-cross pattern across the top that looks amazing.
If you don’t like mushrooms, this recipe uses lentils for the duxelles. Garlic and soy sauce give the duxelles a great flavor.
The filling of the wellington features a mix of beets, tofu, and seasoning. Finally, you’ll add a vegan pastry wash to give the baked dish a flaky exterior.
23. The Ultimate Braided Vegan Wellington by Kitchen & Other Stories
This braided vegan wellington will be the star of your next holiday dinner. With less than 30 minutes of preparation time, your family and friends will marvel at the beauty of this dish.
The main ingredients include green lentils, sweet chestnuts, chestnut mushrooms, and a diverse mix of spices and seasonings.
Rose harissa adds an extra kick to this wellington. It’s spicy so be careful and don’t add too much. If you can’t find fresh rose harissa, you can always use dried petals as an alternative.
24. Vegan Wellington by The Beet
This stunningly beautiful wellington will amaze your family when you serve it for your next holiday feast. While it looks amazing, this wellington is surprisingly easy to prepare.
Sauteeing the vegetables and aromatics gives each mouthful of this wellington a burst of flavor. After the veggies are ready, mix them with ground walnuts, button mushrooms, black beans, and traditional wellington spices.
Gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce make great additions to this main dish.
25. Mushroom Wellington by Eat Something Vegan
Each bite of this wellington features creamy goodness. You can choose your favorite mushrooms for the filling, but this recipe suggests cremini or baby bella mushrooms.
Miso paste is the standout seasoning in this recipe and gives the loaf a unique umami flavor. Pumpkin or butternut squash adds even more flavor and texture to each bite.
Scoring the puff pastry lets the steam out of the roll while a vegan egg wash browns the puff pastry. The recipe also gives you plenty of add-ins or substitutes that can quickly change the flavor of the wellington. From vegan cheese to nuts and grains, feel free to pick and choose a mixture of additional ingredients.
26. Vegan Mushroom Wellington by Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen
Instead of a loaf, this recipe creates small individual-sized vegan wellington dishes. This meal is ideal for cooking for yourself or a smaller dinner party. While small, this wellington version is a hearty meal.
Large portobello mushrooms are the star of this recipe. Mushroom filling composed of baby bellas, white onion, white wine, and plenty of seasonings fills the portabellos mushrooms as well. You can use store-bought vegan pastry puff for the exterior of the wellington.
Instead of egg wash, you can use plant-based milk or aquafaba to coat the top of the wellington before baking.
27. Vegan Wellington Roast by The Vegan Eskimo
This version of the wellington roast is hearty, meaty, and savory. The combination of flavors and texture perfectly simulates a traditional beef wellington.
Soy granules or vegan ground meat form the meaty interior of this roast. Ready-made puff pastry is used, so you don’t have to waste time making your pastry.
For flavor, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable stock, rosemary, thyme, and nutmeg combine with the ready-made vegan meat. Finally, you’ll add maple syrup and plant milk glaze over the baked wellington to add sweetness to the mix.
Easy Vegan Wellington Recipes, Final Thoughts
While wellington is a traditional holiday dish, many of these recipes are so easy to cook you can prepare them any day of the week.
The above easy vegan wellington recipes offer a wide range of filling options, and you can pick and choose between your favorite mushrooms, nuts, and vegetables to make the perfect dish.