vegetarian nut loaf

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I am not a vegetarian, but I eat a lot of vegetarian dishes and I don't eat beef, so I love it when I find a great vegetarian substitute. This is a delicious substitute for a traditional meatloaf. I love to serve this with  mashed potatoes, a big garden salad, and a fresh loaf of bread. Yummy!

Vegetarian Nut Loaf

Serves 8


2 large onions, finely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups grated carrots
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and green pepper in butter until tender. In a bowl, combine the mushroom mixture, carrots, celery, eggs, walnut, sunflower kernels, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs:
  2. Coat a 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then line with waxed paper. Transfer vegetable mixture to a prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F Let stand for 10 min before slicing.

What better way to enjoy this delicious recipe than at a table decorated with vintage and thrift store finds.  

This one is perfect for dinner for two.


gather friends and family together outside, while the weather is still permitting. love mixing thrift store chairs.


casual family dining.


and if you are out in the country, moving dinner to the barn is a fun idea.



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  1. I love this recipe! I make a similar loaf. It's so easy and tasty. The outdoor eating area is lovely. Too bad our temperatures have already dropped.

  2. That sounds delicious. I would like to eat it in the barn setting please.

  3. This looks like a delicious recipe! I will have to try it. Isn't it funny how everything tastes better outside?

  4. Love your inspiration pictures. I would take any of them.
    Thank you for visiting and thanks for your sweet comments.
    My husband has family in Kentucky, Beaver Dam and Louisville.

  5. I like the second al fresco photo. The recipe sounds good. Thanks for posting what you enjoy serving with it. :D


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