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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 297.3
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 98.3 mg
  • Sodium: 261.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 12.0 g

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Nut Loaf

Submitted by: LHUMPHREY

Introduction

This delicious and hearty vegetarian entree is a holiday favorite; great paired with wild mushroom gravy. This delicious and hearty vegetarian entree is a holiday favorite; great paired with wild mushroom gravy.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Nut Loaf
    2 large onions, chopped
    3-4 stalks celery, chopped
    1 leek, chopped
    2 large carrots, chopped
    1-1/2 to 2 lbs. mushrooms, chopped (nice if they're all different kinds, but not necessary)
    1 cups cooked rice pilaf (or rice cooked in vegetable broth)
    1 or 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds are good)
    Vegetable broth, as needed to moisten mixture
    Seasoned bread crumbs
    Half cup grated Parmesan or romano cheese
    Parsley, basil, thyme, sage and any other herbs and spices you like
    4 eggs, beaten
    Salt, pepper to taste
    Vegetable or olive oil

    Wild Mushroom Gravy
    3/4 lbs variety of mushrooms, chopped or sliced thin
    1 can vegetable broth (2 cans if you want to make gravy for leftovers)
    3 tablespoons flour (or adjust as needed)
    salt, pepper

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Directions

Nut Loaf
Saute' vegetables in oil. Make rice pilaf. (These steps can be done ahead of time or the day before).
Mix all ingredients well, into the consistency of a meat loaf.
Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
Put into a loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 min to an hour.
To check if done, insert a toothpick into the middle and check to see that it comes out dry.

Wild Mushroom Gravy
Saute mushrooms in frying pan in a little olive oil until soft and golden.
Mix flour with vegetable broth until smooth, and add to pan with mushrooms.
Add salt, pepper and any other seasonings you like.
Cook over medium high heat until it bubbles lightly and thickens to gravy consistency.
If gravy does not thicken sufficienty, mix a little more flour with a little cold water (3-4 tbsp) and add to pan.
If gravy is too thick, add a little more broth or water. Serve over slices of nut loaf.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LHUMPHREY.






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  • Incredible!
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    This was a labor intensive but truly delicious meal. Sooooo yummy! Definitely a dish to make if you would like to impress somebody! I made this according to the recipe, but baked it in a mini loaf pan (8 mini loaves) and cut the time to 35 min. Instant portion control and oh so cute! - 1/5/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    very tasty, filling.. not a vegetarian,but felt like i was eating something hearty and the sage made it taste very thanksgiving-ish. mushroom gravy by itself was wonderful as well, but great as a topper. - 11/25/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Well worth the work and time to make. - 9/2/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Took a lot of work, but worth it. Breadcrumbs are as needed. - 10/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    If you are worried about cholesterol, just use egg beaters instead of whole eggs. - 12/25/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic!!! I'm the only vegetarian in my house but everyone loved it. I try to avoid gluten so for bread crumbs I crumbled 2 slices of rice bread. - 12/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Something I will make again - 10/19/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was an excellent recipe...whole family liked it - 10/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tried this loaf and what a delight! I will add to my excellent for guests!!! Thank you so very much - 9/7/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    GOOD - 9/2/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I think rolled oats in place of the bread crumbs might be a good idea. this is what I use in meat loaf. Otherwise sounds great and I will try it. - 9/2/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Would love to try this but how much bread crumbs would be needed. It does not say. Would love to make this for thanksgiving. Think family would like it - 9/2/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like something I would make. - 11/20/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe - 12/25/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This has to much colestral in it for me - 10/24/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What does the consistency of meat loaf mean ? ( I am a vegetarian) - 10/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    excited to try this one out - 10/19/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yes! - 10/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Holiday favorite, has to be! - 9/7/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD TO ME, BUT MY FAMILY WOULD NOT LIKE IT.
    I WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT WHEN I CAN EAT IT MYSELF. - 9/2/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a vegetarian but it sounds good. Interested to see the reviews once someone tastes it! - 11/20/07

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  • I made it vegan, with EnerG egg substitute & tofu "mozzarella." Also fresh herbs! The EnerG didn't hold it together much, so it wasn't "loafy," but it was still yummy! My vegan son really enjoyed it, & so did I. Great texture. - 12/1/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Horrible. Very expensive, very time consuming, and the result was nasty! The inside stayed goo and never cooked. This MIGHT work with mini loaf pans as has been suggested by other SP, but frankly I'm not willing to use my time and money to try again if it's going to turn out like this again. - 11/18/10

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  • Sounds good, I'll have to try it sometime. For folks wondering about amt. of breadcrumbs: in the nutritional information box, click on "View full nutritional breakdown..." link, and you'll see there's 0.04 cups crumbs per serving - multiply that by 8 and you'll figure out that you need about 1/3 cup - 11/18/10

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  • I love this recipe, I noticed it last Christmas and suggested it to my Grandma to make since she was worried about what i would eat while everyone is feasting on turkey.... needless to say its now a favourite. I often make it in mini-loaf tins, so i can freeze individual portions and eat whenever. - 11/7/10

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