Nut Loaf

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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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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


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    27 of 27 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
    14 of 14 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
    9 of 9 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