The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. ~Rumi~
Here’s a little number that may come in handy for the holidays – Mushroom Wellington with Rosemary and Pecans. This, my friends the perfect, most elegant, vegan main dish for your Thanksgiving, Christmas or holiday table! And the best part? It is very simple!!!
What I love about this recipe, is that you can make it in stages, making the filling a day ahead, refrigerating, then rolling and baking right before the meal. That way it is soooooooo easy. You can also bake this ahead and reheat, but I find it’s “prettier” baked the day of.
Earthy, savory mushrooms and toasty, nutty pecans are enfolded in a tender golden flaky crust. Non-vegans will love it too. Does it really get better than this?! It’s made simple with store-bought puff pastry (many brands out there are vegan) and can be made ahead – a godsend for those of us with compact kitchens. Each recipe makes two 12-14 inch rolls.
Keep both vegan or add cheese to one for more variety. Either way, your guests are sure to enjoy. Plus they taste great the next day and are so easy to make!
How to Make Mushroom Wellington! | 30 Second Video
For this recipe, I recommend reading it all the way through before starting. It’s a simple recipe really, and after you do it once, I know you’ll find other ways to fill and adapt it.
It starts with creating the flavorful mushroom filling.
Then it’s a matter of laying it on the cold pastry dough and rolling it up!
Puff Pastry Tips:
TIP: When working with puff pastry, it helps to get its temp, just right. If it is too cold, it will be stiff and difficult to unroll. If too warm, it will lose its structure making it difficult to roll up neatly. Do this: Thaw it overnight in the fridge. Pull it out of the box ( but leave it in the plastic) and set it on the counter 15 minutes before rolling while your filling is cooling. Unroll one at a time. If it feels stiff, just let it continue sitting on the counter until it relaxes a bit. This will prevent any tearing.
Fill each roll, seam side down.
Brush with an egg, or “eggless” wash (see the recipe) and score.
***This works better if you brush with wash first, not after like you see I did here in the photo.
So “egg” wash first, then score!
I used a clean razor for this. Feel free to use a very sharp knife … or to try other designs, herringbone is nice too, along with leaves and vines.
Bake it at 400F for 35-40 minutes, checking and rotating after 20.
Let it get a deep golden color.
Please friends –I don’t want to see any pale pastries on Instagram! Golden and flaky! Be patient. 🙂
You want all the layers to cook through.
This recipe was inspired by Nicole over at Delicious Everyday, who makes her vegan puff pastry from scratch, which is an option too. I’ve adapted her idea and simplified it here, but feel free to embellish as you like. Once you get the basic idea, it will be easy to add your own personal touches.
I hope you like this Vegan Mushroom Wellington as much as we do. A beautiful vegan main dish for the holidays!
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Cheers and love,Print