Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Cashews, parsnips, onions all add wonderful flavor to this vegetarian main dish! This is adapted from Home Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350*F .
  2. Heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic until soft, about 8 minutes. In a food processor, process the cashew nuts until finely ground, then mix with the breadcrumbs. Mix in the mashed parsnips and herbs. Add the onion, and be sure to scrape all the juices into the mixture.
  3. Dissolve the yeast in the water and mix into the vegetable nut mixture. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the chopped mushrooms until soft, about 10 minutes. Grease a 2-pound loaf pan and press in half the nut mixture. Cover with a layer of mushrooms and top with the rest of the nut mixture.
  5. Press down well. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. When cooked, remove the pan and let stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a plate. Serve hot or cold. Slice to serve. Serve with vegetables or a crisp green salad. This would be good with gravy too. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this nice autumny dish. I wasn't sure if I should use raw cashews or dry roasted, so I used a bit of both. I also used the optional nutritional yeast. I boiled the parsnips without peeling and then mashed them up. We found this recipe to be flavorful and savory. I served with oven roasted carrots and parsnips as a side. Thanks for posting!

Dr. Jenny October 14, 2013

This was outstanding! I made a few modifications based on my taste and availability of ingredients. I had some mixed nuts and some pistachios on hand so those replaced the cashews. I couldn't find parsnips so I substituted a small rutabaga which I cooked with 3 carrots. Then I mashed them together. I tend to like more herbs and spices then what is generally posted on the zaar so I doubled the rosemary and thyme and threw in some dried coriander.It was delicious! The cooking time was off for my oven but I will definitely make this again. Thanks Sharon, for a great recipe.

Barbara's cooking again September 28, 2008

A superb vegetarian dish with a lovely blend of flavours (the herbs were just right!) and, for want of a better decription, a true 'meatloaf' texture. Apart from adding some baby spinach leaves in the last 2 minutes the onions and garlic were being sautéed, I made this exactly to the recipe. But it's obviously a versatile recipe. Next time, I'm thinking that I may add some baby carrots (probably grated rather than cooked). Thank you, Sharon, for another fabulous vegetarian recipe which I know I'll make again. We enjoyed it both warm and, next day, at room temperature, with a potato salad . Slices of this loaf would also be delicious in a sandwich. I'm thinking take-to-work lunches!

bluemoon downunder March 24, 2006