Holiday Seitan Roast Recipe

Holiday Seitan Roast Recipe

How To Make Holiday Seitan Roast

Seitan roast is wheat gluten roasted then tossed with a flavorful filling and baked until brown. Best served with mushroom gravy, perfect for the holidays.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



For the Filling:

  • ¼cupbutter,melted
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 3large onions,finely chopped
  • 1lbmushrooms,finely chopped
  • 1tspwhite truffle oil
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste

For the Seitan:

  • 3cupsvital wheat gluten
  • 2tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tbsponion powder
  • 2tsplemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2cupscold water
  • 1cupred wine
  • 2tbspmolasses
  • ½tspliquid smoke flavoring


  1. Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook and stir until very brown for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Drizzle truffle oil on top and season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool while you make the seitan.

  3. Measure vital wheat gluten into a large bowl. Add garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon-pepper seasoning.

  4. Mix cold water and wine together in a separate bowl. Stir in molasses and liquid smoke until dissolved. Add liquid mixture to vital wheat gluten and stir to a dough-like consistency.

  5. Separate dough into 2 rolls and knead each for a few minutes until the dough feels similar to pizza dough. Stretch each portion into an 8×10-inch oblong, being careful not to create holes in the dough.

  6. Spread cooled mushroom mixture equally onto each dough oblong and roll up tightly, like a jelly roll. Wrap each roll with aluminum foil and twist ends closed tightly.

  7. Place a steamer insert into a large saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add aluminum-foil-wrapped seitan rolls, cover, and steam for 1 hour.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  9. Unwrap steamed seitan rolls and place in a roasting pan. Baste with olive oil.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven until browned for about 20 minutes.


  • Calories: 247.60kcal
  • Fat: 9.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.15g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 5.17g
  • Protein: 24.59g
  • Cholesterol: 10.17mg
  • Sodium: 420.22mg
  • Calcium: 72.11mg
  • Potassium: 316.34mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.75mg
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