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Vegan Crown Roasts

A vegan "crown roast" - using only vegetables - that makes a festive main course or side dish for the holidays.
Course Main Dish/Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jeanne Fratello


  • 6 medium red-skinned potatoes
  • 3 bell peppers red or green
  • 3 T. vegan butter spread or butter, if you're not keeping it vegan
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Scrub the potatoes, pierce them each with a fork, and then place in the oven on a baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the peppers: Core them, then slice them north-south all the way around so that the slices have a nice curl on one end.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Cut an approximately 10-inch piece of twine and tie it around the widest portion of a potato, leaving about 1/4 inch slack. Gently tuck the pepper slices into the string, placing peppers upright in a circle around the potato. Repeat for all the potatoes.
  4. Place potatoes/peppers back in oven for another 15 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Remove, and slice a small circle off the top of each potato. Add vegan spread or butter, and stir to fluff the potato. Top with salt and pepper to taste.