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Mushroom and thyme rolls

Try our quick and easy mushroom and thyme vegan puff pastry rolls. This is a simple and delicious way to introduce more vegan recipes into your diet.

  • 20 minutes prep. time
  • 30–35 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 6
  • Pies & savoury treats, Vegetarian & vegan
Mushroom and thyme rolls, fresh out of the oven on a baking tray
Try one of these delicious vegan mushroom and thyme rolls | © National Trust Images/William Shaw


  • 150g white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 300g mushrooms
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained (keep the water)
  • 150g ground polenta
  • A good pinch of salt
  • A good pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 300g vegan puff pastry


Top tip

If you don't have a food processor, you can chop the ingredients on a chopping board with a sharp knife. The mushroom mixture might seem a little wet, however the polenta will soak this all up when it cooks.

Step 1

For the filling

Place the onion and garlic in your food processor and blitz until very finely chopped. Remove and place in a bowl.

Step 2

Place the mushrooms in a food processor and blitz until very finely chopped. Remove and place into the bowl with the onion and garlic.

Step 3

Place the drained chickpeas in the food processor and blitz until roughly chopped but some texture remains. Add to the bowl with the mushrooms, onion and garlic.

Step 4

Add the polenta, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Add the thyme to the mixure and combine.

Step 5

For the puff pastry 

Lay the puff pastry sheet on your bench and cut in half lengthways.

Step 6

Place half of the filling in a strip along one side of the cut half, keeping the mixure as even as possible all the way along.

Step 7

Fold the other side of the pastry over the filling and wet the edge with a little water. Press down to seal.

Step 8

Repeat steps 6 and 7 with the other half of the puff pastry.

Step 9

Cut into 6 even rolls, place onto your lined tray and score the tops with a knife. Brush the tops with the chickpea water.

Step 10

Place in the oven at 170°C (150°C fan/gas mark 4) for 30–35 minutes until golden and risen.

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