Skip to Content

Roast Vegetable Toad in the Hole with Balsamic Veggies

A roasted vegetable toad in the hole may not be trad but the best seasonal roots baked in balsamic & cooked in Yorkshire pud batter are fab!

Portrait overhead image of a roasted vegetable toad in the hole cooked and served in a cast iron pan

Veggie Toad in the Hole.

There are two foods that I view as quintessentially British, Yorkshire Pudding and Toad in the Hole.

This is another variant of this classic British rustic frugal treat.

Although I’m pretty sure my Grandad who was a butcher will be turning in his grave at the thought of this vegetarian Toad in the Hole!

Not just because he would have no idea what Balsamic Vinegar is, if you catch my drift.

This recipe is not a sacrifice in any way shape or form. I love roasted veggies as much as I love sausages.

So adding them to a Yorkshire pudding batter and turning them into a toad in the hole just makes sense.

Portrait close up image of a roasted vegetable toad in the hole cooked and served in a cast iron pan

Can I Use Different Vegetables?

This version of my vegetarian toad in the hole uses roots.

Carrots, parsnips and red onions however I would urge you not get too wrapped up in these ingredients.

Experiment and play with what is good in your local market.

Some of my favourites are fennel and leek, roasted pumpkin and onion, cauliflower and broccoli.

Seriously take 2 or 3 things that work really well together and go for it!

If they are not gonna cook in 20 minutes give them a bit of a headstart by either roasting or steaming.

Then just let them finish off in the Yorkshire Pudding batter and serve hot and steaming.

I talk in detail about the perfect Yorkshire pudding batter in my Foolproof Yorkie recipe.

Portrait close up image of a roasted vegetable toad in the hole cooked and served in a cast iron pan

What to Serve with Toad in the Hole.

Whilst a good onion gravy is a traditional and fine accompaniment to a toad I confessed in my traditional recipe that my favourite accompaniment is peas and ketchup. Yes, I am still a child!

However, for this Toad in the Hole with a twist my choice of accompanied is a little more grown up.

A stripped back version of Petits Pois a la Francaise. 

Now that might sound all fancy pants, but it is nowt but some braised peas and baby gem lettuce.

I even omit the cream and just cut the baby gem lettuce in half, then brown in an obscene amount of butter.

After that, I just turn them over and add some stock and peas and steam for 5 minutes.

Square overhead image of a roasted vegetable toad in the hole cooked and served in a cast iron pan with text overlay
Yield: 2 Servings

Vegetable Toad in the Hole Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

Thie vegetable toad in the hole recipes features the very best of in-season roots which are roasted in balsamic vinegar before finishing cooking in a foolproof Yorkshire pudding batter.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs (1/2 Cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 150 g (1 1/3 Cups) Carrot
  • 150 g (1 1/3 Cups) Parsnip
  • 200 g (2 Cups) Red Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Flavourless Cooking Oil
  • 50 ml (3 Tbsp + 1 Tsp) Balsamic Vinegar
  • 50 g (3 Tbsp + 1 Tsp) Butter

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the beaten egg and milk and mix to form a batter.
  2. Mix in the thyme, salt and pepper and set aside for at least 4 hours.
  3. Preheat your oven to 250°C or 475°F, whilst the oven is heating up place a 25cm skillet in there with the cooking oil to heat up.
  4. Peel the vegetables and cut the carrots and parsnips to roughly the same size. I like to keep them long, cut the carrots in half and then match the parsnips to that size.
  5. Cut the red onion into quarters leaving some of the root to hold it together.
  6. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the carrot and parsnip to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes until they begin to soften.
  7. Remove the skillet and then roll around the vegetables to get a little colour.
  8. Now add in the balsamic vinegar and transfer to the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Pour the batter over the vegetables and then close the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve with a sticky balsamic reduction.

Notes

I use three identical bowls to get the same volumetric quantities for the flour, egg and milk. Simply crack the eggs into one and then fill up the other two bowls with flour and milk to the same level.

If you are not vegetarian try cooking this in a hard animal fat like lard, beef dripping or duck fat, it will blow your mind 😉

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 633Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 7gSugar: 14gProtein: 14g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some!
Previous
InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage, Prunes and Hazelnuts
Vertical partial image of chili con carne topped with sour cream, cheese and chives in a colourful bowl
Next
Instant Pot Chili Con Carne

Betty

Friday 17th of July 2020

Love this idea! Toad in the hole is one of my faves, I didn’t think I could do without the sausage but this is perfect! Ketchup and peas are my go too aswell haha!

Brian Jones

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

It was as the result of an experiment for some vegetarian friends and it was a resounding hit, so much better than those awful veggie sausages! And if you ain't vegetarian and cook it in lard or duck fat it is spectacularly good :o

Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

I saw this on Instagram and was blown away. GENIUS IDEA!!!

I tagged a veggie friend and I am going to try this once our weather cools down!

Brian Jones

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

I saw that, thanks :) I hope you both enjoy it.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

Friday 24th of February 2017

Toad in the hole is such a great and underestimated meal. Try explaining what it is to anyone that isn't British is perhaps a little tricky. Making it with roasted vegetables is a fab idea, and a suitable alternative for the non-meat eaters. Have to say it looks really delicious.

Brian Jones

Monday 27th of February 2017

Thanks Helen, it really is so uniquely British, I posted up the straight up and down sausage version last winter and a great deal of confusion was caused by the glorious name ;)

Helene D'Souza

Friday 24th of February 2017

Never heard of toad in the whole before but this looks very exciting. Looks like I will need to check out your blog more in detail. I have heard of Yorkshire pudding but that's it. ^.^ Thanks for sharing your vegetarian version.

Brian Jones

Monday 27th of February 2017

It is a very British thing, here is the traditional version :)

https://www.krumpli.co.uk/skillet-toad-hole/

Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated

Friday 24th of February 2017

I've never even thought about doing toad in the hole with anything other than sausages before. Great idea for when I'm craving a crispy filled Yorkshire pudding but don't have any sausages on hand!

Brian Jones

Monday 27th of February 2017

I've been cooking it for years and often serve it as a side to a roasted piece of meat, just chuck it in the oven whilst the joint is resting :)