Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 226KCAL

Our Vegetarian Scotch Eggs work so well for slimming-friendly lunches and picnics whether you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories226
  • Carbs0.5g
  • Protein8g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars0.5g

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb! 

They’re a great twist on the traditional pork based recipe, plus some brands of vegetarian sausages are so tasty, people might not even believe this is a vegetarian recipe.

Inspired by our popular Scotch Eggs recipe, these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs were suggested by Sami P, from our group, so we just followed the recipe that she uses. We think you’ll agree that they’re yummy!

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs aren’t usually the first food item you think of when slimming, but with our creative use of ingredients, we’re sure these will be a hit, wherever you serve them.

What diets are these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs suitable for?

As the name suggests, these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs are suitable for vegetarian diets!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs?

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This Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe does not require any special ingredients, however, we do recommend a good baking tray is always useful for so many recipes, including the one below!

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How many Calories are in this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe?

There are 226 Calories per portion in this Vegetarian Scotch Eggs, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Vegetarian Scotch Eggs is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Using a large spoon, lower the eggs into a pan of boiling water. Bring the water back up to the boil then lower the heat so the water is simmering.

Step 2

After 10 minutes, remove from the heat, drain off the water and run the eggs under the cold tap until they are cool.

Step 3

Take the defrosted sausages and mash them together in a bowl.

Step 4

Mix the sausage meat so it forms into a large ball.

Step 5

Split this into 2 equal halves.

Step 6

Peel the eggs, then take one half of the sausage meat and mould it around the boiled egg.

Step 7

Dip each egg into the beaten egg, then quickly roll it in the Smash. You only need a thin coating of Smash.

Step 8

Place each coated egg onto a baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 9

Cook at 190°C for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Step 10

Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled.

What could I serve alongside these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs?

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How do you know when these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs are cooked?

You should cook these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs until they are cooked through and slightly crispy on the outside. This will take around 25 minutes.

How long can you keep these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Vegetarian Scotch Eggs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Our Vegetarian Scotch Eggs work so well for slimming-friendly lunches and picnics whether you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 226
  • Carbs 0.5G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages defrosted
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 20 g Smash
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Using a large spoon, lower the eggs into a pan of boiling water. Bring the water back up to the boil then lower the heat so the water is simmering.
  2. After 10 minutes, remove from the heat, drain off the water and run the eggs under the cold tap until they are cool.
  3. Take the defrosted sausages and mash them together in a bowl.
  4. Mix the sausage meat so it forms into a large ball.
  5. Split this into 2 equal halves.
  6. Peel the eggs, then take one half of the sausage meat and mould it around the boiled egg.
  7. Dip each egg into the beaten egg, then quickly roll it in the Smash. You only need a thin coating of Smash.
  8. Place each coated egg onto a baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
  9. Cook at 190°C for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  10. Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled.

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JanetSaturday 7th September 2019

Dry the egg once peeled, then cover in ‘sausage’. Then I use raw couscous and cook in air fryer.

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AliFriday 8th June 2018

I made these this week and they tasted fab, were delicious with a salad and even my hubby loved the taste and took one to work for lunch. Thank you for such inspiring and fantastic recipes so we don’t feel deprived whilst cutting back!

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HelenWednesday 18th April 2018

Hi, could you freeze these once cooked?

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