Christmas is THE most wonderful time of the year. Now you can even enjoy it cruelty free with these 23 Vegan Christmas Recipes…
1. Festive Garlicky Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Tahini Drizzle
The red and green colors in these Festive Garlicky Roasted Vegetables make it the perfect side dish for Christmas dinner! The Lemon Tahini Drizzle will have your guests coming back for second helpings!
2. Healthy Christmas Wintersalad
The preparation is as simple as it sounds! Dice the tofu and lightly fry in olive oil. Wash and mix the other ingredients. For the dressing, mix all ingredients and pour over the salad just before serving.
3. Parsnip and Carrot Rostis with Mushrooms and Wensleydale Sauce
Parsnip and Carrot Rostis with Mushrooms and Wensleydale Sauce – a delicious Vegetarian Christmas dinner idea that isn’t nut roast!
4. Vegan Pan-Fried Brussels with Tofu Bacon
The smokiness from the tofu bacon works so well with the Brussels sprouts. For this recipe, I used the same pan to firstly crisp up the tofu bacon bits and then pan-fry red onion and parboiled Brussels sprouts; this allowed the vegetables to take on more of the smoked paprika flavour for an all round full-flavoured vegan side dish.
5. Best Ever Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
With that being said, I wanted to create a grown up, vegan version of my beloved childhood favorite dish. Trust me when I say….I created my new favorite thanksgiving dish. The best ever vegan sweet potato casserole with pecan crumble. I cannot wait to serve this up to my family next week. I know they are absolutely going to devour it. If you’re looking for a sweet potato casserole recipe, look no more. This is it my friend!
6. Hearty Lentil Walnut Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
It’s really, really hard to find plant-based main dishes for the holiday season. I mean, dishes that actually taste nice and don’t try to imitate turkey.
But I’m very happy to report that this one totally fits the bill. I might be biased but you won’t know unless you give it a try.
7. Spiced Apple & Cranberry Cabbage
It takes about five minutes to prepare the ingredients for this recipe, and then you just throw them all in a big saucepan to cook. You don’t need to worry about this burning or not setting right, so it won’t stress you out and you can focus on your other dishes instead – plus it’s so delicious!
8. Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Tofu
Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Tofu Cutlets are sweet and savory with a perfect texture. They’re a great vegan Christmas dinner recipe, and sneakily simple to make!
9. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Great as a side dish – or a main meal, let’s be real – these homemade scalloped potatoes are totally vegan and totally DELICIOUS. If you have a deep love for potatoes like I do, you’ll love this recipe. These scalloped potatoes are also oil-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
10. Epic Vegan “Cheese” Platter
This dream platter would be amazing for any social gathering, whether it’s a rooftop picnic or a girl’s night in. You can switch up the ingredients to whatever’s in season and adjust the size of the platter, as long as the board feels vibrant, colorful, and abundant. Think of this post as a helpful guide, and put your own twist on it!
11. Vegan Gravy Made From Veggies
Do not underestimate the meaning of sauces! Just imagine a dinner situation, or actually any eating situation. There you are, putting more and more food on your table. Potatoes, rice, veggies, dumplings or whatever. And then you pour sauce on it and realize: This sauce is no good at all. So what now? You either have to eat some food that’s not tasty anymore or get another plate with dry food. This is why sauces are the secret key point of a dish and the reason why you should always have some true, tasty basic sauces recipes – just like this vegan gravy.
12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberries
Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Salad with Roasted Brussels sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries is one of the best holiday side dishes you’ll ever try! Perfect recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any time you like! This salad is full of vegetables and nuts. It’s healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and packed with fiber!
13. Vegetable Wellington
Portobello mushrooms, butternut squash, spinach, and a mushroom pate mixture are wrapped with puff pastry in this elegant vegetarian and vegan dinner entree. Vegetarian Wellington is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
14. Vegan Pigs in Blankets
Homemade chickpea sausages wrapped in sun-dried tomato blankets. The perfect vegan pigs in blankets for a Christmas treat or why not include them on a buffet all year round for a tasty vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free option?
15. The Ultimate Vegan Yorkshire Puddings
I messed around on Christmas Eve combining elements from some of the most successful recipes I’ve tried and this was the result. Perfectly crisp Yorkshire Puddings with that signature flavour courtesy of Kala Namak black salt. If you haven’t heard of or tried this sour, sulphuric Indian salt, now is the time.
16. Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut & Cranberry Tart
17. Sage & Chickpea Stuffed Butternut Squash
Bland and mushy vegetables were replaced with my flavour packed wild rice stuffing, the butternut squash is roasted prior to hollowing it out, making it easy and spoon scoopable. And while it isn’t my quickest recipe ever, most of the time is spent hands off letting the squash bake and the rice cook. The result? OMG I’m just so in love. Did I say that already?
18. Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash
These cute little squashes are perfect to serve as part of a huge winter feast. A mini size butternut is a lovely main for two people, a larger one will require a little extra cooking, but is perfect for 4 people. I didn’t include it as part of the recipe, but I do think a lovely onion & mushroom gravy would be a glorious addition to this recipe.
19. Whole Roasted Cauliflower
20. Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole
If you’re looking for a healthy side dish, this is your recipe. This vegan green bean casserole is made with a cashew-based mushroom sauce that is super creamy and delicious. It tastes like it’s made with cream and cheese, but it’s 100% dairy-free.
21. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Chewy and unbelievable soft vegan peanut butter cookies, baked to perfection, then dipped in chocolate and crushed peanuts for a delightful sweet treat.
22. Garlic & Rosemary Scalloped Potato Roast
putting the slices on their side makes it look so beautiful! Also, it means that every slice of this scalloped potato roast is meltingly soft at one end and crisply golden at the other. Mmmmmmm.
23. Vegan Mini Pecan Pies
Recipe for beautiful mini pecan pies. These vegan pecan pies are naturally sweetened with no corn syrup. These are the perfect make-ahead dessert for holiday parties, or for giving instead of Christmas cookies.