Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many vegans. You go home to spend Christmas with your loved ones and have limited options for food. From annoying questions like, ‘How do you survive on carrots and salad?’ to your mum cooking a vegetarian dish. I’ve had it all.
Instead of sulking, if you are looking for something practical then you are in the right place. This guide is a round-up linking to the best recipes for vegans this Christmas. The aim is to have a nice resource for vegans to use as a reference every Christmas.
Vegan Christmas recipes
Being a vegan, I’ve always looked for new inspiration when it comes to plant-based meals. This has led me to collect recipes from all over. This article picks what I think would make the best vegan Christmas dinner recipes. I would break down a traditional Christmas dinner into 3 parts.
- Starters / sides
Vegan Christmas sides
A vegan Christmas dinner menu is incomplete without its side dishes. Thankfully there are plenty of mouth-watering sides for vegans. These recipes blend healthy, tasty, and filling.
Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts with tofu bacon
Another tasty recipe that uses Brussels sprouts. Traci from Vanilla & Bean shows us how you can put Brussels sprouts and pears together in an oven to create a nice flavourful vegan dish which is also gluten-freeRead More
Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Pear With Thyme
Another tasty recipe that uses Brussels sprouts. Traci from Vanilla & Bean shows us how you can put Brussels sprouts and pears together in an oven to create a nice flavourful vegan dish which is also gluten-free.Read More
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon and Pomegranate
Okay, the last one for Brussels sprouts, this dish is different from the previous two. Lucy from Turnip the Oven highlights that there are other ways to enjoy Brussels sprouts besides sticking them in an oven. This recipe shreds the Brussels sprouts and mixes them with pomegranate and other ingredients to create a crunchy salad full of goodnessRead More
Yorkshire pudding (popovers)
This is a simple but easy one by the Vegan Society. It gives a completely vegan Yorkshire pudding using soy milk as an alternative to eggs. My non-vegan friends couldn’t tell the difference.Read More
Vegan mushroom rolls
This is a mouth-watering starter is a nice twist on sausage rolls with a herby mushroom filling with puffy pastry exterior.Read More
Rosemary infused roast potatoes
You can’t have a Christmas meal without potatoes. The rosemary-infused roast potatoes recipe by healthylivingjames is a favourite of mine. It is a nice crispy side for anyone.Read More
Celeriac & hazelnut soup
In terms of vegan Christmas starters, this is a great choice. Great in texture and taste! Only serve in teacups, so it allows room for mains.Read More
Vegan Smoked Salmon
Made with natural ingredients, this starter in point with its texture and low in fat. Serve it with cracker vegan cream cheese and you’re onto a great start to your Christmas day.Read More
Vegan Christmas mains
For all the mouth-watering sides, no Christmas dinner is complete without a main meal. Something to make sure you’re stuffed like a turkey.
Below are my favorite picks for Christmas dinner main course recipes to help inspire you.
Big Bosh! Nut roast
A nut roast is the ultimate mains for vegans. Be sure to check out Bosh TVs recipe on how to make a vegan nut roast this Christmas.Read More
Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin
This beetroot and red onion tarte tatin recipe is another mains which perfectly suited for a meat-free Christmas dinner.Read More
Sweet potato parcel
Bake this delightful mains moreish sweet potato parcel mixed with festive flavour with the sage and chestnut.Read More
Chestnut, Mushroom & Squash Christmas Filo Wreath Pie
There’s something very Christmassy about this Chestnut, Mushroom & Squash Christmas Filo Wreath Pie. Long gone are the days when a vegan Christmas dinner was limited to a handful of side dishes!Read More
This is for all those who turned vegan but miss the occasional taste of a traditional Christmas meal. It would go perfectly with those rosemary infused potatoes. This vegan no turkey is one of my favourite vegan Christmas roasts.Read More
Vegan Christmas Desserts
Vegan chocolate pots
This sweet and luxurious recipe is 100% vegan. Jamie Oliver has a secret ingredient to make this among the best vegan chocolate dessert recipes ever!Read More
Vegan Christmas pudding
With a mixtures dried figs, raisins, sultanas, and rum, this vegan Christmas pudding packs a solid punch. It’s best served warm with some vegan ice cream.Read More
Chocolate cranberry Christmas mini cakes
Chocolate cranberry Christmas mini cakesRead More
Vegan Lemon & Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
Even though it looks like something straight out of spring, this delicious lemon and blood orange upside-down cake makes a great dessert on Christmas day. The citrus flavour is bound to get everyone’s mouths watery.Read More
Raw vegan gingerbread cake
An impromptu brainchild of Tuulia Talvio, this raw cake packs a solid punch among the vegan cheesecake recipes. If you’re cheesecake lover and happen to be vegan, this might be what you’ve been looking for. What makes this cake so special and Christmassy is the gingerbread spices.Read More
Hopefully, now you’re filled with enough inspiration to create your best ever vegan Christmas dinner.