40+ Vegan Christmas Recipes (2024)

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Vegan Christmas Recipes For Breakfast Vegan Chocolate Pancakes With Caramelised Banana Black Forest Baked Oatmeal Simple Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Vegan Date Bread Salted Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-free, Vegan} Easy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Vegan Biscuits Recipe Vegan Crumpets (Homemade Recipe) Vegan Christmas Main Courses Vegan Meatloaf With Chickpeas Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf Whole Roasted Cauliflower Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole (Vegan) Stuffed Butternut Squash Vegan Ham (Best Recipe) Vegetarian Holiday Stuffed Squash (V, GF) Vegan Nut Roast (Gluten-free) Vegan Christmas Side Dishes Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Smashed Brussels Sprouts Recipe Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Potatoes and Cranberries Garlic And Herb Vegan Cheese Vegan Pizza Rolls (GF) Dairy Free Eggnog (Veggnog) Vegan Piroshki With Cheese Delicious Fennel Salad Easy 'Cheesy' Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts Wild Rice Stuffing - gluten-free (Instant Pot or stovetop) Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash Vegan Dinner Rolls (Best Recipe) Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Vegan Croquettes Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing Crispy Vegan Roast Potatoes Vegan Christmas Desserts Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies Vegan Russian Tea Cakes Vegan Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Cookies Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding (Gluten-Free) Best & Easiest Vegan Chocolate Truffles Vegan Christmas Sugar Cookies Vegan Maple Pecan Cookies Recipe (Gluten-free) Vegan Gingerbread Cake (Gluten-free Option) Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe FAQs References

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40+ vegan Christmas recipes, featuring breakfasts, main courses, side dishes, drinks and desserts. From vegan roasts and salads to pancakes, cookies and cake, there are plenty of festive ideas that everyone will love!

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I feel like there’s a misconception that around the holiday season, the only vegan options are potatoes and miserable-looking salads. That, however, is far from the truth. In fact, it’s very much possible to have an entirely vegan Christmas and put together a versatile, festive table that will impress anyone, regardless of their dietary requirements.

The holiday season is one of my favourites as far as cooking is concerned because it provides the perfect opportunity to recreate old favourites. For anyone that’s looking to have a vegan Christmas, or simply give new plant based Christmas recipes a go so that everyone has a delicious option, I’ve put together a roundup of amazing recipes. To guarantee a day full of delicious festivities, I’ve included recipes for breakfast, main courses, side dishes and of course, desserts!

So, have a browse below, and pick your favourites. Included below, you will fin

  • Vegan roasts and loafs
  • Casseroles
  • Pancakes
  • Festive bread
  • Classic side dishes
  • Vegetable-based side dishes
  • Flavorful salad
  • Cookies and cake
  • Spreads and sauces

…and so much more! Be sure to save this post for later, and return to it when you’re getting your shopping list ready ahead of the 25th.

40+ vegan Christmas recipes, featuring breakfasts, main courses, side dishes, drinks and desserts.

Vegan Christmas Recipes For Breakfast

These pancakes are incredibly fluffy and chocolatey, making them the perfect indulgent breakfast for Christmas morning.

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Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

This oatmeal by Mary Ellen from V Nutritional And Wellness looks super cosy and comforting!

Chocolate for breakfast is always a fantastic idea, especially in buckwheat porridge form!

Cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, and are easy to make.

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Vegan Date Bread

Enjoy some festive date bread by Jenn from Veggie Inspired with some nut or seed butter and a cup of coffee!

These salted chocolate peanut butter cookies by Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry are the perfect way to start the morning!

These easy skillet breakfast potatoes are crispy, buttery and the perfect comfort food to serve for breakfast or brunch!

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

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Vegan Biscuits Recipe

Vegan biscuits with dairy-free ‘buttermilk’ are a must-try! These American biscuits are soft, flaky and tall, with a distinctive buttery flavor. Serve them with gravy for deliciousness!

These crumpets are soft, fluffy and ideal for serving with vegan butter or jam!

Vegan Christmas Main Courses

This vegan meatloaf is a comforting main course that’s perfect for any occasion! Made with chickpeas, lots of vegetables, and a maple glaze, it’s hearty and savory, with a realistic and ‘meaty’ texture.

This easy vegan lentil loaf is one of my favourite vegan Christmas recipes. Packed full of vegetables and flavour, it’s also super easy to make.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This roasted cauliflower by Michelle from Healthier Steps would make a fantastic Christmas table centrepiece.

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Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole (Vegan)

A dish that will certainly impress anyone is this incredible casserole by Scotty from Plant Based Scotty.

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Stuffed Butternut Squash

Alison from Loving It Vegan has created an amazing way to celebrate Christmas with vegetables

The best vegan ham with a maple glaze! It had the perfect meaty texture and smoky, deep flavor with a hint of sweetness.

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Vegetarian Holiday Stuffed Squash (V, GF)

This stuffed squash by Amanda from My Goodness Kitchen is super easy to make from healthy ingredients.

This vegan nut roast is made with lots of vegetables in just a few simple steps, and has a perfect texture and flavour!

Vegan Christmas Side Dishes

Super flavourful vegan cauliflower cheese, that’s easy to make, creamy, and even better with breadcrumbs on top.

These smashed Brussels sprouts are the ultimate way to make vegetables taste good! Crispy, perfectly coated in breadcrumbs, these make a perfect side dish that’s vegan and also easy to make.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Potatoes and Cranberries

For a delicious side dish, make there roasted veggies by Diana and Natalia from Little Sunny Kitchen!

This garlic and herb vegan cheese is easy to make at home, spreadable, fragrant, and perfect for serving as a snack or appetizer.

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Vegan Pizza Rolls (GF)

These pizza rolls by Thomas from Full Of Plants are super creative, served with a dairy-free cheesy frosting.

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Dairy Free Eggnog (Veggnog)

No one has to miss out on a classic Christmas drink with this eggnog by Andrew and Larisha from Make It Dairy Free!

This vegan piroshki recipe is inspired by the traditional Russian individual-sized dough buns. Made with a cheese, dill and garlic filling, they are also incredibly fluffy, soft and crispy on the outside.

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Delicious Fennel Salad

Sara from Gathering dreams shows that salads can make super flavourful and yummy side dishes.

Made with a healthy butternut squash ‘cheese’ sauce, this dish will have everyone coming back for seconds.

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Wild Rice Stuffing - gluten-free (Instant Pot or stovetop)

No Christmas feast is complete without stuffing, and this recipe by Marlena from Where You Get Your Protein is a perfect gluten-free vegan version.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

The flavours of butternut squash and Brussels sprouts must work perfectly together in this recipe by Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks.

These vegan dinner rolls are the best ever! soft, fluffy, with a perfect rice and a buttery flavor, no one will be able to tell that they’re dairy-free.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

These scalloped potatoes by Nora from Nora Cooks look perfectly cheesy and super comforting!

These vegan croquettes are a perfect simple side dish or appetizer that’s guaranteed to impress anyone. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy breadcrumb layer, they are an easy to make, flavourful treat.

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato

Tamsin from Cupful Of Kale created these garlicky mashed potatoes that will undoubtedly become everyone’s favourite side dish.

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Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

This super versatile dressing by Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken will work super well with a variety of holiday dishes!

These crispy roast potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with plenty of flavour and crunch!

Vegan Christmas Desserts

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Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

Make these sugar cookies by Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes for a delicious Christmassy treat.

These vegan Russian tea cakes are perfect for serving with a cup of tea after Christmas dinner.

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Vegan Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These cinnamon roll cookies by Nadia from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen would make a super tasty post-Christmas dinner snack!

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Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding (Gluten-Free)

The whole family will love these incredibly festive sticky toffee puddings by Gwen from Delightful Adventures!

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Best & Easiest Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles by Verna from The Cheeky Chickpea would make an excellent homemade Christmas gift!

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Vegan Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are always a fantastic festive treat! These ones by Sara from Beaming Banana look beyond delicious.

If you’re looking to eat cookies on repeat this festive season (who isn’t?!), these ones by Shannon from Yup, It’s Vegan are a great option!

This gingerbread cake by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is fluffy, oil-free and super easy to make too!

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Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark

Homemade chocolate is always a great idea! This superfood chocolate bark by Kirstina by Spabettie is not only delicious, but also healthy.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The best vegan pumpkin pie recipe from scratch! This amazing dairy-free recipe features a homemade flaky pie crust and a smooth, subtly sweet pumpkin filling.

Let me know in the comments: which one of these vegan Christmas recipes is your favourite? Which one are you thinking of making? If you give any of them a go, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it went!

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FAQs

What Christmas food to get? ›

CHRISTMAS DINNER LIST
  • Turkey.
  • Gammon.
  • Beef.
  • Duck.
  • Fish.
  • Vegan roast alternatives.
  • Vegetarian roast alternatives.

How to make vegan food satisfying? ›

I highly recommend having a mixture of grains, protein, and vegetables — it provides a great balance not only with flavor/bulk but also texture. Grains and legumes help keep the meal filling while the vegetables bring everything together.

How to be vegan without cooking? ›

16 No-Cook Vegan Recipes to Beat the Heat
  1. Berry Overnight Oats.
  2. Chia Breakfast Parfait.
  3. Enchanted Smoothie Bowl.
  4. Chickpea Salad Rolls.
  5. Tofu "Egg" Salad Sandwich.
  6. Rainbow Hummus Sandwich.
  7. Thai Crunch Salad With Peanut Dressing.
  8. Rainbow Salad.
Jul 21, 2022

How to cook for vegan guests? ›

Vegan dinner party recipes
  1. Courgette curry. A star rating of 4.8 out of 5. ...
  2. Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin. ...
  3. Beetroot hummus party platter. ...
  4. Italian-style roast cabbage wedges with tomato lentils. ...
  5. App onlyWhole-roasted curried cauliflower & chickpeas. ...
  6. Refried beans. ...
  7. Vegan pie. ...
  8. App onlyCreamy vegan wild mushroom risotto.

What is the most popular food at Christmas in the USA? ›

Nationally, these are the most popular Christmas foods in America:
  • Roasted potatoes (91%)
  • Scalloped potatoes (83%)
  • Roast beef (77%)
  • Red velvet cake (76%)
  • Ham (76%)
  • Christmas nuts (76%)
Aug 1, 2023

What foods do vegans love? ›

On a vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants, including:
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Breads, rice, and pasta.
  • Vegetable oils.
Nov 3, 2023

What do vegans struggle with the most? ›

10 Vegan deficiencies to be aware of - and how to nix them
  • Iron. ...
  • Vitamin B12. ...
  • Omega-3. ...
  • Zinc. ...
  • Choline. ...
  • Iodine. ...
  • Vitamin D. Who isn't a little bit deficient in the 'Sunshine Vitamin'? ...
  • Protein. 'This nutrient is not an issue in most people's diets especially those who eat meat, fish and eggs,' says Hobson.
Dec 22, 2022

What vegan food fills you up? ›

Healthful foods that are high in protein, fiber, or both tend to be filling. Rich sources of protein for vegans include foods such as soybeans, pulses, and some nuts and seeds.

How to be vegan when you're broke? ›

Staple vegan foods such as oats, lentils, pasta, rice and chickpeas are among the cheapest foods and are in *a lot* of vegan recipes, so should definitely make an appearance on your list. Oh, and avoid shopping whilst hungry. You're more likely to stray from the plan...

How to become 100% vegan? ›

Cut out all animal derived ingredients and incorporate lots of whole grains, beans, legumes, tofu, nuts, and seeds for a healthy vegan diet. Swap out all of your favourite non-vegan items for vegan alternatives. Many people find that relying on vegan burgers, hot dogs, deli slices, cheeses, etc.

What are the top 10 Christmas foods? ›

From savory roasts to sweet treats, here are ten of the most popular Christmas dishes that are a must-have during the holiday season.
  • Roasted turkey. No Christmas dinner is complete without roast turkey. ...
  • Ham. ...
  • Roast beef. ...
  • Stuffing. ...
  • Poultry. ...
  • Sweet potato casserole. ...
  • Cranberry sauce. ...
  • Plum pudding.
Dec 11, 2023

What to buy for food for Christmas? ›

Your ultimate Christmas shopping list
  • Crackers and nibbles. You never know when your friends, family or neighbours might pop by, so be sure to have plenty of nibbles on hand. ...
  • Milk. ...
  • Herbs and spices. ...
  • Oil. ...
  • Chocolate. ...
  • Tea and coffee. ...
  • Eggs.

What do Americans eat on Christmas Day? ›

Roast turkey and ham are popular for Christmas dinner throughout the country, but depending on the region, so are tamales, roast goose with red cabbage, crawfish jambalaya, roast pork or “seven fishes” seafood salad.

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