Christmas is a time when many families get together to celebrate and enjoy a festive feast. If you are vegan or have vegan friends or family coming over for Christmas dinner, it can be tricky to come up with an enjoyable menu that everyone can enjoy. Never fear – we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we will share 22+ of the best Christmas vegan meal ideas that will have your guests raving.
Here’s what I found:
Vegan Portobello Pot Roast
Source: A Virtual Vegan
This Portobello Pot Roast recipe is the perfect one-pot meal for any family, with its rich and hearty flavors of red wine, herbs, and vegetables. Serve this meal with my oil-free crispy roasted potatoes or vegan mashed potatoes, and don’t forget the bread to help soak up that delicious gravy!
Mushroom Wellington With Spinach
Source: Delicious From Scratch
If you’re looking for a meatless meal that will make your omnivorous friends green with envy, this is the recipe for you. This pie is wrapped in a fabulously healthy pastry – for me, genuinely more enjoyable to eat than the traditional white flour, butter-rich pastry.
Chickpea-based meatballs are delicious and guilt-free comfort food that can be enjoyed by everyone, not just non-vegans! These vegan meatballs are full of flavor, come together quickly, and offer plenty of protein and fiber.
Bang Bang Broccoli
So easy and quick to whip up! Toss the broccoli in the sauce until coated, then season with salt and pepper. Roast on a large baking sheet until slightly charred and tender, 20 minutes, and serve warm.
Make your Christmas menu more fun with this vegan chili recipe! This hearty and warming dish is perfect for a cold winter’s night and can be made in the Instant Pot. You can also add tortilla chips as toppings to add an extra crunch to it.
Vegan French Onion Stew
Source: Well & Full
Not only is this Vegan French Onion Stew packed with delicious plant-based flavor, but it can also be doubled as gravy! I’m always amazed at how savory and umami the caramelized onions make it.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Source: Nora Cooks
Roasted brussels sprouts will be a hit at any holiday meal you’ll serve them. They vanish quickly because they’re full of flavor and crispy but also tender instead of dried out like many other roasted vegetable dishes can be.
Whole Roasted Cabbage
Source: Eat Something Vegan
This Whole Roasted Cabbage dish is not only visually stunning and mouth-wateringly delicious, but it’s also vegan! This Thanksgiving, or any holiday really, show your guests that a meatless meal can be just as enjoyable.
Source: Cookie & Kate
If you happen to be seeking a dairy-free option for classic cheesy lasagna, this is the recipe for you. Rather than using regular mozzarella and ricotta, you will use cashew-based sour cream instead. You can easily prepare it in a blender. I’m still amazed at how well this “sour cream” mixture works as an alternative for various creamy, cheese sauce recipes that involve dairy products.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Source: Budget Bytes
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are an excellent side dish that pairs well with many different main courses. They’re also very easy to make, and you’ll probably learn the recipe after making it just once. Although they do take a bit of time to cook completely, most of that time is inactive cooking time. Additionally, the fantastic flavor and texture are worth the wait!
Source: Nora Cooks
A classic vegan meatloaf that is packed with savory flavors and hearty ingredients, making it the perfect comfort food. This dish is also very simple to make and can be served alongside mashed potatoes or green beans.
Source: The Edgy Vedg
This quick, easy vegan stuffing recipe will be your go-to for any holiday meal – it’s fluffy, moist, buttery, and so delicious that even non-vegans will love it! You can show up to any potluck with this dish and no one will even guess that it’s vegan!
Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
Source: Hungry Healthy Happy
Definitely a great side dish for any meal. The garlic and balsamic vinegar give it an amazing flavor, and it’s nice and crispy too. Plus, it’s so easy to make! You’ll definitely want to add this one to your rotation of recipes.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Source: Jessica In The Kitchen
Shepherd’s Pie is an excellent main dish, perfect not only for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas but also wonderful for any night of the week. The thing that makes this pie so special is its topping of creamy mashed potatoes that are browned and crisped to perfection. Trust me, there won’t be many leftovers after your family gets a taste of this savory meal!
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Holiday Roasted Vegetables
Source: Not Enough Cinnamon
These delicious oven-roasted veggies are the perfect addition to any vegan main dish! The tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the maple syrup balance each other out perfectly, while the pecans add a festive touch.
Source: Minimalist Baker
Dairy-free mashed potatoes that are creamy, and luxurious, with a sweet garlic tone, plenty of salt and pepper, and an herbaceous light touch from the chives. Give me a spoon! Enjoy this dish as is, with gravy, or for an extra special treat, add a giant scoop of vegan butter.
Vegan Mac & Cheese
A fantastic Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe that is not one to miss. The creamy cashew “cheese” sauce coats tender macaroni pasta perfectly, replicating the taste and texture of regular Mac n’ Cheese. Whether you’re vegan or not, this dish is sure to be a hit!
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Green Bean Casserole
Source: Minimalist Baker
It’s time to make something comforting and memorable, and indulge in a few extra servings. This dish is perfect for that – only 10 ingredients and less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Plus, once the green beans are boiled, it all happens in one pan! That’s my kind of side dish.
Vegan Seitan Kleftiko
Source: Vegan Food & Living
This vegan-friendly seitan Kleftiko would make an excellent main dish for a Sunday lunch. Seitan is marinated in lemon, garlic, and oregano, giving it a delicious flavor that will easily satisfy any roast lamb lover.
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Source: Loving It Vegan
Stuffed with quinoa and veggies, then roasted to create a warm, comforting meal that is sure to please any crowd. Easily made ahead of time, it’s perfect for holiday gatherings or any special occasion.
Baked Squash With Mushroom Nut Roast Stuffing
Source: Vegan Food & Living
Call this a showstopper for your holiday feast. It’s easy to make, and it’s both aesthetically pleasing and delicious! This vegan baked butternut squash is stuffed with a nut roast filling, so you won’t feel heavy after eating it.
Spiced Fruit Christmas Wreath Recipe
Source: Rainbow Nourishments
Similar to a classic Christmas mince pie and it makes for a more impressive centerpiece! This wreath bread is PACKED with fruit mince and has all the taste of a traditional pie. If you’d like less sweetness, simply reduce the amount of dried fruit.
Related Post: Beautiful DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas
Vegan Christmas Pie
Source: The Veg Space
Filled with vegan sausage, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mushrooms, and sprouts, it’s overflowing with all the wonderful flavors of the holidays. And like any other great dish for Christmas Dinner, you can make it entirely the day before so that all you need to do on Christmas Day is heat it up in the oven.
Christmas Roast Wellington
Source: Avant Garde Vegan
This vegan Christmas roast wellington is next level. forget the boring nut roasts, this recipe will change your mind! The flavors are incredible and it has a meaty texture whilst still being packed with Christmassy flavors. I hope you all try it because it’s delicious!
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