40+ Vegan Christmas Recipes (2024)

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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.

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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