50+ Incredible Vegan Christmas Recipes for 2020
It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when warming casseroles and indulgent sweets are par for the course. As a vegan, recipe hunting can be a little trickier so we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best vegan breakfasts, mains, and side dishes for Christmas this year.
We’ve also got roundups to quench your holiday sweet tooth with the best vegan Christmas desserts and, of course, the most awesome vegan holiday drinks. I’m talking eggnog, hot chocolate and much more so make sure to check those out when you are done with this list.
If you’ve got a favorite holiday recipe, please let us know in the comments so everyone else can have a chance to make it as well!
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Vegan Christmas Breakfasts
Check out all the best vegan breakfasts to treat yo self and your loved ones Christmas morning. These decadent breakfasts will kick Christmas day off with a splash!
Delicious Belgian waffles are an all around winner and you can customize them with toppings to make them as elaborate or simple as you like!
These delicious vegan raspberry muffins, optionally drizzled with a vegan cream cheese frosting, are light and fluffy and bursting with delicious raspberry lemon flavors.
This warming apple cinnamon french toast casserole is a delicious option that is especially good for crowds. It can be prepped ahead of time for a low effort morning.
These vegan gingerbread muffins are soft, spicy and perfectly sweet. Taking inspiration from the classic gingerbread biscuit, these gingerbread muffins are a must try.
Muffins are always a great decadent breakfast option but these cranberry coffee cake muffins take it to even higher levels of seasonal goodness.
These sweet potato waffles (vegan) are so crispy and delicious while also being sneakily healthy vegan waffles. Packed with delicious seasonal flavors, these easy waffles can be prepped ahead of time for an easy morning breakfast!
This vegan chocolate chip brioche is perfectly fluffy, light and delicious. Vegan chocolate brioche makes for a delicious vegan brunch or snack with a creamy cup of coffee or hot tea.
These gingerbread pancakes whip up in 15 minutes and make a perfect Christmas breakfast that the whole family will love!
Try this scrumptious pumpkin frittata. Made with tofu and pumpkin, this recipe yields 8 pumpkin and spinach frittata portions, so it's an ideal family brunch. Pefect served warm or cold.
This easy gingerbread granola packs all the best flavors of Christmas into this delicious treat. You can make it before Christmas to have a no effort breakfast or snack on hand throughout the festivities.
Get your vegan babka on with this delicious, fluffy, chocolatey sweet vegan chocolate babka recipe or our vegan cinnamon babka recipe. Either filling option makes for an absolutely amazing babka whether you plan on serving it for an amazing dessert or a sweet brunch recipe for special occasions and holidays.
Vegan Christmas Mains
These vegan Christmas main dishes are the perfect centerpiece dishes for your Christmas lunch or dinner.
These vegan sausage rolls are delicously flaky with a rich, savoury filling on the inside. The vegan sausage meat is less faux meat and more a delicous combination of whole foods, including puy lentils, mushrooms, fresh herbs and miso paste.
Try this insanely succulent roast seitan turkey, perfect for special occasions, Sunday Roast, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Featuring a fully flavored outer layer, meaty textured centre encapsulating scrumptious cranberry stuffing. This vegan roast is incredibly moreish and will have you wanting to make it all through the year, not just on the holidays!
A golden puff pastry plait filled with sundried tomato pate, topped with roasted vegetables and vegan parmesan. The perfect dish for Christmas dinner.
This beautiful and fun take on a shepard's pie combines a rich, ratatouille-like vegetable base and a fluffy mashed potato topping.
These Lentil Puff Pastry Pockets are perfect for Christmas dinner! Filled with lentils, carrots, and fresh herbs, they can be the meatless centerpiece to any meal!
Italian style risotto stuffed into delicious mushrooms with festive cranberries and a sprinkling of vegan parmesan cheese. They’re satisfying, perfect finger foods, and so darn delicious.
This gorgeous butternut roast makes a spectacular centrepiece for the Christmas table, and is stuffed with festive flavours- red wine, pistachios, cranberries and lentils.
Are you ready to carve up some amazing vegan steaks?? This seitan steak is super tender and a whole lot of tasty! Perfect main dish for Christmas.
Exotic yet easy to make, this instant pot whole roasted cauliflower served in a thick creamy Indian Masala sauce is a perfect centerpiece for the holiday season.
This vegan spanakopita is easy to make with a couple of store-bought shortcuts to save you time, but no one will ever know that it’s not 100% homemade! Filled with an extremely flavorful mixture of spinach, fresh parsley, garlic, onions, and almond ricotta sandwiched between crispy layers of filo dough, this spinach pie is simply spectacular and perfect to serve your family on Christmas!
This creamy mushroom stroganoff has been a hit every time I've made it. (A lot of times). With creamy cashew cream coating flavorful mushrooms I guarantee this will be a hit with everyone besides mushroom haters.
This vegan thanksgiving lentil bake is the perfect plant based main. It is rich, savoury, delicous and creamy all in one. The deep flavours of the lentil mushroom filling complements the creamy, sweet potato mash.
Vegan turkey sandwiches made with sage and onion stuffing, vegan meat sub and cranberry sauce. A sandwich the entire family will love!
Delicious vegan stuffed cabbage is perfect for a holiday meal...and easy enough for an average Wednesday too.
This Vegan Wellington is crispy and flaky, rich and hearty and so full of flavour! A seriously satisfying plant-based showstopper!
An inexpensive 1-ingredient veggie Holiday Roast that will please Vegans and meat-lovers. Just add a little magic blend of herbs and condiments… The smell of this Vegan Holiday Roast will make everybody rush to your holiday table.
This simple cashew nut roast is savoury, moist, moreish and the perfect centrepiece for a vegan Christmas dinner!
This vegan “chicken” pot pie is the perfect comfort food on a chilly fall or winter day. Instead of classic chicken, colorful broccoli, leek, mushrooms and carrots are simmered in a smooth and nutty vegan béchamel sauce and enveloped in a flaky phyllo crust.
Mini Bundt Chestnut Loaf with Sage Gravy is a tasty vegetarian and vegan Christmas main. They're quick to make and look showstopping.
If you are looking for the perfect gluten-free and vegan main course for your winter or spring holiday table, this Maple Dijon Baked Tempeh is it! Covered in a rich, sweet and savory sauce flavored with maple syrup, Dijon mustard, tamari and apple juice with a touch of garlic and tarragon, this vegan tempeh recipe will give you all the holiday feels.
Vegan Christmas Appetizers and Side Dishes
These Christmas side dishes and appetizers will bring together your Christmas meals in style.
Try this scrumptious Vegan Sausage Stuffing recipe, it's the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Sunday Roast. Made with beyond meat sausage, this stuffing is the ultimate festive side with all of the flavours of cranberries, sage, rosemary and thyme.
These delicious vegan rolls are fluffy and perfect for any occassion! Use them to dunk in dips and soups, serve them for brunch or eat them as vegan dinner rolls. No matter when you make them they are sure to be a crowdpleaser!
Try this Cauliflower Potato And Leek Soup for the soul. It's warming and delicious and the perfect way to start out your Christmas meal.
This easy vegan broccoli salad recipe, comes together in minutes and is so delicious and addictive. Covered in a vegan honey mustard dressing, it's tangy and sweet and amazing with the crunch of fresh broccoli.
Grilled aubergine slices, filled with spiced nuts and fruit, rolled into bundles and served with a delicious mint dip create a delicious vegan Christmas canape option.
Mushroom Spinach Dip is thick and creamy with sautéed mushrooms, onions and spinach, lots of garlic and a hint of rosemary. It’s all covered in a rich cashew cream that’s dairy-free and vegan and sure to be a hit!
This creamy crunchy butternut and beetroot salad is perfect and comforting, with delicious flavors, textures and colors! It's a great indulgent salad to have on the Christmas menu.
This cheerful, fruity pear rocket salad is perfect for special occasions. The bitter rocket pairs perfectly with the sweet pear slices, toasted almonds, and the bright cherry vinaigrette for a salad that will impress visually and taste wise.
This salad comes together quickly and the components can be prepped ahead of time, making it an even easier choice for a fancy holiday meal.
This rich and earthy mushroom vegan pate is delicous, savoury and deep in flavour. It is the perfect starter or accompaniment to a sharing platter.
Try this scrumptious festive vegan brussel sprouts recipe. Featuring cranberries balanced with the savoury flavours of chestnuts and nutritional yeast, this sprout recipe will have you coming back for seconds!
Try this fun and festive vegan cranberry sauce, it's sugar-free and gluten free too! The perfect condiment for your festive meals or sandwiches!
This spinach salad uses baby spinach, cranberries, slivered almonds, and tofu for a fun new take on a classic spinach salad. Combined with our delicious date syrup salad dressing, this vegan salad will bring new flavors to an old classic for an attention stealing dish.
These vegan roast potatoes are perfectly crunchy on the outside and a fluffy, soft interior. Roast potatoes are a classic accompaniment - and these have the perfect balance of fluffy inside with crispy outside. Add this to your vegan potato recipes for sure! Whether its a Sunday roast, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas lunch - these are a sure winner and an absolute classic staple.
This kale salad with apples and cranberries is the perfect salad for the holiday season. It looks like a Christmas tree, tastes amazing and is surprisingly filling.
Warm authentic German potato salad from Bavaria. The recipe is fairly simple and comes together really quickly too.
Try this delicious pumpkin beetroot salad perfect for an Autumn or cozy Winter lunch. This pumpkin and beetroot salad is the perfect balance of comfort food and healthiness.
This simple maple glazed roasted carrots recipe is so easy and flavorful. With hints of maple, dijon, garlic, lemon and a tangy vinegar and soy sauce taste!
Delicious Ensalada de Nochebuena or Christmas Eve Salad is a cheerful salad featuring pomegranates, oranges and beets. Popular on Christmas Eve in Mexico it will add festive flair to your holiday table for a boost of colour and freshness.
This ratatouille recipe is a spectacular vegan gluten-free dish that will be a star of any table. It is a healthy, flavorful, impressive looking and comforting dish.
Every bite of these cheesy vegan scalloped potatoes is ultra-rich, super creamy, and loaded with spinach! Complete your holiday meal and impress your family with this decadent vegan side dish!
This scrumptious vegan brussel sprout salad with lemon poppyseed dressing is such a healthy but tasty vegan salad. The crunch of the sprouts make it taste so fresh! The cranberries gives it a sweet note, whilst the lemon poppyseed dressing provides a litte zing to tantalise every taste bud in your mouth!
Roasted Brussels sprouts with potatoes and cranberries is a quick & easy plant-based dish that make a perfect side dish for Christmas.
Ready to try the BEST creamy, rich, delicious vegan mashed potatoes? They’re easy to make, made with easy-to-find ingredients and nobody will miss the dairy!
The best vegan sweet potato casserole! It has just the right amount of sweetness, an irresistibly creamy flavor, and a delicious crisp cinnamon pecan streusel topping.
These delicious vegan collard greens are simple enough for a weeknight meal but have enough flavor to serve to guests or as a holiday dish. You can whip up this tasty side dish in less than 30 minutes.
This wild rice pilaf with vegetables is so colorful and inviting that no one will be able to resist!
More Unmissable Christmas Recipes
Don't miss out on the best Christmas desserts and drinks below!
No Christmas meal is complete without some of these knockout Christmas drinks, whether you are looking to stay sober or to get completely wasted!
No meal is complete with out some of these decadent desserts!
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