Fa la la la la la la la la la!!!! (Picture me belting this out in my kitchen) You know what time of year it is… it’s the holiday season! I love this time of year because it revolves around food, family and friends. However, making your holiday dinners vegan can be challenging when everyone thinks of holiday food as turkey, turkey, and more turkey. What I did was went through and compiled my 25 favorite vegan Christmas recipes to help make holiday meal planning way easier for you this year.
LET’S START WITH THE STARTERS
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Pot Pies
The best part of this mushroom pot pie recipe is that even if you aren’t a mushroom fan, you can easily substitute the mushrooms in this recipe for your fav vegetable like broccoli, leeks, or cauliflower. Add in chickpeas, lentils, really you can adapt this recipe to make it your own and switch it up each time you make it.
Plant-Based Cauliflower Soup
This plant-based cauliflower soup is one of my favourite vegan Christmas recipes. It’s super easy to make, plus it tastes great, and warms my soul.
Easy Holiday Spinach Leek Pie
I have taken my love for my mother’s spanakopita and put my Food By Maria vegan spin on it!
Plant-Based Cheese Ball with Cranberries
This Plant-Based Cheese Ball is a perfect example of an easy appetizer or snack recipe you can make for the whole family (or just for yourself).
Easy Vegan Deviled Eggs
This classic recipe is actually really simple. Literally all you do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl to combine them and top your cooked potatoes with this yummy “egg” salad mix.
YOUR FAVORITE VEGAN SIDE DISHES
Caramelized Onion Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes
Is there anything better than smooth and creamy mashed potatoes? What about a plant-based vegan Food By Maria version? That’s right, it’s time to take your mashed potatoes to the next level.
Warm Kale Salad in a Lemony Mustard Thyme Dressing
You’ve probably never heard anyone describe a salad as cozy, but after enjoying this Warm Kale Salad drizzled with a Lemony Mustard Thyme dressing you’ll be adding it to your holiday meal plan.
Crunchy Green Been Casserole
A warm, comforting casserole perfectly suited for the cozy winter weather we have been experiencing, with a healthy whole grain crunch.
Vegan Potatoes Au Gratin
Welcome to the party, Vegan Potatoes Au Gratin! This super easy dish is sure to impress your family this year and will probably become a staple long past the holiday season.
Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This roasted brussels sprouts recipe is perfect for a side dish, a main dish, or whatever you want. I love brussels sprouts because they’re packed with nutrients and they taste amazing, especially when cooked right.
Brown Butter & Spice Sweet Potato Casserole
Nothing beats a yummy sweet potato casserole. It’s a classic dish that seriously never gets old. Most people have a recipe that has been passed on for generations, and with this recipe, I’ve taken a classic dish and just added an additional kick to it.
Easy Cranberry Stuffing
Many meat-eaters are used to sausage or something similar in their stuffing recipe, but with this easy vegan stuffing, you won’t need any meat to impress them.
MAIN DISHES YOU’LL LOVE FOR VEGAN CHRISTMAS RECIPES
Plant-Based Shepherd’s Pie
A traditional British shepherd’s pie is usually the complete opposite of what you’d think a vegan or plant-based dish should be, good thing I like a challenge! This hearty version is super easy to whip up any night of the week and is packed with nutrients and bursting with flavour.
his plant based lentil casserole is a great option to bring to any Christmas dinner. With all the gatherings and eating, this vegan dish will definitely stand out.
They’re festive. They’re creamy. They’re crispy. They’re perfectly imperfect. This recipe is fabulous for so many reasons but mostly because it is forgiving AF. Have fun with it, add what you know you like and remove what you know you don’t.
This recipe is perfect to add to your vegan Christmas recipes. It’s filled with nuts, veggies and goodness which will complete any holiday dinner. Who ever made the rule that you needed to have turkey at a holiday dinner anyway?
This Brown Butter Vegan Meatballs Recipe with Mashed Potatoes is so good and seriously the ultimate comfort food for the fall and winter.
These Vegan Lasagna Roll-Ups are a unique twist on your typical lasagna. They make lasagna more fun than it already is, plus this recipe is totally plant-based, and your kids and family won’t even notice because it’s so damn delicious.
This Greek Pastitsio Recipe is one of them. I immediately have visions of my mother or grandmother cooking me this dish almost every week. It was my brother’s favorite meal growing up, and it still might be, to be honest. My mom would make a huge serving of this dish and it still wouldn’t last more than a day or two.
WHAT’S CHRISTMAS WITHOUT DESSERTS?
Looking for the perfect gooey, chewy, plant-based cookie? What if I told you it’s also super easy and quick to make, with all the ingredients going into one bowl! Well friends, let me introduce you to my one bowl white and dark chocolate chip cranberry cookie.
Okay, I know I’m not the only one that’s a mega-fan of the love affair between chocolate and peanut butter. The combo is just a classic that is always to die for. Any recipe that these two ingredients are in together is guaranteed to be one that satisfies that sweet tooth!
Is it a brownie? Is it a cake? Does it even matter? This chocolate brownie olive oil Bundt cake is pure decadence and the perfect vegan indulgence.
There are certain flavor combinations that just scream Christmas and pecans, coffee, and cranberry are all so comforting to me. This vegan-friendly, easy-to-make Pecan Coffee Cake is all the things you love about Christmas wrapped up in an easy recipe. This may become a go-to in your vegan Christmas Recipes.
My mouth is watering just preparing myself to tell you all about this delicious vegan cookie recipe that’ll knock your socks off.
What are your plans for the holidays? Share below in the comments!