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50 Best Vegan Christmas Recipes

50 Best Vegan Christmas Recipes featuring festive vegan appetizers, mains, side dishes, desserts and drinks. All you need to plan your vegan Christmas dinner!

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Planning a vegan Christmas dinner might be challenging but it can also be a lot of fun! To make your life easier, I’ve selected 50 best vegan Christmas recipes from my favorite bloggers.

There was a lot of creativity and thought put into these recipes so that you and your family can enjoy vegan Christmas food! They are so delicious and festive that they are guaranteed to make carnivores’ jaws drop.

After all, you really don’t have to miss out on any of your favorite holiday dishes if you are following a vegan diet. All you need to do is use one recipe from each of the following categories to complete your vegan Christmas dinner menu:

  1. Appetizers;
  2. Main Dishes;
  3. Side Dishes and Salads;
  4. Desserts;
  5. Drinks.

Each category has plenty to choose from. Whatever your taste and budget is, you’ll surely find a few recipes you like.

You can have a quick glimpse at the recipes, check this vegan Christmas recipe web story.

From appetizers like Christmas pinwheels and vegan sausage pies (say what?) to comforting vegan pot pie and festive roasts, this vegan Christmas dinner menu will definitely hit the spot!

I’ve included both all-time favorites (veganized) and creative festive dishes that might become a part of your go-to holiday menu for the years to come.

I didn’t include one of my favorite sweet holiday snacks (and homemade food gifts!) – salted caramel candied walnuts, but they are absolutely worth making!

Now let me introduce you to my ultimate vegan Christmas dinner menu! Leave a comment below if you like this selection! I’m curious to know what recipes you are planning to make this Christmas.

In case you missed my previous vegan holiday menu series, make sure to check best vegan appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides and desserts for Thanksgiving.


Vegan Christmas Appetizer Recipes

1. Holiday Wreath Taco Ring by Food with Feeling

Holiday Wreath Taco Ring– this fully VEGAN holiday appetizer is easy to make, a fun party dish, and something that everyone will enjoy!

Holiday Wreath Taco Ring.

2. Easy Vegan Mushroom Crostini by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

These festive vegan mushroom crostini recipe is an easy and impressive appetizer perfect for holidays. Crunchy baguette with grilled vegan mozzarella topped with sweet caramelized onions and mushrooms with a hint of balsamic and Dijon mustard will surely be a show stopper.

A Closeup Shot of a Mushroom Crostini with Balsamic Mustard Sauce on a Wooden Background.

3.Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

These vegan stuffed mushrooms are a delicious gluten-free appetizer perfect for holiday entertaining and packed with umami flavor and plant-based protein.

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms on a Brown Plate.
4. Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Pita Chips by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Healthy vegan Roasted Beetroot Hummus served with pita chips is a delicious colorful appetizer perfect for the holiday season. This creamy beetroot hummus packed with nutrients is as delicious as it is pretty.

Roasted Beet Hummus with Pita Chips.

5. Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy vegan appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the tastebuds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.

Georgian Eggplant Rollups with Walnut Filling Served with Pomegranate Arils.

6. Vegan Tofu Ricotta Dip by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

This easy, cheesy, savory and creamy vegan tofu ricotta contains 5 simple ingredients and tastes as close to the traditional ricotta as possible. Make of the most impressive vegan Thanksgiving appetizers to impress your guests in a matter of minutes!

Vegan tofu ricotta in a bowl with crackers.

More Vegan Christmas Appetizer Recipes

  1. Winter Crostini with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Hominy by Erica’s Recipes
  2. Favorite Vegan Cheese Ball by Vegan Blueberry by Vegan Blueberry
  3. Lentil and walnut holiday dip: Vegan rillettes by Seven Roses
  4. Guacamole Christmas Wreath Appetizer by Veggies Save The Day

Vegan Christmas Main Course Recipes

11. Ratatouille by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Ratatouille Recipe: delicious and spectacular vegan gluten-free dish that will be a star of any table. Healthy, flavorful, impressive looking and comforting vegetable dish.

Ratatouille in a Plate next to a Baking Dish with Leftovers.

12. Vegan Pot Pie with Filo Crust by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

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.

A Slice of Vegan Phyllo Pot Pie.

13. Vegan Wellington by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Vegan Wellington will make your dinner guest swoon! It’s full of umami and texture. It makes for an impressive Xmas, Thanksgiving or Sunday dinner meal.

Vegan Wellington.
14. Gluten-free Vegan Eggplant Lasagna by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

This lighten-up vegan version of a classic lasagna checks all the boxes! Hearty yet healthy gluten-free vegan lasagna with eggplant, tempeh filling and creamy vegan white sauce is full of flavor and nutrients and is just perfect for a cozy family dinner.

Vegan Eggplant Lasagna on a Plate.


15. Vegan Holiday Roast by Vegan Huggs

Make your festive dinner complete with this Vegan Holiday Roast. It’s filled with savory stuffing and finished with a mouth-watering glaze. 

Vegan Holiday Roast.

16. Best Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Recipe by Veggie Society

The best Vegan Shepherd’s Pie recipe with lots of mushrooms in a silky red wine gravy and pillowy olive oil mashed potatoes topping.

Vegan Shepherds Pie in a Baking Dish. 

More Vegan Christmas Main Course Recipes

  1. Instant Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash by Show Me The Yummy
  2. Little lentil loaf with mushrooms and sage by Quite Good Food
  3. Mushroom, Lentil & Nut Wellington by Tinned Tomatoes
  4. Stuffed Vegan Delicata Squash by Bear Plate

Vegan Christmas Side Dish Recipes

21. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

The best balsamic-maple roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, pecans, cranberries and avocado roasted garlic dressing. Ultimate healthy vegan Christmas side dish ready in just 40 minutes!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash Served with a Fork on the Side.
22. Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

These quick balsamic glazed brussels sprouts are crispy, lightly sweet and utterly delicious. Perfect healthy and easy vegan side dish for your holiday menu ready in 20 minutes!

A Closeup of a Vegan Holiday Brussels Sprouts Side Dish with a Serving Spoon.

23. Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Light and healthy vegan fall harvest salad is as satisfying as it is nutritious: crunchy kale paired with sweet pumpkin, tart Brussels sprouts, crisp apples and pomegranate seeds all merged together with delicious homemade maple-mustard dressing. Perfect holiday harvest salad for your vegan Christmas dinner!

Vegan Fall Harvest Salad in a Bowl.

24. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree by Veggie Desserts

Turn the humble sprout side dish into a showstopper this Christmas! Roasted Brussel Sprout Christmas Tree – simply arrange into a fun tree shape and roast. Roasting makes sprouts taste delicious – trust me. One of the prettiest vegan Christmas recipes!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree.

25. Tempeh Sausage & Kale Stuffing by Connoisseurus Veg

Spicy tempeh sausage and garlicky kale are baked up with crusty seasoned bread cubes to make this savory and hearty vegan stuffing. 

Tempeh sausage kale stuffing in a bowl.


26. Hasselback Butternut Squash by My Kitchen Love

This Hasselback Butternut Squash is an easy butternut squash recipe with a handful of ingredients, little hands on time, and results in a striking side dish. 

Hasselback Butternut Squash.

More Vegan Christmas Side Dish Recipes

  1. Silky Vegan Mac and Cheese by Happy Kitchen.Rocks
  2. Soft & Fluffy Vegan Dinner Rolls by Kitchen Treaty
  3. 5 Ingredient Christmas Salad by My Kitchen Love
  4. Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potatoes by Watch.Learn.Eat

Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes

31. Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Wonderfully sweet, delightfully gooey, this is without question the best chocolate fudge recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! Feel free to indulge yourself with this vegan fudge without any guilt or second guessing.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge in a Stalk.

32. Chocolate Lava Cupcakes for Christmas by Vegan In The Freezer

Christmas Chocolate Lava Cupcakes are great at any celebration. Peek inside for the recipe and different decoration options.

Christmas Chocolate Lava Cupcakes.

33. Almond, Rosemary, & Pine Cake by Unconventional Baker

A warm, sweet, nutty and fragrant gluten-free almond, rosemary, and pine cake with excellent texture. Dairy-free.

Almond, Rosemary, & Pine Cake.

34. Vegan Christmas tiramisu with kirsch and cherries by Quite Good Food

A non-traditional boozy vegan tiramisu made with coffee-soaked vanilla cake, kirsch and cherries, layered with a luscious vanilla filling. It makes for a perfect ending of your vegan Christmas dinner!

Vegan Christmas tiramisu with kirsch and cherries.

35. Strawberry Santas – Dairy Free and Vegan by Pink Fortitude

Sometimes at the holidays, you need to serve a treat for kids of all ages. These Strawberry Santas are just that. They even have little strawberry Santa hats! They are made to be dairy free and vegan, and are naturally gluten free. It’s a Christmas dessert and sweet treat for all!

Strawberry Santas with Chocolate and Cream.

36. Vegan Gingerbread Cookies by VegAnnie

These adorable Vegan Gingerbread Cookies are sooo delicious and festive! They are vegan, gluten-free, and contain no refined sugar, making them the perfect little holiday treat!

vegan gingerbread cookies.

More Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes

  1. Cranberry and Citrus Tart With Hazelnut Crust by My Quiet Kitchen
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Pudding by Rhian’s Recipes
  3. Classic Vegan Toffee Bars by Veggie Inspired
  4. Chocolate Truffles by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Vegan Christmas Drink Recipes

41. German Mulled Wine: Gluhwein by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

This easy and warming German Mulled Wine (Gluhwein) is a perfect drink to serve during festive season. It smells like Christmas and serves a crowd, making it one of the most well-loved vegan Christmas recipes!

German Mulled Wine (Gluhwein) in a Mason Jar.

42. Easy 6-Ingredient Vegan Eggnog by Kitchen Treaty

Easy 6-Ingredient Vegan Eggnog– Decadent and velvety, this egg-free, dairy-free nog is sure to be the hit of the party. The season. The year! Cashews, coconut milk, dates, vanilla, nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt make up this glorious situation. Rum optional!

Vegan Eggnog in a Glass.

43. Cranberry Moscow Mule by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

The Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or 4th of July! Easy to put together, easy to tweak, fun to drink and so delicious and festive! You can even make it non-alcoholic.

Cranberry Moscow Mule in Copper Mugs.

44. Spiced orange vegan coquito by Rhubarbarians

Spiced orange vegan coquito! A dairy free and egg free way to enjoy Puerto Rican coconut eggnog. Make this your new holiday cocktail!Spiced orange vegan coquito.

45. Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate by Connoisseurus Veg

Creamy, dreamy, and totally dairy-free! This vegan hot chocolate is rich, decadent, and guaranteed to warm you up this winter. The best part: it whips up in about five minutes!

Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate.

46. Apple Cider Sangria by Joy Filled Eats

This Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect winter beverage. It tastes like an adult version of apple cider but it is sugar-free, low carb, keto, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.

apple cider sangria with cranberries in a glass.

More Vegan Christmas Drink Recipes:

  1. Glögg – Swedish Mulled Wine by Ginger with Spice
  2. Simple Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Eggnog by Unconventional Baker
  3. Best Cranberry Ginger Tea Ever by The Green Aisle
  4. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots by Spabettie

Which of these recipes resonate the most with you? I’d love to know what you are planning to make for Christmas! Leave a comment below 😉

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Mercer Lynda

Thursday 5th of November 2020

Thank you so much for sharing these awesome recipes. I love vegan Christmas recipes and yours look so delicious! Now, I’m hungry for Christmas food again.

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 5th of November 2020

So happy you like these Christmas recipes! Plant-based holiday recipes are not easy to come up with, so I selected the ones that are really the best!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Friday 21st of December 2018

Such a delicious selection of vegan recipes. Thanks ever so much for including one of mine!

Elena Szeliga

Friday 21st of December 2018

Your recipes are always great and I'm happy to include your stuffed squash in this roundup!


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This is such a great collection of recipes! I can't wait to try EVERYTHING! Thanks for including my mashed potatoes. :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Elena Szeliga

Friday 21st of December 2018

Thank you so much Sherri! Great submission - I bet your mashed potatoes are super tasty! Happy holidays to you too!


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Hi Elena - What a great roundup! Thank you for including my Strawberry Santas. PINNED! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Hugs, Holly

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Hey Holly! Your Santas look adorable! My son would LOVE them, I can already tell :) Thank you for you for the recipe! Have a lovely holiday!


Tuesday 18th of December 2018

What a wonderful round up of delicious Christmas recipes! Thank you for including my Toffee Bars - they are a staple at EVERY holiday in my family! Have a great holiday!

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Thank you so much for this delicious recipe - I can't wait to try it! Have a wonderful holiday Jenn!

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About Elena Szeliga


Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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