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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!

Vegan Christmas Recipes Roundup Collage.

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 recipes web story.

From appetizers like Christmas pinwheels and vegan sausage pies (say what?) to comforting vegan pot pie and festive roasts, this 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. as well as best vegan comfort food recipes.

Appetizer Recipes

Holiday Wreath Taco Ring

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

These festive vegan mushroom crostini recipe is an easy and impressive-looking appetizer perfect for your vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas menu.
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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach

These festive vegan stuffed mushrooms are a delicious gluten-free appetizer perfect for entertaining packed with umami flavor and plant-based protein.
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Roasted Beet Hummus with Pita Chips

Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Pita Chips - Healthy Vegan Appetizer
Healthy vegan Roasted Beet Hummus served with pita chips is a delicious colorful appetizer perfect for Valentine's Day. This creamy beet hummus packed with nutrients will surely get you in the mood!
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Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts

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.
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Easy Vegan Tofu Ricotta

This easy, cheesy and creamy vegan tofu ricotta contains 5 simple ingredients and tastes as close to the "real thing" as possible. Use it to veganize your favorite classic dishes like lasagna, canneloni, stuffed shells or as a vegan dip or spread.
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Main Course Recipes


Ratatouille: delicious and spectacular vegan gluten-free dish that will be a star of any table. Healthy, flavorful, impressive looking and comforting dish.
Ratatouille Recipe: delicious and spectacular vegan gluten-free dish that will be a star of any table. Healthy, flavorful, impressive looking and comforting dish.
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Vegan Pot Pie with Filo Crust

This easy vegan pot pie is the perfect comfort food classic made with veggies and creamy vegan béchamel sauce enveloped in a flaky filo crust.
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Vegetarian Roast Dinner

Juicy vegetarian roast, made with lentils, mushrooms and nuts is packed with nutrients and flavor! Perfect vegan loaf for your holiday menu.
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Vegan Wellington

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.
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Gluten-free Vegan Eggplant Lasagna

This vegan eggplant lasagna is a hearty yet healthy gluten-free dish full of Italian flavor and nutrients and is just perfect for a family dinner, meal prep lunch or guest gathering.
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Vegan Holiday Roast

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

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

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash Served on a Plate with Pomegranate Seeds on the Table
The best balsamic-maple roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, pecans, cranberries and avocado roasted garlic dressing. Ultimate healthy vegan Thanksgiving side dish ready in just 40 minutes!
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Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These quick balsamic glazed brussels sprouts are crispy,lightly sweet and utterly delicious. Perfect healthy and easy vegan side dish foryour holiday menu ready in 20 minutes!
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Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin

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 Thanksgiving harvest salad that everyone will love!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree

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!
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Tempeh Sausage & Kale Stuffing

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

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. 
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Dessert Recipes

Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This sweet and gooey chocolate fudge recipe is made without condensed milk or sugar and is 100% guilt-free, vegan, easy to make and packed with nutrients!
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Chocolate Lava Cupcakes

Christmas Chocolate Lava Cupcakes are great at any celebration. Peek inside for the recipe and different decoration options.
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A warm, sweet, nutty and fragrant gluten-free almond, rosemary, and pine cake with excellent texture. Dairy-free.
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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!
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Strawberry Santas

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!
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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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!
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Drink Recipes

German Mulled Wine: Gluhwein

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!
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Dairy-Free Eggnog

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!
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Cranberry Moscow Mule

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 festive and delicious! You can even make it non-alcoholic.
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Orange spice vegan coquito

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

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!
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Apple Cider Sangria

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.
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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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