Vegan Christmas Recipes (2024)

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This collection of vegan Christmas recipes is designed to make planning this year's vegan menu easy! Enjoy the festive season with easy and healthy recipes the whole family will enjoy.

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If you plan to share an intimate Christmas dinner with your special someone or dinner for the entire family, these ideas for vegan Christmas recipes are suggestions for planning your holiday with you in mind.

Whether you want to serve tapas or a full-course dinner, choose the recipes that meet your preferences.

Appetizers

Everyone loves appetizers. Instead of a sit-down dinner, create an impressive table full of your favorite vegan appetizers.

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is a creamy all veggie sensation. Served hot or cold, this all-vegetable dip is oil-free, nut-free, and plant-milk-free. Even the cheesy sauce is made with only vegetables. This is skinny dipping at its finest.

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Mustard Dipping Sauce

Total Time: 10 minutes mins

If you love to dip, try this simple three-ingredient savory mustard dipping sauce. Perfect for just about anything, my mustard dipping sauce is one of my favorite dips. Asparagus recipe included.

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Vegan Cheese Ball

Total Time: 10 minutes mins

Creating a beautiful homemade vegan cheese ball is easy and takes few ingredients. Make a vegan oil-free vegan cheese ball using a special vegan binder with astounding health benefits.

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Vegan Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Total Time: 6 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

I veganized Grandma's sweet and sour meatball recipe. Even meat-eaters love these vegan sweet and sour meatballs! So, don't tell anyone. Shhh!

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Vegan Soups

Starting a full-course dinner with soup is the perfect palate-pleaser. Make these vegan soups ahead of time and save some time on Christmas Day.

Chickpea Tomato Soup

This simple, quick, and easy recipe for homemade chickpea tomato soup is rich and delicious. And this chickpea tomato soup recipe s ready in under 20 minutes in one pan.

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Vegan Gnocchi Soup

Total Time: 20 minutes mins

Thick and creamy, this vegan gnocchi soup recipe is oil-free, loaded with vegetables and delicate potato gnocchi dumplings in a savory broth. Not only is this soup decadent, but it also takes under 25 minutes from start to finish. Stove-top, crockpot and Instant Pot directions provided.

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Wild Rice Soup with Mushrooms

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Wild Rice Soup with Mushrooms is gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, and fabulous. Loaded with veggies in a thick, creamy, savory broth, this wild rice and mushroom soup is simply mouthwatering. Cook it on the stovetop, in the crockpot, or the Instant Pot.

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Pasta fa*gioli Soup

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

This Pasta fa*gioli Soup recipe is a comforting Italian soup in a tomato-based broth filled with beans, vegetables, and tiny tubular pasta. This vegan, healthy version of an Olive Garden classic is so delicious you will think you are eating out. And it takes less than 30 minutes and one pot to make.

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Vegan Salads

Regardless of the holiday, I always make a sizeable nutrient-dense salad with a tasty festive dressing.

Winter Salad

Total Time: 40 minutes mins

This winter, embrace winter vegetables in season with this vegan winter salad. In a season often devoted to comfort foods and hot soups, remember beautiful winter vegetables in their raw and roasted form. Don't forget about the importance of greens, beans, and fruit in the winter months.

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Vegan Waldorf Salad

Total Time: 10 minutes mins

Crunchy with crisp apples, celery, and walnuts, this vegan Waldorf salad is a classic recipe perfect for the fall. Take a bite of this sweet and savory vegan Waldorf salad recipe, and you'll be hooked.

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Citrus Salad

Dive into a citrus salad loaded with juicy oranges, roasted beets, pickled onions, and an array of goodies. Dressed in a fresh, oil-free citrus salad dressing, this salad combines sweet and savory flavors in every bite.

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Beet Salad

Total Time: 1 hour hr 15 minutes mins

Savory meets sweet in this beet salad dressed in an oil-free balsamic vinaigrette and topped with tofu feta cheese. Don't be surprised when they ask for seconds.

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Vegan Entrees

Create a meal around the entree. For an Italian theme, serve lasagna or stuffed shells. Try vegetable strudel, vegan pot pies, or mushroom Wellington for a savory, elegant option.

Vegan Lasagna

Total Time: 1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

The best 7 layered vegan lasagna recipe you will ever eat! Loaded with lentils, vegetables, and cashew basil cheese sauce, you will be begging for more.

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Savory Vegetable Galette

Total Time: 1 hour hr

After craving pizza all week, I decided to make a savory vegetable galette tonight. Like a tart, the term galette refers to a rustic, free-form single-crust pastry similar to a pizza, filled with roasted vegetables with a cranberry, balsamic drizzle.

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Veggie Stuffed Shells

Vegetable stuffed shells are jumbo pasta shells filled with lentils and vegetables in a tangy marinara sauce. Then the jumbo shells are covered in marinara sauce and baked. Top with vegan parmesan cheese for additional flavor.

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Vegetable Strudel

Total Time: 45 minutes mins

Vegan vegetable strudel is stuffed with vegetables in a thick and creamy vegan gravy, wrapped in a light flaky, oil-free dough, and baked to perfection. Served with vegan mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Vegan Pot Pie

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Plunge through the crispy crust of this oil-free vegan pot pie full of vegetables in a thick, creamy, savory vegan gravy made without nuts or plant milk. This vegan pot pie recipe is the perfect holiday meal or comfort food on a cold evening.

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Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Total Time: 55 minutes mins

Vegan Mushroom Wellington is filled with a savory mushroom pate, wrapped in a delicate puff pastry, and baked to perfection.

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Vegan Cabbage Rolls

Vegan cabbage rolls taste just like grandma used to make. This perfect vegan cabbage roll recipe is easy weeknight comfort food for the whole family.

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Vegan Meatloaf

Total Time: 1 hour hr

This lentil loaf is the best vegan meatloaf you will ever eat! Make it the day before, enjoy it for dinner, and make cold vegan meatloaf sandwiches for lunch! YUM! And if you love this recipe, stuff a bell pepper, portobello mushrooms, or some pasta shells with this yummy lentil mixture.

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Vegan Side Dishes

If you plan a family-style dinner or a buffet, don't forget a variety of side dishes to go with your themed dinner. Or, pick your favorite side dishes to serve.

Butter Bean Mashed Potatoes with Easy 'No-Chicken' Gravy

Total Time: 35 minutes mins

"Buttery" Mashed Potatoes without any vegan butter or added fat. Naturally season your potatoes by simply adding butter beans. Enjoy the buttery taste without the guilt.

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Air Fryer Broccoli

Serve air fryer broccoli as a side dish, or add it to your next vegan bowl recipe. This air fryer broccoli recipe cooks in just 6 minutes. Tender with roasted edges, it tastes just likeoven-roasted broccoliin a fraction of the time. You'll love it!

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Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potato

Total Time: 10 minutes mins

Make a quick and easy meal by stuffing a sweet potato with savory, delicious ingredients. Dinner can be quick and delectable.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour hr 45 minutes mins

These creamy, oil-free, smoky, vegan scalloped potatoes are mouth-watering and delicious. They are the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner or any holiday, and they can be made ahead of time and cooked when needed.

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Carrot Potato Mash

If you're looking for a savory and delicious new take on mashed potatoes, you have to try this carrot potato mash! Instead of plain mashed potatoes, add a variety of falvors to this carrot potato mash recipe! You'll never eat plain mashed potatoes again.

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Quinoa Pilaf

As a side dish, entree, or salad, quinoa pilaf is a unique dish full of vegetables. Nutrient-dense and gluten-free, this quinoa pilaf recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes!

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Vegan Breads

My family loves bread as a side or, often, as a dessert at the end of the meal.

Orange Cranberry Bread

Total Time: 1 hour hr

Orange cranberry bread is oil-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. Made with whole-food ingredients, each piece of bread is full of fresh cranberries that pop in your mouth with fresh orange flavor in each moist bite.

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Vegan Oil-Free Cornbread

Total Time: 25 minutes mins

Although vegan cornbread goes perfect with chili, cornbread is wonderful as a side dish salads, soups, or alone as a breakfast treat!

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

Total Time: 1 hour hr 15 minutes mins

Bite into a slice of heaven with this apple cinnamon bread. Not only is it oil-free and refined sugar-free, but this apple cinnamon bread is also healthy and vegan.

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Vegan Desserts

Enjoy a little dessert for the Christmas holiday with these vegan dessert options.

Chocolate Vegan Pudding

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

Chocolate vegan pudding is made with sweet potatoes, dates, and other simple ingredients. Refined sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, this vegan chocolate pudding recipe is creamy, delicious, and compliant.

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Apple Galette Recipe

Fall is a wonderful time for a quick, easy, healthy apple galette recipe. Instead of a pie, make a no-fuss, simple apple galette in minutes, and wow your guests.

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Pomegranate Chocolates

Total Time: 20 minutes mins

This simple recipe for pomegranate chocolates takes minutes to prepare and tastes like magic in your mouth. Vegan dark chocolate surrounds fresh pomegranate seeds for a beautiful combination of flavors.

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Cranberry Bars

Total Time: 55 minutes mins

Celebrate the season with some vegan cranberry bars. This cranberry bar recipe is 'veganized' from my sister's kitchen. Full of fresh cranberries and transformed into a plant-based dessert, these bars melt in your mouth.

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If you want some Christmas inspiration, try these vegan Christmas recipes.

Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your loved ones. May your holiday be full of love, happiness, and wonderful food to share with those you love.

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Kathy Carmichael

Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂

www.kathysvegankitchen.com/about-me/

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  1. Patricia

    Thank you for so many great recipes! I can’t wait to try them! Merry Christmas to you and
    Yours! 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

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    • Kathy Carmichael

      Hi Patricia, thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Let me know what recipes you try and what you think. I would love to hear from you. Happy New Year!

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