Are you looking for some Christmas inspiration? This collection of vegan Christmas recipes has a little something for everyone. From mouthwatering main dishes to plant-based sides to decadent vegan desserts, these dishes are loaded with holiday flavor!
I went vegetarian at the age of 12 – so you can imagine what that first Christmas dinner looked like.
For a family that was used to a meat-and-potatoes style feast, there was plenty of confusion over what to prepare. (We went with lasagna!)
And over the years since then, we’ve experimented with a LOT of vegetarian and vegan Christmas recipes!
So I’ve pulled together some of my favorites here to save you the trouble. We have vegan Christmas entrees, vegan Christmas side dishes, and even vegan Christmas desserts.
They’re all completely plant-based and totally perfect for your holiday menu!
While you’re here, don’t forget to grab a copy of my free vegan toolkit. It’s packed with my reader-favorite recipes, cheat sheets, and more.
Vegan Christmas Recipes – Main Dishes
These main dishes are hearty, filling, and totally gorgeous. No one will believe they’re 100% vegan. With plant-based dishes like this on the menu, no one will miss the meat at all.
Vegan Christmas Main Dishes
These main dishes are hearty, filling, and totally gorgeous. No one will believe they're 100% vegan and vegetarian-friendly. With plant-based dishes like this on the menu, no one will miss the meat at all.
Juicy mushrooms take center stage in this vegan mushroom wellington – a fun spin on the classic beef wellington.
This one is a reader-favorite that's been shared over 200,000 times!
These vegan pot pies are the perfect centerpiece for your holiday feast. Loaded with fresh veggies in a creamy sauce and topped with a layer of perfectly flaky pie crust.
This is a meatless main dish that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
All you need is 15 minutes and a handful of simple ingredients to make this super easy Vegan One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta!
It's one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and a great addition to any feast!
This roasted beetroot napoleon with walnut-chive cream is an elegant vegan dish, packed with rich flavors. It looks fancy enough to impress your dinner guests, but they couldn’t be simpler to make!
This recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Squash is full of classic fall flavour. Healthy, hearty and so easy to make, it’s the perfect meal for those chilly autumn nights.
Suitable for Vegan, Gluten-free and Keto-friendly diets.
This easy, vegan dish can be prepped in advance, tastes amazing, and looks beautiful on the table 365 days a year. And it's gluten-free and Whole 30 friendly too.
Vegan Christmas Side Dishes
Need a little something to go alongside that showstopping main dish? These vegan side dishes are packed with flavor and pretty enough to grace your Christmas table.
From simple and light, to completely indulgent, there's a little something for everyone.
Planning on making roast potatoes this Christmas? Learn my secrets for crunchy, golden and crispy roast potatoes with rosemary, sage and garlic.
This loaded sweet potato is stuffed with a fresh and spicy black bean filling, and topped with a dairy-free lime-cashew cream. It’s easy, healthy, 100% vegan, and gluten-free!
Crunchy chickpeas and savory tomatoes fuse together perfectly in this delicious (and totally vegan) chickpea tomato soup.
It's a perfect simple starter for your holiday feast.
These are not your grandma’s Brussels sprouts! These Balsamic Brussel Sprouts are roasted and drizzled with a balsamic reduction, for an addictive sweet and savory side dish.
These vegan brussels sprouts are dressed up for the holidays with adding some color and contrasting flavors with the cranberries, pecans, and balsamic vinegar.
This salad has all of your favorite autumn flavors- sweet potatoes, toasted walnuts, mandarin oranges, and pomegranate - all hiding in this healthy and delicious side dish.
Sweet Potato Ribbon Casserole is made with pre-cut sweet potato ribbons that are coated in a maple, bourbon glaze and topped with sweet and crunchy pecans.
It's a simple to make and beautiful Christmas side dish recipe that is naturally vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
This healthy fall side dish is a fun dairy-free spin on the classic!
It's made with a cashew-based mushroom sauce that is super creamy and delicious. It tastes like it's made with cream and cheese, but it's 100% vegan.
Vegan Christmas Desserts
You all know dessert is my favorite meal of the day. So I expect Christmas dinner to come complete with an assortment of desserts.
These sweet treats are so decadent, you'll never know they're 100% vegan and dairy-free.
Jam packed with shaved dark chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt these vegan chocolate cookies are chewy, gooey and totally decadent. And they're gluten-free too!
You’ll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it’s not avocado or coconut cream!
This delicious 3-ingredient, easy chocolate mousse is dairy-free, gluten-free and nut free!
These adorable Christmas cupcakes are just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. And they're easy to make - with a simple vegan option.
This Peppermint Chocolatte is the perfect coffee to get you in the holiday spirit. It’s a festive blend of rich coffee, hot chocolate, and peppermint syrup – all topped off with whipped cream and crushed peppermints.
It’s easy, fun, and pretty enough for a party. Plus, it’s 100% vegan and dairy-free.
This vegan chocolate cake is simply the best vegan chocolate cake you'll find anywhere on the internet.
It's rich, decadent, moist, and super easy to make. What's not to love?
This easy no churn recipe for a decadent Bounty Viennetta Ice Cream is even better than the shop-bought dessert.
With layers of dairy free coconut ice cream and shaved chocolate, it's completely irresistible!
These vegan peanut butter cookies are so rich and buttery, you’ll never believe they’re vegan and gluten-free.
The secret ingredient in the applesauce, which keeps them moist and flavorful. Plus, they’re cute as a button and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
Not too sweet, with a hint of saltiness, these sesame tahini cookies are perfect for Christmas afternoon snacking.
This vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is full of Christmas spice. It’s the is the perfect warming drink for the holidays!
This Vegan Gingerbread Cake is perfect for Christmas dessert - or breakfast. It’s deliciously spicy and soft and light.
Easy one-bowl dessert that can be made even during the busiest holiday season.
Is there any flavor that says the holidays like peppermint bark? This peppermint bark ice cream is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo friendly.
Hope you’ve found the prefect recipes to fill up your vegan Christmas menu!
If you love vegan cooking, make sure you grab a copy of my free vegan cheat sheet while you’re here. It’s packed with all my favorite plant-based substitutions to help you vegan-ize any recipe!