There are so many reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, whether it is to reduce your carbon footprint, save animals or for your health. But going plant-based doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on a delicious Christmas dinner. Here are 12 mouth-watering vegan recipes to bookmark for the ultimate cruelty-free feast that even the omnis in your family will love!
1. Vegan Nut Roast
All you need are root veggies, mushrooms, grains, nuts and herbs – combine them to make a delicious and stunning centrepiece for your dinner.
Get The Full Recipe: Thinly Spread
2. Vegan Gravy
This super easy recipe for plant-based gravy to go with your roast dinner is “just as good as the real thing,” said the man Jamie Oliver himself.
Get The Full Recipe: Jamie Oliver
3. Sizzled Sprouts With Pistachios & Pomegranate
Who said plant-based sides that are healthy had to be boring?
Get The Full Recipe: BBC Good Food
4. Lentil, Roast Beetroot & Baby Carrot Salad
Another healthy but hearty side to make up a wholesome plant-based Christmas dinner!
Get The Full Recipe: Taste AU
5. Vegan Mince Pies
Of course, mince pies have to make the list for every Christmas party! Finger-lickin’ good.
Get The Full Recipe: A Virtual Vegan
6. Mushroom Wellington
Portobello mushrooms take centre stage here in this vegan spin on the classic beef wellington.
Get The Full Recipe: Delicious Everyday
7. Chestnut, Mushroom & Squash Christmas Filo Wreath Pie
Mushrooms taking the spotlight again, this time with chestnuts and squash – how festive and 100% plant-based!
Get The Full Recipe: The Vegan Larder
8. Maple, Cinnamon, Cranberry & Pear Sauce
We all love our sauces, especially during Christmas time. This is a festive favourite, sweet and tangy and so easy to whip up. No need to ever buy the ready-made version!
Get The Full Recipe: Veggie Inspired
9. Vegan Pot Pie With Sage Crust
This is so next level! Veggies, savoury sauce and a flaky crust made entirely with plant ingredients. Secret ingredient? Coconut oil!
Get The Full Recipe: A Couple Cooks
10. Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
These look incredible on any Christmas dinner spread. Stuffed with nutty wild rice and shredded brussels sprouts (or any veggies and grains you like), baked to perfection.
Get The Full Recipe:Half Baked Harvest
11. Sugar-Free Vegan Stracciatella Gelato
Want to challenge yourself a little bit? Impress the crowd with this entirely sugar-free and vegan gelato recipe.
Get The Full Recipe: Delicious
12. Gluten-Free & Vegan Christmas Pudding
So moist, so boozy, fragrant with spices, easy to make, and importantly vegan-friendly! Bonus: gluten-free folk can indulge too!
Get The Full Recipe: Rhians Recipes
Lead image courtesy of We Are So Vegan.