Plant-Based Christmas: 12 Vegan Holiday Recipes For Your Festive Dinner

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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.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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