17 festive vegan roast dinners that will satisfy everyone this Christmas!

Author: Rachel Smith

Forget meat! These vegan roast recipes will ensure you have the most delicious Christmas dinner you've ever eaten.

Christmas is coming, and the challenge of Christmas dinner awaits! Luckily for us, vegan Christmas dinners can be varied and bursting with flavour.

Let us prove it to you with these vegan roast recipes to make your whole roast – main, stuffing and sides – the best it can be for the festive season.

You’ll wonder why anyone eats meat when you feast your eyes on these spectacular vegan and vegetarian roast recipes!

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These vegan and vegetarian roast dinner recipes will ensure no one misses meat this Christmas!

Vegan Christmas Pie

Change things up by cooking a hearty pie instead of a classic roast this Christmas. This one’s full of beans, nuts, veggies and cranberries for a real seasonal treat. It goes really well with roast potatoes and sprouts, too!

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Butternut Squash Wellington

Roasting a whole butternut squash, scooping out the middle and then stuffing it with spiced sausage meat, orange, nutmeg, almonds, cranberries and kale is really easy to do, and gives impressive results.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Bake a cauliflower until golden brown and sprinkle with your favourite Christmastime spices for a healthy holiday alternative. You can even fill the cauliflower with your favourite vegan stuffing!

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Mushroom Lentil Loaf with Cranberries

We would be proud to present this stunning lentil loaf as a vegan centrepiece this Christmas! From the seasonal colours to the juicy taste, it’s a fabulous dish the whole family will love.

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Mushroom Wellington 

You won’t have mushroom for dessert after a slice of this spectacular mushroom wellington!

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Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey with Stuffing

If you’re a fan of meat substitutes, this one’s for you. The process is surprisingly simple and the result tastes great with vegan gravy! Perfect if you’re going for the traditional approach.

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Ultimate Vegan Christmas Roast Wellington 

This impressive and flavoursome roast took pride of place on our Christmas table last year and was loved by both vegans and non-vegan family members alike!

Chestnut and Cashew Nut Roast

We are in awe of this vegan cashew and chestnut roast, from the recipe to the design! The writer suggests serving it with a butternut and carrot mash, and we think that sounds delicious!

Vegan Meatloaf with Tomato Glaze

Bring the reds and greens of Christmas to the table with this glazed vegan meatloaf. It can be served with salad or potatoes, and tastes equally good as cold leftovers!

Vegan ‘Turkey’ Roast with Stuffing

Try out ‘tofurkey’ yourself with this DIY recipe. Making it from scratch can really save the Christmas budget, so you’ll have more money to spend on gifts, fun and family time.

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Walnut-Apple Stuffing

This walnut-apple stuffing does not have to be cooked inside a bird to make it delicious! It’s so good that you’ll want to make it all year round – not just for Christmas dinner.

Wild Rice, Cranberry and Pine Nut Stuffing

The consistency and texture of this stuffing makes it ideal for pairing with a meat substitute or rolling into stuffing balls. It contains all the nuts and spices of winter, bringing that extra kick to your roast.

Essential Sides for Your Vegan Roast Dinner 

Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Add some protein to your festive meals with some lentil mushroom walnut balls. The sherry vinegar is the star of this recipe, working perfectly with the mushrooms to create a taste everybody will love.

Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli

Christmas dinner simply isn’t complete without sprouts! When they’re ‘flash fried’, these sprouts are crisp and tender. They taste especially incredible when drizzled with a spicy sauce.

The Perfect Roast Potatoes and Parsnips

Fluffy roast potatoes are, for many, the favourite part of a roast dinner. The nutty aromas of parsnips and the homely scent of roasting potatoes definitely make us think of Christmas!

Super Simple Vegan Gravy

This vegan gravy claims to be as close to turkey gravy as you can get, without the use of any animal products. It can be made in half an hour and is the perfect finishing touch to your roast dinner.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Yorkshire Puddings

No roast is complete without a Yorkshire pudding to mop up your gravy. Now finally, we can complete our Christmas meals with this vegan and gluten-free Yorkshire pudding recipe.

Looking for more vegetarian and vegan roasts for your Christmas dinner? Discover our pick of the best vegan Christmas recipes here

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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