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 17 recipes to make your whole roast – main, stuffing and sides – the best it can be for the festive season.
The main event
Vegan Christmas Pie by The Vegetarian Society
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!
Vegan Nut Roast by Jamie Oliver
This nut roast is full of flavour and caters for vegan and gluten-free diners. It’s crunchy and packed with spices, easily shared between a whole group of guests. Warming and wonderful.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower by Simple Vegan Blog
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!
Mushroom Lentil Loaf with Cranberries by A Virtual Vegan
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.
Mushroom Wellington by Bosh!
You won’t have mushroom for dessert after a slice of this spectactular mushroom wellington!
Homemade Vegetarian Tofu Turkey with Stuffing by The Spruce Eats
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.
Ultimate Vegan Christmas Roast Wellington by Avant Garde Vegan
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 by Thinly Spread
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 by Loving it Vegan
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 by Vegan Yumminess
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.
Walnut-Apple Stuffing by Veg Kitchen
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 by One Green Planet
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.
Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce by Oh She Glows
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 by Minimalist Baker
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 by The Rose & Bean
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 by Connoisseurus Veg
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 by Richard Church
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.