It’s that time of year when the days are shorter, at least in the Western hemisphere, and the holidays are upon us. But 2020 hasn’t been your normal year, has it? Are you celebrating with family and friends this holiday or taking it easy and out of COVID harms way? This plant-based Christmas recipe roundup is sure to help you decide.
I’m not too disappointed that we’re spending a quiet holiday this year, and I am looking forward to making a few delicious plant-based holiday recipes. That’s why I’ve got this plant-based Christmas roundup for you which includes recipes from some of my fellow food bloggers. These are all vegan and plant-based.
You might find a little oil, sugar, or salt in some of the recipes so do make adjustments where you feel necessary. It’s easy to leave the oil out for sauteeing and you can often cut back on sugar and salt in some recipes. It is the holiday season so maybe a little splurging isn’t totally out of order, but do what feels right for you. And, enjoy.
For those who are sad or stressed this season, I hope you find peace and happiness with small gratitudes for the good things still left in your life.
From appetizers to main dishes, sides, beverages, and even desserts, I’ve got you covered.
Christmas Recipe Roundup
Appetizers and Soups
Impress your guests with an elegant and tasty vegan appetizer. Mushrooms stuffed with spinach artichoke dip that’s great for the holidays and made without dairy.
This colorful fall-themed vegan appetizer platter features almond cheese, three types of hummus and all the seasonal goodness you can imagine from figs to winter squash and crunchy pecans. Totally customizable to your needs, this ultimate snack board is sure to wow your guests with only minimal preparation time!
Try this healthy take on a family favorite Christmas snack with this recipe for whole-grain Chex mix! Coated in the perfect slightly smoky and spicy seasoning mix!
My Plant-Based Nog takes it just a notch higher with Moroccan spices. It’s easy on your waistline and delicious served for a holiday party or any time of the year as a snack or appetizer.
Salad and Soup
This Shaved Parsnip Salad is a delicious vegan dish for Christmas. It has only a handful of ingredients but it appears elegant! Lower the oil in the dressing or leave it out for an oil-free version.
This wonderfully bright, tangy, and rich Arugula Orange Fennel Salad is a perfect start to your Holiday dinner.
Pressure Cooker Gingery Carrot Soup is vegan and topped with cilantro, chopped peanuts, and chili sauce. It’s silky smooth, perfectly spiced, and light!
This fun & kid-friendly lunch or dinner is made with potatoes, onions, garlic, and warming spices. Get the whole family involved to decorate their snowmen – with a carrot for a nose, black olive eyes, and sun-dried tomato mouths.
This creamy Winter Immunity Mushroom Soup is a beautiful addition to your holiday table and is ready In 30 minutes.
Christmas Rice is a complete meal on a plate. It comprises wild rice, green beans, crunchy nuts, and pomegranate arils for a sweet bite. Even meat-eaters love it!
A wholesome and naturally sweetened Cranberry Orange Bread. It’s moist and incredibly delicious without any oil and sweetened using dates, including the glaze!
Perfect for the holiday table, Keto Vegan Bread Rolls are a great egg-free, dairy-free roll for all your bread needs. Soft, tender, and moist, these Bread Rolls are low carb, grain, and gluten-free, with the right dough texture we all look for in good bread recipes.
These Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are crispy, beautifully caramelized, and full of rich flavors. An Elegant vegan side dish for your next holiday meal.
This hearty dish is perfect as a holiday side with maple syrup, yams, and rich greens, a powerful combination of nutritious food and wonderful flavor.
This easy vegan mushroom gravy features caramelized mushrooms and a little Tamari for depth of flavor, making it good enough to serve to your meat-eating guests, too.
These Air Fryer Green Beans are the perfect mix of easy, quick, and oh so tasty vegetable treat. The beans are cooked in very little low-calorie cooking oil making them a healthier treat. Whip up a batch or two for a snack or a festive side.
Even those eater’s who aren’t plant-based can enjoy this hearty, flavor-packed dinner. You won’t miss the meat. It’s great comfort food and is sure to keep you full.
This vegan Wellington is incredibly delicious and perfect for Christmas! Everyone loves it, even meat-eaters!
It doesn’t get cozier than vegan pot pie. It is loaded with carrots, onions, celery, peas, and chicken-style seitan. Then it’s bundled up in a creamy cashew sauce.
This hearty and nutritious vegan lentil loaf is perfect as a delicious plant-based addition to any holiday meal or winter day! It’s really easy to make and requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time. This whole food plant-based vegan meatloaf is full of healthy lentils, crunchy walnuts, and all the savory spices!
This festive vegan butternut roast is packed with Christmassy flavors – cranberries, pistachios, puy lentils, and red wine. Perfect served with roast potatoes gravy and all the trimmings.
Make your festive dinner complete with this Vegan Holiday Roast. It’s filled with savory stuffing and finished with a mouth-watering glaze.
This Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding recipe is naturally sweetened with no refined sugar. It does not require continuous stirring and avoids sticky bottom pots and it cooks in just 1o mins with only 5 ingredients.
This vegan pie recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes flat, with only 5 ingredients that you’re likely to already have on-hand and a blender.
These Vegan Coconut & Rum Snowballs are the easiest, no-bake Christmas treats! They are clean eating, so you don’t have to feel guilty after eating all of them. Gluten-free and plant-based (rum extract can be left out).
This deliciously easy recipe is great served to guests for dessert or a quick snack. Chia seeds plump up quickly in the fridge and are ready any time of the day!
A delicious dairy and egg-free version of cheesecake made special with a little cherry swirl. These cake bites have a lovely creamy texture with a nutty crust, perfect for the Holidays.