Inspiring vegan Christmas recipe ideas


Planning a plant-based Christmas menu this year? We’ve got you covered with our collection of fun and festive vegan recipes. With creative twists on Christmas classics, show-stopping main dishes, and utterly indulgent desserts, you’ll find everything you need for an all-out vegan feast.

Roasted Squash, Cauliflower, and Sage from One Pot Vegan by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

With fresh sage, sweet pecan nuts, and bright, juicy pomegranate seeds, this squash and cauliflower traybake from Roxy Pope and Ben Pook would make an excellent addition to any festive spread.

 
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Vegan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Garlic White Bean Mash from Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

These sweet and spicy roasted carrots are tossed with harissa and maple syrup, then served on smooth, creamy, garlicky white bean mash for an extra special side dish. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios for some added crunch. 

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Crispy Tamarind Sprouts with Peanuts and Shallots from The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Brussels sprouts are a quintessential part of any Christmas dinner, and every year we're delighted to discover more and more exciting and delicious sprouts recipes that prove how versatile this contentious little vegetable truly is. This Crispy Tamarind Sprouts with Peanuts and Shallots from The Green Roasting Tin is the perfect example: it will add a vibrant dash of flavour to your Christmas table. 

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Christmas Soup from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by The Happy Pear

Combining the very best of classic festive flavours, this Christmas Soup from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness is a fail-safe starter to serve on Christmas Day, guaranteed to warm you and all of your guests up on a chilly December afternoon, and fill your kitchen with the comforting aroma of chestnut, parsnip and cranberry. Delicious. 

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Winter Pilau with Beetroot, Cauliflower and Coriander Chutney from EAST by Meera Sodha 

Coconut rice with roasted, spiced beets and cauliflower and bursts of chilli and pomegranate, served up with a hit of fresh coriander chutney make this a wonderful, flavour-packed vegan side or main dish for Christmas. 

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Chestnut and Cashew Wellington from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by The Happy Pear

The clever Happy Pear duo never cease to impress us with their brilliant twists on traditional dishes. Enter the Chestnut and Cashew Wellington from The Happy Pear: Recipes For Happiness... the perfect centrepiece for your vegan Christmas menu. With its deliciously flaky crust and indulgent chestnut cashew filling, the whole family will be asking for seconds.

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Roasted Squash, Crispy Lentils, Pomegranate and Dukkah from The Roasting Tin Around The World by Rukmini Iyer

Another flavoursome traybake designed to make life simpler for you on the big day - this recipe from one-tin maestro Rukmini Iyer combines sweet roast squash with crispy lentils and tangy pomegranate seeds.

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Vegan Gravy from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by The Happy Pear

You didn't think we'd make a list of Vegan Christmas Recipes without including a vegan gravy, did you? The Vegan Gravy from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness  is a fool-proof recipe to accompany your vegan or vegetarian roast, and we highly recommend it with the Chestnut Cashew Wellington above.  

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Sprout Nasi Goreng from EAST by Meera Sodha

This vegan, umami-rich take on nasi goreng champions fried rice, marinated, shredded Brussels sprouts and pungent sauces for a comforting, big hit of flavour that will work wonderfully as part of the Christmas spread. 

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Vegetarian Nut Wellington from Green by Elly Pear

With delicious roasted nuts, dates and sweet leeks encased in flaky pastry, Elly Pear shares her clever reworking of a festive centerpiece. When making this vegan, swap in dairy-free pastry and leave out the egg wash. 

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Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake from Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes by Jérôme Eckmeier & Daniela Lais

Polish things off with a sensational vegan dessert, like this Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake from Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes, which is an easy recipe that needs time to chill so it's best made in advance, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy yourself on Christmas Day. 

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Banana Ice Cream Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote from Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain

This luxurious no-bake dessert from Nadyia Hussain is made up of a crumbly oat and nut base, a banana cheesecake filling, and a sweet, tangy blueberry topping. This one is guaranteed to appeal to vegans and meat-eaters alike!

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Boozy Caribbean Pear Cake from One Pot Vegan by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

If you're forgoing the traditional Christmas pudding, but still want a dessert that packs a boozy punch, this Caribbean-inspred pear cake is the recipe you've been looking for. Flavoured with rich, warming spices and a generous amount of dark rum, it ticks all the boxes.

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