Enjoy a most delicious and memorable yuletide season with this collection of more than 30 fabulous and favorite vegan Christmas holiday recipes including appetizers, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts.
The Christmas holiday season is a time to enjoy traditional festivities and food with family and friends. It's also the perfect occasion to share the goodness of vegan living by creating delicious homemade dishes without causing harm to animals. Now that's something to celebrate.
Over the years, my family and I have had the best time veganizing many of our heirloom recipes that have been passed down through generations of relatives, like my great Aunt Velma's chocolatey rich vegan devil's food cake. By swapping out ingredients derived from animals and replacing them with plant-based foods, we have elevated our favorite vegan holiday desserts and dishes, making them better than ever and creating new and kinder traditions in the process.
May you enjoy a peaceful, beautiful, and compassionate holiday season. I do hope you enjoy these 30 favorite vegan Christmas holiday recipes, each one designed with love, from my family to yours.
30 Favorite Vegan Christmas Holiday Recipes
Table of Contents
- 🎄 APPETIZERS
- Vegan Fiesta Pinwheels
- Spinach Pesto with Pistachios
- Vegan Cheese Fondue
- Heavenly Homemade Hummus
- Cranberry Cheese Bites
- Homemade Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
- 🎄 SOUPS
- Congressional Bean Soup
- Easy Vegan Lentil Veggie Soup
- Vegan Wonton Soup
- Rustic Vegetable Soup
- Tom Yum Soup
- Cream of Tomato Soup
- Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup
- 🎄 ENTREES
- Mushroom Seitan Wellington
- Vegan Shepherd's (Gardener's) Pie
- Vegan Bolognese Sauce
- Seitan Chicken Fillets
- Spinach Mushroom Quiche
- Vegan Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells
- Vegan Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie
- 🎄 SIDES
- Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Vegan Classic Green Bean Casserole
- Cranberry Maple Yams
- Vegan Bread Stuffing
- Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish
- Vegan Scalloped Potatoes with Cabbage
- 🎄 DESSERTS
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
- Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars
- Easy Pumpkin Mousse
- Homemade Vegan Fudge
- Swedish Heirloom Snowball Cookies
- Vegan Devil's Food Cake
- Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Dream Pie
- Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Wobbler
- Food Safety
Vegan Fiesta Pinwheels
Easy Vegan Fiesta Pinwheels 🌶 Festive & tasty tortilla rolls filled with plant-based cheeses, veggies, peppers & herbs. Celebrate everyday!
Spinach Pesto with Pistachios
Vegan Spinach Pesto with Pistachios 🌱A vibrant fusion of fresh spinach, basil & pistachios brightened with a splash of lemon & minced garlic. If you like pesto, you're going to LOVE this healthy, delicious and easy recipe!
Vegan Cheese Fondue
Easy Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe 🌱 A simply delicious recipe for preparing the best cheese fondue. Cashews, potatoes, white wine and kirsch blended with all plant-based ingredients create this rich and creamy classic European cheese dipping sauce. You can make an entire meal with this delish dish!
Heavenly Homemade Hummus
Heavenly Homemade Hummus 🌱 It's hard to be humble about this hummus recipe. Creamy smooth, so delicious, super nutritious, and easy to prepare. This is as good as it gets!
Cranberry Cheese Bites
Vegan Cranberry Cheese Bites 🌱 Deliciously festive bite-size appetizers baked in puff pastry with vegan cream cheese topped with a homemade cranberry orange sauce, zest and fresh herbs.
Homemade Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
Vegan Tzatziki Sauce 🌱 We've transformed a classic Greek yogurt sauce into an easy & delicious vegan recipe made without yogurt, created instead with a creamy and refreshing fusion of cashews, cucumber, dill & tart lemon. Dairy free, GF & no added oil.
Congressional Bean Soup
Congressional Bean Soup 🇺🇸 A hearty and delicious bean soup inspired by the famous House Bean Soup and Senate Bean Soup served at the U.S. Capitol since the 1800's.
Easy Vegan Lentil Veggie Soup
Easy Vegan Lentil Veggie Soup 🌱A simply delicious & satisfying one-pot soup made of lentils, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and celery simmered in vegetable broth. This healthy vegan recipe is high in nutrition, low in calories, easy to prepare, budget-friendly & very versatile. Oil-free and GF.
Vegan Wonton Soup
Homemade Vegan Wonton Soup 🌱 A deliciously satisfying vegan Chinese dumpling soup recipe. Wontons filled with savory plant-based protein in a flavorful seasoned broth loaded with fresh mushrooms, bok choy, carrots, water chestnuts and green onions.
Rustic Vegetable Soup
Vegan Rustic Vegetable Soup 🥕 A delicious, nutritious one-pot stew-like soup abundant with a bounty of hearty, healthy veggies & flavor. Easy to prepare & oh so satisfying. Gluten-free. Oil-free option.
Tom Yum Soup
Vegan Tom Yum Soup 🌱 A bright, flavorful hot & sour Thai soup abundant with fresh veggies, tofu, lemongrass, spicy chiles, fresh lime & other healthy ingredients. Your taste buds are going to say "yum yum" with this delicious & nutritious plant-based soup! Oil-free and gluten-free.
Cream of Tomato Soup
Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup 🍅 A deliciously rich, velvety smooth and creamy tomato soup made with all plant-based, dairy-free ingredients including tomatoes, fresh carrots, celery, herbs, vegetable broth and cashew cream.
Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup
Vegan Creamy Broccoli Soup 🥦 You'll feel so good indulging in this healthy delicious & nutritious whole-food plant-based creamy soup. The addition of potato and fresh carrots make this thick & delish vegan cream of broccoli soup so satisfying! Gluten-free and oil-free.
Mushroom Seitan Wellington
Mushroom Seitan Wellington 🌱 An exceptionally delicious plant-based roast made of fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, cannellini beans, herbs and vital wheat gluten flour surrounded with a rich and savory mushroom paté baked in a delicate pastry crust.
Vegan Shepherd's (Gardener's) Pie
Shepherd's Pie (Gardener's Pie) 🌱 A deliciously elevated plant-based version of a classic comfort dish. Filled with mushrooms, lentils, onions, carrots & peas in a rich gravy and topped with mashed potatoes and cauliflower. Hearty, healthy & so satisfying!
Vegan Bolognese Sauce
Vegan Bolognese with Impossible Meat 🌱 A rich, thick & delicious classic Italian sauce made with all vegan ingredients including mushrooms, fresh veggies and the wildly popular plant-based brand - Impossible Meat.
Seitan Chicken Fillets
Vegan Seitan Chicken Fillets 🌱 An easy and delicious recipe for making the best homemade protein-packed, plant-based chicken. Prepared with seitan (made with vital wheat gluten, tofu, nutritional yeast, and seasonings) this simply delish dish is perfect for everyday and special occasions!
Spinach Mushroom Quiche
Best Vegan Spinach Mushroom Quiche 🌱 This delicious plant-based quiche recipe is as good as it gets! Baked in a flaky homemade crust, filled with vegan cheeses, fresh spinach, mushrooms and without tofu. It's simply divine!
Vegan Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells
Vegan Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Cheese 🌱Jumbo pasta shells filled with creamy vegan cheeses and spinach baked in a rich marinara sauce and topped with toasty breadcrumbs & vegan parmesan. Feeling hungry yet?
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie 🥦 Broccoli, potatoes and carrots baked with a rich & creamy vegan cheddar cheese sauce nestled in a buttery flaky crust. Comfort food just got cozier!
Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Vegan) 🌱 Beautifully roasted and tossed in a lightly sweet & citrusy vegan sauce with fresh orange juice, zest, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and plant-based butter. Brussels sprouts have never tasted (or looked) so good!
Vegan Classic Green Bean Casserole
Vegan Classic Green Bean Casserole 🌱 A favorite traditional holiday recipe made even better with all plant-based ingredients! Tasty green beans & crispy onions baked with a savory homemade cream of mushroom gravy. Enjoy this delish vegan side dish any time of year!
Cranberry Maple Yams
Simple Maple Cranberry Yams or Sweet Potatoes 🌱 A simply delicious vegan version of a favorite Thanksgiving holiday candied yam side dish. Made with sweet potatoes (yams) and fresh cranberries baked with a citrusy orange and maple glaze and a hint of nutmeg. Enjoy this delish dish anytime you want!
Vegan Bread Stuffing
Simple Vegan Homemade Stuffing 🌱 Celebrating holiday traditions just became a lot easier & more delicious with this simple vegan stuffing or dressing made with bread, celery, onion and seasonings.
Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish
Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish (with Maple Syrup) 🌱 A bright & tangy melange of fresh cranberries, pineapple, apples & oranges lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and a pinch of holiday spice.
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes with Cabbage
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes with Cabbage 🌱 An absolutely delicious vegan twist on a classic side dish. Created with thinly sliced potatoes layered between tender leaves of cabbage, creamy plant-based cheese and baked to perfection. You're going to love this simple 4-ingredient, gluten-free recipe!
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Simple Vegan Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies ❤️ Simply the best soft and chewy oatmeal cookies made with just the right amount of sweet & spice. Old fashioned oats, flour, vegan butter, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, oat milk and a splash of fresh lemon combine into the yummiest, tastiest cookies.
Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars
Vegan cranberry oat crumble bars made with tart, juicy cranberries sweetened with maple syrup and sandwiched between a chewy buttery, oatmeal crust. You're going to love this easy vegan recipe!
Easy Pumpkin Mousse
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse 🎃 A light and luscious no-bake dessert made with pumpkin puree, coconut cream, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice layered with Biscoff cookies crumbles and non-dairy whipped cream.
Homemade Vegan Fudge
Old Fashioned Homemade Vegan Fudge ❤️ Enjoy a bite of pure bliss with this traditional melt-in-your-mouth smooth, creamy and lusciously rich chocolate fudge recipe. Just like Grandma's - but with a vegan twist!
Swedish Heirloom Snowball Cookies
Vegan Swedish Heirloom Snowball Cookies ❄️ These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth traditional holiday cookies are so easy to make. With just 5 basic ingredients and and a few minutes, you can have a batch of these irresistibly delicious sweet treats ready to enjoy!
Vegan Devil's Food Cake
Best Vegan Devil's Food Cake ❤️ A devilishly delish, chocolate lover's dream dessert. This decadently rich, moist, luscious cake is everything you want in a classic devil's food cake, but without dairy or eggs!
Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
Vegan Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake 🍏 We've updated a beloved family recipe by creating the perfect marriage of apples, spice and everything nice using all vegan ingredients in this scrumptiously moist & delicious cake.
Vegan Chocolate Dream Pie
Easy Vegan Chocolate Dream Pie ❤️ This creamy, dreamy dessert is simply scrumptious and so easy to prepare. Wow your guests with this easy vegan version of chocolate cream pie and enjoy the best bite of bliss ever.
Last but not least, a bonus "blast to the past" holiday recipe . . .
Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Wobbler
Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Salad 🌱 Experience a blast to the past with this all vegan version of a classic Thanksgiving Jello Cranberry Wobbler salad. Created with a colorful combo of fresh cranberries, oranges, walnuts and spices in a citrusy-sweet plant-based gelatin.
Looking for more scrumptious vegan holiday dessert recipes? Here you go!
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
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