40+ vegan Christmas recipes, featuring breakfasts, main courses, side dishes, drinks and desserts. From vegan roasts and salads to pancakes, cookies and cake, there are plenty of festive ideas that everyone will love!

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I feel like there’s a misconception that around the holiday season, the only vegan options are potatoes and miserable-looking salads. That, however, is far from the truth. In fact, it’s very much possible to have an entirely vegan Christmas and put together a versatile, festive table that will impress anyone, regardless of their dietary requirements.

The holiday season is one of my favourites as far as cooking is concerned because it provides the perfect opportunity to recreate old favourites. For anyone that’s looking to have a vegan Christmas, or simply give new plant based Christmas recipes a go so that everyone has a delicious option, I’ve put together a roundup of amazing recipes. To guarantee a day full of delicious festivities, I’ve included recipes for breakfast, main courses, side dishes and of course, desserts!

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    So, have a browse below, and pick your favourites. Included below, you will fin

    • Vegan roasts and loafs
    • Casseroles
    • Pancakes
    • Festive bread
    • Classic side dishes
    • Vegetable-based side dishes
    • Flavorful salad
    • Cookies and cake
    • Spreads and sauces

    …and so much more! Be sure to save this post for later, and return to it when you’re getting your shopping list ready ahead of the 25th.

    Vegan Christmas Recipes For Breakfast

    Vegan Chocolate Pancakes With Caramelised Banana

    These pancakes are incredibly fluffy and chocolatey, making them the perfect indulgent breakfast for Christmas morning.
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    Vegan chocolate pancakes with caramelised banana-7

    Black Forest Bake Oatmeal

    This oatmeal by Mary Ellen from V Nutritional And Wellness looks super cosy and comforting!
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    Black forest baked oatmeal V Nutrition and Wellness

    Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

    Chocolate for breakfast is always a fantastic idea, especially in buckwheat porridge form!
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    Chocolate buckwheat porridge vegan gluten-free-8

    Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

    Cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, and are easy to make.
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    Vegan cinnamon rolls 1

    Vegan Date Bread

    Enjoy some festive date bread by Jenn from Veggie Inspired with some nut or seed butter and a cup of coffee!
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    Vegan date bread Veggie Inspired

    Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

    These salted chocolate peanut butter cookies by Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry are the perfect way to start the morning!
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    Salted chocolate vegan peanut butter cookies Recipes From A Pantry

    Easy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes

    These easy skillet breakfast potatoes are crispy, buttery and the perfect comfort food to serve for breakfast or brunch!
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    Breakfast potatoes with cheese and cilantro

    8. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

    Vegan Biscuits

    Vegan biscuits with dairy-free ‘buttermilk’ are a must-try! These American biscuits are soft, flaky and tall, with a distinctive buttery flavor. Serve them with gravy for deliciousness!
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    Vegan biscuits

    Vegan Crumpets

    These crumpets are soft, fluffy and ideal for serving with vegan butter or jam!
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    Vegan crumpets recipe

    Vegan Christmas Main Courses

    Vegan Meatloaf With Chickpeas

    This vegan meatloaf is a comforting main course that’s perfect for any occasion! Made with chickpeas, lots of vegetables, and a maple glaze, it’s hearty and savory, with a realistic and ‘meaty’ texture.
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    Vegan meatloaf

    Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf

    This easy vegan lentil loaf is one of my favourite vegan Christmas recipes. Packed full of vegetables and flavour, it’s also super easy to make.
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    Easy vegan lentil loaf gluten-free oil-free

    Whole Roasted Cauliflower

    This roasted cauliflower by Michelle from Healthier Steps would make a fantastic Christmas table centrepiece.
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    Whole roasted cauliflower Healthier Steps

    Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

    A dish that will certainly impress anyone is this incredible casserole by Scotty from Plant Based Scotty.
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    Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole Plantbased Scottty

    Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash

    Alison from Loving It Vegan has created an amazing way to celebrate Christmas with vegetables
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    Stuffed roasted butternut Loving It Vegan

    Vegan Ham

    The best vegan ham with a maple glaze! It had the perfect meaty texture and smoky, deep flavor with a hint of sweetness.
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    Vegan ham on a plate with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts

    Holiday Stuffed Squash

    This stuffed squash by Amanda from My Goodness Kitchen is super easy to make from healthy ingredients.
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    Holiday stuffed squash My Goodness Kitchen

    Family Favorite Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    This Shepherd’s pie by Tania from Fit Foodie Nutter makes a comforting and flavourful main course for Christmas.
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    Family favourite vegan Shepherd's pie Fit Foodie Nutter

    Vegan Nut Roast

    This vegan nut roast is made with lots of vegetables in just a few simple steps, and has a perfect texture and flavour!
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    Nut roast, mashed potatoes and avocado on a plate

    Vegan Christmas Side Dishes

    Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

    Super flavourful vegan cauliflower cheese, that’s easy to make, creamy, and even better with breadcrumbs on top.
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    Vegan cauliflower cheese recipe

    Smashed Brussels Sprouts

    These smashed Brussels sprouts are the ultimate way to make vegetables taste good! Crispy, perfectly coated in breadcrumbs, these make a perfect side dish that’s vegan and also easy to make.
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    Crispy smashed Brussels sprouts

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Potatoes

    For a delicious side dish, make there roasted veggies by Diana and Natalia from Little Sunny Kitchen!
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    Roasted Brussels sprouts with potatoes and cranberries Little Sunny Kitchen

    Vegan Garlic And Herb Cheese

    This garlic and herb vegan cheese is easy to make at home, spreadable, fragrant, and perfect for serving as a snack or appetizer.
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    Vegan garlic and herb cheese with almonds

    Vegan Pizza Rolls

    These pizza rolls by Thomas from Full Of Plants are super creative, served with a dairy-free cheesy frosting.
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    Vegan pizza rolls Full Of Plants

    Dairy-free Eggnog

    No one has to miss out on a classic Christmas drink with this eggnog by Andrew and Larisha from Make It Dairy Free!
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    Dairy free eggnog Make It Dairy Free

    Vegan Piroshki With Cheese

    This vegan piroshki recipe is inspired by the traditional Russian individual-sized dough buns. Made with a cheese, dill and garlic filling, they are also incredibly fluffy, soft and crispy on the outside.
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    Eggless piroshki with vegan cheese on a wooden board

    Delicious Fennel Salad

    Sara from Gathering dreams shows that salads can make super flavourful and yummy side dishes.
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    Delicious fennel salad Gathering Dreams

    ‘Cheesy’ Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts

    Made with a healthy butternut squash ‘cheese’ sauce, this dish will have everyone coming back for seconds.
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    Easy 'cheesy' potatoes with Brussels sprouts vegan

    No Christmas feast is complete without stuffing, and this recipe by Marlena from Where You Get Your Protein is a perfect gluten-free vegan version.
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    Wild rice stuffing Where You Get Your Protein

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Butternut Squash

    The flavours of butternut squash and Brussels sprouts must work perfectly together in this recipe by Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks.
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    Roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash Happy Kitchen Rocks

    Vegan Dinner Rolls

    These vegan dinner rolls are the best ever! soft, fluffy, with a perfect rice and a buttery flavor, no one will be able to tell that they’re dairy-free.
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    The best vegan dinner rolls

    Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

    These scalloped potatoes by Nora from Nora Cooks look perfectly cheesy and super comforting!
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    Vegan scalloped potatoes Nora Cooks

    Vegan Croquettes

    These vegan croquettes are a perfect simple side dish or appetizer that’s guaranteed to impress anyone. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy breadcrumb layer, they are an easy to make, flavourful treat.
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    Vegan croquettes with mayonnaise

    Vegan Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato

    Tamsin from Cupful Of Kale created these garlicky mashed potatoes that will undoubtedly become everyone’s favourite side dish.
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    Creamy garlic mashed potato Cupful Of Kale

    Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

    This super versatile dressing by Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken will work super well with a variety of holiday dishes!
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    Easy vegan blue cheese dressing It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

    Crispy Roast Potatoes

    These crispy roast potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with plenty of flavour and crunch!
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    Closeup of roast potatoes with herbs

    Vegan Christmas Desserts

    Gluten-free Vegan Sugar Cookies

    Make these sugar cookies by Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes for a delicious Christmassy treat.
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    Gluten-free vegan sugar cookies Rhian's Recipes

    Vegan Russian Tea Cakes

    These vegan Russian tea cakes are perfect for serving with a cup of tea after Christmas dinner.
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    Vegan Russian tea cakes

    Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    These cinnamon roll cookies by Nadia from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen would make a super tasty post-Christmas dinner snack!
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    Gluten-free vegan cinnamon roll cookies Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

    Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

    The whole family will love these incredibly festive sticky toffee puddings by Gwen from Delightful Adventures!
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    Vegan sticky toffee pudding Delightful Adventures

    Nutty Vegan Chocolate Truffles

    These chocolate truffles by Verna from The Cheeky Chickpea would make an excellent homemade Christmas gift!
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    Nutty vegan chocolate truffles The Cheeky Chickpea

    Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Sugar cookies are always a fantastic festive treat! These ones by Sara from Beaming Banana look beyond delicious.
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    Vegan Christmas sugar cookies Beaming Banana

    Vegan Maple Pecan Cookies

    If you’re looking to eat cookies on repeat this festive season (who isn’t?!), these ones by Shannon from Yup, It’s Vegan are a great option!
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    Maple pecan cookies Yup, It's Vegan!

    Vegan Gingerbread Cake

    This gingerbread cake by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is fluffy, oil-free and super easy to make too!
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    Vegan gingerbread cake The Vegan 8

    Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark

    Homemade chocolate is always a great idea! This superfood chocolate bark by Kirstina by Spabettie is not only delicious, but also healthy.
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    Dark chocolate superfood bark Spabettie

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    The best vegan pumpkin pie recipe from scratch! This amazing dairy-free recipe features a homemade flaky pie crust and a smooth, subtly sweet pumpkin filling.
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    Vegan pumpkin pie recipe

    Let me know in the comments: which one of these vegan Christmas recipes is your favourite? Which one are you thinking of making? If you give any of them a go, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it went!