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!

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.

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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!