60 Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Recipes

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

60 Vegan & Vegetarian Christmas Recipes for the best Christmas ever! We’ve got you covered from breakfast to mains to sides to desserts to even drinks!

A montage of vegan and vegetarian dishes with text over it.

Happy week before Christmas!! The holidays have gone by so quickly, haven’t they?! I know a lot of you have asked about this Christmas roundup, and it’s finally here! Whether you’re vegan/veg or your family members are, you can find everything and anything that you want here. I will be indicating my favourites amongst the list, but know that there’s something for everyone. You can prepare a lot of them the day or even two days before to lighten the load. That will ensure that you get to spend lots of time on Christmas Day with your loved ones, instead of in the kitchen.

P.S. even though it says “vegan and vegetarian” everything is vegan!

CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST RECIPES

Gluten Free Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

A stack of gingerbread pancakes with a pat of butter on top.

 

Jalapeno Cornbread Waffles with Roasted Garlic + Rosemary

A stack of cornbread waffles drizzled with syrup.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Close up of pumpkin spice granola on a wood spoon.

Pumpkin Waffles

Overhead view of waffles topped with cream.

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

A portion of french toast casserole on a plate with a gold fork on the side.

Pumpkin French Toast

A stack of french toast drizzled with syrup.

Pumpkin Pancakes

A stack of pumpkin pancakes, topped with cream and drizzled with syrup.

Apple Pie Pancakes

A stack of apple pie pancakes being drizzled with syrup.

CHRISTMAS MAIN DISH RECIPES

Vegan Meatloaf

Slices of vegan meatloaf on parchment paper.

Vegan Pot Pies (Vegan)

Vegan pot pies in white ramekins on a baking tray.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Probably the best reaction I’ve ever gotten for this pie was from my aunt who was so shocked there was no meat, and then went for seconds!!

Vegan shepherd's pie on a plate and in a baking dish.

Butternut Squash Casserole

A spoon scooping out some butternut squash casserole from a baking dish.

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers

For stuffed green bell pepper in a baking dish.

Coconut Chickpea Curry

Overhead view of coconut chickpea curry in a black skillet.

 

CHRISTMAS SALAD RECIPES

Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa and Apple Salad with Sweet Orange Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette being poured onto a quinoa and apple salad in a bowl.

 

 

Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Peanut ginger sauce being poured onto thai quinoa salad in a glass bowl.

Chickpea Panzanella Salad

Overhead view of chickpea panzanella salad on a long plate with a spork on the side.

Roasted Beet Feta Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Top down view of roasted beet and feta salad in a green bowl.

 

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

Dressing poured onto a pair and gorgonzola salad.

 

15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean chickpea salad on a plate with a gold fork on the side.

Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

Dressing being poured onto apple and blue cheese salad in green bowl.

 

SIDES & APPETIZER RECIPES

Pistachio Crusted Vegan Cheeseball (Gluten Free)

A pistachio crusted cheese ball on wood board, surrounded by crackers.

Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans

A close up of candied pecan on a baking sheet.

 
Close up of a spoonful of garlic mashed potato.
Cornbread stuffing in a baking dish with a gold spoon on the side.
 

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

If you’re a regular here then you know I LOVE these sweet potato skins! If you’re new, you NEED to make this!! The sweet potato skins are stuffed back with the sweet potato filling plus a tex mex filling and topped with coconut bacon too! So. Good.
Stuffed sweet potatoes on a grey plate with lime wedges.
 
Top down view of cheesy cornbread in a skillet with a portion cut out.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Onions & Apples

This is an oldie but a REAL goodie! If you love Brussels sprouts you’ll LOVE this, and anyone you know who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts will love them after this for sure. The roasted apples and onions go so perfectly with it too.
 
Maple roasted brussels sprouts in a white ramekin.
Okay, so not technically a side but it goes perfectly on everything for Christmas that this is an ESSENTIAL. I make mine with orange juice which adds so much flavour too.
 
Top down view of cranberry orange sauce in a glass jar, with a spoon on the side.

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread in muffin portion? Perfect. Great for sharing with your guests and it’s the perfect excuse to take more.
 
A stack of gluten free cornbread muffins drizzled with syrup.
 

Stuffed Mushrooms with Coconut Bacon 

LOVE this recipe! It’s loaded with everything in traditional mushrooms, and are perfect for even appetisers! That coconut bacon on top is so essential, by the way. You’ll def put it on everything when you make it.
 
Top down view of mushrooms stuffed with coconut bacon.
 

Garlic Butter Roasted Potatoes

Butter + garlic + potatoes? Yesssss. No need to see much more for this – they are crispy, buttery and come together so quickly!!
Close up of garlic butter roasted potatoes on parchment.
Top down shot of maple carrots on a baking sheet.

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Also not a technical side dish, but kind of and sooo necessary. This gravy is so creamy and has SO MUCH FLAVOUR. Perfect on mashed potatoes of course and you can make it ahead of time!
 
Mushroom gravy on a biscuit.
 
Overhead view of baked vegan mac & cheese in a skillet and two bowls.

 

 

CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPES

Soft Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

Top down view of molasses cookies on a wire rack.

Christmas Chocolate Bark – 4 ways 

This first recipe is a knockout with four different ways to make Christmas Chocolate Bark. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark, Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark, and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. The first is my fave, the last is the Mr.’s fave. These are super easy to make, and even include a video to show you how to get the best swirl effect.

A montage of chocolate bark with text over it.

Pumpkin Pie

Slices of pumpkin pie on a glass dish.

Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones

Close up of an orange cranberry scone on a wood board.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry apple crisp in an orange bowl.

Apple Pie Bars

a stack of apple pie bars drizzled with caramel sauce.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Overhead view of pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies.

Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies with crushed candy cane toppings, on a wood table.

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oat Crisp

A baked apple topped with ice cream and caramel sauce.

3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce 

Vegan caramel sauce being poured into a glass jar.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio cranberry cookies on a wire rack.

 

Cinnamon Baked Pears

Two cinnamon baked pears on a white dish.

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Close up of two chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin sugar cookies on a white plate and wire rack.

4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

A stack of four salted caramel chocolate cups on a pink wrapper.

CHRISTMAS DRINK RECIPES

Winter Cranberry Gin Cocktail

Two cranberry gin cocktails in round glasses.

Spiced Mulled Wine

Two mugs of spiced mulled wine on a striped cloth.

Boozy Christmas Spiced Eggnog

Pouring spiced eggnog into a glass mug.

Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria

Red wine being poured into a jug of sangria.

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

 

Two glass mugs of warm apple cider on a striped cloth.

 

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3 comments

  1. Gabrielle Stannus says:

    Hey Jessica. Wow! What a great list of Christmas recipes. I can’t wait to try some. Here in Australia, I grew up eating Christmas pudding with brandy sauce on Christmas Day. Would you have a vegan recipe for that dish?

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Gabrielle we’re so glad you ike our post. We don’t have a vegan pudding recipe at this moment but you have just given us a really great idea! We can’t wait to get the ball rolling on this and Jessica will work her magic!

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