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!

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!

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!


Gluten Free Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

These Gingerbread Pancakes are like eating Gingerbread cookies for breakfast! Fluffy, so tasty, and served with a salted caramel maple syrup! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com


Jalapeno Cornbread Waffles with Roasted Garlic + Rosemary

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Waffles

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole is always a complete hit! It's vegan, takes 15 minutes of prep and each bite is loaded with deliciousness! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin Pancakes

Apple Pie Pancakes


Vegan Meatloaf

Vegan Pot Pies (Vegan)

This Vegan Pot Pie are gluten free and are done in less than an hour! They are loaded with only healthy, delicious and filling ingredients! https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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!!

This Vegan Shepherd's Pie is the ultimate healthy comfort dish! It's made with mushrooms and lentils, is very filling and is so incredibly easy to make! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Butternut Squash Casserole


Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are made Tex-Mex Style! They are very filling, nutritious, and perfect for quick weeknight dinners! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Coconut Chickpea Curry



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

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa and Apple Salad is the perfect winter salad!! It's marinated with a divine sweet orange vinaigrette! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com



Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

This Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad is loaded with Thai inspired ingredients and dressed with a divine peanut ginger sauce!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Chickpea Panzanella Salad

This Chickpea Panzanella Salad is made with only ingredients and is SO addictive! It's perfect for any get togethers, parties or even a delicious lunch or dinner! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Roasted Beet Feta Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette


Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Honey Apple Dressing


15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing



Pistachio Crusted Vegan Cheeseball (Gluten Free)

Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans

This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing will be a star at your Thanksgiving dinner! It's a healthier side dish that is deliciously simple, loaded with lots of flavour and is vegan! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.
This Easy Cheesy Cornbread Skillet (Vegan & Gluten Free) has the best cornbread crust ever! It's so fluffy, loaded with so much flavour and is so addictive! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.
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.

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread in muffin portion? Perfect. Great for sharing with your guests and it’s the perfect excuse to take more.
These Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins are moist and tender and made with jalapeños! They have a delicious spicy kick, are vegan and are made with healthier ingredients!

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.

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!!

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!
This Creamy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese is undeniably divine! Made with an amazing, cashew based 'cheese' sauce, it's the perfect addition to any meal!




Soft Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

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.

Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Apple Crisp

This Cranberry Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for holidays!! It’s the perfect mix of sweet apples, tangy cranberries and is perfect with ice cream! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Apple Pie Bars

These Vegan Apple Pie Bars are absolutely decadent! They're drizzled with homemade salted caramel, topped with a divine crumb topping and are gluten free! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies will amaze your tastebuds and your guests!! They taste fantastic and are so easy to make! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oat Crisp

These Baked Apples are perfect for fall and anytime you want a delicious and easy dessert! It's stuffed with a warm, crunchy yet soft cinnamon oat crisp! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce 

This Vegan Caramel Sauce is made with only 3 ingredients! Healthier, all natural ingredients, and goes perfectly with everything you pour it over!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies


Cinnamon Baked Pears


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These soft batch Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are BEYOND divine! They are made in just one bowl, are deliciously soft, slightly chewy and loaded with chocolate in every bite! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are soft batch baked! They are an easy healthier festive cookie, vegan and gluten free, and are topped with an irresistible coconut butter frosting! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

These 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups are a decadent holiday candy treat! They are incredibly easy to make, and are vegan, gluten free and no bake! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com


Winter Cranberry Gin Cocktail

This Winter Cranberry Gin Cocktail will impress all of your guests! It's made with an easy rosemary infused simple syrup and only a few ingredients! 

Spiced Mulled Wine

This Spiced Mulled Wine is made easily in 20 minutes! It's simmered with warm spices, slightly sweetened with simple syrup and so cozy! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Boozy Christmas Spiced Eggnog

This Boozy Christmas Spiced Eggnog will become your new favourite eggnog! It's flavored with spiced rum, lots of Christmas spices and is warm and frothy!

Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria

This Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria is perfect for all your holiday parties and events! The flavours are so reminiscent of fall and it tastes amazing! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Warm Spiced Apple Cider


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  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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