Monday, December 15, 2014

50 Mouthwatering Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes


Photo credits (clockwise from top left):  Coconut and Berries, It Doesn't Taste Like ChickenHealthy.Happy.Life., The Pretty Bee, Wonky Wonderful and An Unrefined Vegan.


With Christmas dinner on the horizon, I turned to my vegan blogging friends for inspiration. Sure, I could always throw a vegan roast in the oven, make mashed potatoes and a couple of veggie sides and call it a day. But there are so many more inventive and delicious options for vegan holiday fare. Just browse through this mouthwatering collection of vegan recipes and you'll see.

There are ideas here for everything from starters through to dessert. Honestly, I want to make them all! (Or, ideally, have someone else make them all. A giant, real-life vegan potluck would be awesome.) Many of them are gluten free, not to mention healthy and full of the most nourishing ingredients. It's comfort food. It's festive, holiday food. And it's not just for vegans! Try a few of these recipes and you're sure to discover some new family faves.




Soup & Starters


Garlic Pistachio Cranberry Tarts by Spabettie (pictured)

Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Ball by Peace Meal

Coconut-Curry Sweet Potato Mousse on Zukes or Cukes by An Unrefined Vegan

Cheesy Oil-Free Kale Chips by Ceara's Kitchen

Butternut Squash Apple Soup by Trial & Eater

Chickpea Quinoa Soup by Woman in Real Life




Mains

Vegan Beet Wellington by Yup, it's Vegan (pictured)

Lentil, Cashew, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Coconut and Berries

Puff Pastry Wrapped Lentil Loaf by It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf by Vegan Richa

Stacked Veggie & Smoky Black Bean Enchiladas by Life Currents




Sides 


Nut Free Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole by The Pretty Bee (pictured)

Creamy Potato & Veggie Casserole by Veggies Don't Bite

Ginger Lime Brussels Sprouts by Spabettie

Chunky Mushroom and Plum Gravy by Vegan Sandra

Coleslaw Made Healthy by Win-Win Food

Cinnamon Roasted Crown Prince Squash by The Indie Broccoli

Quinoa Stuffing With Cashew Cranberry Sauce by The Glowing Fridge

8 Traditional Christmas Sides Made Vegan by It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Veggies Don't Bite

Acorn Squash Stuffed With Wild Rice and Apples by My Whole Food Life

Lentil Stuffed Portobello by Vanishing Veggie

Peas With Scallions And Dill by Veggies Don't Bite

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese by Veggie Inspired

The Best Healthy Dairy-Free Mac And Cheese by Ceara's Kitchen


Hasselback Potatoes by Elephantastic Vegan





Vegan Sips


Holiday Hot Toddy & Mulled Wine by Healthy.Happy.Life. (pictured)

Vegan Warm Cocoa by Woman in Real Life

Vegan Eggnog by Tia's Kitchen

5 Fruity Vodka Cocktails by Woman in Real Life





Dessert 


Raw Cranberry Raspberry White Chocolate Cake by Fragrant Vanilla Cake (pictured)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Pie by Southern Vegan Kitchen

Apple Pie With Caramel Sauce by Win-Win Food

Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes by The Pretty Bee

Vegan Candy Cane Fudge by Woman in Real Life

Chocolate Brownies by Bright Bird

Chocolate Mint Brownies by Tia's Kitchen

Easy Chocolate Truffles (no bake) by Trinity's Conscious Kitchen



Pumpkin Apple Muffins by Tia's Kitchen

Raw Vegan Chocolate by Trinity's Conscious Kitchen


Easy Chocolate Macaroons (no bake) by Woman in Real Life

Vegan Palmiers by Vegetarianized


Merry Christmas my friends! Health and happiness to you all this holiday season!


26 comments:

  1. what a GREAT roundup - I see many recipes I want to try! I will share this all over, thank you and happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristina! And thanks for your lovely recipes. Happy Holidays! Jo

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  2. what a wonderful selection of christmas dinner ideas! Too many to choose from. Thank you so much for including one of my recipes.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your special potato recipe Bianca! I agree, there are sooo many great recipes to choose from. I'm not sure what to make... ;)

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  3. Great resource for the holidays! Thank you so much for putting this together! I can't wait to try them ALL!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I hope to use it as my resource this season too. Thanks for sharing your luscious pie recipe!

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  4. This is a FANTASTIC Christmas Vegan Round Up - can't wait to try some of these for our Christmas dinner! Thanks for including my Mac & Cheese! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Ceara! You're sweet. I'm looking forward to trying the Mac & Cheese.

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  5. Amazing, delicious roundup! Thanks so much for compiling it and including my beet wellington. Sharing everywhere :)

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Your beet wellington looks incredible. I love beets! And thanks for sharing. Jo

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  6. Thanks for including my butternut squash apple soup! Such great options for a vegan meal!

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    1. My sister-in-law always likes to start our special family meals with a soup, and I think your butternut squash soup would do nicely Kelly. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Jo

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  7. So many amazing recipes here! YUM! Thanks for including me!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes Kelly! :)

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  8. Wow what a great collection of awesome and yummy stuff! I can't wait to dive into all of these ideas! Thanks for adding my Stacked Enchiladas to the mix as well. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Debi! I think the enchiladas would make a very interesting addition to the Christmas meal. :)

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  9. Thank you thank you for including my recipe in this truly mouthwatering collection of recipes! Will be sharing this post :-). Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for contributing your luscious recipe and photo Annie! And thanks for sharing the post. Merry Christmas to you as well! Jo

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  10. Thanks a lot for including my recipe! I just want to make all of them! omg, don´t know where to start! :D I´ll be sharing the post! Great job putting all these recipes together :)

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    1. Ha ha. I know what you mean. I want them all too!! Thank you so much. :) Jo

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  11. Delighted to see a couple of my recipes up there. Biggest thanks for sharing, I really appreciate that.

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    1. Your recipes are fabulous Trinity. Thank you!

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  12. Thanks so much for all the hard work that went into this great round up. Thanks as well for including my Veggie Enchiladas (I love Mexican food for holidays, and we usually have a taco bar at Easter!).

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    1. A taco bar at Easter sounds amazing Debi! :)

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  13. Thank you so much for including me in this roundup! What an awesome collection!!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely contributions! I hope to make some of these awesome recipes this Christmas.

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