In my experience, Christmas dinner is a lot less set-in-stone in terms of the menu than its Thanksgiving equivalent. Still, there are quite a few foods that just scream “Christmas!” With that in mind, I’ve compiled some of the best vegan Christmas recipes I could find.
Some of our vegan Thanksgiving recipes could work for Christmas, too!
I haven’t tried them all for myself (yet!), but I’ve included recipes from reputable sources and with great reviews.
Cranberry & Thyme Vegan Cheese Ball, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
I’ve had the worst luck, personally, with using cashews in “cheesy” recipes, but this cheese ball sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve yet to find one of Sam’s recipes that I didn’t love, though, so I’ll have to give this one a try one of these days.
Vegan Candy Cane Meringue Kisses, Wallflower Kitchen
Not only do these sound delicious, but they’re adorable, too!
Holiday Stuffed Squash, My Goodness Kitchen
This looks so incredibly festive! I’ve eaten remarkably few squash dishes over the years, but this one seems ideal for Christmastime.
The Ultimate Vegan Yorkshire Puddings, HuffPost UK
Kala namak is frighteningly accurate when it comes to egg dishes, so I have no doubt that these Yorkshire puddings would be impressively close to the original–without the guilt!
Gingerbread Spice Vegan Pancakes, Wonky Wonderful
How amazing would these be for breakfast on Christmas morning?
Homemade Ferrero Rocher, Lazy Cat Kitchen
I used to love Ferrero Rocher! These sound like an excellent vegan alternative. They’d make a lovely gift, too!
Vegan Christmas Wreath, BBC Good Food
I’m really picky with tofu recipes, but this sounds delicious! Really, wrapping anything in dough will make it good, right?
Again, I’m painfully picky when it comes to tofu. But this roast looks so good that it’s another one I think I’ll need to try!
Turkish delight is delicious in general, but rose-flavoured Turkish delight? Yes, please! If you’ve been around the blog a while, you’ll know–I love all things rose.
Mushroom, Lentil, and Nut Wellington, Tinned Tomatoes
Another case of dough approving everything? I’m not always a fan of mushrooms, but lentils and nuts are go-tos.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Fudge, Simple Vegan Blog
I’m a fan of all things pumpkin, but especially from about October to January. This pumpkin pie fudge sounds amazing!
Stuffed Seitan Roast with Quinoa Stuffing, Vegan Yack Attack
Needless to say, you won’t be stumped for main dishes for your vegan holiday dinner!
Vegan Gluten-Free Black Forest Trifle, The Foodie Dietitian Blog
Avocado is yet another thing that can make anything and everything better! I’ve only had it in dessert form a few times, but this trifle looks like another wonderful example.
Homemade Candied Citrus Peels, The Cookie Writer
I’ve actually never had a candied citrus peel, but these sound so Christmas-y!
Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes, Nirvana Cakery
How beautiful are these mini cakes? They’d add a beautiful touch to any Christmas spread.
Christmas Wreath Rolls, Holy Cow!
These are festive and adorably festive. Plus, it’s rare I say no to some delicious-looking carbs!
Vegan Peppermint Bark, Food Faith Fitness
Peppermint bark was another childhood favourite, so this vegan version sounds wonderful!
Vegan Banana Eggnog Pancakes, Hello Veggie
I’ve never thought to combine banana and eggnog flavours, but now that it’s in my head? This sounds amazing!
Vegan Christmas Tempeh Ham, The Pea Basket
This one I’ve actually tried! This tempeh “ham” is my favourite recipe for Easter, so it would certainly be just as good for Christmas.
The Easiest Gluten Free & Vegan Fruit Cake, Southern in Law
Can you believe that in 23 years of life, I’ve never had fruitcake? This looks like a great recipe to try for my first time, and it also has no added sugar!
Vegan Holiday Burger, I Love Vegan
I have never before heard the adjective holiday used with a burger, but I’m absolutely intrigued by the concept! The recipe itself sounds amazing, too.
Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones, The Mostly Vegan
Cranberry just screams the holiday season to me, and orange is the perfect complement. These scones sound perfect for Christmas morning!
Vegan Gingerbread Bundt Cake, My Darling Vegan
This cake is made with a “spiced eggnog glaze” which might just be the single most delicious-sounding ingredient to ever exist.
Vegan Christmas Salad, Simple Vegan Blog
When I saw the title of this recipe, I said, out loud, “Yum!” When I saw the photos, I said it again, but louder! The combination of ingredients in this salad is absolutely spot-on.
The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding, A Virtual Vegan
Well, if it’s the ultimate pudding, it must be good! Looking at this recipe, it really does sound fantastic!
Spiced and Sugared Cranberries, Olives for Dinner
I’ve said it previously–cranberries are the perfect holiday ingredient! These look like a delicious way to include them in your celebrations.