Vegetarian Christmas recipes

44 Recipes

Enticing meat-free recipes for the festive season, including main courses, starters and snacks.

Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

4.464285

(7 ratings)

This vegetarian main course is packed with festive flavours like nutmeg and cloves, then wrapped in flaky butter pastry - a real Christmas treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Nut roast

4.85294

(17 ratings)

This satisfying vegetarian loaf with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese, complements all the classic roast dinner trimmings
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

4.285715

(7 ratings)

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Naan, spinach & halloumi bites

5

(2 ratings)

Wilt spinach with garlic and spices, then pile onto small, warm pieces of naan bread and top with halloumi for an attractive vegetarian canapé
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Polenta & goat's cheese stacks

4.5

(8 ratings)

This show-stopping vegetarian main will dazzle dinner party guests and it's special enough to serve on Christmas Day
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Fig & blue cheese tart

4.3125

(8 ratings)

This extra special tart with crumbly walnut pastry makes a fabulous vegetarian dinner
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic Christmas pudding

4.923075

(13 ratings)

What's Christmas without the pud? This is a plump pudding with history...
  • 8 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Fruit-filled clementine cake

4.42857

(7 ratings)

A beautiful, moist gluten-free cake packed with zingy citrus flavours, wonderful for Christmas
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Parsnip, cranberry & chestnut loaf

4.11607

(28 ratings)

A modern take on the nut loaf, this makes a great vegetarian centrepiece for Christmas Day or a special dinner
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash & nigella seed soup

4.59375

(8 ratings)

Nigella seeds are a flavourful addition to this winter soup; they taste like oregano and have the slight bitterness of mustard seeds
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicory & houmous bites

5

(1 rating)

These chicory and houmous bites couldn't be easier to make for a buffet
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash & blue cheese Wellington

4.375

(4 ratings)

Having one of these vegetarian pastry rolls in the freezer is ideal for entertaining at the last minute, or as a vegetarian Christmas main
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy cheese & onion slice

4.930235

(43 ratings)

This cheesy dish is a great buffet recipe for guests to just help themselves to
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

7-cup Christmas pudding

4.76923

(13 ratings)

A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Goat's cheese & onion pastries

4.6

(5 ratings)

Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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