Looking for vegan Christmas party ideas this festive season? If you're hosting a bash and catering for vegan guests or are vegan yourself, our plant-based Christmas recipes are sure to please both veggies and meat-eaters alike.


Our vegan buffet food includes a variety of sweet and savoury bites to suit all tastes and budgets. From quick and easy picky bits including a silky hummus and garlic and herb 'cheese' balls to our mushroom bourguignon pithivier as a showstopping centrepiece. On the sweeter side, take your pick from vegan takes on traditional festive mince pies and florentines to a crowd-pleasing chocolate traybake that everyone can tuck into.

For more vegan yuletide bites, see our vegan Christmas collection as well as our vegan Christmas starters, vegan Christmas baking recipes and vegan Christmas recipes. To take the stress our of planning the big day itself, try our vegan Christmas menu.

1. Luxury hummus

Luxury hummus

Kick-start the party with this silky luxury hummus. Quick to make and so much more delicious than shop-bought, serve this dip drizzled with olive oil and topped with toasted chickpeas, spices and pomegranate seeds to make it extra-special. Serve with crudités and warm pittas for dunking.

Try more takes on this classic party dip with our hummus collection and next try our classic guacamole.

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2. Vegetable samosas

Slate of vegetable samosas in front of a dip

Not just a starter for curries, these vegetable samosas will be right at home among your vegan Christmas spread. Making them is worth the extra effort – your guests will be rewarded with crisp pockets bursting with curry-spiced potatoes, carrots and peas.

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3. Mushroom bourguignon pithivier

Mushroom bourguignon pithivier

Let this impressive-looking dish take centre stage at your vegan Christmas party. Red wine plus two types of mushrooms – chestnut and portobello – give it a rich, umami flavour that your guests will love.

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4. Vegan garlic & herb 'cheese' balls

Vegan garlic & herb ‘cheese’ balls on a plate

Using ready-made cashew nut cheese means these nifty nibbles take just 30 minutes to prepare, and even less time to be devoured by your guests! Leftovers, if there are any, can be transformed into a vegan cheeseboard with homemade rosemary crackers and fresh fig chutney.

5. Chilli, maple & ginger glazed vegan cocktail sausages


A festive spread is not complete without a cocktail sausage or two, and these vegan ones are brushed with a sticky chilli, maple & ginger coating to make them even more irresistible. The recipe can easily be scaled up to suit your guest numbers – the more the merrier!

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6. Vegan rainbow spring rolls

Platter of vegan spring rolls with peanuts and chilli sauce

Brighten up your table with these colourful vegan rainbow spring rolls. Fill with courgette, carrot, mango, Thai basil and mint leaves, then serve with chopped peanuts and sweet chilli sauce.

For more ideas, see our spring roll recipes.

7. Vegan mushroom pâté

Vegan mushroom pâté canapes with candied walnuts served on a platter

This luxurious vegan pâté can be made ahead so you can spend more time enjoying the festivities with your friends. For a fancy final flourish, top with easy candied walnuts.

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8. Vegan nuggets

vegan nuggets on a green plate with a tomato dipping sauce

Made with cauliflower, carrots, cannellini beans and chickpea flour, these vegan nuggets are not your usual highly processed fare. Perfect for dunking into our tomato & red pepper dip or our beetroot hummus.

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9. Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

Beetroot tart topped with sundried tomatoes

This beetroot & red onion tarte tatin makes a showstopping Christmas dinner party main. Flavoured with star anise, rice wine vinegar and brown sugar, the moreish beetroot filling is perfectly paired with golden, flaky pastry. Top with orange zest and peppery green salad for freshness.

Try our Christmas vegan main recipes for more dishes.

10. Vegan mince pies

A stack of vegan mince pies on a marble serving plate

For a bite of something sweet, bake these vegan mince pies. Vegan pastry made with flour, coconut oil, a dairy-free milk alternative and ice-cold vodka creates the base, which is filled with a mixture of grated apple, mixed dried fruit, black cherries and chopped hazelnuts.

See our vegan Christmas baking recipes for more desserts.

11. Mini nut roasts with candied carrots

Nut roasts on a plate topped with carrots

Make your next dinner party feel really special by serving these mini nut roasts with candied carrots as individual mains. Loaded with nuts, pulses and mixed mushrooms, they're deceptively filling, and are topped with sage, thyme and carrots sweetened with maple syrup.

For more hearty veggie dishes, see our nut roast collection.

12. Vegan florentines

Vegan florentines

Studded with dried cranberries, flaked almonds, crystallised ginger and orange zest, nothing says Christmas much more than a florentine.

Try more vegan baking recipes here.

13. Vegetable gyoza

Gyoza on plate with dipping sauce

Use shop-bought gyoza skins to save time and effort with this perfect-for-a-party recipe. The shining star of the show is the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and crispy chilli oil dipping sauce and the filling can be adapted with whatever veg takes your fancy.

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14. Vegan ‘smoked salmon’ toasts

vegan smoked salmon on toast on a plate

These clever vegan ‘smoked salmon’ toasts are entirely plant-based, but have the same flavour profile you'd expect from real salmon. Carrot ribbons are brined in lapsang soushong tea, then served on toasted baguettes spread with vegan cream cheese. Top with a pinch of dried seaweed for an extra touch of salt.

For more party snacks, see our vegan canapé collection.

15. Teriyaki tempeh with peanut dip

teriyaki tempeh skewers dipped in sesame seeds with a peanut dipping sauce

These savoury teriyaki tempeh skewers are perfect for party snacking, and are easy to make. Simply coat fried tempeh in teriyaki sauce, then pierce with a wooden skewer and cover in sesame seeds. We've served them with a moreish dipping sauce made with peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice and soy sauce.

For more festive nibbles, see our vegetarian Christmas canapé recipes.

16. Vegan cheesecake

One whole vegan cheesecake topped with summer berries

The secret to this non-dairy cheesecake is vegan cream cheese and coconut oil. The no-bake delight can also be made up to three days in advance and topped with your favourite seasonal fruit.

Got a vegan sweet tooth? Discover our most indulgent vegan Christmas desserts here.

17. Sweet potato parcel

Sweet potato pie in filo pastry parcel

This sweet potato parcel is full of Christmassy cranberries and chestnuts and made with crisp filo pastry. To make the parcel extra crunchy, scrunch up the top layer of pastry.

Find more ideas in our vegan dinner party collection.

18. Vegan Christmas cookies

Vegan Christmas cookies on a baking tray

Filled with festive spices, cranberries and pistachios, these vegan cookies are sure to go down a storm at your Christmas gathering. The raw cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to three months, so you'll be armed with sweet treats at a moment's notice.

Discover our best ever vegan biscuits.

19. Pecan-stuffed dates

Dates stuffed with pecan, shallots and garlic mixture and topped with a leaf

Make these pecan-stuffed dates the night before your party, then chill and bake the next day. Stuff medjool dates with chopped pecans, fresh breadcrumbs, shallots and garlic, then brush with olive oil and top with sage leaves before baking.

For more snacks, see our party food recipes.

20. Vegan pie

Pie filled with beetroot, carrot, celeriac and chard on a grey slate

This vegan pie contains beautiful layers of colourful beetroot, sweet potato, chard and celeriac that are seasoned with cinnamon, cumin, thyme and garlic. The homemade vegan pastry is simple to make, too.

For more filling mains, see our vegan dinner recipes.

21. Vegan chocolate party traybake

Vegan chocolate traybake cut into squares

No party would be complete without a rich dessert, and this easy vegan chocolate traybake is no exception. Top with vegan-friendly multicoloured sprinkles for a nostalgic finishing touch.

Discover more vegan-friendly desserts with our vegan Christmas desserts collection.

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