Vegan Christmas menu

Cook a festive vegan feast using our mix-and-match menu so everyone can enjoy a colourful Christmas dinner boasting meat-free mains and dairy-free desserts.

Vegan pastry Christmas wreath

For a scrumptious meat-free, dairy-free Christmas, we've got you covered. We have all the recipes you need to cook a vegan Christmas dinner so delicious that everyone will be abandoning the roast turkey. Kick off with festive nibbles to get everyone in the spirit of the occasion, then indulge in a mouth-watering vegan centrepiece with lots of tasty trimmings. Gone are the days of dull nut roasts.
 

Vegan party food

Vegan houmous with vegetables
If you're looking for classy canapés and bite-sized vegan nibbles, look no further. Get guests dipping into this luxury hummus with crudités and warm pittas. Sprinkle over sumac and smoked paprika along with fried chickpeas for extra pizzazz. Or what about our aubergine & chickpea bites for a healthy party option.

If you need more easy-to-handle finger food, treat your guests to our rainbow spring rolls which can be served with a shop-bought sweet chilli sauce. We've even got the perfect vegan alternative to a classic smoked salmon canapé. Simply infuse sliced carrot ribbons with smoky lapsang souchong teabags, then place them on toasted baguette along with a dollop of vegan cream cheese.  

Try more vegan party bites...

Teriyaki tempeh with peanut dip
Carrot & caraway crackers
Pecan-stuffed dates 
 

Vegan starters

Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle oil soup with hazelnuts
Sit your guests down to a festive starter after the drinks and nibbles. Warm them up with a luxury soup like our indulgent celeriac, hazelnut & truffle creation that is healthy as well as being silky and delicious. Serve with an elegant burnt leek bruschetta and romesco sauce for the perfect balance of sweet and ever-so-slightly bitter. 

Try other vegan starters...

Cauliflower fritters with herby dipping sauce
Butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons
Griddled leeks with hazelnut dressing
 

Vegan mains

Lentil and cranberry bake with potatoes and root vegetables
Deck the tables with one of our colourful Christmas Day showstoppers. This flavoursome cranberry & lentil bake is packed with herbs and spices to excite your guests' tastebuds. Although the serving is for one, your can easily double or triple the quantities to feed more.

For a festive centerpiece to feed a crowd, bake our vibrant vegan pie, layered with beetroot, sweet potato, chard and celeriac, or a decadent Christmas wreath bursting at the seams with an abundance of pine nuts, spinach and tofu. Fans of a festive classic won't be dissapointed by this stunning vegan nut roast which combines a wholesome array of root vegetables, mushrooms, grains, hazelnuts, vegan cheese and fresh herbs – all in one delicious wreath. 

Try other vegan mains... 

Sweet potato parcel
Beetroot & squash Wellington
Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin
Whole stuffed pumpkin
Roasted stuffed cauliflower
 

Festive vegan sides

Vegan cheesy leeks with spoon
Forget bland spuds and boiled sprouts, these side dishes are so good they could be the main event. How about vegan 'cheesy' leek crumble? Liven up classic roast potatoes with paprika and throw in thyme roasted vegetables for good measure. Bring another pop of colour in the form of our red cabbage with coriander seed and zingy cranberry & sweet chilli jam, while spruced up chilli-charred Brussels sprouts will add a spicy kick. 

Try more vegan sides...

Herb-infused roast potatoes
Sizzled sprouts with pistachios & pomegranate
Harissa & marmalade roasted roots
Smashed roasties
Sprouts with sticky shallots
 

Decadent desserts

Christmas pudding on a plate with a jug of custard
Don't forget the pudding! It's Christmas after all and indulgence is a tradition that shouldn't be broken. Go traditional with a moist and fruity vegan Christmas pudding or vegan Christmas cake, both flavoured with fragrant spices and a hint of rum. For something a little lighter, bake some vegan mince pies filled with cherries and hazelnuts – and wash it all down with a mug of warming vegan eggnog.

If you prefer an alternative pud, bake our extra squidgy sticky toffee pudding rich with dates, spices and juicy poached pears – a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. For after-dinner treats to serve with coffee, make squares of vegan tiffin packed with the classic flavours of Christmas. 

Try other vegan sweets...

Vegan meringues
Vegan gingerbread people
Vegan carrot cake

Like these recipes? Check out more tips for vegans...

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What's your favourite vegan Christmas recipe? Leave a comment below, then check out more Christmas menus.

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Want a plan that takes all the stress out of Christmas dinner? Try our easiest ever, next level or budget menu plans, complete with time plan, pre-loaded shopping list (to print out or use for online shopping) and all the recipes you'll need for the big day.

Comments, questions and tips

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Arthur Smythe
14th Dec, 2017
Apologies if I'm wrong, but I thought vegans don't celebrate Christmas?
smokey1234
16th Dec, 2017
its Jahovas Witnesses that dont celebrate xmas as it is a religious celebration , Vegans dont eat or use anything that comes from animals ,hope this helps
vegan4life
10th Dec, 2017
Can't wait to try some of these.
OscarM
9th Dec, 2017
Wonderful vegan recipes. Thanks a lot!
rachel_r
23rd Nov, 2017
Do you not have a vegan Christmas cake recipe? This will be my first Christmas as a vegan so I've been looking for an egg-free Christmas cake recipe.
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goodfoodteam
24th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. We don't have a vegan Christmas cake yet but it's a great suggestion. We'll get on the case!
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