A roasted stuffed cauliflower on a plate

Healthy vegetarian Christmas

Take a look at our best ever healthy vegetarian dishes for Christmas, from impressive centrepieces, to sides, snacks and breakfasts.

4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up Brussels sprouts for Christmas Day with the addition of garlic, lemon and chilli. The result is a flavourful vegan side dish that's healthy too

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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39 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this festive red cabbage with cranberry sauce, red wine and orange as a side dish for Christmas dinner. The flavours are as vivid as the colours

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We've created our ultimate recipe for crispy, crunchy roast potatoes – follow our cookery team's top tips to take this classic side dish from standard to sensational

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Need an alternative to nut roast for veggies and vegans on Christmas Day? Try this festive and filling cauliflower roast stuffed with kale and chestnuts

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the sweet flavours of butternut squash to rustle up these healthy pancakes. Use a really good non-stick pan and you won't need any butter

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up your roots by adding crunchy nuts and caramelise with sweet maple syrup

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this healthy vegan celeriac and hazelnut soup as a starter on Christmas Day. Truffle oil adds a bit of luxury, or leave it out for a simple supper on a winter's night

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Start the day well with this fruit and nut breakfast loaf, spread with cream cheese and topped with orange or apple. It keeps for a month, too

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This stunning cake is a modern take on the classic nut roast, and the ideal vegan centrepiece, accompanied by all the usual trimmings

2 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Hosting a party? Make these easy stuffed dates as a canapé, or for after-dinner nibbles on Christmas Day. Ideal for when you have lots of mouths to feed

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your rice with this easy recipe and feel free to mix things up with different veg

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up your leftover Christmas Day vegetables in this comforting winter soup

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This is a delicious accompaniment to Christmas dinner, but is also a great way to use up those leftover cooked sprouts

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Start the day in a superhealthy way with energy-boosting oats and fresh fruit

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Add a bit of seasonal spirit to your chickpea bites with fruit and nuts. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip and fresh coriander

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use gluten-free flour in these thin breakfast pancakes served with almond butter, fruit and lemon

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These pan-fried, golden potato patties with onion and sage make a delicious side dish for two

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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