Sprout, cheese and walnut tart on a plate, partially sliced

Vegetarian Christmas mains recipes

43 Recipes

Discover our stunning selection of meat-free mains to serve for your Christmas centrepiece. Choose from veggie tarts, pies, nut roasts and more.

Sprout, comté & walnut tart

5

(1 rating)

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cranberry & lentil bake

4.5

(8 ratings)

Double or triple the quantities of this festive cranberry and lentil bake to serve more people, if you like. You can make it up to two days before serving
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

4.59091

(22 ratings)

Bake our vegan tart for a showstopper at a dinner party. The bold red of beetroot against the green salad also makes it ideal for a meat-free Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan nut roast

3.7

(10 ratings)

Combine root vegetables with mushrooms, grains, hazelnuts and fresh herbs to make this stunning vegan centrepiece. Top with parsnip crisps for added crunch
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegetarian wellington

3

(2 ratings)

Create a vegetarian centrepiece with this meat-free wellington with beetroot, mushroom and butternut squash wrapped in pastry. It's ideal for a celebration...
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato parcel

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Shallot Tatin

5

(3 ratings)

This twist on a classic apple dessert gives often-overlooked shallots star billing and makes a stunning vegetarian main course
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Persian pilaf & roasted root loaves

5

(1 rating)

These vibrant individual pistachio nut roasts with honeyed pomegranate and harissa tomato sauce can also be made as one impressive centrepiece loaf
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto

4.714285

(21 ratings)

Put some welly in your Christmas dinner. Make these vegan Wellingtons ahead of time for a less stressed Christmas dinner. Even the meat eaters will love them!
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Festive squash jalousie

4.625

(16 ratings)

Perfect for a veggie Christmas Day centrepiece, this easy pie tastes great with all the traditional trimmings
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Parsnip gnocchi

4

(7 ratings)

Take parnsips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This Christmas dish is vegan, healthy and deliciously festive
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Polenta & goat's cheese stacks

4.555555

(9 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

Moroccan spiced pie

4.88764

(89 ratings)

The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Vegan Christmas wreath

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Individual Christmas pies

4.5

(16 ratings)

This recipe for a stunning vegetarian Christmas alternative, can easily be reduced or increased to make as many as you need
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Squash & sage pithivier

4.2

(5 ratings)

This simple pie for one makes a great veggie option for Christmas Day - make as many as you need and freeze ahead
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

3.666665

(6 ratings)

Hosting a veggie dinner party? Try our autumnal quiche with butternut squash, plus sage and hazelnut for a festive flavour – ideal for a meat-free Christmas...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Indian potato pie

4.342855

(35 ratings)

This impressive vegetarian pie is really versatile - it tastes great hot, warm or cold, so you can make it well ahead
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Parsnip, cranberry & chestnut loaf

4.235295

(34 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

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