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Vegetarian Christmas mains recipes

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


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  • Sprout, comté & walnut tart cut into slices ready to serve

    Sprout, comté & walnut tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Three squash & chestnut crackers

    Squash & chestnut crackers

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Impress veggie guests this Christmas with these butternut squash and chestnut puff pastry crackers. Serve with vegetarian gravy and plenty of trimmings

  • Cranberry & lentil bake served with vegetables

    Cranberry & lentil bake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 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

  • A plate serving beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.56 ratings

    Try this vegan tart for a show-stopping centrepiece. The bold red of beetroot against the vibrant green salad also makes it ideal for a meat-free celebration.

  • Four mini nut roasts with candied carrots served on a plate

    Mini nut roasts with candied carrots

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Serve these lovely mini nut roasts as a vegan dish at Christmas. You could also serve the recipe as one large nut roast, too – just use a larger loaf tin

  • Squash, winter herb & crispy butter bean pie with a slice taken out

    Squash, winter herb & crispy butter bean pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.34 ratings

    Make this hearty squash pie to serve as an alternative vegetarian Christmas centrepiece. It's festive and contains plenty of herby flavour

  • Vegan nut roast in a dish

    Vegan nut roast

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.18 ratings

    Make this stunning vegan centrepiece by combining root vegetables with mushrooms, grains, hazelnuts and fresh herbs. Top with parsnip crisps for extra crunch

  • Spinach madeleine tart with a slice cut out

    Spinach madeleine tart with cheesy pastry

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this tart as a veggie course at Christmas or other celebration. With cheesy pastry and a cheese and spinach filling, it's sure to be a crowdpleaser

  • Vegetarian wellington served on a plate

    Vegetarian wellington

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 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

  • Sweet potato parcel served on a board

    Sweet potato parcel

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.12 ratings

    Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts

  • Parsnip, feta & butter bean pie on a cake stand with a slice taken out

    Parsnip, feta & butter bean pie

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    Looking for a showstopping veggie dish? Packed with parsnips, feta and butter beans, this pie makes the perfect Christmas centrepiece

  • Shallot tatin

    Shallot tatin

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Persian pilaf & roasted root loaves

    Persian pilaf & roasted root loaves

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Beetroot & squash wellingtons with kale pesto

    Beetroot & squash wellingtons with kale pesto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.43 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!

  • Festive squash jalousie

    Festive squash jalousie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 ratings

    Perfect for a veggie Christmas Day centrepiece, this easy pie tastes great with all the traditional trimmings

  • 3 plates serving parsnip gnocchi, garnished with walnut crumbs

    Parsnip gnocchi

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.18 ratings

    Take parsnips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This moreish dish is vegan, healthy and delicious

  • Polenta & goat's cheese stacks

    Polenta & goat's cheese stacks

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    This show-stopping vegetarian main will dazzle dinner party guests and it's special enough to serve on Christmas Day

  • One honey roast beetroot & wensleydale tart tartine

    Honey roast beetroot & Wensleydale tart tartine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enjoy this showstopping beetroot and Wensleydale tart as a veggie centrepiece at Christmas. With its stunning deep red colour, it's a perfect festive dish

  • Moroccan spiced pie

    Moroccan spiced pie

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.114 ratings

    The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies

  • A plate serving a vegan Christmas wreath

    Vegan Christmas wreath

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 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

  • Individual Christmas pies

    Individual Christmas pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    This recipe for a stunning vegetarian Christmas alternative, can easily be reduced or increased to make as many as you need


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