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

Vegetarian Christmas mains recipes

46 Recipes

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

Parsnip, cranberry & chestnut loaf


(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

Vegan pie


(11 ratings)

Make this fantastic beetroot, sweet potato, chard and celeriac rainbow-layered pie as a stunning centrepiece for a vegan Christmas or dinner party
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Fig & blue cheese tart


(10 ratings)

This extra special tart with crumbly walnut pastry makes a fabulous vegetarian dinner
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffed pumpkin


(10 ratings)

Throwing a vegan dinner party in the autumn or winter months? Bake a pumpkin with a gorgeous stuffing of rice, fennel, apple, pomegranate seeds and pecans
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Layered squash, barley & spinach pie


(21 ratings)

A spectacular veggie Christmas centrepiece - when sliced, it looks stunning, and the flavours go brilliantly with all your favourite trimmings
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Squash & blue cheese Wellington


(12 ratings)

Having one of these vegetarian pastry rolls in the freezer is ideal for entertaining at the last minute, or as a vegetarian Christmas main
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamed leek tart


(15 ratings)

A creamy tart from MasterChef judge John Torode that makes a great centrepiece at any time of year
  • 3 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Melty mushroom Wellingtons


(80 ratings)

This smart all-in-one vegetarian main is perfect for entertaining on winter nights
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herby cheese roulade


(3 ratings)

This impressive dish can be made up to 12 hours ahead
  • 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Roast winter veg with fondue sauce


(1 rating)

If you love fondues but don't want the full-on experience, combine roast vegetables with a rich kirsch and cheese sauce for a tempting taste of après-ski...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Artichoke & wild mushroom pie


(5 ratings)

This rustic savoury pie shows just how modern vegetarian dishes can excite and thrill all appetites
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, cheese & onion rice torte


(9 ratings)

Risotto rice cooks in the filling to give it a creamy texture, which binds the vegetarian ingredients together beautifully
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian


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