Best ever vegetarian Christmas recipes

Best ever vegetarian Christmas recipes

Not another nut roast! Veggies shouldn't be overlooked at Christmas... we have LOADS of showstopping vegetarian recipes for the festive season, that meat eaters and vegetarians alike will love

Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

Use our easy step by step picture guide to make this eye-catching, meat-free starter for a crowd, topped with candied walnuts and crisp herbs

beetroot and goat's cheese terrine

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Think of a sformato as a little like a cross between a dense soufflé and a crustless quiche. The term literally means ‘unmoulded’ in Italian, which doesn’t sound half as romantic when you translate it. It can be made with all sorts of vegetables and makes a really impressive vegetarian main course

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Pear and blue cheese tart with walnut pastry

A lovely vegetarian main for your Christmas dinner or a dish to add another element to a Boxing Day buffet. Shop-bought shortcrust pastry makes life easy and is given a clever twist with added walnuts. You can use up any leftover blue cheese for the wintery pear and blue cheese filling.

Cauliflower shawarma, pomegranate, tahini and pine nuts

This recipe for cauliflower shawarma, pomegranate, tahini and pine nuts comes from Berber and Q in East London. Serving cauliflower whole like this, fresh from the BBQ is inspired, particularly, when it’s smothered in shawarma butter. Serve this by itself, or as a side dish.

Sage butter basted roast cauliflower

The humble cauliflower holds its own in this aromatic vegetarian main for four. This gluten free recipe only requires six ingredients (most of which are bound to be lurking in your cupboard anyway) so if you’re looking for an impressive but easy, flavour-packed dinner then this is the one for you

sage butter-basted roast cauliflower

Roasted butternut squash with goat’s cheese

A really attractive autumn recipe with sweet butternut squash halves stuffed with roasted vegetables and goat’s cheese and finished with a scattering of breadcrumbs to make little eat-all vegetable gratins.

Wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake 

This wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake is easy but looks impressive and serves a crowd.

Butternut squash and gruyère pithivier

This take on a puff pastry pie is a smart vegetarian main course for a dinner party, or as a special family lunch. Layers of butternut squash mean that once cut open this French-style dish looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside with its decorative top. Serve with a green salad or seasonal veg.

Sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf

Everyone will love this easy sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf.

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington

This veggie wellington is packed with big, bold flavours and looks impressive but is still easy to make. This makes a great main for vegetarians at Christmas.

Squash, sage and chestnut layer cake 

If you need a vegetarian main for your Christmas dinner. Look no further! This layered cake of butternut squash, potato and fresh sage stuffed with a cranberry and chestnut stuffing looks impressive and tastes delicious.


Squash and ricotta croisant wreath

This epic vegetarian entertaining recipe is perfect for when the relatives descend on your home for the holidays. Using Jus-Rol croissant dough from the can reduces the faff and we’ve even included a video to help you on your way

Squash and ricotta crossiant wreath