Shallot Tarte Tatin Recipe

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

Try our best vegetarian Christmas recipes. Create a vegetarian Christmas menu with our inspiring veggie dishes. We’ve found more exciting Christmas centrepieces than your average nut roast, from goat’s cheese terrines to fancy pithiviers and veg-packed wellingtons.

Check out our vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas to impress your vegetarian friends over the festive period, or try our vegetarian dinner party recipes here.


Squash and ricotta croisant wreath

Our epic vegetarian entertaining recipe is perfect for when the relatives descend on your home for the Christmas 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.

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Squash and ricotta crossiant wreath

Camembert and cranberry pithivier

Looking for vegetarian recipes to entertain over the festive season? Try our camembert and cranberry pithivier, it’s quick, easy and makes for an impressive starter dish. Put this open at the table for maximum oohs and aahs from your vegetarian and meat loving friends.

Camembert and Cranberry Pithivier

Vegan chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf

Check out this vegan chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf recipe for a Christmas centrepiece. Precise layering makes this vegan main look really smart, but it’s actually easy to put together. This can be made on Christmas Eve then heated through before serving on Christmas Day.

Vegan Christmas Nut Roast Recipe For Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

Our vegetarian terrine makes a stunning vegetarian Christmas recipe for Christmas Day. 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.

Vegetable Terrine With Beetroot And Goat's Cheese

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Looking for an impressive vegetarian Christmas recipe? 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, so mix and match with your favourites.

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Pear and blue cheese tart with walnut pastry

A lovely vegetarian tart 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 from Christmas for the wintery pear and blue cheese filling.


Shallot tarte tatin

We love this vegetarian Christmas dinner idea. Check out our shallot tarte tatin, a savoury twist on this classic recipe. It’s an impressive looking dish that makes for a great veggie main that the whole family will love.

Shallot Tarte Tatin Recipe

Sage butter basted roast cauliflower

The humble cauliflower holds its own in this aromatic vegetarian main for four for Christmas Day. 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 Christmas dinner then this is the one for you.

sage butter-basted roast cauliflower

Roasted butternut squash with goat’s cheese

A really attractive vegetarian 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. Serve as a main dish on Christmas Day, or as an impressive veggie side to accompany your turkey.


Wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake 

A Christmas cake with a difference! Serve this risotto cake on Christmas Day to wow your vegetarian guests. Our 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, ideal for Christmas Day, or as a special family lunch over the festive period. 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.

Vegetarian Pithivier Recipe With Butternut Squash and Gruyère

Sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf

A vegetarian Christmas loaf that everyone will want to eat. Your vegetarian guests will love this easy sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf.


Stilton, chard and walnut wellington

Our vegetarian 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.

Vegetarian Cake Recipe With Squash, Sage and Chestnuts

olive magazine podcast ep78 – Christmas condiments, fancy brunches and our foodie guide to eating and drinking in central London

This week on the olive magazine podcast we talk Christmas condiments, the rise and rise of fancy brunches, and where to grab the best food and drink in central London while Christmas shopping.

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