Vegan Wellington Recipe

Best vegetarian Christmas recipes

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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 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.



  • Our vegetarian Christmas recipes showcase cauliflower, beetroot, squash and more

Vegan wellington

Looking for a showstopping vegan recipe this Christmas? Check out our stunning vegan wellington packed with roasted red peppers, cooked beetroot and kale. Plus, we've made a vegan stuffing and glazed the pastry in marmite to take this wellington to the next level - the perfect way to impress your vegan friends over the festive season. More wellington recipes here.

Vegan Wellington Recipe

Vegetarian Christmas wreath

Our epic vegetarian wreath recipe is filled with roasted butternut squash and creamy ricotta  - perfect for when your veggie relatives descend on your home for the Christmas holidays. Using Jus-Rol croissant dough reduces the faff and we've even included a video to help you on your way. More butternut squash recipes here.

Squash and ricotta crossiant wreath

Vegetable tart recipe with three-cheese sauce

Looking for an easy veggie main to serve guests over the festive season? Check out our impressive roots tatin with crispy puff pastry and creamy three-cheese sauce.

Vegetable Tart Recipe with Three Cheese Sauce

Camembert and cranberry pithivier

Looking for indulgent 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. Easy camembert toppers here.

Camembert and Cranberry Pithivier

Vegan Christmas loaf recipe with chestnut

Check out our 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. Many more easy vegan recipes here.

Vegan Christmas Nut Roast Recipe For Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Beetroot terrine recipe with goat's cheese

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. Plenty more beetroot recipes here.

Vegetable Terrine With Beetroot And Goat's Cheese

Cauliflower sformato recipe with kale and pine nuts

Looking for an impressive vegetarian Christmas recipe? This sformato is a little like a cross between a dense soufflé and a crustless quiche. Plus, it can be made with all sorts of vegetables, so mix and match with your favourites. Discover our best cauliflower recipes here.

Cauliflower Sformato Recipe For Vegetarian Dinner Party

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. Check out our best leftover recipes here.

Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

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 dish that makes for a great veggie main to serve friends and family over the festive season. We've got plenty more savoury tart recipes here.

Shallot Tarte Tatin Recipe

Roast cauliflower recipe with sage butter

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 recipe with goat's cheese

Want an easy vegetarian main dish for Christmas Day? Or a flavoursome veggie side to accompany your turkey? Try our 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.

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Goat’s Cheese

Mushroom risotto cake with taleggio

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. Check out our best Christmas cake recipes here.

Risotto Cake Recipe With Mushrooms

Vegetarian pithivier recipe with butternut squash and gruyère

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

Chestnut loaf with sweet potato and apricot

A vegetarian Christmas loaf that everyone will want to eat. Make this stunning chestnut loaf with sweet potato and apricots for your friends and family over the festive season.

Vegetarian beef wellington recipe with stilton

Want a vegetarian beef wellington recipe? 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.