Want to make a vegan centrepiece for your Christmas dinner? Whether you want a vegan Christmas nut roast or fancy making a vegan Christmas dessert, we’ve got all the plant-based recipes you need for festive entertaining. Check out our best vegan Christmas recipes, or try our vegetarian Christmas ideas.
Vegan Christmas main courses
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.
If you’re after a smart Christmas main that you can make ahead on Christmas Eve, try our vegan chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf recipe for a Christmas centrepiece. Precise layering makes it look neat but it’s actually easy to put together. Many more easy vegan recipes here
A savoury festive spin on the classic middle eastern dessert makes a fantastic vegetarian substitute for turkey this Christmas. This vegetarian Christmas main can be easily doubled in size if you have a crowd to feed – just use a larger baking tray. To make it vegan, simply swap out the butter for olive oil, and use a vegan feta-style cheese, or just leave it out.
Richard Makin’s clever hidden-celeriac bake is so delicate, you can spoon it right out of the crust. The centre is filled with a flavoursome hazelnut and shiitake sourdough stuffing.
A nut roast but not as you know it – packed with umami, smokiness and sweetness from squash, lentil and dates, we think this is our best ever!
This seitan ‘ham’ is a perfectly festive meat alternative which will hold its own as a Christmas dinner centrepiece. Leftovers make fantastic ‘ham’ and mustard sandwiches for Boxing Day.
Make our roast cauliflower for an alternative vegan centrepiece that’s easy to make. It’s low in calories, so a healthy main course that you can enjoy alongside Christmas sides.
Love red cabbage? Try our roasted cabbage steaks for an easy vegan main or sharing side dish. The mint and chilli add a zingy flavour if you’re after a lighter Christmas dinner.
Vegan Christmas canapés
Use up all your veggie peelings, as well as any loose left-over veg, and use them to make these epic crisps with an easy curry spice.
Jackfruit pulls apart just like slow-roasted pork and is wonderful at soaking up this BBQ sauce, which is spicy, smoky and slightly sharp with a deep, dark sweetness.
Vegan Christmas starters
Turn a storecupboard staple into this vibrant mezze dish and sprinkle with jewel-like pine nuts, raisins and olives.
Kick off an indulgent meal with these gorgeous grilled veggies. Serve with fresh focaccia and olives for an impressive, colourful spread.
Check out this vegan recipe for crunchy purple sprouting broccoli in crispy tempura batter. Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish will make an impressive dinner party starter.
Vegan Christmas desserts and bakes
Crisp, crumbly and gently spiced, this vegan pie makes for a warming Christmas pudding that everyone can get stuck into. Try serving with a dollop of coconut yogurt.
After a dark chocolate nibble instead of a full Christmas pudding? Bake a batch of these indulgent vegan brownies and serve them with coffee (or a glass of sherry). Make extra to serve on Boxing Day, too.
You say chocolate, we say cookies! A batch of these moreish cookies will be ideal for a Christmas morning bake, served as a post-Christmas dinner snack, or try serving with dairy-free ice cream for a more indulgent vegan pudding.