Bursting with warm spices, lively fresh orange, and rich dark brown sugar, this boozy brandied cranberry sauce makes for one show-stopping holiday appetizer! It adds an elegant touch to any table and can be made up to 10 days in advance.
This colorful lentil and kale salad features all of the flavors we love about winter! Hearty greens, protein-packed lentils, juicy pomegranate seeds, roasted red cabbage, creamy tahini and a few more add-ins make this a really delicious side dish.
Using a mix of regular white potatoes and sweet potatoes, this classic side dish offers more than just a vegan twist!
We love the simplicity of the recipe and the ingredients which are very wholesome and easy to find. The creamy cashew sauce is sure to make everyone quickly get over the dairy-free part of this delicious dish.
Looking for a lower carb side? This gorgeous curried cauliflower rice features all the cozy add-ins you’ll ever want: creamy coconut milk, garlic, almonds, pomegranate seeds, apple, parsley, curry, and lemon juice. Yes, please!
Super creamy, smooth, and flavorful, this 30-minute roasted garlic potato soup is a must-try this year! It’s made with simple ingredients, such as potatoes, garlic, olive oil, vegetable broth, and crispy croutons.
You need to try this delicious recipe! A touch of sweetness from the maple syrup along with some orange zest, harissa spice, and garlic makes this a fantastic combination everyone at the table will appreciate.
Warm, cozy, and perfect for the cooler months, this flavorful soup will be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike! It features caramelized onions and savory thyme broth served with warm and crusty sliced baguette and gooey cheese overtop.
This healthy vegan Christmas side is a must! Roasted new potatoes and Brussels sprouts mixed with pomegranate, roasted garlic and lots of spices, make for a beautiful holiday recipe with festive colors.
Serve hot with a plant-based protein-rich centerpiece for a great plant-based dinner menu!
Are you looking for a little twist on traditional Christmas recipes this year?
These creamy mashed potatoes have been upgraded with a bunch of protein-rich white beans as well as some garlic and fresh herbs. Add more creaminess by using extra coconut milk if you like and this sage-infused mashed magic will be yours!
Have you jumped on board with one of the latest trends? Air fryers are fantastic kitchen tools that make crunchy and healthy low-fat meals.
These butternut squash fries can be made entirely without oil (your choice) and are seasoned with oregano, garlic powder, smoked paprika and some maple syrup. You won’t be able to take your hands off this sweet and spicy side!
This meal brings all of the delicious food groups of a plant-based diet together. You’ve got the nutty whole grain (farro), the starchy vegetable (squash for the win!), sweet and sour fruit, crunchy leafy greens and some wholesome fats and proteins (yay for tahini).
This colorful bowl of joy is the perfect choice to bring to a Christmas party, can partially be made days in advance, and ensures you stay well-nourished during any celebration.
How about combining two festive classics – stuffing and pot pies – to make the ultimate healthy, delicious and surprisingly easy Christmas magic that is cranberry stuffing pot pies? We don’t see how you could go wrong with this.
Everyday staples like dried herbs, onions and veggie stock mixed with wintery ingredients such as butternut squash, parsnip and chestnuts, combined into one mouth-watering recipe. Everyone will be all over these in no time!
If you want to try something new for a vegan-friendly main dish, make this spaced whole cauliflower bursting with flavor! It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and sits on a bed of spicy, thick lentils. Yummy!
Rich and sweet flavor that’s inexpensive to make and easy for beginner cooks: this Hasselback squash with brown butter sage sauce is perfect for a main dish for the holiday. Serve aligned on a platter to impress your guests!
This sweet potato and kale pot pie is healthy comfort food at its best. Featuring a simple almond flour crust and a colorful veggie stuffing, it’s completely oil-free, gluten-free and whole food plant-based.
Don’t skip the meaty soy curls and mushrooms, which give the recipe a nice bite. Plus, the well-rounded garlic, thyme, sage and smoked paprika seasoning make this main taste like heaven.
Pasta is the right choice for any day of the year, right? We’re usually not ones to get the casserole dish out of the cupboard for weeknight dinners but occasions like Christmas definitely call for a scrumptious lovingly prepared plant-strong main meal.
These cheesy, creamy spinach-filled almond ricotta cannelloni make for a wonderful impression and are the perfect comfort meal for young and old alike.
Made with rice, walnut, veggies, and vibrant parsley chimichurri, this roasted butternut squash is a simple yet delicious main dish! Perfect for when you’re hosting a dinner party and want to showcase how delicious vegan food can be.
You cannot go wrong with seasonal produce made into comfort food during Christmas! Especially when you have picky eaters at the table, this creamy, flavorful and scrumptious pumpkin kale lasagna with a cashew cheese sauce will be a true win all around.
Serve with a side of green beans, any of the salads on our list and some freshly baked rolls.
If you’re looking for a great homemade plant-based meat alternative this holiday season, make this seitan ham! Smoky, sweet, satisfying and undetectably healthy, it has a really meaty texture and is packed with flavor.
Any leftovers can be used to add tender, juicy and meaty layers to your vegan sandwiches the next few days!
How about this stunning flaky puff pastry beauty for your Christmas centerpiece? Nobody will miss the meat after having tasted this delicious vegetable Wellington.
We love that it’s easily customizable and if you end up with too much filling, you can enjoy it on its own. Perfectly spiced with lots of herbs and wonderfully textured thanks to chopped pecans and cooked rice, this vegan Wellington will be devoured in a matter of minutes!
If you want a satisfying all-in-one meal during the holidays, make this quinoa and cranberry stuffed squash!
With savory goodness coming from sautéed onions, celery, mushrooms and warm spices, texture and protein from quinoa and some sweetness from apples, this main dish doesn’t just look pretty but also tastes heavenly.
This beautiful Christmas dinner option isn’t just your usual Shepherd’s Pie. Offering tons of flavor thanks to curry spices and caramelized tomato paste, this recipe takes a classic dish to the next level.
This satiating family-friendly meal comes with a good load of veggies, lentils and chickpeas and is topped with creamy coconut mashed sweet potatoes.
The best vegan Christmas dinner recipes from around the web! Find festive appetizers, delicious sides, and hearty mains the whole family will love. The following sweet potato soup is easy, meal prep-friendly and oh so creamy!
Sweet Potato Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 large sweet potatoes, cubed (about 5 cups)
4 cups vegetable broth
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ginger powder
1 cup coconut milk (240 ml)
Place a large pot over medium heat and sauté onion, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the sweet potatoes, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil, then heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
Pour in the coconut milk, then puree the soup using an immersion blender. Adjust to taste preferences and serve warm with a side of crusty bread or salad!
Sprinkle with additional pepper and make pretty swirls using vegan sour cream if wanted.
Any leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days. Be sure to let it cool completely before transferring it!
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.