55+ Healthy Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes (Full Menu)

by Alena

The best vegan Christmas dinner recipes from around the web! Find festive appetizers, delicious sides, hearty mains and decadent desserts the whole family will love as well as a fully planned-out printable menu.

Christmas time has something really magical about it — getting together with loved ones, decorating the house, sharing delicious food and so much more. 

If this is your first holiday season as a vegan or you’re hosting a vegan-friendly Christmas dinner this year, the following list of easy and healthy vegan Christmas recipes will be just for you.

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But even seasoned vegans can find some new additions to their holiday spread on this list! From meatless mains to undetectably dairy-free desserts and everything in between, the following plant-based recipes will be a huge success with all of your guests.

For more holiday-related resources, find our favorite vegan Christmas breakfast recipes, vegan Christmas cookies, vegan sides and 55+ plant-based Thanksgiving recipes on our website.

We also wrote a vegan holiday survival guide and shared our favorite vegan gift ideas as well as easy vegan edible gifts!

Don’t miss out on our printable vegan Christmas dinner menu at the end of the article and browse our collection of vegan winter recipes for more seasonal goodness.

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Vegan Christmas Menu

55+ Fantastic Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes (+ Full Menu)

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

The best vegan Christmas dinner menu made from healthy whole food plant-based ingredients and easily customizable! Family-friendly, budget-friendly and incredibly delicious. Find 55+ more vegan Christmas recipes in the article above!

Instructions

Make the Cornbread

  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F (200 °C) and line a 8-9 inches baking pan as well as two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Get the seven basic ingredients for the gluten-free vegan cornbread and mix thoroughly until a homogenous batter is formed. Pour it in your prepared baking pan.

Roast the Vegetables

  1. Slice pumpkin, pears and onions for the roasted winter salad as well as other seasonal produce you want to add to your appetizer platter.
  2. Arrange in single layers on your prepared baking sheet, then put alongside the baking pan with the cornbread in the oven for around 20 minutes.
  3. Check in from time to time to make sure everything is baked evenly and nothing burns.

Prepare the Appetizer Platter

  1. Get your favorite seasonal fruit, veggies, fresh herbs, leafy greens and a few dips and spreads which you can beautifully arrange on your appetizer platter. We like to go for some hummus, chutney, garlic yogurt dip and homemade nut cheese.
  2. Add some sliced bread, sticks, chips or other dippers. Decorate with nuts and dried fruit, then add the roasted pumpkin once it’s done baking.

Make the Lentil Loaf

  1. Combine cooked lentils with oats, walnuts, shredded carrot, onion, garlic and some herbs and spices. Mix with a spoon, then transfer everything into a loaf pan and spread with tomato glaze.
  2. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and remove all of the vegetables and the baked cornbread. Place your pan with the lentil walnut mixture into the oven and set a timer to 45 minutes.

Make the Roast Pumpkin Salad

  1. Add fresh spinach and arugula into a large bowl and whisk together a quick 3-minute vegan honey mustard dressing in another small bowl.
  2. Top your greens with the roasted pumpkin, onion and pears from the oven, add some homemade vegan feta cheese, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. Drizzle with the dressing just before serving!

Make the Skillet Cookie Cake

  1. Put dates, almond butter and vanilla into a food processor and create a smooth puree. Add cooked chickpeas, almond flour, oat flour and baking powder. Process to obtain a creamy batter.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips, then transfer your cookie cake batter into a round baking pan or cast iron skillet which you put into the oven once the lentil loaf is done baking.
  3. Remove the hearty loaf, then set a timer for 20 minutes to be able to serve your cookie cake still warm topped with some coconut whipped cream or vegan ice cream.

Notes

  • Nutritional information was automatically calculated without the appetizer platter. Servings may vary depending on the person and their nutritional needs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 653Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 514mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 16gSugar: 32gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena 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.

5 thoughts on “55+ Healthy Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes (Full Menu)”

  1. Hi ,
    Thank you so much . I am definitely going to try some of these recipes. Although I am not totally Vegan . I prefer eating mostly vegan . They look easy and delicious 😊

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  2. These recipes look delicious. I really would like to try them all. How can I obtain all of these recipes?

    Thank you for sharing delicious healthy lifestyle

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    • Hi Denise,
      thanks for your comment, we’re happy to know that we like our collection of Christmas recipes :) Just click the button beneath any recipe you’re interested in and it takes you to the ingredients and instructions.
      Best wishes,
      Alena

      Reply

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