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Vegan Christmas Recipes

Holidays are notoriously overwhelming for vegans. Attending all those Christmas events with very limited cruelty-free options…if any at all! Try some of these vegan Christmas recipes this year.


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Whether you’re having a small gathering with just yourself and your dog (sounds ideal honestly) or joining a huge group of family friends, you can enjoy the festivities with plenty of incredible, holiday-table-worthy vegan food.

There are tons of options on this list for every occasion – Christmas breakfast, appetizers to snack on throughout the day, main dishes, sides, and desserts.

I hope you find some vegan Christmas recipes here that you love.

Christmas Morning Breakfast

Delicious, comforting recipes to enjoy after opening presents.

A stack of fluffy pancakes, drizzled with syrup

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Easy, fluffy vegan pancakes from scratch! These pancakes are perfect for a simple breakfast when you're craving something sweet and hearty.
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Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Fluffy buttermilk biscuits topped with tempeh sausage gravy. This is a delicious breakfast the whole family will enjoy!
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Vegan French Toast

Easy vegan french toast made in less than 30 minutes with 6 simple ingredients.
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Carrot Cake Pancakes

These carrot cake pancakes have everything you love from the traditional dessert!
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Vegan Breakfast Tacos

These easy vegan breakfast tacos are made with roasted potatoes and tofu scramble. Add your favorite toppings like mushrooms, vegan sour cream and cheese, and/or tomatoes!
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Stack of pumpkin pancakes with syrup and pecans

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

I refuse to believe that pumpkin is a Thanksgiving-only flavor.
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Vegan Blueberry Lemon Bread

Sweet and tangy blueberry lemon bread topped with an (optional) delicious lemon glaze.
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Veggie and Bean Vegan Breakfast Hash

This vegan breakfast hash contains potatoes, vegetables, and your favorite beans. Make this recipe in a skillet or in the oven.
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Tofu Scramble

Vegan tofu scramble made with extra firm tofu and seasonings like nutritional yeast, Kala Namak salt, and paprika. You can add your favorite veggies for some added nutritional benefit and tastiness. 
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Appetizers

Easy appetizers to snack on before the main event.

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

This spicy, creamy vegan buffalo chicken dip is a great holiday appetizer and one of our traditions! Dip crackers or veggies in it.
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BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These flavorful BBQ cauliflower wings are the perfect appetizer bites for any occasion.
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Vegan Bean Dip

Easy vegan bean dip makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack!
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Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball

Tasty party appetizer idea coming right up! This Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Cheese Ball even fits the color theme.
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Vegan Spinach Dip

Simple creamy dip with fresh spinach. I love serving this cold dip in a bread bowl.
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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Enter: the hotter cousin to the regular spinach dip above. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers, or a sliced baguette.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Easy vegan buffalo cauliflower wings are the perfect spicy appetizer bites.
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Vegan Nacho Cheese

Cheesy, creamy, a little spicy, full of flavor – this vegan nacho cheese is delicious and healthy.
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Vegan Pretzel Bites

Fluffy and soft vegan pretzel bites that are easy to make and ready in less an hour! Enjoy with your favorite savory dip for an appetizer or snack.
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Vegan Beer Cheese Dip

Creamy, mouth-watering, and super flavorful vegan beer cheese dip…made in 10 minutes! Enjoy this dairy-free dip as a snack or appetizer.
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A tortilla chip being dipped into white vegan queso.

Vegan Queso

Creamy and spicy white vegan queso made with cashews and green chilis in just five minutes in your blender.
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Main Dishes

Roasted Glazed Tofu

Vegan Christmas "ham" roast made with just 5 simple ingredients, including a block of tofu and a brown sugar pineapple glaze.
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Whole roasted cauliflower in a large cast iron pan surrounded by carrots and potatoes.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This show-stopping vegan pot roast is made with a whole head of cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, and delicious gravy.
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Vegan Stuffed Shells

Vegan stuffed shells with tofu and cashew ricotta are lighter, healthier and cheaper––not to mention tastier––than other stuffed shell recipes!
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Cajun-inspired vegan no crab boil with corn, potatoes, green beans, and broccoli!

Vegan Boil

This vegan boil is going to be our main dish for Christmas a couple years ago and we loved it. It can be made right on your stovetop and of course, contains no crab or other seafood. It's loaded with veggies, vegan sausages, and an incredible cajun butter sauce!
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Vegan Wellington

No beef needed for this vegan wellington! Only veggies, lentils, and sunflower seeds. Total flavor explosion, wrapped in puff pastry, for a yummy Christmas dinner.
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Pan of enchiladas

Black Bean Enchiladas

Enchiladas…for Christmas? Yeah, why not?! Switch it up this year with a different cuisine.
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Plate of spaghetti and meatballs

Impossible Burger Meatballs

Easy meatless meatballs made with Impossible burger! Serve with a big bowl of spaghetti and sauce.
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Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

This is me giving you permission to just make a big pot of soup for dinner.
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Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Vegan stuffed peppers with rice, meatless "beef", and a rich tomato sauce.
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Tofu Parmesan

Vegan tofu parmesan is incredibly crispy with savory tomato sauce and al dente spaghetti: an easy vegan Christmas dinner.
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Vegan Pot Pie

The best vegan pot pie made with chickpeas and vegetables. What could be cozier for Christmas?
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Side Dishes

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly fluffy and creamy vegan mashed potatoes seasoned with garlic.
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Easy Vegan Gravy

You absolutely need gravy to go with your mashed potatoes!
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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

Delicious, cheesy, and creamy vegan baked mac and cheese! This recipe is nut-free and soy-free.
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Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls

Soft and fluffy vegan dinner rolls made with 6 simple ingredients.
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Vegan Cheddar Biscuits

These vegan cheddar biscuits are cheesy, garlicky, and so easy to make!
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Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Easy oven roasted sweet potatoes, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Great as a side dish (or a main meal, let's be real) these homemade vegan scalloped potatoes are "cheesy" and delicious.
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Easy Vegan Drop Biscuits

These vegan buttermilk drop biscuits are so fluffy and buttery!
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Best Vegan Stuffing

This easy vegan stuffing is incredibly delicious and requires only simple ingredients. A classic Thanksgiving side dish turned veg-friendly!
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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Easy, crispy, garlicky roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with vegan parmesan!
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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Crispy, easy-to-make garlic roasted potatoes.
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Desserts

Vegan Chocolate Pecan Pie

Rich and delicious vegan chocolate pecan pie for the holidays.
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A bowl of apple crisp with ice cream

Vegan Apple Crisp

Delicious vegan apple crisp with an oat and brown sugar topping. This recipe can easily be made gluten-free.
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Vegan Chocolate Pie

Decadent, creamy vegan chocolate pie made with simple ingredients. This is my favorite vegan Christmas dessert.
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Vegan Chocolate Cookies

These vegan double chocolate cookies are super moist, fudgy, and best of all: made using 1 bowl!
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Vegan Buckeyes

Vegan buckeyes (a.k.a. chocolate-covered peanut butter balls) are a sweet no-bake dessert to enjoy for the holidays.
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Foolproof Vegan Fudge

If you don't have a candy thermometer, this is the easy vegan fudge recipe you need! Creamy, smooth, and decadent.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy, melt-in-your-mouth vegan peanut butter cookies.
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Vegan Cherry Pie

This lattice-topped vegan cherry pie is the perfect holiday dessert with frozen fruit and a homemade crust.
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Vegan Magic Cookie Bars (7-Layer Bars)

These magic cookie bars are layered with a graham cracker crust, a gooey chocolatey middle, coconut chips and pecans.
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Vegan Pecan Pie

Easy vegan pecan pie with a custard-like filling. This classic dessert is totally egg-free and packed with chopped pecans!
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Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

Easy vegan chocolate cake made in one bowl. So moist, fudgy, rich, and delicious. Top with the included chocolate buttercream frosting or your favorite.
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