Meat-Free Christmas - 11 Recipes for the Ultimate Vegan Dinner

Cooking up a vegan feast over the Christmas period has never been easier. Christmas dinner was once a topic of stress and disappointment for vegetarians and vegans, but now, we are well and truly spoilt for choice. So whether you’re on the lookout for something super creative, like a festive burger or something a bit more traditional, like sprouts, we’ve got you covered.

Ultimate Meatless Xmas Burger

By: Meatless Farm

Method: Frying

Difficulty: Intermediate 

Think sprouts are just for Christmas dinner? Think again! This epic burger is full to the brim with delicious, gut-loving ingredients, including Brussel sprouts and red cabbage. Are you daring enough to have a burger for Christmas dinner? Recipe here.

Violife le rond camembert in vegan puff pastry

By: Violife

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

Violife’s Le Rond Camembert is the perfect treat for Christmas day; it’s soft, round and creamy. This recipe calls for wrapping camembert in puff pastry for the ultimate, festive comfort food dish. Recipe here.

Wellington Cracker

By: OGGS

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

Are you looking for a delicious and unique main dish for your dinner table? This wellington is made with sweet potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and black beluga lentils combined with OGGS Aquafaba then wrapped in filo pastry. There’s even a recipe to whip up some vegan gravy from scratch. Recipe here.

Tortellini in Brodo

By: Heura Foods

Method: Boiling, Simmering

Difficulty: Beginner

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way with this delicious, heartwarming tortellini dish. Recipe here.

Red Pepper Canapes

By: OGGS

Method: Cooking

Difficulty: Intermediate

Delight your guests by serving these tempting rosemary quiches topped with roasted red pepper slices and sage leaves! Recipe here.

Jackfruit Turkey Sandwich

By: Bonsan

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

Creating a towering sandwich made from Christmas leftovers is a much-loved tradition. Serve this one up with gravy and cranberry sauce for extra flavour! Recipe here.

Heura Confit with Port Wine Reduction

By: Heura Foods

Method: Cooking

Difficulty: Beginner

Wow your family and friends with this mouthwatering, sophisticated French-inspired dish for Christmas this year. You won’t regret it! Recipe here.

Sprouts and Tempeh Rashers 

By: Better Nature

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Frying

Sprouts have never looked so good! Whether you’re a lover or hater, we’re confident you’ll be enjoying every bite of this. They’re roasted to perfection with rashers, chestnuts and cranberries. Recipe here.

Nut Roast

By: The Coconut Collaborative

Method: Roasting

Difficulty: Intermediate

This Nut Roast recipe is packed full of hearty chestnuts, parsnips, infused with heartwarming flavours and lots of nutrition. Recipe here.

Tempeh Turkey

By: Better Nature

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

Get all the delicious, meaty turkey goodness, but without the meat! This tempeh turkey is entirely plant-based, all-natural and nutritious, with plenty of prebiotics. Recipe here.

Ham

By: Notorious Nooch

Method: Blending, Steaming

Difficulty: Advanced

Making seitan is a skill that all vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians should learn as it comes in so handy. For example, you can make your own delicious, umami plant-based ham for a show-stopping Christmas dish. Recipe here.

15 Dec 2021
Jenny Edwards

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