Vegan Holiday Recipes | My Families Favorites

It’s time to get ready for the holidays – that means family, friends, and delicious food to share with them! Let us help you navigate the busy festive season with these hand-picked vegan holiday recipes.

Oh – and with all this cooking, who has time to think about gifts? Instead, let us help you with our Holiday Gift Guide.

Main Meals

Holiday Roasts you Must Try!

Sliced vegan holiday roasts laid out on a marble platter.

There are plenty of excellent vegan recipes out there for making holiday roasts from scratch. However, the holidays can get crazy busy! Sometimes, you want the convenience of having something ready in the fridge or freezer. We tasted some of the most popular plant-based roasts and whipped up a summary to help you choose.

Cozy + Comforting Lentil Loaf

Sliced Lentil Loaf with fresh herbs

If you’d like to make your own holiday food, but match the sliceable texture of a roast, try this Lentil Loaf. We created this vegan-ized meatloaf to fill that central spot at your holiday feast.

Rustic Onion Tart

Rustic onion tart cut into eight square pieces

This rustic onion tart comes together super-fast, making it perfect for saving time in the kitchen. What’s more, it tastes delicious, with caramelized onion, cheesy mustard filling, and crunchy pastry. It also looks beautiful and is sure to earn some “oohs” and “aahs” from your loved ones.

Stuffed Squash with Quinoa Filling

Baking tray topped with baked winter squash, filled with quinoa filling.

These roasted squash are a hearty recipe for a vegan holiday feast. The squash becomes sweet and creamy in the oven, and the quinoa filling provides a nutty bite. With these on hand, you’ll make sure everyone gets enough to eat.

Appetizers

Deviled ‘Eggs’ made with Potato

Plate of deviled 'eggs' garnished with chives and smoked paprika.

You won’t believe our vegan deviled “eggs” are made with potatoes. Every time we make these, they disappear in a flash. Break them out these holidays and watch the crowd compete for the last one!

Spanakopita Triangles (spinach and vegan feta pastries)

Close up shot of some vegan spanakopita triangles.

These tasty little parcels are the perfect finger food to bring out when company arrives. They’re crispy on the outside and full of savory creaminess on the inside. Also, there’s nothing quite like the delicious combination of spinach and vegan fetta cheese.

Sides

Classic Gravy

Bowl filled with classic vegan gravy topped with fresh thyme

For the perfect festive feast, flood the table with gravy! Whether you’re pouring it on a roast or veggies, or mopping it up with bread, tasty gravy is essential. Our recipe is easy to make, thick and rich, and has plenty of savory umami flavors.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Bowl filled with cranberry sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is just so much better than something pre-made from the supermarket. Our recipe finds the perfect balance between tangy and sweet. It also leaves plenty of juicy cranberry chunks that pop in your mouth while you eat. This sauce will brighten all the savory roasts and stuffings you’re planning to enjoy when the holidays come.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Bowl filled with creamy instant pot mashed potatoes topped with herbs

Everything is better with mashed potatoes. This recipe gives you all the tips and tricks you need to make them super creamy without dairy. What’s more, our version cooks in the instant pot – keeping your hands free to multi-task.

Oven Roasted Onion Blossoms

Casserole dish with onion rose, Hasselback potatoes and pumpkin

Here’s a fun way to dress up a meal. Onion blossoms are soft and sweet in the center and crispy on the ends. They also look impressive, yet aren’t difficult to make. Why not give them a try?

One Bowl Corn Bread

Finished cornbread in a baking pan, cut into squares and ready to eat.

People always appreciate a little bread on the side of a special meal. Why not switch it up and make it cornbread? This recipe is a little on the sweet side, which makes it a perfect match for the savory, salty morsels on your plate. And yes, it’s perfect for soaking up gravy.

Hasselback Potatoes

Baking dish filled with multi color hassleback potatoes with garlic and rosemary

Here’s another great-looking dish to bring out for dinner. Hasselback potatoes are something special. They give you everything potatoes have to offer – crispy at the ends, creamy in the middle, and perfect when seasoned with salt and herbs.

Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Maple Glaze

Dish filled with roasted parsnips and carrots with maple glaze, parsley and pomegranate

Roasting really brings out the sweetness of carrots and parsnips. They soften and caramelize beautifully. However, it’s the holidays – so let’s take it up a notch! We roast these veggies with sweet maple syrup and tart pomegranate for an extra special result.

Vegan Stuffing with Cranberries

Casserole dish filled with vegan stuffing with cranberries

The delicious holiday classics just keep coming! With this recipe, we join the modern tradition of not actually shoving your stuffing into anything ?. The crispy bread bits combine with sauteed veggies and herbs to create those classic stuffing flavors. And then, juicy cranberries give you a burst of tartness that boosts the whole dish!

Soups

Butternut Squash Soup

Three bowls of butternut squash soup topped with fresh herbs, nuts and seeds.

What kind of soup should you make for the Winter holidays? Winter squash soup, of course. In this case, we’re using butternut – our favorite! Furthermore, there’s no dairy, no oil, nothing but fresh veggies thickened with cashew cream.

Creamy Loaded Potato Soup

Bowl of creamy loaded potato soup

You’d be forgiven for feeling a little naughty when digging into this soup. It’s a rich, creamy mix of potatoes, leeks, smoky flavors, and silky oat milk. This soup is perfect for serving hungry people while they’re waiting for the main meal.

Desserts

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie with two pieces cut out, topped with dairy-free vanilla ice cream

Pecan Pie can get overshadowed by its pumpkin cousin at Thanksgiving, but it has staying power! In December the pumpkins are gone, but pecan pie is still going strong. Try our vegan recipe for this sweet, gooey, caramelly holiday delight.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake with coconut cream and berries

OK, chocolate cake isn’t specifically for the holidays – but who cares? It’s a winner at any gathering. Also, this recipe is gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it. We suggest swapping out the strawberries for something more seasonal – we suggest fresh pomegranate.

We hope this post gave you some holiday inspiration! And don’t forget – a terrific (100% plant-based) meal is a great way to show people how easy it is to be vegan. If you included any of these recipes in your festive feast, please let us know what you think with a comment and a rating. Every bit of feedback helps make the blog even better.

Of course, if you’re still craving Thanksgiving food, we’ve got you covered for that as well!

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