Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Recipes for Christmas Day

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. Whether it’s for health purposes to help with a heart condition, diabetes or strictly animal orientated, many people these days choose to live a meat-free lifestyle. It must be hard to stay motivated to stick to this kind of diet, and inspiration must run low at times. But what about at Christmas? I have a family member visiting for Christmas Day whose Vegetarian, I’m going to have to edit my menu to make sure there are some delicious options for her.  So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that are struggling with your Christmas menu. My aim was to see if I could find some special recipes for you that would bring some life to your Christmas dinner table. Not only did I do that, I actually found some tasty recipes that I cannot wait to make myself. I’ve selected a wide variety of recipes to help make your Christmas Day fun and interesting. I also used recipes that I thought everyone would enjoy, even meat eaters. So for those of you who are Vegetarian or Vegan, I hope you love the selection of recipes I put together for you, including some of my own recipes too. All recipes that are included are Vegetarian-friendly with Vegan-friendly options. Enjoy!!!

If you have a favourite recipe, please leave it in the comments below!!

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.


MY CHRISTMAS DAY MENU I’M MAKING FOR MY FAMILY THIS YEAR – if you haven’t seen my post on what I’m cooking for Christmas Lunch/Dinner and still need more ideas for your Christmas Day, check out my All Day Christmas Menu.


VEGETARIAN & VEGAN CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST MENU IDEAS

VEGAN FIG AND CUSTARD TART

Isn’t this Vegan Fig and Custard Tart so pretty!! What a lovely way to start Christmas Day with this sitting on your breakfast table. Imagine serving this up for the extended family that is staying with you, especially if any of them eat a Vegan or Vegetarian diet.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

image credit taste.com

VEGAN PUMPKIN BREAD

We all love banana bread. I thought that with pumpkin pie being such an American holiday tradition, this Vegan Pumpkin Bread would work perfectly at the breakfast table for your Vegan and Vegetarian guests. I bet that even the rest of your family and friends will enjoy this one too for breakfast.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

image credit minimalist baker

SIMPLE VEGAN TOFU QUICHE

Did I say Vegan Tofu Quiche? Yes, you heard right. There are so many vegan alternatives to creating crusts and pastries. Vegan butter is one way and this recipe uses just that, making this quiche great for both vegans and vegetarians, and another lovely breakfast choice.
I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit minimalist baker


VEGETARIAN & VEGAN CHRISTMAS LUNCH/DINNER MENU IDEAS

VEGETARIAN CHRISTMAS WREATH WITH VEGAN OPTION

So I thought this just looked incredible. What a beautiful dish for Christmas if you’re Vegan or Vegetarian. Once again, this recipe provides a version for Vegans too so you can all enjoy this delicious Vegetarian Christmas Wreath, plus it will look so lovely on the Christmas Dinner Table.
I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit Ms Marmite Lover

ITALIAN ROASTED MUSHROOMS AND VEGETABLES

Mmmm Roasted Mushrooms and Vegetables. What a lovely medley of colours here. Any meat eater, Vegetarian and Vegan would love these vegetables. In fact, any Flexitarian and Pescatarian would too. There’s nothing better than roast vegetables, and this recipe just gives the Christmas dinner a bit more spark.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

image credit Jo Cooks

EASY BAKED CORN CASSEROLE

I really loved the look of this dish and corn seems to be such an old tradition for Christmas dinner. Old stories always seem to mention cornbread and cornmeal, so I thought this would be a nice Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly dish to add here. What better way to serve corn than with this Easy Baked Corn Casserole.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit delish.com

GLAZED LENTIL WALNUT APPLE LOAF

This looks so much like meatloaf, that I found it hard to believe that it’s a completely meat-free meal. This Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf is a perfect substitute for a traditional Christmas Turkey. Whether you’re a Vegetarian or Vegan from birth or someone who once ate meat and has transitioned, I definitely think that this dish would satisfy and is a worthwhile Christmas dinner dish.
I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

image credit Oh She Glows

ROASTED CHERRY TOMATO AND GREEN BEAN SALAD

My Roasted Cherry Tomato and Green Bean Salad ticks all the boxes and will also look lovely on the table. With us all celebrating Christmas in Australia, I think it’s always good to have plenty of cold and refreshing dishes as part of your Christmas menu due to the summer heat. I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

VEGETARIAN NUT LOAF

Jamie Oliver seems to always outdo himself with his Christmas recipes, but did you know that he also comes out the winner with his Vegan and Vegetarian Christmas options? Look at this Vegetarian Nut Loaf from his Christmas menu.  This recipe could also work with some Vegan substitutes like replacing the butter with Vegan butter and the cheese with a Vegan cheese option too.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit Jamie Oliver

GARLICKY KALE SALAD WITH CRISPY CHICKPEAS

 How amazing does this Garlicky Kale and Crispy Chickpea Salad look!! It doesn’t matter if you’re Vegan, Vegetarian or a carnivore, this salad looks so appetising and throws some vibrant colours out there. Definitely, an interesting salad to consider for your Christmas dinner table.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit minimalist baker

WHOLE ROAST CAULIFLOWER

Another Jamie Oliver vegan special. Roast Turkey? Why not try a Whole Roast Cauliflower instead. I have to say that Jamie’s image looks so deliciously appetising that I have to keep reminding myself that it’s a cauliflower and not a real roast. The secret is in the spices I guess. Thanks Jamie – you’ve done it again!

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.photo credit Jamie Oliver

HEARTY WHOLEWHEAT PASTA WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CHEESE AND POTATO

You can count on Nigella to always provide us with some beautiful dishes. I was curious what she could offer Vegetarians and Vegans and found this lovely Pasta and Brussels Sprouts, Cheese and Potato Pasta Bake, which would be a delicious addition to the Christmas table for the non-meat eaters on the day.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit nigella.com

CHEESY SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

This dish reminds me of a vegetable hash. I love sweet potato and I know that I’m not alone, so I know that this recipe would satisfy everyone on Christmas Day if it was part of the food spread on the day. This Cheesy Sweet Potato Casserole is definitely worth a try if you are stuck with needing Vegan inspiration.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.photo credit delish.com


VEGETARIAN & VEGAN CHRISTMAS DESSERT MENU IDEAS

VEGAN TIFFIN

Look how beautiful the colours are in this Vegan Tiffin. Desserts without the use of butter, eggs or milk are hard to achieve, but this recipe is all that and then some – no dairy and no eggs involved. This Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly dessert will be loved by all.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit bbcgoodfood.com

RAW STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE

This gorgeous Raw Strawberry Cheesecake was made with the help of my Thermomix, and would make such a lovely Christmas dessert edition on Christmas Day. It can be made without one, so whether you have a Thermomix or not, this dessert can be achieved and will definitely be admired on Christmas day.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

RAW MINCE PIES

Who can resist fruit mince pies on Christmas Day!! I found these Raw Mince Pies that are totally Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly and would make anyone smile. Don’t you just love the little star motives on top of the pies? They definitely create an ‘Old England’ Christmas feel to the pies.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

RAW VEGAN FRUIT CAKE

So I was looking for a Vegan cake recipe for you that would be as close to traditional Christmas Cake as possibly and found this one, which doesn’t look too bad. It’s a Raw Vegan Fruit Cake recipe and seems to keep its moisture enough to satisfy the Vegetarians and Vegans, and it’s super healthy too.

I know so quite a few members in our community are; or know someone who is a Vegetarian or Vegan. So I have done some intense investigating to find some really delicious menu ideas for all you Vegetarians and Vegans out there that may be struggling with your Christmas menu.

photo credit A Virtual Vegan

DO YOU HAVE ANY GREAT VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN RECIPES TO SHARE?

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3 comments

Claire Rush December 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

This is another delicious option, my sister made last year and I made this year (only suitable for vegetarians, unfortunately). It’s a Chestnut, Spinach and Blue Cheese Loaf from BBC Goodfood: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chestnut-spinach-blue-cheese-en-croute

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 18, 2018 - 8:29 AM

that sounds so good!! Thank you for sharing Claire 🙂

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Leanne December 19, 2018 - 12:26 PM

I found an amazing recipe for vegetarian gravy (it may have been from Jamie Oliver). The basics are 3 tbls each of flour, butter & soy sauce plus water. You can add onion, garlic, rosemary or whatever you fancy. It’s very easy to make & I adjust for taste. I’m sure you could substitute butter for vegan butter xx

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