June 19, 2021

Vegan Holiday Recipes

Whether you’re planning a menu for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, or any combination of the above, I’ve got you covered with over 60 DELICIOUS vegan holiday recipes.

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We’re officially into the holiday season, and you know what that means? FOOD! Lots and lots of delicious food to celebrate with.

Unfortunately, most holiday dishes weren’t created with a vegan diet in mind. Fortunately, I’m here to help with that.

Over the years I’ve created over 60 delicious vegan holiday recipes that are perfect for year-end holiday celebrations. We’re talking every course here, and all the major year-end holidays. Vegan gingerbread men for Christmas, sweet potato latkes for Hanukkah, peanut soup for Kwanzaa, and hoppin’ John for New Year’s. I personally like to indulge in a dish for every holiday.

I’ve left Thanksgiving off the list because I already covered it in my vegan Thanksgiving recipes post. Incidentally, there are lots of vegan Thanksgiving dishes that also work for the year-end holidays, so be sure to check out that post for even more ideas!

Vegan Holiday Appetizers

You’ll need some delicious starters at just about any holiday celebration. These delicious dishes will keep your guests happy while they await the main attraction! For even more ideas, check out my vegan appetizers round-up!

Vegan Stuffed Phyllo Cigars

Wooden Table Set with a Plate of Phyllo Cigars, Lemon Wedges and Olives, Water Glass, and Bunch of Scallions

Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom Pâté

Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiked Applesauce

Vegan Spinach Puffs

Mushroom Crostini

Vegan Spinach Dip

Vegan Holiday Soups & Stews

These delicious soups and stews are perfect for those cold December days! Lighter dishes like pumpkin soup make great holiday starters, while heartier stews like my portobello “beef” stew can stand on their own as a main dish.

Portobello Vegan Beef Stew

Bowl of Portobello Vegan Beef Stew with Wooden Spoon and Wine Glass in the Background

African Peanut Soup

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Vegan Gumbo

Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup

Vegan Holiday Main Dishes

I’ve included a main dish to suit just about every taste in this collection! Personally, I’m a big fan of savory pies for holiday meals (try the vegan cheese and onion pie — it’s amazing), but you’ll also find pasta, casseroles and even vegan pierogies!

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

Vegan Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells on a Plate with Fork, Napkin and Drinking Glass

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Savory Lentil Mushroom Hand Pies

Vegan Swedish Meatballs & Noodles

Classic Vegan Mac & Cheese

Vegan Meatloaf

Caramelized Onion & Potato Vegan Pierogies

Vegan Vegetable Wellington

Vegan Cheese & Onion Pie

Vegan Mushroom Paella

Vegan Hoppin’ John

The Best Vegan Lasagna

Vegan Pot Pie

Savory Vegan Nut Roast

Italian-Style Vegan Meatloaf Muffins

Vegan Holiday Side Dishes

Round out your meal with one or two of these hearty and festive vegan side dishes.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms & Pecans

A Bowl of Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pecans with Serving Spoon

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble Topping

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Olive Rosemary Focaccia

Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Super Simple Vegan Gravy

Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits

Butternut Squash Jeweled Rice

Vegan Creamed Corn

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (4 Ways!)

Vegan Holiday Brunch

This section is near and dear to my heart. My family is big on holiday brunch! I’ve included what I consider to be my holiday greatest hits, but for even more inspiration, check out my collection of vegan brunch recipes.

Vegan French Toast Casserole

Spoon Drizzling Maple Syrup Over a Piece of Vegan French Toast Casserole on a Plate

Loaded Tofu Scramble

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Brown Sugar Walnut Scones

Vegan Potato Leek Quiche

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Tofu & Spinach Shakshuka

The Best Vegan Waffles

Vegan Cakes & Pies

Let’s face it: sweets are what everyone looks forward to this time of year. These delicious cakes and pies will wow your holiday guests for sure!

Vegan Spice Cake

Two Plates of Spice Cake, Coffee Cup and Napkin on a Wooden Table

Vegan Custard Pie

Cinnamon Swirl Vegan Coffee Cake

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Classic Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Cookies, Bars & Candy

Cookies, bars and candies are my favorite homemade gifts. I’ve given out many batches of the items on this list to friends and neighbors over the years, and they’re always a hit!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies, Candy Canes and Ribbons on a Wooden Surface

The Best Vegan Brownies

Coconut Almond Butter Truffles

Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Drinks

Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate

Cup of Vegan Hot Chocolate on a Saucer Topped with Marshmallows

Vegan Eggnog

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