This complete Plant-Based Christmas Dinner menu has you covered with simple and delicious recipes from appetizers, side dishes, main courses, dessert, and even a sparkling mocktail! These are healthy, whole-food, no-oil recipes to celebrate the holidays with cheer!
Enjoying the holidays just got easier!
There’s no need to search the web for individual recipes for each course of your meal, or meticulously scan the ingredient list to make sure it complies with your whole food plant-based lifestyle!
These recipes are 100% whole food plant-based no oil! You’ll find festive appetizers, succulent main dishes, and creamy soulful sides.
You now have everything you need to prepare a healthy, gorgeous plant-based Christmas dinner that will impress even the plant-based skeptics in your family!
I’ve even added refined sugar-free desserts, and a light and refreshing mocktail!
What do vegans eat for Christmas dinner?
There are so many vegan Christmas Dinner recipes to choose from. Vegans eat anything, and everything, except for meat and dairy of course! That probably doesn’t make it that much easier for you if you’re preparing a meal for vegan friends or family, and aren’t familiar with the vegan lifestyle. When it comes to preparing a vegan meal for Christmas, my recommendation is to keep it simple. Choose a simple salad as a starter, like this fall kale salad with butternut squash. It’s a warm and comforting salad that will be enjoyed by vegans and omnivores alike. Then opt for an easy main course, like stuffed acorn squash with wild rice. It’s filling and full of holiday flavors. As a side dish, opt for roasted vegetables, or almond milk mashed potatoes. Then for dessert whip up some ginger cookies and serve with a side of coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Read on for more ideas!
Plant-Based Christmas Appetizers
The key to whole food plant-based appetizers is to keep it simple. A holiday veggie tray and a simple chickpea hummus is easy and delicious to prepare! Arranging your veggies into a holiday theme really makes it special and stand out!
Christmas Tree Veggie Tray
This festive and fun Christmas tree veggie tray comes together in minutes. It’s a healthy holiday appetizer or snack that will make everyone smile and gather together! With assorted green vegetables, grape tomatoes, dill, and starfruit, it’s beautifully delicious!
This gluten-free hummus recipe has the creamiest texture without the need for any oil! It’s naturally vegan and whole-food plant-based making it a healthy dip for your veggies!
Vegan Spinach Pies
Vegan Spinach Pies are made with crisp buttery phyllo dough and filled with chopped spinach and dairy-free feta cheese! These vegan spinach pies are always a favorite at parties! They look complicated but they’re super easy and absolutely irresistible!
Plant-Based Christmas Main Course
There are so many delicious options to choose from! Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional roast dinner, a baked loaf, or a stuffed autumn squash, you’ll find a recipe that is sure to please!
Vegan Roast Dinner
This vegan roast dinner has all the trimmings! A succulent whole roasted cauliflower is covered in a tahini maple glaze and surrounded by roasted carrots, yellow potatoes, and caramelized onions, then topped with fresh herbs.
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash is filled with a gluten-free wild rice stuffing with flavors of carrots, red pepper, celery, and onions.
Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash
These vegan stuffed butternut squash boats are filled with black beans, quinoa, and fire-roasted tomatoes. With southwestern spices and topped with cilantro and avocado, you’ll have a healthy, delicious, and filling whole-food plant-based meal.
With all the traditional seasonings of the original, this vegan meatless meatloaf with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor and topped with a tomato maple glaze.
Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This warm and comforting vegan lentil shepherd’s pie is layered with a hearty and rich mushroom and lentil base topped with cauliflower mashed potatoes. It’s a healthy filling meal for the whole family!
Plant-Based Christmas Side Dishes
You can’t have a holiday meal without traditional creamy side dishes like green bean casserole! But let’s not stop there! Here is an assortment of healthy comfort food classics made whole food plant-based!
Plant-Based Green Bean Casserole
This creamy plant-based green bean casserole is the perfect holiday side dish. This classic recipe has been reimagined to include all of the good stuff; green beans, mushrooms, a creamy sauce, and a crunchy onion topping, but without dairy, oil, or gluten!
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
This light and creamy vegan sweet potato casserole is savory and sweet! Topped with chopped pecans and using whole food plant-based ingredients, it’s the perfect side dish for your Christmas meal!
Roasted Soy Sauce Brussel Sprouts
Look no further! You’ve found the healthiest oven-roasted brussel sprout recipe that’s vegan and oil-free! These roasted soy sauce Brussels sprouts have 5 simple ingredients. In 25 minutes you’ll have sweet, salty, crispy roasted Brussels sprouts without the need for oil.
Vegan Corn Casserole
This easy vegan corn casserole requires only a few simple ingredients. Stir everything together in a bowl, pop it in the oven, and you have a crowd-pleasing side dish for potlucks, holiday gatherings, and more!
Mashed Potatoes with Almond Milk
These ultra-creamy vegan mashed potatoes with almond milk and garlic are the perfect side dish for your holiday gathering, or anytime of year when you’re in the mood for decadent comfort food.
Plant-Based Christmas Desserts
Following a plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert completely! From a fresh fruit platter to adorable fruit skewers, and even a holiday cake, these recipes are healthy, sweet confections you won’t be able to pass up!
Christmas Fruit Platter
This easy Christmas fruit platter is arranged to look like a holiday wreath. With grapes for greenery, sliced oranges with a raspberry in the middle to look like flowers, and dotted with fresh strawberries, this festive and healthy platter will be enjoyed by all!
Grinch Fruit Kabobs
These adorable Grinch fruit kabobs are a simple and healthy holiday dessert.
Vegan Ginger Cake
This vegan ginger cake is moist, not too sweet, and bursting with warm spices! With fresh ginger and cinnamon, it is the perfect holiday cake, or anytime snack. Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy!
Vegan Ginger Cookies
These holiday vegan ginger cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and molasses. Spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, they’re full of the warm spices of the season.
Plant-Based Christmas Drinks
Whether you’re looking for a sparkling mocktail to sip on while you munch on appetizers or a warm after-dinner coffee, these drinks will put you in the spirit to sit around the fire and enjoy conversation with the ones you love!
Light, refreshing, festive, and fun, this Cranberry Mocktail is suitable for all of the guests at your holiday gathering. With a combination of cranberry and pomegranate juice, club soda, and a hint of lime, these mocktails are garnished with fresh mint. They’re simply delicious!
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
A must-have for the holiday season, this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is full of real pumpkin flavor, pumpkin spice, and natural sweetener, it’s a healthy, yet totally satisfying holiday drink!
Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
Make your own homemade oat milk hot chocolate with simple natural ingredients. This simple 5-minute and the 5-ingredient recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. Thick, rich, and chocolatey this hot chocolate tastes best topped with coconut whipped cream!
I hope you found some inspiration for your plant-based Christmas dinner! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!