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30 Festive and Beautiful Holiday Vegan Recipes

Last Updated on December 5, 2023

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, food. But just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun.

There are plenty of festive and delicious vegan holiday recipes out there, and we’ve gathered 30 of the best ones for you.

So whether you’re looking for something to take to a holiday party or potluck, or just want to make your own celebratory meal at home, these recipes will surely fit the bill.

And don’t forget to check out our 25+ best holiday cocktail recipes and 33+ holiday vegan desserts. Pick a favorite to try out!

Holiday Vegan Recipes Collection

Here is the list of 3o Holiday Vegan Recipes for you, from Appetizers, Main Courses, Holiday Cookies, and Desserts. They’re great recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, or any holidays and parties.

These delicious vegan recipes that’ll do you right for the holidays. I’d say even the meat-eaters would love these vegan scrumptious feasts!

Vegan Appetizers

The Best Asian Slaw with Cashews

Asian slaw is a very popular salad( usually served as a side salad) that always includes chopped raw cabbage and sometimes other shredded vegetables. This Best Asian Slaw with Cashews is a great way to eat your colors, so fresh, crunchy, and appetizing! It’s delicious and healthy! ( Get the recipe)

Bloody Mary Bruschetta

Bloody Mary bruschetta is a fun, easy, naturally vegan, and super flavorful summer snack or appetizer to have with drinks. ( Get the recipe)

Vegan Antipasto Platter

Let’s celebrate the holidays with this amazing antipasto platter friends! This platter features marinated grilled peppers, zucchini, eggplants, sweet and sour onions, pesto cream cheese, smoky tempeh, and many other goodies. ( Get the recipe)

Vegan Pigs in a Blanket

The most addictive party snack or appetizer made to impress your guests. These American-style vegan pigs in a blanket are super easy & packed to the brim with flavor. ( Get the recipe)

Vegan Baked Eggplant

Slathered with white “cheese” sauce, coated in crunchy breadcrumbs, baked, and then served with more sauce and toasted corn. Easy to prepare, hearty, and satisfying meal approved by meat-eaters and perfect for dinner or holidays (Get the recipe)

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes have a summery twist thanks to the addition of a BBQ spice rub and barbecue sauce. (Get the recipe)

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower( Baked)

Cauliflower and breading become light and tender when mixed with the sticky sesame sauce, making them super delicious but not viable as finger food unless you want to make a colossal mess. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash

This stuffed butternut squash makes a crowd-pleasing main or side for holidays and every day especially served with the zesty parsley salsa verde. (Get the recipe)

Whip up a batch of blackened chickpeas and use them to make these delicious spicy chickpea avocado cucumber bites! This is a bite-sized summery appetizer that is very refreshing. I was originally inspired to make this after coming across Closet Cooking’s blackened shrimp avocado cucumber bites
Spicy Chickpea Avocado cucumber bites

Whip up a batch of blackened chickpeas and use them to make these delicious spicy chickpea avocado cucumber bites! This is a bite-sized summary appetizer that is very refreshing…(Get the recipe)

Vegan Crab Cakes( Jackfruit Cakes)

These Vegan Crab Cakes are delicate, flaky, and full of the flavors of the sea. Nori and Old Bay Seasoning add all the right notes, while Jackfruit creates the perfect crabless cake texture…(Get the recipe)

Vegan Main Courses

Roasted Pumpkin Couscous

This Roasted Pumpkin Couscous is a quick and easy recipe that you can serve hot as a meal or as a cold salad! (Get the recipe)

Vegan Rainbow Lasagna

Veggie-packed vegan rainbow lasagna! Vegan comfort food which happens to be wholesome and healthy. The colors make it the perfect dinner centerpiece too! (Get the recipe)

The Ultimate Vegan Wellington

Impress your guests with this gorgeous Vegan Wellington! The filling is meaty, satisfying, and ever-so-tasty! It’s surprisingly easy to make too! (Get the recipe)

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Epic Gluten-Free Vegan Roast+ gluten-free Gravy

This Epic Holiday Vegan Roast( Gluten-Free) is super easy to make. A delicious, hearty, festive vegan roast and it’s also not in any way a diet of deprivation or loss of flavor for going vegan! (Get the recipe)

Holiday Chickpea Meatloaf With Wild Rice

This vegan chickpea meatloaf is hearty, wholesome, and full of flavor and texture. With mushrooms, kale, walnuts, and wild rice, it’s a beautiful centerpiece for the holiday table and a healthy dinner any time of year. Gluten-free and oil-free/whole-food plant-based (WFPB) with a nut-free option. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon Pie

A delicious vegan pie made with rich Mushroom Bourguignon as a filling. You could even make it two days ahead and reheat the whole pie. It’s pretty resilient and reheats beautifully. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie(GF)

Here comes the flavor parade with this gluten-free vegan shepherd’s pie. Each bite is so comforting, with the bottom veggie layer seeping into the creamy potato layer to create the deepest flavor and amazing golden crust. (Get the recipe)

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole (Low-Carb)

This Creamy Vegan Cauliflower is perfect for anyone who’s eating low-carb, and it is soy-free and can be gluten-free and nut-free. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Christmas Filo Wreath with Creamy Leeks

This vegan Christmas filo wreath is stuffed with creamy leeks and kale braised in white wine and garlic. A delicious festive pastry. (Get the recipe)

Savory Vegan Nut Roast

This vegan nut roast is the perfect vegan main dish for special occasions! Made with a mix of veggies, mushrooms, nuts, and seeds, it’s packed with savory flavor and easy to make. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Desserts( Sweets)

Super Simple Vegan Cinnamon Banana Bread

If you love the combination of bananas and moist cakes, this Super Simple Vegan Cinnamon Banana Bread is the one for you. This recipe is straightforward to make. It’s fluffy, moist, and healthy. (Get the recipe)

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake- A quick and easy recipe, made in 1 bowl! This is the best chocolate cake ever, vegan or otherwise. It’s super moist, rich, and full of chocolate. (Get the recipe)

Vanilla Caramel Cake

This is an incredibly delicious cake recipe – this time a classic vanilla cake, with a caramel twist. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Lemon-Cupcakes display on a rack
vegan lemon poppyseed split cupcakes

These soft and moist Vegan Lemon Cupcakes are topped with lemon glazed icing, and packed with lemon flavor. It’s so refreshing. (Get the recipe)

Almond Joy Vegan Paleo Ice Cream

Almond Joy Vegan Paleo Ice Cream Recipe (Refined Sugar-Free): this gluten-free, and dairy-free ice cream is bursting with coconut, chocolate, and Almond JOY flavors! Easy, No-Churn, Healthy ingredients. ( Get the recipe)

Vegan Instant Pot Nectarine Berry Crisp

This Vegan Instant Pot Nectarine Berry Crisp is an easy no-bake dessert recipe made in the Instant Pot. Jammy blueberries and nectarines get cooked in the Instant Pot (just 1 minute) and are paired with a skillet-made crisp topping. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Lemon Tart

Simple vegan lemon tart with a classic buttery shortcrust pastry and creamy eggless lemon curd filling. Light, zesty, and uses only 6 key ingredients! (Get the recipe)

Vegan Cranberry Cake

Vegan Cranberry Cake scented with orange and toasty walnuts has a light and tender crumb with just the right balance of sweet and tart.  Festive and delicious, a perfect holiday dessert! (Get the recipe)

Warm Sticky Date Pudding

This Warm Sticky Date Pudding is not only packed with flavor, but the aroma in itself is mouth-watering! This pudding is also high in fibre from the wholemeal spelt flour, chia seeds, and dates. (Get the recipe)

Vegan Strawberry Upside Down Cake

This Strawberry Upside-Down Cake is fluffy, hearty, and topped with the juiciest strawberry compote. A wholesome warm-weather dessert that’s gluten & oil-free. (Get the recipe)

To Sum Up

These 30 festive and beautiful holiday vegan recipes are the perfect way to celebrate the season while staying true to your vegan lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping main course, a tasty side dish, or a decadent dessert, there’s something on this list for everyone. So gather your friends and family, crank up the holiday music, and get cooking!

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Did I miss any of your favorite vegan holiday recipes? Let me know in the comments! 

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