31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December
These vegan sausage rolls are Christmas dinner-approved. | Thinly Spread

31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

For new vegans and experienced vegan foodies alike, these recipes are delicious plant-based versions of traditional Christmas classics. Rather than tucking into meat and other animal products this year, why not turn tradition on its head and opt for an entirely cruelty-free holiday season?

Here’s one recipe for every day this month, all of which are a perfect starting ground for your ultimate vegan Christmas.

31 Vegan Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December


1. Vegan ‘Pigs in Blankets’

No pigs were harmed in the making of this classic finger food.

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2. Oil-Free Crispy Roast Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for lovers of crispy roast potatoes who don’t want to use duck or goose fat. They’re even oil-free, but so crispy you wouldn’t know it!

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3. ‘Cheese’, ‘pâté‘ and Crackers

If you’re hosting a get-together, social, or family Christmas-time lunch, most people will expect cheese and crackers. Try serving with vegan pate, apples, and grapes!

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

Make these vegan holiday “ham” your centerpiece. | Veganosity

4. Holiday ‘Hams’

Holiday hams as you know it, except made from seitan so no animals harmed. Serve to die-hard meat eaters and they will be hard-pressed to tell the difference—like, just look at it!

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5. Vegan Chicken

With a convincing taste and texture, this veganized seitan-based chicken is an absolute must for your Christmas Day feast.

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6. Vegan Gravy

Is Christmas dinner really Christmas dinner without a bowl of creamy, vegan gravy to slather on your mashed potatoes? We didn’t think so either.

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7. Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

This veganized Christmas classic is equal parts cheesy and delicious. Just make sure you save some room for dessert!

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8. Christmas Pot Pie

Take a slice out of this holiday pot pie. This plant-based pot pie features a number of delicious veggies like white beans, shallots, potatoes, onions, peppers, and mushrooms all wrapped in a flaky, golden crust.

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

Try this festive vegan version of a classic. | A Virtual Vegan

9. Vegan Mince Pies

What’s Christmas without fruit-mince pies? This recipe is a festive vegan version of the widely beloved classic.

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10. Green Bean Casserole

Yep, it’s vegan. You don’t need dairy-based cream of mushroom soup to whip this classic Christmas dish up. Simply use mushrooms, plant-based milk, flour, stock, and nutritional yeast and you’ll have a plant-based green bean casserole that’s indistinguishable from its dairy-based counterpart.

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11. Vegan Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Every day is vegan hot chocolate day!

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12. Vegan Lentil Sweet Potato Christmas Roast

Take cruelty-free off the holiday menu and make a vegan roast the centerpiece of your Christmas feast this year. This holiday roast features lentils, sweet potatoes, walnuts, and many other veggies for a flavor-packed main the whole family is sure to enjoy.

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13. Vegan Peppermint Patties

Christmas dessert never tasted so good.

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14. ‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

Okay okay, not a Christmas ‘classic’ but these crispy, healthy, cheesy chips without the dairy make great light snacks for when you’re sick of eating chocolate. What more can one want?

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15. Yule Log Cake with Chestnut ‘Cream’ Filling

Wood you pass another piece of yule cake, please? Guests won’t even know it’s made with butter, milk, cream and eggs!

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16. Vegan Custard Tarts

If you’re a fan of Christmas custard and tarts, this recipe is perfect for you and your guests this holiday season.

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

Try this hearty vegan mushroom wellington. | Delicious Everyday

17. Vegan Mushroom Wellington

This recipe is a favorable take on the traditional beef wellington for many – a true crowd-pleaser!

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18. Chocolate Pudding Pots

“With tofu and dairy-free chocolate, these are a tasty vegan twist on regular chocolate mousse” Good luck having just the one silky, rich pot…

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19. No-Egg Eggnog

This recipe makes a warm, flavor-some drink that will satisfy all your festive egg-nog cravings.

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

Eat a slice of this vegan pecan pie. | Making Thyme for My Health

20. Vegan Pecan Pie

Nothing says the holiday season quite like a generous slice of pecan pie.

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21. Simple Stuffing

Stuff… or get stuffed

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

These chocolate truffles are decadent. | Loving It Vegan

22. Chocolate Truffles

Your Christmas dinner party is taken to the next level when you bring out these make-ahead truffles and lift your dessert game.

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23. Vegan Caesar Salad

This Caesar salad features all the classic fixings—veganized, of course.

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

This vegan carrot lox is salmon-free. | The Colorful Kitchen

24. Vegan Carrot Lox

The perfect alternative to salmon and cream cheese.

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25. Sweet Potato and Edamame Shepherds Pie

Sweet potato and edamame make one sweet-pea of a vegan pie, right?

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26. Vegan Spanish ‘Chorizo Sausage’

Throw these veganized ‘chorizo’ sausages on the BBQ and your guests will be saying gracias!

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27. Vegan Sausage Rolls

These meatless sausage rolls are filled with chestnuts, mushrooms, red wine, and herbs. Try eating just one!

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28. Stuffed Seitan Roast

There’s no dead animal in sight with this texture-similar roast, made from the versatile meat alternative, seitan!

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29. Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Chocolate, candy canes, and peppermint go together like Santa and Rudolph – the ultimate combo!

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30. Vegan ‘Bailey’s Irish Cream’ Liqueur

As this recipe is strong, creamy and vegan—it’ll knock your socks off (in more ways than one).

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

The perfect Christmas treat. | Wallflower Kitchen

31. Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

This recipe is life-changing for everyone who thought meringues either couldn’t be made or couldn’t be made tasty without egg-white. Also, can we talk about how cute these are!

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