Christmas is coming! The days are drawing nearer for the big man in red to pay us a visit. This means, it won’t be long before it’s time to serve Christmas dinner! Only, what happens if you’re a vegan who can’t eat the traditional turkey dinner? Have no fear, we’ve prepared a list of vegan Christmas dishes you can fill your dining table with, completely animal product free! Perhaps you have a vegan friend who you could gift some delicious vegan Christmas treats to!
Vegan Mince Pies by BBC Good Food
Mince pies are an absolute Christmas staple, there’s no denying that. These little pies are filled with dried fruits and spices, known as mincemeat. They’re a perfect treat! The only issue is the pastry they’re traditionally made in isn’t vegan. That’s why we’ve got this recipe from BBC GoodFood that’ll teach you how to make mince pies that are totally vegan. These particular mince pies are filled with cherry and hazelnut filling, with a fantastic flaky pastry for you to enjoy, knowing full-well that it’s vegan through-and-through.
Check out the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-mince-pies
Easy Vegan Turkey-less Roast by The Vegan Recipe Club
While the vegan diet offers a range of delicious meals and products that make you never miss your old diet, one thing people can’t help but miss is a traditionally turkey Christmas dinner. It’s been such a staple for so many dinners that the table doesn’t truly feel complete till there’s a grand roast sitting in the middle. That’s why we have a solution to your problem. The Vegan Recipe Club has made an incredible recipe for a beautiful roast that doesn’t include our turkey friends. This roast looks absolutely gorgeous while also tasting delicious. Your friends and family will surely be impressed, and you get to save some turkeys!
Check out the recipe here: https://www.veganrecipeclub.org.uk/recipes/easy-vegan-turkey-less-roast
Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts with Tofu Bacon by Natalie Tamara
Brussels sprouts by themselves are obviously vegan, but what’s the fun in that? A lot of people serve brussels sprouts with bacon, so Natalie Tamara has come up with this recipe that’s perfect for that! Their recipe guide is great for anyone, with lots of visuals and explanations. In no time at all, you’ll have some delicious brussels sprouts with bacon to serve your vegan guests without a single worry. The guests don’t even need to be vegan to enjoy this delicious dish!
Check out the recipe here: https://natalietamara.co.uk/2015/11/05/brussels-sprouts-tofu-bacon/
Vegan Gravy by Jamie Oliver
Gravy is such a fantastic edition to a roast dinner, adding that moisture and extra flavour to the dish to truly bring it to life. Sadly, gravy itself isn’t vegan, but don’t worry! Renowned chef Jamie Oliver has prepared a recipe for gravy that anyone can enjoy. It’s packed with flavour and it’s said to be just as good as the real thing, and we don’t doubt that!
Check out the recipe here: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/vegan-gravy/
Vegan Yorkshire Puddings by The Vegan Society
Yorkshire puddings! They’re the best, almost no Christmas dinner is perfect without these delicious little puddings. Unfortunately, Yorkshire puddings aren’t vegan, as they’re traditionally made with milk and eggs. However, your dinner table won’t have to miss out on this side dish as The Vegan Society has prepared some excellent vegan Yorkshire puddings for everyone to enjoy. The recipe is incredibly straight forward and the outcome is definitely worth it.
Gluten-free & Vegan Meatloaf by Healthful Pursuit
Meatloaf is another staple dish you’d expect to find mixed amongst the Christmas dishes on the dining table. Unfortunately, like the name suggests, meatloaf is full of just that… meat. Your table doesn’t have to miss out on this iconic loaf dish, as Healthful Pursuit has created a very in-depth recipe on how to make a vegan meatloaf that also happens to be gluten-free. She’ll walk you through the whole process with images to help!
Vegan Mushroom Rolls by Jamie Oliver
It’s always good to have a finger-picking food on your dining table. A lot of people will have some type of roll, most times a sausage roll. Jamie Oliver is here agai