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If you are looking for ideas to prepare your Christmas menu, we have got you covered with these festive plant-based recipes! We made a selection of our favorite vegan Christmas recipes to serve for the holidays.

🥂 Appetizers

Guests love to have something to snack on while enjoying the drinks!

The Best Vegan Foie Gras
Learn how to make the very best vegan foie gras! It's buttery, so creamy, and incredibly close to the real thing!
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Crispy Air Fryer Garlic Bread
This air-fryer garlic bread is toasted to perfection and infused with plenty of garlic flavor! Crispy on the outside while still tender on the inside, it is delicious served with pasta or soups. Ready in just 7 minutes!
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Vegan Pâté
Crafted from a base of mushrooms, cashews, and dried herbs, this vegan pâté is incredibly meaty, buttery, and so rustic! Enjoy it as a spread on French bread, toast, or as an addition to your sandwiches!
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Air Fryer Croutons
Super light and perfectly crispy, these air fryer croutons are ready in just 10 minutes with 5 ingredients! Use them as a topping for warming soups, incorporate them in green salads, or enjoy them as a savory snack!
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Crunchy Coated Peanuts (Bacon Flavored!)
Super crunchy peanuts with a smoky and garlicky shell. These insanely-addicting peanuts make the perfect savory snack!
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Vegan Sausages (Frankfurter)
The BEST vegan Frankfurter sausages! Perfectly spiced, smoky, tender, high-protein, and so versatile!
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Teriyaki Tofu Nigiri with Crispy Shallots
Nigiri sushi with teriyaki glazed tofu, wrapped in nori and topped with crispy shallots! It's chewy, crispy, and packed with umami!
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Vegan Antipasto Platter
Amazing vegan antipasto platter with marinated grilled veggies, tempeh, pesto cream cheese, and more! The perfect appetizer platter!
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Tofu Wontons with Sweet Chili Sauce
Crispy wontons stuffed with tofu, carrots, and mushrooms, and served with a garlicky, spicy, and sweet dipping sauce!
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Magical Green Falafels
This Middle Eastern-inspired falafel is moist and fluffy on the inside, super crispy on the outside, and packs a ton of fresh herbs! This vegan falafel is the most delicious I have ever tasted!
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Thai Corn Fritters (Vegan)
These Thai-inspired corn fritters are amazingly crispy on the outside, fluffy and tender on the inside, and subtly infused with red curry paste, ginger, and garlic! A delightful appetizer that can be served with sweet chili sauce or a zesty yogurt sauce!
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Caramelized Shallots Hummus
This hummus is loaded with caramelized shallots for complex flavors and a subtle sweetness! It's infused with garlic, lemon juice, tahini, and spices. Serve with pita or flatbread for a delicious appetizer!
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Vietnamese Peanuts
Roasted peanuts that are glazed with a sweet, spicy, and garlicky coating! These Vietnamese-inspired peanuts are easy to make and so addicting!
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Puffed Rice Pizza Crackers
Super light and crispy puffed rice crackers packed with pizza flavor! Just 8 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free! Delicious dipped in cream cheese, guacamole, or cheese sauce!
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Easy Herb Crackers
Thin and crispy plant-based crackers flavored with rosemary, thyme, basil, and garlic! Delicious served with hummus, cream cheese, or your favorite dip!
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Guacamole with Rosemary Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Creamy and garlicky guacamole topped with oven-dried tomatoes! A fresh and healthy appetizer that requires just 8 ingredients!
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🥗 Sides

Because no menu is complete without a few delicious sides! From glazed carrots to caramelized zucchini and mashed cauliflower, you are going to love these healthy sides!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These creamy and fluffy roasted, mashed sweet potatoes are among the best side dishes to put on your holiday table! They are buttery and smooth and pack the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Best of all, they only require four simple ingredients to make!
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Braised Cabbage with Smoked Tofu
Green cabbage braised until caramelized, and served with smoky and spicy baked tofu! A quick, nourishing, and flavorful plant-based dish! Just 6 ingredients are required!
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Marinated Air Fryer Zucchini
This air fryer zucchini is marinated in soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, and air-fried until tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the edges. It has the perfect balance of salty, sweet, and citrusy flavors.
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale Pesto
Crispy pan-fried sweet potato gnocchi coated with a rich and garlicky kale pesto! It's easy, plant-based, packed with flavor, and so comforting!
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Easy Caramelized Zucchini
Caramelized zucchinis flavored with garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil. A flavorful, light, and super easy 30-minute meal!
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Thai Fried Rice (Sweet & Sour!)
Slightly sour, a bit sweet, spicy, and highly comforting Thai-inspired fried rice! With mushrooms, carrots, pineapple, green onions, and plenty of garlic. A delicious way to use leftover rice!
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Sheet Pan Glazed Orange Tofu with Herby White Beans
Tender tofu coated in a citrusy orange sauce and topped with cilantro and basil white beans! Hearty, delicious, and high in protein!
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Baked Parsnip Fries with Mushroom Gravy
Perfectly golden brown rosemary parsnip fries topped with a delicious and saucy mushroom gravy! Rustic, hearty, easy, and so good!
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Easy Glazed Carrots (Carrots Vichy)
Perfectly tender and buttery carrots cooked until slightly caramelized! The perfect holiday side dish!
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Celery Root & Cauliflower Puree
Rich and buttery celery root and cauliflower purée. This restaurant-style purée is comforting, easy, and makes the perfect side dish!
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Sheet Pan Roasted Winter Vegetables
Quick and easy roasted vegetable sheet pan with carrots, beets, fennel, and parsnips! Served with an orange tahini yogurt dipping sauce! A hearty and comforting meal!
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Mashed Cauliflower & Parsnips with Butter Mushrooms
Buttery cauliflower and parsnips mash topped with garlic butter mushrooms. The perfect Thanksgiving side!
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Kung Pao White Beans Skillet
These tender Kung Pao white beans are served in a delicious Chinese-inspired sauce! It's an impressive yet simple dish that packs the perfect balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and sour. Plus, it has an addicting crunch thanks to the addition of bell peppers, roasted peanuts, and Jalapeño peppers!
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🍲 Main Dish

When it comes to the main dish, we lean towards family-friendly recipes like pasta bake, Wellington, and Moussaka (an all-time favorite!)

Vegan Vegetable Wellington
This classic vegan Wellington is packed with tender butternut squash, mushrooms, chestnuts, and raisins! It's super easy to make, delicious, and requires no beans, lentils, or tofu!
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Easy Vegan Moussaka
This vegan moussaka is smoky, comforting, and so easy to make! Prepared with sautéed eggplants, a meaty tomato sauce, and a rich bechamel. This family-friendly meal is flavorful, satisfying, healthy, and will please everyone!
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Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole
Introducing the ultimate vegan broccoli rice casserole! This simple casserole delivers plenty of cheese flavor, a super creamy consistency, and comes with an abundance of tender broccoli florets. A wonderful plant-based dish that will warm you up from the inside!
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Vegan Wellington
Vegan Wellington with a meaty seitan filling, garlicky mushroom duxelles, and a flaky pastry crust! A delicious main for Christmas or Thanksgiving!
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Vegan Cheese Fondue
The BEST vegan cheese fondue! Incredibly rich, super cheesy, and prepared from cultured cashew cream! This vegan fondue is comfort food at its best!
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The Best Vegan Meatloaf
Looking for the best vegan meatloaf recipe? Look no further! Our plant-based meatloaf is unbelievably tender, moist, and packed with flavor. Made with soy curls, white beans, and a blend of flavorful seasonings, it's then glazed with a sweet and tangy sauce.
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Vegan Plantain Lasagna (Pastelón)
This vegan plantain lasagna, also known as Pastelón, is a Puerto Rican dish with bolognese sauce layered between sweet and tender banana slices! It's the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.
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Ultimate Christmas Tofurkey Roast
Perfectly tender tofu crust filled with spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and smoky lentil filling make this a flavorful and comforting Christmas dish.
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Vegan Baked Gnocchi
This vegan baked gnocchi is the ultimate family meal! Made in one pot in less than 40 minutes, it comes with tender gnocchi, a rich and garlicky tomato sauce, and a homemade cheese topping! Satisfying, hearty, and easy to make!
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Tempeh & Pesto Butternut Squash Lasagna
Rich and comforting lasagna with marinara sauce, basil pesto, rosemary tempeh, and butternut squash! Creamy and comforting, a delicious dish to fight the cold days!
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Vegan Tempeh Stuffed Buffalo Shells
Warming and satisfying pasta shells stuffed with meaty tempeh and cooked in a rich buttery buffalo sauce! A delicious dish to enjoy on cold days!
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Vegan Savory Zucchini Tart
Fresh, herby, and garlicky zucchini tart that is delicious served warm or chilled. It's quick, easy, and made with simple ingredients!
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Vegan Stuffed Shells (With Spinach and Ricotta)
The classic ricotta stuffed shells dish made vegan! This plant-based version is just as delicious, satisfying, and comforting! These vegan stuffed shells are filled with a creamy ricotta and spinach filling and baked in plenty of marinara sauce!
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Vegan Mushroom Tart
This vegan savory tart features a creamy filling of sautéed mushrooms infused with garlic, rosemary, and black pepper. It's rustic, super simple to prepare, and requires common ingredients.
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Cheesy Tikka Masala Pasta Bake
Flavorful, creamy, and cheesy Indian-inspired pasta bake infused with ginger, garlic, and garam masala. Comforting, filling, and easy to make!
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Instant Pot Tikka Masala Macaroni
Instant Pot macaroni in a creamy and aromatic masala sauce. Flavored with ginger, cumin, turmeric, chili, and coconut milk. Ready in just 25 minutes!
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🍪 Cookies

These egg-less cookies will make a perfect treat for the holidays.

Vegan Spritz Cookies
These German-inspired Spritz cookies are delightfully crispy, buttery, and dipped in dark chocolate. Whether you plan on devouring them or gifting them, these vegan cookies are a fun and easy treat that's perfect for the holidays!
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Chocolate Coconut Cookie Thins
These crispy and delicate chocolate coconut cookie thins are coated with a thin layer of dark chocolate and sprinkled with shredded coconut. Made with only 8 ingredients, these thin cookies are an absolute delight!
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Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tender and chewy, slightly crispy on the edges, these vegan cookies are loaded with melty dark chocolate chips and are so addicting! With just one bowl and 9 ingredients!
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Vegan Shortbread Cookies (5 Flavors)
Buttery and crunchy vegan shortbread cookies made in 1 bowl with just 6 ingredients! Plus, I'm sharing 5 ways to flavor the cookies!
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Chocolate Linzer Cookies (Vegan)
Buttery vegan cookies filled with a creamy hazelnut dark chocolate filling! Perfect for the holidays, everyone loves them!
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The Complete Cookie Copycat (5 Flavors!)
Make your own complete cookies! These chewy and tender cookies are incredibly close to the originals, vegan, and high-protein!
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Orange Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Slice and bake cookies that are crispy, buttery. Infused with orange zest and loaded with mini chocolate chips! Vegan + Gluten-free!
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Vanilla Chai Pecan Pop Tarts
Flaky homemade vegan pop tarts filled with a chai-spiced caramelized pecan filling! It's nutty and infused with cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla!
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Soft Thumbprint Cookies (3 Flavors!)
Crispy on the edges, tender on the inside, these thumbprint cookies (or tartlets) are filled with homemade strawberry jam, hazelnut chocolate, or caramel! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free!
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🍰 Desserts

End Christmas Eve dinner on a sweet note with these delicious vegan desserts! Yule log is a classic, but what about switching things up a bit this year with a chocolate hazelnut mousse, a creme caramel, or even warm roasted pears served with vanilla ice cream?

Vegan Chocolate Praline Yule Log
Tender and moist vegan yule log filled with a delicious chocolate praline filling! With notes of caramelized nuts and vanilla, this plant-based dessert is perfect for Christmas!
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Chocolate, Caramel & Vanilla Yule Log
Deliciously creamy ice cream cake with a layer of chocolate, vanilla, and a salted caramel center on a base of raw brownie.
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Vegan Île Flottante
Light and pillowy aquafaba meringues floating on a rich vanilla-infused custard and topped with salted caramel syrup! This French-inspired dessert is like no other! Dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan!
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French Apple Tart
This rustic French apple tart features thinly sliced apples layered over a generous bed of apple sauce, all baked in a flaky pie crust. It's a simple and affordable Fall dessert that will surely be a hit with the entire family!
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Chocolate Mousse Praline Domes (Vegan + GF)
Incredible vegan chocolate mousse domes with a creamy layer of hazelnut and almond praline, a soft vanilla sponge cake, and a rich dark chocolate ganache glaze! These are the bomb!
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Vanilla Custard, Chocolate Mousse & Salted Caramel Parfaits
Three-layer parfaits with thick creamy vanilla custard, rich salted caramel, and an airy chocolate mousse!
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Creamy Vegan Chocolate Tart
This vegan chocolate tart is ultra-creamy, rich, and packed with an intense chocolate flavor! Prepared with just a handful of ingredients in 30 minutes, it's a classic and decadent dessert that will surely excite your tastebuds!
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Vegan Creme Caramel (Flan)
Super creamy vanilla creme caramel topped with a rich salted caramel sauce. It melts in your mouth and is perfectly sweet! Eggless, dairy-free, and vegan!
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Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
Light and airy vegan chocolate mousse that tastes like Nutella! Just 5-ingredient, plant-based and refined sugar-free!
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Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake (Vegan + GF)
Super moist chocolate cake that comes with a rich and creamy cashew frosting. Perfectly sweet, soft, and chocolatey!
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Mango & Passion Fruit Flan (Vegan + GF)
Soft and fruity mango flan that comes with passion fruit juice, shredded coconut, and caramel on top! A fresh and delicious summer dessert!
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Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Tart
Super rich and creamy chocolate tartlets with a layer of fudgy brownie, chocolate ganache, and a salted caramel chocolate frosting!
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Roasted Pears in Ginger Syrup
Pears roasted in maple ginger syrup and served with a dollop of coconut cream. It's sweet, gingery, and super easy to make!
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Vegan Blueberry Tart
You won't believe how fresh and fruity this vegan blueberry tart tastes! Vanilla shortcrust pastry (pâte sablée) is topped with a generous filling of juicy blueberries and finished with a shiny glaze for a bakery-style finish. It's a wonderful dessert to serve during summertime!
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Vegan Apple Crisp
Make the best out of apple season with this incredible vegan apple crisp! Loaded with melty chunks of apples and topped with a crispy cinnamon-infused oatmeal topping, this simple yet delicious Fall dessert is sure to win your heart.
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We wish you all amazing holidays with your family and friends! Happy cooking!

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About the Author

Thomas Pagot is the founder, photographer, and recipe developer behind Full of Plants. He created the blog in 2016 as a personal cookbook for vegan recipes. Through years of recipe development, Thomas has successfully grown Full of Plants into a trusted resource for plant-based recipes.

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