Ease into Christmas dinner with joy, not stress! Simplify your Christmas this year with 50+ easy vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes. Packed with tips and shortcuts, these easy Christmas recipes – some Indian inspired, British or American promise a delightful, stress-free morning—without compromising on deliciousness!
Who says vegetarian meals have to be dull during the holidays? From soups to meatless mains, sides, desserts and condiments, these recipes ensure a dinner bursting with delicious flavours! This collection is perfectly comforting and enjoyable for everyone, whether you’re a vegetarian like me or just seeking tasty alternatives.
Forget the usual turkey—let’s explore delicious meatless recipes that everyone will love! I’m often torn between Indian whole roasted cauliflower, the British classic cauliflower cheese, Roasted broccoli and cauliflower cheese, Shepherds pie and dauphinoise potatoes for the main course. I
It’s tough to choose from the 20+ side dishes, but I still love crispy potato slices, hasselback potatoes and festive coleslaw. What’s on your menu? Get inspired for a festive, vegetarian Christmas dinner!
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How to meal plan ahead for Christmas?
- Outline Your Menu:
- Plan your Christmas dinner menu, including appetisers, mains, sides, and desserts. I have made it simpler with a list to choose from below.
- Consider family favourites and accommodate any special dietary requirements.
- Create a Shopping List:
- Print and list all the ingredients needed for your chosen dishes.
- Purchase non-perishable items well in advance. Check in your pantry and buy only the ones needed at least two weeks in advance.
- Schedule Shopping Trips:
- Plan a shopping trip for perishable items closer to the Christmas date.
- Prepare in Advance:
- Develop a Cooking Schedule:
- Allocate specific tasks to specific days leading up to Christmas.
- Create a timeline for cooking on the day of the celebration.
By involving your family and preparing certain dishes early, like chopping veggies in advance, you not only share the workload but also make the entire process more enjoyable and less stressful.
A cozy bowl of soup, brimming with winter flavours, serves as the ideal appetiser. Don’t miss adding these to your repertoire of vegetarian Christmas recipes.
Vegetarian Christmas mains
Take your pick from whole roasted cauliflower, dauphinoise potatoes, cauliflower cheese, cauliflower mac and cheese, or stuffed peppers—you are going to love these vegetarian Christmas recipes.
Vegetarian Christmas Side dishes recipes
With over 20 options of sides to choose from, whether it’s roast potatoes or an upgrade to smashed potatoes, or tray bakes, along with roast veggies and delicious coleslaws, there is something for everyone. Many of these vegetarian Christmas recipes are either made in the oven or air fryer for convenience.
Easy Vegetarian Christmas recipes – Appetisers
Holiday Appetisers or Starters must be quick and easy. Most importantly scaleable. Some of the popular appetisers to try this holiday season are puff pastry sausage rolls, stuffed mini peppers, pakoras and kabab.
Vegetarian Christmas Dessert recipes
Elevate your Christmas table with a variety of condiments that complement the diverse flavours of the holiday dishes, enhancing the dining experience for everyone. Take a pick from English mint sauce, Indian mint sauce, Poppadom dips, Sour cream and Chives dip, classic Cranberry sauce, Sweet Chilli sauce and more.