Christmas is upon us, and vegans know all about that pre-holiday meal anxiety that comes this time of year. You know, the wondering if there will be something for you to eat at your family gathering — something other than broccoli and a potato, that is. Well — since we want everyone to enjoy their upcoming holiday meals, we brought in an expert who has some of the best vegan recipes out there. Jennifer Rossano of Neurotic Mommy is giving us a bunch of recipes that are 100% vegan and totally acceptable to have as a full holiday meal. Read on for a full guide on how you can make your very own vegan Christmas dinner — from start to finish:
Apps, Starters, or Sides
These babies roasted in butter, garlic, and avocado oil will fool your taste buds into thinking they’re potatoes. I kid you not. They’re the perfect finger food and side to go with anything else you have served up. Find the recipe here
Sweet Potato Toast:
Served up five different ways and is a sure crowd-pleaser. You can follow this recipe exact or get creative with your own toppings. You can leave the toast slices plain and let your guests make their own, which is always fun and a cool way to introduce new things. Find the recipe here.
Classic Italian Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms:
Filled with a stuffing full of flavor and spices then baked to perfection. These are a Christmas must-have. Find the recipe here.
Buffalo Chickpea Pinwheels with Vegan Blue Cheese:
Put together with a homemade buffalo sauce, mashed chickpeas, then wrapped in a spinach tortilla, with vegan blue cheese for dipping — the ultimate starter to any party or soiree. Find the recipe here.
Creamy Vegan Potatoes Au’ Gratin:
Lentil Pasta with Vegan Butter + Garlic Sauce:
Delicious vegan buttery and garlicky pasta…do I need to say anything more? Find the recipe here.
One Pot Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes:
Creamy with just the right amount of cheesiness. Holiday goodness all in one pot. Find the recipe here.
Vegan Bruschetta and Arugula Flatbread Pizza with a Balsamic Glaze:
Delicious easy recipe with immense flavor. Enjoy this homemade flatbread pizza using fresh bruschetta, arugula, vegan cheese, and a sweet balsamic glaze. One of my faves. Find the recipe here.
Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts:
They’re soft, fluffy, dense and moist all at the same time. The outside is coated in a sticky delicious mix of brown sugar, coconut sugar, regular sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of pumpkin spice. Find the recipe here.
Strawberry Banana Icebox Cake:
Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bites:
If you’re a cookie dough and cheesecake lover then these are the bites for you. Made with dark chocolate and sweetened to perfection — Hellooo Christmas! Find the recipe here.
Vegan Coconut Macaroons:
Everyone loves a good macaroon, especially ones with melty chocolate. Find the recipe here.
And make sure to use ChocZero for any sweet treats:
For those who want a sweet but healthier baking option for chocolate chips, opt for the ChocZero chocolate chips — not only are they sugar and dairy-free, but they’re a great dessert to top off any meal. Order them here.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from NeuroticMommy! May your bellies stay full and your company quiet! Ha! Xo
Vegans + Vegetarians — what will you be eating this Christmas Eve and/or Christmas? Share with us in the comments below!