21 Ways to Veganise Your Christmas Dinner

Posted by on December 19, 2013 | Permalink

Millions of people in the UK this year – including Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis and many others – will be tucking into a delicious cruelty-free Christmas dinner, one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcass of an animal.

Here are some of our favourite vegan recipe ideas for enjoying a festive feast with all the trimmings – one that’s bound to impress your family and friends and make it a merry Christmas for animals, too. Whether you celebrate a traditional Christmas or not, you should be able to find plenty of cooking inspiration here!


1. Cavi-Art Canapés

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Assemble these mouthfuls of goodness by topping crackers with vegan cream cheese (we love Tofutti) and a dollop of Cavi-Art fishless “caviar”.

2. Carrot and Ginger Soup

3. Easy “Sausage” Rolls (Tip: for a version that’s easier still, try Linda McCartney’s mini vegetarian sausage rolls!)

Main Dishes

4. Hearty Hazelnut and Cashew Roast  

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5. Tofu Turkey With Herbed Rice Stuffing

6. Chestnut-and-Mushroom Ragout

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7. Spiced Spinach and Mushrooms in Almond Tartlets


8. Classic Stuffing

9. Rosemary Roast Potatoes

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Coated in herbs and tossed in olive oil, these spuds are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside – perfect!

10. Brussels Sprouts Tossed With Toasted Walnuts and Cranberries

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Cook them in the oven, and add a dash of balsamic vinegar before serving to bring out the flavour.

11. Onion and Red Wine Gravy

12. Traditional Cranberry Sauce

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13. Braised Rainbow Chard

14. Vegan Yorkshire Puddings

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A simple and comforting addition to any roast dinner. Here’s an easy recipe from The Vegan Society.


15. Mince Pies With Brandy ‘Butter’

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To make the brandy butter, beat vegan margarine with muscovado sugar and add a few spoonfuls of brandy. Then make your own vegan mince pies or try one of these tasty shop-bought options.

16. Vegan Tres Leche Berry Parfaits

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These pretty desserts make for a fancy finish to any meal.

17. Crushed Candy Cane Cake From MeetTheShannons.com

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18. Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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19. Festive Ginger Nog

20. Hot Toddy

21. Spiced Cranberry Punch


What cruelty-free foods will you be serving on Christmas day? Share your favourite recipes in the comments. And if you’re looking for more ideas about eating compassionately, order our free vegan starter kit: