Festive Recipes for a Perfect Vegan Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and here at PETA, we’re sharing some of our favourite festive dishes.

Hearty and comforting, these winter warmers are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

Cheesy Roast Parsnip Gratin

Vegan Cheddar and cream cheese in the same recipe – what could be better? This recipe turns the plain old parsnip into a moreish showstopper.

Comforting Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

This tasty, wholesome pie is impressive but easy to make. Our recipe uses pre-rolled vegan puff pastry, so all you need to do is rustle up the fillings and bake.

Seitan Roast Stuffed With Mushrooms and Mixed Nuts

Show off to your guests this Christmas with this stunning seitan roast, all made from scratch.

Red-Wine Gravy

This delicious gravy recipe is much more decadent than the usual go-to of shop-bought gravy granules and boiled water, but it really isn’t all that much more complicated to make (honest!).

Boozy Braised Red Cabbage

If you fancy adding a little more red wine to your Christmas dinner, try out this tasty braised red cabbage recipe. Fruit, wine, and gentle spices combine to turn this dish into something really special.

Nice and Easy Mince Pies

You’ll wish it could be Christmas every day with these fun, simple mince pies. You can freeze these for up to a month before baking, saving you precious prep time on the big day.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

This light and airy chocolate mousse is the ideal way to finish off a heavy Christmas meal.


Christmas is a time for love and compassion for all – so what better way to celebrate than by keeping animals off our plates?

Being kind to animals is simple. To help you get started with making the transition to a compassionate lifestyle, take our vegan pledge for tips and information on going vegan – for animals, the environment, and your health:

You can also show your love for animals by visiting our online shop to pick up clothing and accessories with animal rights messages – you might even find the perfect Christmas present for a friend.