Being a vegetarian during the holidays can be extra challenging. It takes more discipline and focus to maintain a vegetarian diet when you’re surrounded by hefty food! But, don’t worry! The commitment to a healthier lifestyle should be rewarded, and this is my gift to you! Read on for quick and easy vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes you can make this holiday!
Delightful Christmas Dinner Recipes for Veggie Lovers
As a foodie and a mom, I understand the need to live a good and healthy life. Although I indulge myself in sweets and meat, I make sure to keep everything in moderation. I also make certain greens and their variety are always present on the table, whether it’s the holidays or not! I know too well the frustration of not finding lists of good vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes, so I’ve decided to make one myself!
This list of vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes has got you covered from starters to desserts! The fun and enjoyment during Christmas shouldn’t have restrictions just because you’re vegetarian! And in case that isn’t enough good news, I’ve also made sure these Christmas dinner recipes are quick and easy to make! The holiday rush is upon us and there’s no need to add to the stress! Let’s get cooking!
1. Perfect Roast Potatoes
There are always potatoes at a Christmas table, but very few are remembered for their originality! Let Jamie Oliver guide you into picking out the right herbs and spices to spruce up your holiday favorite!
2. Spiced Parsnip and Apple Soup
A fruit and vegetable soup even the kids will enjoy! Adding spice to a warm bowl of soup will dispel the winter gloom in a snap!
3. Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Whoever said only heavy meaty food can fill your stomach has obviously never roasted an entire cauliflower! Using thyme and paprika to your roast will bring out the vegetable’s subtle yet exquisite taste!
4. Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Sometimes, all you need is something simple but rich and fulfilling to entice everyone to gather ‘round the Christmas table. A spinach and artichoke dip will lure vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!
5. Christmas Queso
Forget about a festive Christmas table centerpiece! A cheesy and spicy dip made of cilantros, pepper jack, and cheese will be the star of your Christmas table! All your guests will be thanking the vegetarians for coming up with this one!
6. Persian Squash & Pistachio Roast
There’s a reason roasted pistachios are sold as a product on its own: they’re just a type of nut that’s so good, its taste can’t be found anywhere else. Imagine taking that goodness into roasted squash! Serve this recipe and you’ll have at least five vegetarian converts after, guaranteed!
7. Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton
If you ask me, pears are a vastly underrated fruit! They go very well with such a wide variety of ingredients—so subtle in taste yet so exhilarating! The roasted-pear and butternut soup will show you what I’m talking about!
8. Watergate Salad
Celebrate the holidays with a refreshing salad! The watergate salad covers almost an entire range of ingredients—from starters (pecans) to dessert (marshmallow)! It’s one of those Christmas dinner recipes that will be a surprise smash hit!
9. Courgette Christmas Candles
It doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian or not, how can you say no to that presentation! These stunning “Christmas candles” tastes like the entire Italian cuisine turned vegetarian! And it takes only 20 minutes to make! Don’t wait for Christmas next year, they can be the candles for your next birthday!
10. Vegetarian Lasagna
How is it a lasagna without meat, you ask? Let the combination of portobello mushrooms, spinach, and zucchini slow-cooked in between layers of cheese and lasagna noodles answer that question! One bite, and I’m sure you won’t be asking that question again.
11. Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
A list of Christmas dinner recipes will always have the favorites! But it can be difficult when the favorites are often meat-based dishes. This take on the shepherd’s pie using lentil and sweet potato solves your problem!
12. Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup
Yes, it’s the fourth soup on the list, but who wouldn’t want a good warm bowl of heaven on a chilly Christmas night? If that bowl is a cross between pasta and ramen, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if I include even a sixth or seventh soup option!
13. Hearty Wholewheat Pasta With Brussels Sprouts, Cheese, And Potato
Pasta, the savior of the time-deprived! Here are easily available ingredients tossed into a heartwarming plate of pasta in the most savory way! You won’t believe it’s so easy to make something so good!
14. Pear and Blue Cheese Tart with Walnut Pastry
What did I tell you about pears? First, they bring out the flavor of squash, now they’re making a cheese-and-nut pastry possible! Your guests will be looking for no other than vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes after having a bite of this one!
15. Mozzarella Bruschetta with Rocket Drizzle
The Italians have a way of whipping up the most organic dishes in the quickest way! Bruschetta is basically an “incomplete” sandwich done by a culinary expert! This recipe shows you how to master a great go-to appetizer!
16. Mushroom Tart
Create an appetizer for the entire crowd in under 45 minutes! Mushrooms, cheese, and spinach baked over good dough is a vegetarian heaven! Take your non-vegetarian friends with you to nirvana!
17. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed potatoes are out. Mashed cauliflowers are in! This recipe shows you how to include buttermilk in your mashed sides with fewer calories!
18. Apple and Rosemary Crowns with Wild Mushrooms and Puy lentils
Something so rich and filling that can be made in under an hour? Prepare to have more vegetarian friends! No one will assume ever again that Christmas dinner recipes are primarily about good meat.
19. Roast Vegetable and Hummus Pie
Can we call it a list of vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes without hummus? It’s like the rice or pasta of the entire vegetarian cuisine! Use it for your Christmas vegetarian pie!
20. Baked Eggplant Parmesan
There aren’t a lot of vegetables that have as much body with very little weight like the eggplant! Baking this full yet delicate plant with all these luxurious ingredients is a vegetarian innovation everyone else should follow!
21. Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread
Pies will always be present during the holidays. Try something new by serving a healthy banana blueberry bread! It has the indulgence of pie and other sweets minus the extra pounds!
22. Maple Panna Cotta with Buttered Rum Figs
I can’t wait to try this one! Whoever thought of panna cotta has a special place in heaven. This vegetarian twist is making it very hard for me to stay on my chair and write. We’ve found the dessert that will rock everyone’s Christmas!
23. Cherry Kuchen Bars
Your cherry on top of a fantastic year—in baked form! A reward for staying devoted to your healthy lifestyle! It takes so little effort to make and eat these cherry kuchen bars! Plus, You can easily wrap them up for guests (and they will be many!) who will be asking for some to take to their homes! Get those Ziplocs ready!
Watch this video from Edgy Veg for more vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes:
Presents abound during Christmas, but you’ve got the best one: the dedication to a nutritious and healthy lifestyle! With these vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes, we’ll change the way people think about vegetarian food one guest at a time! I can’t wait to try out these recipes and see the look on everyone’s faces when they find out they’re purely vegetarian! Aren’t you excited? Plant-lovers get to have the most fun this year! Lettuce celebrate!
Want more vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes? Try these 26 Homemade Vegetarian Recipes! What’s your secret to whipping up a delicious vegetarian dish? Let me know in the comments section!
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