Christmas is a time for giving, but also a time for eating until you cannot possibly eat or even move anymore. One of the most wholesome things about Christmas is sharing a meal with close family or friends, which is something we should all be doing more often. And it’s only a matter of time until you’ll be contentedly resting post-dinner on Christmas Day feeling absolutely stuffed full of downright delicious food. But of course, all that sumptuous food came into existence due to a dedicated labour of love in the kitchen. We’ll always have time for our favourite vegan autumn recipes, but now it’s time to crank up the festivity. Here’s some inspiration for a vegan Christmas dinner, with the option to cook it up yourself from scratch if you’re a cooking whiz, or buy vegan Christmas food from the shops. Tuck in!
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Make: Jamie Oliver’s Vegan Nut Roast uses tofu for creaminess and is topped with pine nuts to add texture. It takes only 45 minutes and it’s bursting with flavour, by all accounts.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
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Make: Yummly’s recipe takes 50 minutes all in, and is super easy to make. The chestnuts are an unexpected twist that might even win sprouts some new fans.
Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms
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Make: VegKitchen’s side dish would be a new addition to the traditional Christmas set menu, if you wanted to try something different. You’ll need 40 minutes to spare but it’s sweet and simple, so it won’t need much attention.
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Make: Crispy vegan roast potatoes are a reality, thanks to In Pursuit Of More. Add gravy, et voilà! You’ll have reached maximum tastiness for your vegan Christmas dinner.
Maple Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
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Make: Foodness Gracious uses maple syrup to give roasted vegetables that extra sweetness for vegan Christmas Dinner. Spiffing idea.
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Make: Vegan yorkshire puddings are yet to be available in the shops, but don’t worry; the Vegan Recipe Club has got this recipe down to a tee.
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Make: Some things in life can’t be bought, and for now, that includes vegan bread sauce. The Fussiest Eater’s recipe takes 30 minutes in total, and uses unsweetened soy milk for that all-important creaminess.
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Make: BBC Good Food has a flavour-packed recipe for Apple and Cranberry Chutney, and as it takes 1 hour 30 minutes to make, this can be prepared this in the days leading up to Christmas, to save more of that precious time.
Buy: Luckily, cranberry sauce is traditionally vegan, so almost any supermarket jar will do the trick. High five!
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Make: Tablespoon has a very appetising recipe for a thick oniony gravy to pour all over those vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.
Buy: Many supermarket gravies are vegan-friendly, which is super handy if you’re looking to save time.
Vegan Christmas Pudding
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Make: Mouthwatering Vegan’s boozy recipe is packed full with sumptuous fruits and spices for the perfect way to follow your vegan Christmas dinner.
Make: Vegan Recipe Club’s recipe makes 36 pies, and you can buy ready-made pastry to up the easiness.
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Make: Using clementines, lemons and limes, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, star anise and vegan red wine, you can brew up this wonderfully wintry drink with the help of Jamie Oliver.
And what will you don on your feet while you do the cooking? We have a few suggestions…