Festive Vegan Recipes for the Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) (2024)

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Be perfectly prepared for Thanksgiving/Christmas with these Festive Vegan Recipes for the Holidays. This post includes many ideas for main courses and side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas! No meat, no dairy, no eggs – all vegan!

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Hi friends, withThanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I’ve wanted to compile my favorite festive recipes from blogging friends and my bloginto onepost.

Below you’ll find various main course recipes and side dishes that are just perfect for the holidays:From lots of impressive centerpieces like Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash, Lentil Roast, Smoky Southern-Style Meatloaf and HomemadeSeitan Steaks to comforting sides like Molasses, Miso, and Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes, Savory Pumpkin Tart, Roasted Yams, Smashed Purple Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage and more! I’ve also added sauces like my 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce and Peppercorn Sauce.

Table of Contents

  • Main Courses
  • Side Dishes
  • Sauces

30 Festive Vegan Recipes

Main Courses

Vegan Seitan Steak

This vegan Seitan Steak is juicy and super easy to make! You can combine all the ingredients in a food processor – so no kneading required! By adding sparkling water and canned chickpeas to the mix, our seitan is softer than many of the tough seitan cutlets you can usually buy in stores. It goes perfectly with roasted potatoes and herb butter.

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Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is one of my favorite recipes for a fancy vegan Thanksgiving meal: Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash with smoked tofu bits and mushrooms. Serve it with a homemade Cranberry Sauce and dig in!

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Lentil Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy by Wallflower Kitchen

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A delicious and easy-to-make lentil loaf, for a meat-free but ‘meat-‘alternative, great for roast dinners, Sunday lunch and Christmas main.

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Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf by Veganosity

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Delicious vegan BBQ meatloaf made with black beans and chickpeas for protein and a spicy homemade BBQ sauce. Meat lovers will love this!

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Couscous Stuffed Butternut Squash Boat

Recipe for a vegan Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Butternut Squash Boat. It’s healthy, flavorful, and the PERFECT fall dish!

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Vegan Potato & Spinach Strudel

Recipe for a vegan savory strudel filled with potatoes and spinach. It’s the perfect easy lunch or dinner. A cilantro lemon dip is the perfect sauce/dip to go with it!

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Seitan Roast with Bread Stuffing

Don't want to miss out on a roast for Thanksgiving? Try this delicious, vegan Seitan Roast, stuffed with a bread filling. Surprise your family and friends!

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Fried polenta stacks with squash u0026 cashew cream by Cadry’s Kitchen

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Fried polenta stacks are a dazzling holiday dish. Using prepared polenta from a tube, the stacks are layered with BBQ squash and cashew cream.

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Side Dishes

Vegan Potato Croquettes

Recipe for vegan Potato Croquettes – the perfect side dish for festive Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – just like they should be!

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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Soy Sauce

Recipe for vegan Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts in soy sauce – the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner! Easy to make and absolutely delicious.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes with onions and garlic

Mashed potatoes are amazing as they are, but this flavorful version with caramelized onions, garlic, and parsley is an easy way to bring your vegan mashed potatoes game to the next level!

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Vegan Thanksgiving Power Bowl by Feasting on Fruit

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All the typical Thanksgiving-goodies in a bowl!

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Molasses, Miso and Maple Candied Vegan Sweet Potatoes by Go Dairy Free

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Prepared with fresh flavors, this filling vegan sweet potatoes side dish can be enjoyed any time of year, and is a perfect gluten-free holiday recipe.

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Savory Pumpkin Tart by Vegan Family Recipes

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A Savory Pumpkin Tart recipe made with puff pastry and either a hokkaido or pie pumpkin. Drizzled with a garlic cashew sauce.

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Festive Vegan Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip by Vegan Heaven

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These festive vegan falafel with cranberry pear dip make the perfect appetizer for Christmas! Healthy, super easy to make, and so delicious!

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Vegan & gluten-free Green Power Bowl

Recipe for a vegan and gluten-free Green Power Bowl with collard greens, broccoli and potatoes. Easy to make, healthy and super tasty.

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole by Fried Dandelions

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This Vegan Green Bean Casserole has all of the classic flavors you remember from your Grandma’s Thanksgiving table.

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Roasted Yams with Lime Sunflower Seed Sauce by The Mostly Vegan

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These Roasted Yams with Lime Sunflower Seed Sauce would look so pretty on your Thanksgiving dinner spread!

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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Slices

TheseOven-Baked Sweet Potato Slices are a delicious side dish or snack! They are a great alternative to regular potato fries or wedges.

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Oven Baked Potato Slices

These Oven Baked Potato Slices are easy to make and versatile. You can serve them as a side dish or with a dip as a snack! They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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Smashed Purple Potatoes by Green Evi

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These smashed purple potatoes make the perfect side dish for your Christmas table. Simple and easy recipe.

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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts by My Darling Vegan

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Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts are a sweet and savory vegan side dish perfect for your next holiday dinner. They are perfectly tender roasted and tossed together with roasted hazelnuts and rosemary.

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Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts

These Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Mayo are the perfect appetizer/snack for all Brussels Sprouts lovers! They are crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth-sprouts in the center.

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Braised Red Cabbage

Recipe for a Braised Red Cabbage – it’s the perfect side dish for thanksgiving and christmas! Vegan & Gluten-free.

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Tri-Color Quinoa with walnuts and cranberries

If you want to combinehealthywithfestive, then this Tri-Color Quinoa with walnuts and cranberries is the perfect side dish!

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Easy Maple Roasted Carrots by Veggies Don’t Bite

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Maple roasted carrots are the perfect sweet and salty buttery side dish! This recipe has a hint of smoke, with an optional creamy lemon sauce!

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Pan-Fried Bread Dumplings

These pan-fried Bread Dumplings are a no-boil/no-steam alternative to regular Bread Dumplings. They are much quicker to make and have a crispy outside. You can serve them with all kinds of goulash and stews, or as a side for Christmas or Thanksgiving.

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Easy Homemade Garlic Knots Recipe by Cook with Kushi

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Garlic Knots are addictive and flavorful vegan bread bites that are crispy on the outside with a light and airy texture inside.

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Sauces

Easy 3-ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Recipe for an easy, 3-ingredient Cranberry Sauce made from scratch with fresh cranberries. Perfect addition for any Thanksgiving dinner!

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Vegan Peppercorn Sauce

This Vegan Peppercorn Sauce is quick & easy and you only need staple ingredients to make it. It's perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts and helps bring them to the next level!

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Don’t forget to bookmark/save/pin this page, so you’ll always have lots of impressive plant-basedrecipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas! And please let me know your favorite festive vegan recipesin the comments below! :)

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