Here are over 30 non-vegan approved vegan Christmas dinner recipes that are easy and approachable to make yet sure to impress all eaters- even meat eaters!
Whether you’re vegan and plan on hosting your first Christmas dinner or Christmas Eve dinner, or maybe you have a vegan guest, look no further. This is the ultimate vegan Christmas dinner menu, from mains and sides to festive vegan Christmas desserts, cookies, and drinks!
A good rule of thumb: If any part of the ingredients came from an animal, it’s not vegan.
But what does that leave you to serve? Actually the best parts of any dish: herbs, garlic, onions, delicious vegetables, beans and legumes, and of course, anything sweet!
And trust me- this doesn’t have to be hard. Making a vegan Christmas dinner can actually be easy because cooking vegan is actually really simple! You’ll find through these recipes below that you don’t need much to make a dish taste amazing.
Below, you’ll find a curated list of amazing vegan recipes that have all been carnivore approved. Classics, like Vegan Wellington and vegan lasagna, to festive pastas, and more. And to boot, all of these recipes can be made gluten free as well!
Soft, pillowy sweet potato gnocchi that are easy, and completely Paleo, gluten free, and vegan, yet you’d never know! Coated in a garlic sage sauce, these homemade gnocchi are incredibly easy to make and perfect for all eaters!
Similar to tortellini in brodo (usually enjoyed for Natale- but vegan!), this creamy and veggie packed vegan tortellini soup is the easiest comfort soup to make for a cozy weeknight dinner recipe ready in 30 minutes and dairy free!
Buttery Herbed Vegan Wellington (Simple and Delicious!)
This tender and delicious vegan Wellington recipe is simple and easy to make, yet looks so elegant! With the perfect flaky puffy pastry crust, everyone will be wowed by this show-stopping yet secretly easy vegan dinner recipe!
25 Minute Vegan Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Beans (No Boiling!)
This deliciously cheesy quick and easy baked gnocchi recipe is ready in just 25 minutes, and you don’t even need to boil the gnocchi beforehand! Packed with protein and veggies, yet naturally vegan and vegetarian friendly, this baked gnocchi is an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.
Make these quick and easy flavor-packed vegan lentil meatballs with just 7 ingredients for a delicious vegan dinner ready in just 30 minutes! Based on my Italian grandma’s recipe- turned vegan and vegetarian friendly!
This 6 ingredient vegan vodka sauce is just as creamy and delicious as the classic penne a la vodka, but made without dairy and even without vodka if you want an alcohol free vodka sauce! Quick and easy for the perfect weeknight vegan pasta recipe.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Pasta with Spinach (Gluten Free)
This super simple and creamy vegan mushroom pasta with spinach is the perfect healthy pasta dinner recipe to have on rotation during the week. It’s made in just 30 minutes, packs in a lot of flavor and nutrients, and is naturally dairy free, gluten free, and nut free. Perfect for picky eaters!
Best Easy Vegan Lasagna Recipe (Gluten Free Option)
This is THE BEST vegan lasagna ever, and it’s just so easy to make. With layers of garlic rosemary lentils, marinara, gooey vegan cheese, and pasta noodles, this easy vegan lasagna has been fully approved by my Sicilian grandmother. A family favorite for dinner, protein packed and it’s easily made gluten-free!
This quick and easy vegan cacio e pepe is inspired by the classic Italian dish and is ready in just 15 minutes! Made with beans instead of cashews, this nut-free dairy free cacio e pepe is the perfect vegan pasta recipe for all eaters!
These are the absolute best ever classic vegan dinner rolls! No one can tell that they’re vegan; they’re just the most melt-in-your-mouth, fluffy, and tender pull apart dinner rolls ever, perfect for any occasionand only 5 ingredients!
These vegan mashed potatoes are the epitome of fluffy, creamy, and velvety rich. Super easy to make, and absolutely no one will know they’re vegan and dairy free! A crowd pleasing side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, vegan or not!
Garlic & Herb Vegan Dinner Rolls (Plush & Fluffy!)
These super soft and fluffy garlic and herb vegan dinner rolls only need 8 ingredients for the most flavorful, vibrant, and aromatic dinner rolls ever! These easy dinner rolls are a delight to make and eat, and perfect for all eaters, whether or not they’re vegan or dairy free! Gluten free option available!
This is the ultimate vegan cornbread recipe:super moist, soft, buttery, and just lightly sweet. You won’t be able to tell that this cornbread recipe is vegan, eggless, dairy free, and easily gluten free. A classic Thanksgiving side that everyone will love, vegan or not!
Easy and simply roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts make for the best vegan Thanksgiving side for all eaters! Entirely dairy free, gluten free, vegan and easily made Whole30 friendly, this healthy side dish is ready in 30 minutes!
Buttery Herbed Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe (Vegan! No Eggs!)
This unbelievably delicious and buttery herbed gluten free stuffing tastes just like your grandma’s stuffing- and secretly vegan! So easy to make and full of flavor- you won’t bevieve it’s gluten free!
This vegan sweet potato casserole is THE sweet potato casserole recipe to make. Made entirely dairy free, egg free, and gluten free, this vegan sweet potato casserole is so easy, only requires 10 minutes of prep work, and is an absolute crowd pleaser on Thanksgiving, whether you’re vegan or not!
Easy Homemade Vegan Tiramisu (No Cashews, No Tofu!)
Quite literally the best vegan tiramisu you will ever make, this easy dairy free tiramisu is layered with espresso soaked homemade ladyfingers, creamy and rich vegan mascarpone filling, and topped with a dusting of cocoa powder. Tastes just like the classic Italian “pick-me-up” layered dessert!
This entirely vegan Christmas Yule log cake tastes just like the classic Bûche De Noël, only entirely dairy free, egg free and gluten free! With an easy vegan chocolate sponge, dairy free chocolate hazelnut buttercream, and vegan chocolate ganache, you won’t believe how simple this Yule log is to put together and how delicious it is to eat!
This ultra silky and rich tiramisu cheesecake combines the best of tiramisu and cheesecake– and all dairy free and made without eggs! We have layers of homemade ladyfingers soaked in espresso with an espresso swirled mascarpone cheesecake batter that’s topped with creamy dairy free whipped cream and a hefty dusting of cocoa powder. The perfect pick-me-up dessert to show off at any holiday party!
Easy 4 Ingredient Vegan Panna Cotta (No Agar Agar Option!)
This super simple, yet creamy and elegant vegan Panna Cotta is made with just 4 ingredients, no refined sugar, no coconut cream, and there’s even an option for no agar agar powder! You’ll love this dairy free vegan twist on a classic Italian dessert!
This amazing vegan panettone recipe is based off of my great grandpa’s recipe, adapted to be both eggless and dairy free. With a beautifully risen enriched dough speckled with candied raisins, cherries, and citron pieces, this vegan panettone recipe tastes just like the classic panettone and is perfect for all Christmas celebrations!
These amazing vegan cannoli taste just like the classic Sicilian pastry! With a super flaky pastry formed into tubes and filled with a creamy dairy free ricotta filling, no one will know these cannoli are entirely vegan, eggless, and dairy free! Based on my great grandpa’s recipe!
Super Fudgy Vegan Peppermint Brownies with White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting
Fudgy and decadent vegan peppermint brownies are the perfect festive holiday treat! So easy to make, and topped with a lush white chocolate peppermint cream cheese frosting that’s mouthwatering! No one will know these peppermint brownies vegan and dairy free!
Deliciously moist and sweet vegan ginger cake topped with a secretly vegan white chocolate buttercream frosting! Turn this tender and moist gingerbread cake into a Christmas snow globe cake for a fun holiday showstopper!
This decadent caramel pecan cheesecake features a quick and easy creamy caramelized brown sugar cheesecake filling baked in a pecan graham cracker crust and topped with gooey caramel pecans! Absolutely no one will know these holiday cheesecake is vegan, dairy free, and contains no eggs!
Best Ever Vegan Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Thisrich and velvety vegan red velvet cake with dairy free cream cheese frosting is the ultimate vegan cake recipe! The perfect balance of cocoa and sweetness with a slight tang, this red velvet cake will be your favorite, vegan or not! Naturally dairy free and gluten free!
Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes with Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting
These festive and fun vegan gingerbread cupcakes are full of warming spice and super moist and fluffy! Topped with a dairy free cream cheese frosting and mini gingerbread cookies for fun Christmas cupcakes!
Creamy No Bake Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake (7 Ingredients!)
This no bake vegan Biscoff cheesecake is the easiest no bake cheesecake recipe! With a perfectly creamy and lush nut-free Biscoff cookie butter cheesecake filling and cookie crust, just 7 ingredients and perfect for any holiday table!
Gooey and rich vegan chocolate pecan pie that is secretly egg free, dairy free, corn syrup free, and can be gluten free! Plus, this chocolate pecan pie is SO easy, it’ll be the easiest recipe you make for your Thanksgiving dinner!
These raspberry vegan thumbprint cookies tastes identical to the classic holiday cookie yet are entirely vegan, dairy free, eggless, and can be gluten free! So easy and quick to make, these will be your new favorite Christmas cookie!
These unbelievably vegan shortbread cookies taste just like the classic and use just 5 ingredients! Chewy, crisp, “buttery,” and sweet, this Christmas shortbread recipe is the perfect recipe for a cookie exchange!
Cute and Super Easy Reindeer Cookies with Video (Vegan!)
The cutest and super easy reindeer cookies that just so happen to be entirely vegan and gluten free! Decorated with all-natural candies, these reindeer cookies are the perfect cookie for Santa and his reindeer!
Easy Vegan Gingerbread Latte (Better Than Starbucks!)
This is the best homemade gingerbread latte I’ve ever had!! It’s secretly dairy free, ready in 5 minutes, and tastes even better than the classic! Make this vegan copycat Starbucks gingerbread latte for a cozy winter morning or holiday treat!
Truly the best vegan eggnog recipe I’ve ever had! This cashew free, dairy free, and egg free eggnog tastes identical to the Christmas classic nog and is super creamy, thick, sweet, and full of warming nutmeg!