Have you been looking for a variety of delicious vegan recipes that are just perfect for the holiday season!? Well, look no further because this collection of plant-based recipes offers a variety of tasty treats, main dishes, soups, salads, and more! Make one or make them all! Your tastebuds with thank you!

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The List: 71 Best Vegan Christmas Recipes

This holiday season, explore our diverse collection of vegan recipes, perfect for creating a memorable vegan Christmas dinner menu. From the sweet undertones of maple syrup in our Pomegranate Limeade to the savory richness of our vegan butternut squash soup, each recipe is a celebration of festive flavors and simple ingredients.

Best Winter Appetizers

Begin your feast with our easy Pumpkin Hummus, a simple recipe that blends the richness of pumpkin with classic spices, making it a great choice for your holiday table. These appetizers are not only delicious but also a perfect way to welcome your entire family to the dinner table.

Black bowl with pumpkin hummus sprinkled with pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin Hummus
Easy pumpkin hummus recipe that’s ready in just 15-minutes. It’s full of nutrient-dense chickpeas along with flavor-packed tahini, pumpkin, and garlic! This recipe for pumpkin hummus is the perfect dip for your next fall hang-out or winter holiday. 
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A person is dipping bread into a bowl of spinach dip.
Outrageously Good Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy, cheesy, and divine! This Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is sure to be the most popular appetizer at your holiday dinner!
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A Vegan tray with nuts, crackers and cheese for Holiday recipes.
Easy Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
This vegan cheese ball recipe is perfect pairing to your favorite veggies, crackers, or bread.
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Garlic and Herb Butter Vegan Babka
Garlic and Herb Butter Vegan Babka
Garlic and herb butter vegan babka is a savory delight. On top of that its gorgeous!
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A cutting board with a variety of vegan fruits and vegetables.
Vegan Appetizer Platter With Hummus
This tasty vegan appetizer platter is perfect for a party! With hummus, veggies & vegan cheese, all can enjoy!
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The Best Beet Hummus
The Best Beet Hummus
This beet hummus is sweet and earthy in flavor. It’s vibrant color is stunning and is sure to be a holiday favorite!
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Vegan Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
Vegan Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
This gorgeous vegan cheese ball is easy to make and is perfect paired with your favorite crackers or bread.
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Vegan bread sticks on a plate with holiday spices and seasonings.
Olive Garden Copycat Vegan Breadsticks
These amazing Olive Garden Copycat Vegan Breadsticks are the perfect appetizer wherever you are this holiday season. They probably won’t last long!
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A vegan recipe of tahini spread served with bread and topped with fresh parsley, perfect for a holiday gathering.
Mushroom Walnut Pate Recipe
Savory homemade mushroom walnut pate. It is perfect paired with homemade bread or your favorite crackers and veggies.
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Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe
Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe
This stunning Rosemary Focaccia Bread is easy to make and even easier to devour.
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Vegan Cheese Platter
Vegan Cheese Platter
Vegan cheese platter filled with your favorite seasonal vegan cheeses, veggies, fruit, and more.
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Rosemary Bread
It's fluffy and crispy in all the right places. Made with six simple ingredients, this artisan loaf is so easy to make.
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Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese
Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese
Creamy and sharp this vegan cheese is like none other. It’s made using just 5 ingredients and will impress!
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Main Dishes For Your Holiday Feast

For heartier fare, here’s a rich selection of main dishes. Examples include Pumpkin Curry Soup, Wild Rice Pilaf, Vegan Chili, Vegan Wellington, and Roasted Lentil & Walnut Stuffed Butternut Squash. These delicious recipes were lovingly crafted with plant-based ingredients including root vegetables and a variety of spices, and fresh herbs, bringing warmth and joy to your Christmas Day celebrations.

Easy vegan pumpkin curry soup on a wooden cutting board.
Pumpkin Curry Soup
This easy pumpkin curry soup recipe is simply delicious. Its creaminess comes from coconut milk, so it is naturally dairy-free. In addition, this plant-based soup is a great source of vitamin A.
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Two jars of pasta with tomatoes and basil on a wooden cutting board.
Mini Lasagna
Easy mini lasagna recipe that is delicious and nutritious! Made with homemade cashew ricotta cheese, zucchini, and yellow summer squash, it’s hard to beat!
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Classic chili recipe made vegan for a hearty plant based meal.
Vegan Chili
A vegan chili recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes. This recipe is a celebration of flavors and health, crafted with love for those who cherish nourishing, wholesome meals.
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Roasted Lentil & Walnut Stuffed Butternut Squash
Roasted Lentil & Walnut Stuffed Butternut Squash
Roasted stuffed butternut squash packed with lentils, quinoa, walnuts, mushrooms, fresh herbs and more!
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Vegan Stuffed mushrooms with pomegranate on a plate, perfect for holiday recipes.
Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Gluten Free)
Portobello mushrooms stuffed with veggies, rice, and cheesy breadcrumbs. This gluten free vegan stuffed mushroom recipe is oh-so-tasty.
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A vegan holiday recipe of roasted cauliflower with pomegranate sauce beautifully plated.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is vegan & gluten-free . It’s topped with a maple tahini sauce & fresh pomegranate for a delightful flavor combo.
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A vegan holiday salad recipe with cranberries and nuts.
Wild Rice Pilaf
This Wild Rice Pilaf is made with wild rice, roasted delicata squash, shaved brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and savory dijon dressing!
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Crispy Butternut Squash and Farro Power Bowl
Crispy Butternut Squash and Farro Power Bowl
This Crispy Butternut Squash and Farro Power Bowl is loaded with roasted veggies and topped with garlic dijon black beans and a garlic yogurt sauce.
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A vegan meat pie with carrots and sprigs of sage.
Mushroom Wellington
This easy vegan Mushroom Wellington is sweet potato mushroom goodness and wrapped in perfectly flaky puff pastry.
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Three bowls of creamy soup with pumpkin seeds and fall leaves.
Vegan Butternut Squash Soup (Instant Pot)
Vegan butternut squash soup that is quick and easy to make. It’s the perfect vegan soup for winter, fall, or any time of year really. 
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Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This is the best vegan lentil shepherd’s pie! It’s the perfect flavorful lentil comfort food for your winter party.
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Vegan Vegetable Wellington
Vegan Vegetable Wellington
Talk about a main dish! Savory filling wrapped in flaky puff pastry.
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No-Egg 2 Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Dairy Free Garlic Sage Sauce
No-Egg 2 Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Dairy Free Garlic Sage Sauce
Two ingredient sweet potato gnocchi. Enjoy with your favorite sauce or this creamy garlic sage sauce!
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Maple Lime Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Maple Lime Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
An easy sheet pan holiday meal. Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas tossed with maple lime marinated onions.
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Crowd-pleasing Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe
Crowd-pleasing Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe
Healthy vegan lentil loaf made with from lentils, portobello mushrooms and quinoa. It’s perfect for your holiday meal!
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Individual Vegan Pot Pie
Absolutely delicious, savory vegan pot pies! These tasty, plant-based pot pies are stuffed with nutritious veggies and chickpeas, which will give you a little kick of protein.
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A bowl of soup with a spoon on a wooden table.
Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Vegan potato leek soup is simply a hug in a bowl. Ready in 30-minutes, this leek and potato soup recipe is the perfect midweek meal. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and nutritious! 
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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Vegan stuffed mushrooms are full of flavor, texture, and deliciously meaty.
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A vegan holiday dish of mashed potatoes with a spoon in it, made from delicious recipes.
The Ultimate Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
This cottage pie is a satisfying casserole filled with colorful veggies, hearty lentil, and topped with mashed potatoes!
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Vegan Meatloaf Recipe
Vegan Meatloaf Recipe
This easy Vegan Lentil Meatloaf recipe is the best meat-less roast you can make for the holiday celebrations to impress your family + guests!
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Vegan Pot Roast
Vegan Pot Roast
Easy vegan pot roast with jackfruit – good for you comfort food that is hearty, filling, meaty but entirely meatless.
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Vegan Side Dishes

Complementing the main courses are side dishes like Vegan Stuffing, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, and a variety of salads including a Kale Sweet Potato Salad. These sides are delicious and nutritious, adding color and variety to your holiday table.

Vegan Stuffing
Easy vegan stuffing with just 20 minutes of prep. Sign me up! This vegan dressing calls for quinoa so not only does it make a great vegan side dish, it could be a meal all on its own. 
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Golden yellow bowl of freshly cooked canned green beans.
Easy Canned Green Bean Recipe
What do you do when you can’t find fresh green beans or frozen green beans at the store? This easy canned green bean recipe is an excellent option to whip up a great side dish. Ready in minutes, it’s a simple way to cook canned green beans.
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Sweet potato fries with a dipping sauce.
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Indulge in the irresistible taste and comforting warmth of roasted sweet potato fries. These oven-baked fries combine the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a delightful mix of spices and herbs, offering a healthy yet indulgent treat.
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A festive holiday salad made with brussels sprouts, perfect for those following a vegan diet. The dish is elegantly presented on a plate and accompanied by wooden spoons.
Fall Farro Salad with Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts
This Fall Farro Salad with Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts is packed with veggies, herbs, and flavor!
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Kale Sweet Potato Salad
Kale Sweet Potato Salad
Kale Sweet Potato Salad made with roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, chickpeas, and a flavorful citrus dressing on top.
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Up close of bronze bowl filled with cooked canned corn.
Easy Canned Corn Recipe
Sometimes, fresh corn isn’t always available. And if you’re craving it, a can of corn is an excellent stand-in. But don’t just heat up the contents and call it a day! This easy canned corn recipe is a simple way to add a side to any main dish.
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How To Boil Sweet Potatoes
One of the best cooking methods for sweet potatoes is to boil them. This simple way to prep them for any sweet potato recipe will help you create a variety of dishes, from that sweet potato pie to the perfect side dish for any meal!
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Vegan Christmas salad
Vegan Christmas salad
This vegan Christmas salad is a vibrant addition to your festive table. It’s quick and easy to make. It’s perfectly fresh and crunchy!
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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes
This mashed purple sweet potato recipe is so tasty; it can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. That’s a win-win if you ask me! Purple sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C and Iron. 
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Holiday Salad Recipe - Christmas Salad
Holiday Salad Recipe – Christmas Salad
Delicious holiday salad recipe. The perfect Christmas salad recipe to serve at your festive gatherings.
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Holiday Desserts

No holiday feast is complete without desserts, and this roundup delivers with options like Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake, and Vegan Gingerbread Cookies. Each dessert is a vegan twist on traditional holiday favorites, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a sweet treat​.

Two pieces of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
The easy vegan pumpkin pie recipe tastes like autumn. This 10-ingredient eggless pumpkin pie is perfect for any occasion, especially the holiday season!
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A pie crust and a rolling pin on a marble countertop.
Vegan Pie Crust
This perfect vegan pie crust is so simple to make that I wish I would have known about it ages ago. Coconut oil is the magic ingredient that brings everything together in this recipe, making a crust of delicious, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
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Enamel tray of pomegranate oat balls.
Pomegranate Bliss Balls
Pomegranate, dates, and oats create the perfect balance between sweet and tart. If you are looking for the perfect autumn snack or no added sugar dessert then you will love these pomegranate oatmeal bites. On top of that they take just 10 minutes to make.
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A group of vegan chocolate cheesecakes with strawberries on top.
Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake
This homemade vegan cheesecake recipe is ridiculously easy to make. With only 20 minutes of prep, does a vegan dessert get better than that?
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Pumpkin scones with cinnamon glaze drizzle.
Vegan Pumpkin Scones
Want a taste of Fall? Well, look no further. These vegan pumpkin scones will satisfy all your cozy Fall feels. They are dairy-free, egg-free, and surprisingly easy to make. 
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A vegan skillet filled with holiday recipes and a fork on a table.
Vegan Bread Pudding
This Vegan Bread Pudding by the Crowded Kitchen is divine! It is packed with flavor and the the perfect cozy winter dessert!
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Several pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper.
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fluffy vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that take less than 30-minutes to make. This vegan pumpkin cookie recipe can be made gluten-free so all can enjoy!  
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Vegan Meringue Pie With Cranberry
Vegan Meringue Pie With Cranberry
Vegan meringue pie that is vegan and gluten-free! Made with cranberries, it is a vibrant take on the traditional lemon version.
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1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
These chocolate peppermint cookies are oh-so-fudgy! They are probably going to become your new favorite holiday cookie so beware!
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Vegan Lebkuchen
Vegan Lebkuchen
These soft, chewy, spicy gingerbread cookies are full of flavor and easy to make!
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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
These are literally the BEST vegan gingerbread cookies. They are packed with flavor, cute, and delicious as can be.
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Stack of oatmeal raisin cookies.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Classic oatmeal raisin cookies that are vegan and gluten-free. These vegan, gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are quick and easy to make and taste like childhood.
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A vegan chocolate roll with holiday hedgehogs on it.
Vegan Yule Log
Tasty vegan yule log of chocolate sponge cake, chocolate buttercream, vanilla buttercream, and cute hedgehog cookies!
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Vegan Cranberry Orange Shortbread
Vegan Cranberry Orange Shortbread
Vegan cranberry orange shortbread cookies are incredible. They are slice-and-bake full of rich flavor.
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Almond Snowball Cookies
Almond Snowball Cookies
These Almond Snowball Cookies are gluten-free and grain-free. They are easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.
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No-Bake Mint Chip Cookies
No-Bake Mint Chip Cookies
Mint Chip Cookies that are no bake! They have a dark chocolate coating paired with a cacao nib mint cookie center. Talk about divine!
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A vegan tart with apples on top of a wooden table.
Vegan Apple Custard Tart (Tarte Normande)
Vegan apple custard tart with shortcrust pastry, homemade vanilla custard, and thin apple slices.
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A plate of holiday cookies decorated with green and white icing.
Vegan Christmas Cookies
Buttery vegan Christmas cookies that are the perfect balance of a firm exterior and soft interior. Naturally colored vegan icing takes these cookies to the next level!
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Festive Drinks To Toast The Holiday Season

To complete your holiday feast, our Pomegranate Limeade, sweetened with maple syrup, adds a vegan twist to your Christmas party, making it a memorable part of your festive meal. Rather a winter classic? Try some homemade vegan egg nog!

Two cups of pomegranate limeade with sliced limes around them.
Pomegranate Limeade
This pomegranate limeade is so tasty that you’ll wish you made more. It’s the perfect Fall mocktail for a cozy night! This pomegranate mocktail is sweetened with maple syrup instead of simple syrup making it refined sugar-free. 
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Two cups of pumpkin lemonade with a pitcher in the background.
Pumpkin Lemonade
Pumpkin lemonade – say what!? Homemade pumpkin lemonade with a kiss of cinnamon will make those taste buds dance. For those of you who love pumpkin, bottoms up!
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Pink glass filled with pomegranate smoothie topped with sliced strawberries and pomegranate arils.
Pomegranate Smoothie
Refreshing, delicious, and nutritious, this pomegranate smoothie recipe is the healthy drink you need this Fall. Ready in about 10 minutes so you can spend your time enjoying each sip!
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Rich and Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
Rich and Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
A rich and creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate that uses chocolate, cocoa powder, dates and cashew butter.
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Glass of grapefruit infused water with sliced grapefruit and sprigs of rosemary on the wooden table.
Grapefruit Water Recipe
This grapefruit-infused water with fresh rosemary is simply refreshing. It takes just 5 minutes to make, leaving you plenty of time for everything else.
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Vegan Eggnog Latte
Vegan Eggnog Latte
The perfect vegan eggnog latte. Made with only three ingredients, it’s ready in no time!
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Beet Lemonade
Bold beet lemonade that is quick and easy to make. Sweetened with maple syrup is sweet, tart, and earthy all at the same time.
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Homemade Chai Tea Latte
Homemade Chai Tea Latte
This Homemade Chai Tea Latte is packed with flavorful spices and sweetened with maple syrup.
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A person pouring iced tea- a refreshing beverage suitable for vegan diets, perfect for holiday gatherings and enjoyed year-round.
Festive Christmas Soda
Festive Christmas Soda is packed with holiday flavors! It can be enjoyed as a hot cozy drink or served cold with sparkling water!
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Final Words

With such a diverse array of plant-based options, it’s hard to choose just one favorite holiday recipe! Perhaps one of the standout dishes from this vegan roundup, like the savory Mushroom Wellington or the indulgent Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake, could become a new favorite for your holiday celebrations. Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just exploring plant-based cuisine, these recipes offer something special for everyone at the holiday table.

A festive collage of vegan food and drinks, perfect for Christmas recipes.

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