Vegetarian Christmas Meals To Buy
First up in our vegetarian Christmas dishes...vegetarian meatloaf! This vegetarian meatloaf has been gaining fans for years and years. Our families ask us to make it, and we've heard countless people say: "Wait, there's no meat in this?" The texture and flavor are strikingly similar to meat. Slice it up and serve it with some of our sides below, and you'll have some very happy guests!
vegetarian christmas meals to buy
This vegetarian pot pie will literally wow your guests! The interior is full of root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, and peas, mixed with a gooey vegetarian gravy flavored with pesto and Parmesan. And it's topped with a flaky, golden pastry crust. It's truly a stunner! Make up 2 pies to serve a crowd.
Another fantastic vegetarian Christmas dish is stuffed acorn squash! This one features a hearty stuffing of chewy wild rice, kale, and feta cheese crumbles. Top with crunchy pistachios and it's a showy dish that will wow everyone at the table.
This wild rice soup would be perfect as a vegan or vegetarian Christmas Eve dish! It's creamy and cozy, full of wild rice, white beans and mushrooms. The secret to the base? Blended cashews make it rich and creamy without dairy. This one has been made again and again with rave reviews!
Let's move on to side dishes for vegetarian Christmas dinner, shall we? Yes, these really are the best Brussels sprouts! They're baked in a hot oven until totally crispy and perfectly salted. A holiday tip: try to bake these on their own to get enough airflow to get crispy! Baking a few things at the same time leads to soggy sprouts. (Or, got an Instant Pot? Try our Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan.)
And last up in our vegetarian Christmas dishes: classic Christmas pudding! My family makes this cranberry pudding every year. The spongy cranberry pudding is made perfect with a creamy, dreamy butter sauce poured over the top. It's the richest, most celebratory Christmas dessert you've ever had!
Looking for more desserts to round out your vegetarian Christmas dinner? Try our 10 Best Healthy Christmas Cookies for your cookie tray, Easy Christmas Desserts for a Crowd, or Holiday Drinks. A few more fun holiday recipes:
Try our best vegetarian Christmas recipes and create a meat-free menu with our inspiring dishes. We've found more exciting Christmas centrepieces than your average nut roast, from goat's cheese terrines to fancy pithiviers and veg-packed wellingtons.
Check out our vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas to feed hungry veggies over the festive period, or try our vegetarian dinner party recipes here. Get set for the party season with our best vegetarian canapés and easy vegetarian starter recipes for more delicious inspiration. For quick and easy festive entertaining, check out our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas.
Make our epic vegetarian wreath filled with roasted butternut squash and creamy ricotta for an easy meat-free centrepiece. Using Jus-Rol croissant dough reduces the faff and we've even included a video to help you on your way. Find more butternut squash recipes here
Looking for indulgent vegetarian recipes to entertain over the festive season? Try our camembert and cranberry pithivier, it's quick, easy and makes for an impressive vegetarian starter. Try our easy camembert toppers here
For an easy yet eye-catching vegetarian Christmas dish, make our beetroot terrine. Use our step-by-step picture guide to make this meat-free starter for a crowd, topped with candied walnuts and crisp herbs. Plenty more beetroot recipes here
Looking for an impressive vegetarian Christmas recipe? This sformato is a little like a cross between a dense soufflé and a crustless quiche. Plus, it can be made with all sorts of vegetables, so mix and match with your favourites. Discover our best cauliflower recipes here
Make this vegetarian tart for your Christmas dinner and serve leftovers at your Boxing Day buffet. Shop-bought shortcrust pastry makes it even easier to make, plus you can use up any leftover blue cheese for the wintery pear and blue cheese filling. Check out our best leftover recipes here
We've put a savoury twist on the classic tarte tatin with our vegetarian shallot version. It's an impressive dish that makes for a great veggie main to serve friends and family over the festive season. We've got plenty more savoury tart recipes here
A Christmas cake with a difference! Serve this risotto cake on Christmas Day to wow your vegetarian guests. Our wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake is easy but looks impressive and serves a crowd. Check out our best Christmas cake recipes here
This take on a puff pastry pie is a smart vegetarian main course, ideal for Christmas Day, or as a special family lunch over the festive period. Layers of butternut squash mean that once cut open this French-style dish looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside with its decorative top.
30 Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Recipes! These vegetarian entrées are hearty and filling enough to serve as a main dish and so beautifully delicious, even the non-vegetarians are certain to enjoy them. Gluten-free, too!
If you're a vegetarian, I'm certain you're accustomed to surviving on all the side dishes come any holiday meal, am I right? That's why I wanted to gather together some genuinely delicious and filling Vegetarian Christmas Recipes that can stand and shine all on their own! Enjoy!
And with every year, there seems to be more on offer for vegetarians. That might be because supermarkets and food producers have realised how many of us Britons are shunning meat in favour of plant-based alternatives for a whole host of reasons, not least the climate crisis and health.
Indeed, a massive 70 per cent of people in Britain said they would be reducing their meat consumption over the festive season this year, according to a new poll by cheese brand Ilchester. More than half (52 per cent) also said they are likely to follow a plant-based diet this Christmas, compared with 20 per cent last year, and 56 per cent of people said they would be catering for vegetarians and vegans.
We found a wide range of the finest Christmas dinner options, including classic main dishes, sides, new launches and even puddings that are suitable for those following a vegetarian diet. We made each according to the instructions and tested them either on their own or as part of a full Christmas dinner.
Options were considered by both vegetarians and meat-eaters to see if they could impress all palates. Besides the obvious question of deliciousness, each product was rated on how easy it was to prepare and serve up, and the look and the quality of the ingredients.
Upstaging the turkey at the Christmas table sounds like a tricky feat, but this beautiful vegetarian centrepiece manages it with aplomb. Half a sweet butternut squash is stuffed to the brim with a mouth-watering medley of miso-marinated mushrooms, kale, chunky chestnuts and cranberry for a rich filling that perfectly balances earthy, sweet, bitter and umami flavours for a scrumptious alternative to turkey that celebrates plants.
Both the DC and Clarendon locations are offering a generous Christmas-inspired grab-and-go menu derived from their next-level Balkan concept. Priced at $55/couple, it begins with orange roast beef followed by a selection of seasonal sides served in 8-ounce containers like honey-garlic cauliflower, beet tartare and potato-corn au gratin. The meal concludes with a Balkan-inspired Christmas berry cake. Advanced reservations are not required as meals are made-to-order. Call the restaurant for to-go orders, or get delivery through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates. // Multiple locations
The New American eatery in Lovettsville has a Christmas Eve takeout dinner for $300 plus 15% gratuity which feeds a family of four to six people. There is a choice of four seasonal entrees: slow-roasted prime rib, traditional Christmas ham, stuffed seafood filet or vegetarian. Bottles of wine and batched cocktails are available to be added on for an additional cost. // 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville
There are several options for carry-out on Christmas Eve here. The Feast of Seven Fishes menu ($85/person) includes dishes like baccala carpaccio with winter citrus; grilled calamari with Italian sausage; linguine with brown anchovies; brodetto with monkfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, fregola sarda and lobster broth; and tiramisu. There is also a menu with a maple-brined holiday ham and sides ($150/couple or $225/family of five), a Roseda Farms prime rib and sides ($165/couple, $250/family of five) or a pan-roasted venison loin and sides ($175/couple, $275/family of five); meals do not include tax or gratuity. Orders must be placed by Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. for pick-up on Dec. 23-24 from noon to 9 p.m. // 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
This festive vegetarian side dish is a study in ruby: red beets, radicchio, red wine vinegar, and pomegranate seeds. This is the most delicious way to break up all of that brown and beige on the table.
Forget a half-hearted nut roast. Offer your vegetarian friends a mouth-watering centrepiece to their main Christmas meal. Choose something hearty and substantial, bursting with Christmas flavours like cranberry, orange, and spices. A homemade vegetable tart made with puff pastry, or a vegetable pie with a pastry or crumble topping are both mouth-watering options.
This easy vegetarian Christmas centrepiece has wow-factor and tastes amazing, packed full of festive flavours with cranberries, pistachios, red wine, garlic, rosemary and thyme.
This sounds delicious, and easy. My daughter is vegetarian and I always try to find her something delicious as an alternative to the turkey the rest of the family want, but as you say it has been difficult to find something that will go with all the usual sides (which she loves) and doesn't include them as ingredients. Sadly she's not able to come for Christmas this year, but I might just make this for New Year's dinner when she is visiting, everyone will enjoy it. 041b061a72