15 Vegan and Vegetarian Holiday Recipes That Range From Sweet to Savory and Are All-Around Amazing

Being a vegan or vegetarian around the holidays can be tough, but you know that doesn't mean your Christmas dinner has to be any less amazing just because it's meat or animal product free. And because we know how much delicious vegan and vegetarian versions of traditional Christmas dishes mean to you, we decided to put together a list of the best recipes we could find out there. From a savory kale and shiitake holiday stuffing to vegan hot chocolate and Christmas rum balls, we've got everything you need to make meat-free Christmas so delicious, it'll even have carnivores' mouths watering.

Balsamic Butternut Kale Cranberry Panzanella

Cookie and Kate makes her panzanella all sorts of seasonal with cranberries and balsamic butternut squash.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Pecans

A classic holiday side dish, give Brussels sprouts an upgrade this year by throwing in some pecans and a touch of maple like Family Fresh Cooking.

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Walnut Rye Sourdough Bread

No Christmas feast is complete without some bread to mop up all the goodness with. Go for this vegan walnut rye sourdough courtesy of Green Kitchen Stories.

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Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Love and Lemons shows us that mashed potatoes are awesome when they’re vegan, especially when there’s cauliflower thrown in the mix.

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Kale and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing

This delicious stuffing recipe from Love and Lemons is the perfect vegetarian side dish, combining kale, shiitake mushroom, bread, and fresh herbs.

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Sweet Potato Gratin with Chantrelles and Comte

There’s nothing like a gooey cheesy gratin on a cold Christmas night, especially when it’s a sweet potato and chantrelle gratin from A Cozy Kitchen.

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Holiday Quinoa

This delicious holiday quinoa from I Am A Food Blog uses dried cranberry, crunchy pear, toasted pecans, and oranges to get its wintertime Christmas flavor.

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Twice Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Butter and Pecans

When it comes to Christmas mains, go the minimalist route and let the vegetables shine — just like A Cozy Kitchen’s twice baked acorn squash with maple butter and pecans.

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Beet Bourguignon

Go classic French this holiday season with a meatless version of a beef bourguignon. Green Kitchen Stories makes hers with beets instead of meat.

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Winter Squash Tamale Pie with Harissa

Climbing Grier Mountain keeps it nice, easy, and delicious in one dish with her winter squash tamale pie that has just the right hint of harissa.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Make your main dish of the night sing with this tasty whole roasted cauliflower from Joy the Baker. The presentation is the perfect centerpiece for your feast. Turkey shmerky.

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Chocolate Hemp Vegan "Gingerbread" Men

Enjoy all the deliciousness of gingerbread men the vegan way with Healthful Pursuit’s delicious chocolate hemp creations.

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Vegan Tahini Hot Chocolate

There are few things as Christmas-y as a piping hot cup of hot chocolate. Try this tasty vegan version by My Name is Yeh, which uses tahini in place of dairy products.

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Vegan Christmas Cookies

Love and Lemons is the master of vegan Christmas cookies, and this assortment of sweet treats is just as lovely as it is mouth-watering.

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Vegan Grain-Free Christmas Rum Balls

Get your rum balls on with this grain-free, vegan-friendly version by Healthful Pursuit.

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