When the holidays hit, there are so many parties to attend from holiday parties at work, to family dinners, to gatherings with friends. It can sometimes be difficult to find recipes for a large group of people, especially if people have dietary restrictions. However, we searched through our Food Monster App to bring you a list of 15 delicious large-sized plant-based recipes free of dairy, eggs, and meat that you can serve at a holiday party!
1. Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili
2. Holiday Oven-Roasted Seitan
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This Holiday Oven-Roasted Seitan by Logan Dunn and Lexus Osman is a delicious meat substitute for your holiday party! Filled with holiday herbs and roasted with love this seitan is as prepared as easy as: mix, knead, boil, bake and serve! Perfect made the night before your holiday feast, or served hot from the oven. It makes a wonderful entree that your guests will love!
3. Pineapple Baked Ham
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Robin Asbell‘s Pineapple Baked Ham, adorned with pineapple rings, is a magazine cover-ready classic. Here, you can stroll down memory lane with a plant-based version, complete with a layer of white “fat” wrapped around it and a sweet, pineapple glaze.
4. French Pate with Pistachios and Peppercorns en Croute
For a pretty presentation, this French Pate by Robin Asbell is studded with green pistachios and chunky peppercorns, just like a classic French pâté. The secret ingredient is parsnip, which purees to a silky smoothness and sweetly balances with rich walnuts. You don’t have to wrap it in puff pastry (you can unmold and serve it before the baking instructions below), but it makes for a real showstopper at parties. Without the pastry, it is gluten free.
5. Classic No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart
This beautiful Lemon Tart dessert by Josephine Watmore is delicious! It’s incredibly easy to make, and will easily impress your friends this holiday season! Have it with a dollop of vegan whip cream for an added bonus.
6. Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese
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Macadamia nuts are perfect for plant-based cheese making – they’re soft, buttery, they taste mild enough where you can add a bunch of your favorite flavorings! Enjoy this Taryn Fitz-Gerald‘s sophisticated Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese with your favorite crackers, as part of a vegan cheese board this holiday season.
7. Buttermilk Biscuits
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Vaishali Honawar‘s soft and flaky Buttermilk Biscuits are a perfect side dish! They are an unsweet scone, really, and therefore perfect for any kind of topping from jelly to a dab of vegan spread to even a dollop of peanut butter. Or you can, of course, serve them up with any spicy gravy and a side of mashed potatoes. Yum.
8. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
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Looking to add more vegetables to your holiday table? Try Christina Bedetta‘s Maple Roasted Acorn Squash! This vegetable is simple and easy to cook and can be topped with different seasonings for a variety of flavors. This simple roasted squash can be enjoyed on its own, on top of a salad or power bowl, and even as a side dish for the holidays!
9. Veggie Hot Pot with Biscuit Topping
If you’re looking for something different for the center of the table, this Veggie Hot Pot with Biscuit Topping is just the warming dish you need. This stew from Back to the Cutting Board creates a relaxing, nourishing energy that calms and centers the mind and provides the endurance you need to get through the day with grace.
10. Tahini Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil
Who would have thought that cauliflower could win the day, especially during a holiday dinner? This Tahini Roasted Cauliflower by Maikki Vasala is a holiday favorite. Along with being absolutely gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and eventually garnished with roasted almonds.
11. Savory Walnut and Mushroom Bolognese
This comforting, meat-free Mushroom Bolognese from Lisa Anderson and Erik Huss is a quick, easy dish that cooks in just 30 minutes. Mushrooms stand for the richness and are backed by the flavor of toasted walnut, which brings a familiar texture to this classic dish. Serve over a bed of your favorite spaghetti with a generous amount of vegan Parmesan.
12. Beet and Spinach Swirl Bread
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The swirl in Namita Tiwari‘s Beet and Spinach Bread is beautiful and perfect for the holidays – the green and pink just totally pop! Plus, it tastes amazing! It would look so interesting on the appetizer table or cut into slices near the salads. Everyone will want to try it!
13. Lentil Loaf with Celery Root Mash
Gabreille St. Claire‘s Lentil Loaf with Celery Root Mash is perfect if you’re looking for an entree to beat out your grandmother’s meatloaf recipe. It’s filling and a wonderful entree to slice up and serve to guests.
14. Maple-Glazed Mushroom and Lentil Meatloaf
Still undecided about what holiday entree to make? This Mushroom and Lentil Meatloaf makes the perfect centerpiece. The recipe by Liz Martone is made from mushrooms and lentils, it’s dense and meaty, with a delicious maple ketchup glaze that sinks in as it bakes. This loaf is tender, moist, and full of these beautiful savory flavors that paired so perfectly with the sweet bite of the ketchup glaze.
15. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
Source: Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel recipe by Sienna Formosa is so simple to make! The addition of falafels adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven. The best part? They make a wonderful appetizer when you’re pressed for time (which is all the time during the holidays).
We hope you enjoy these 15 holiday party recipes and have a wonderful holiday season. For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App, which has over 15,000 plant based recipes perfect for every occasion!
Lead Image Source: Maple-Glazed Mushroom and Lentil Meatloaf