Check out these ten holiday classic recipes made vegan! It’s fun to experiment with plant-based meals around the holidays, but sometimes you just want to appreciate the timeless dishes that have been around for years. Because a lot of holiday dishes traditionally involve meat or dairy, some substitutions or alterations have to be made when it comes to making a vegan version, but these dishes aim to capture the time-honored flavors of these creations. Here we have 5 savory recipes and 5 sweet recipes from the Food Monster App that will make your Christmas wonderful.
1. Green Bean Casserole
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This remake of the classic 1960s casserole is a perfect addition to any holiday table. It has all of the delicious flavors of the original without any of the yucky ingredients! This Green Bean Casserole by Sarah De la Cruz is so simple yet tasty.
2. Roasted Cranberry Stuffed Squash
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Having unexpected guests for the holiday? Need something fast, easy, and nutritious? Try these Roasted Cranberry Stuffed Squash by Helyn Dunn! They’re very easy to prepare, simply slice, fill, bake, and serve. They make a wonderful, elegant presentation, too. Serve them with rice and baked beans for a complete meal.
3. Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Roasted Brussels sprouts are super easy to make, and remarkably delicious. If you’re looking for an easy green addition to a meal, definitely give these a shot. All you really need to do is slice off their stalk-y ends, cut them in half, coat them in a little bit of flavor, and throw them on a tray into the oven. Try these Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Dawn Kriss for the holidays!
4. Creamy Scalloped Potatoes With Thyme
These vegan Scalloped Potatoes With Thyme by Lisa Lotts are simple, but they deliver. The combination of thinly sliced potatoes and onions, non-dairy béchamel is so comforting and homey. It’s seasoned with mustard, salt, and thyme for a simple, yet delicious flavor. The result is a warm, flavorful, and tender dish that is the perfect side for any main dish. You will absolutely love these vegan scalloped potatoes!
5. Pecan and Mushroom Wellington
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This deliciously flaky and warm Pecan and Mushroom Wellington by Katie Culpin and Josh Bailey is a gorgeous dinner treat for any time of the year. A pastry sheet is filled with a savory and herbed mixture of mushrooms and pecans, topped with a lattice layer of strips, and then baked until golden brown. The crispiness of the pastry is so tantalizingly tasty, and pairs wonderfully with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables.
1. Super Simple Apple Pie
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As we head into fall, you’re going to need a go-to apple pie recipe to whip up for healthy but delicious desserts – and look no further than this Super Simple Apple Pie by Amanda Froelich. No need to spend hours on your holiday desserts, just make this!
2. Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie
This Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie by Kathleen Henry features a wholesome pecan crust. Vegan, gluten-free, no sugar-added, healthy and is made in a snap. Clean eating at its best, without comprising that great texture of the perfect pumpkin pie.
3. Easy Carrot Cake
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The best carrot cake is moist and sweet with just the right amount of spice, and this vegan version definitely hits the spot! It’s also incredibly simple. This Easy Carrot Cake by Angelina Papanikolaou makes a great holiday treat.
4. Maple Cinnamon Shortbread
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These little Maple Cinnamon Shortbread cookies by Maryke Wylde are very simple to make and very hard to get wrong. These keep well and make lovely Christmas gifts. They smell so good while baking. You could make these gluten-free with a simple substitute of the flour. They will be just as tasty. The best thing about these is that you will not miss the butter. They are crispy and delicious little vegan bites!
5. Holiday Gingerbread Cookies
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These Holiday Gingerbread Cookies by Holly Jade are super easy to make and taste delicious. They are crisp ginger cookies, which are perfectly spiced, decorated with homemade vegan royal icing which drys out at room temperature. This is a classic recipe for Christmas which everyone will enjoy. Even pop a few on a plate along with a glass of dairy-free milk for Santa, we’re sure he’ll want more than one!
For more holiday and Christmas recipes, try These 30 Vegan Main Dishes for Christmas, or check out last year’s Vegan Christmas Menu From Start to Finish For 2018!
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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