Whether your family sits down to feast or just eats breakfast all day (🙋♀️), these vegetarian Christmas recipes are a meatless way to to flavor up Christmas day!
Whether it be ham or turkey or lasagna bolognese, Christmas day always seems to be characterized by eating meat (with vegetables being reserved for the New Year’s resolution).
But there are so many colorful and delicious ways to cook vegetarian on Christmas! Here are a bunch of our favorite recipes for Christmas day, from the magical morning breakfasts to the cozy soups to the hearty mains.
Click the links below to jump around the post, or scroll on down for all the tasty Christmas recipe inspiration!
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Vegetarian Christmas Breakfasts
Throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker on Christmas Eve and wake up to a ready-made breakfast!
This overnight option uses protein-packed quinoa! All the deliciousness of oats without the Christmas morning carb crash.
Packed with sweet potato puree and slathered in brown sugar icing!
Break out the kitchen torch and caramelize some sugar with this Grapefruit Brulee! This is a fun one for Christmas morning while still being pretty healthy.
As if French toast wasn't delicious enough already, we've gone and stuffed it with strawberry cheesecake filling!
These are the cinnamon rolls my family makes every single Christmas morning! The mascarpone icing makes them so creamy and decadent.
For a fresh take on cinnamon rolls, these Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls are light, fruity, and perfect for using those seasonal cranberries!
We can't leave out our vegan friends! This eggless French toast has a secret ingredient that makes it taste just like traditional French toast.
Vegetarian Christmas Main Dishes
Wow your guests with this Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower! Slathered in whipped feta and drizzled with herb sauce, this is a statement-making dish you’re really going to love.
A flavorful stuffed butternut squash and all the side dishes to go with it, cooked on a sheet pan!
For a main dish that looks fancy (while being easy to make), this colorful apple and beet tart is your guy.
It has flaky pie crust, creamy ricotta, and colorful roasted veggies (plus it's easy to make). Your Christmas menu neeeeeds this galette.
Anyone else eat lasagna on Christmas? This vegetarian lasagna is made using classic ingredients like veggies, marinara, and bechamel!
A rainbow of vegetables cooked into Christmas-worthy pie form!
Is there anything cozier than a chickpea pot pie? Cozy up by the fire with a plate full of this goodness.
These Herby Ricotta Stuffed Peppers taste straight out of Tuscany with fresh herbs, creamy ricotta, and sharp parmesan.
Vegetarian Christmas Side Dishes
Make use of this winter leafy green by throwing together this quick kale salad! Bonus points: it stores well, so you can make it in advance.
Basically the most festive looking salad you could possible make on Christmas, right?
Sprinkled with flavor gems like pomegranate and feta (plus it's so easy to make!)
These roasted stuffed dates make a fun side, appetizer, or snack for Christmas day munching.
In case you're more of a cheese and crackers kind of family, we're breaking down the secrets to the perfect vegetarian cheese board here!
Vegetarian Christmas Soups
A creamy pumpkin soup topped with "bacon" roasted chickpeas! Great as a side dish or as a meal on it's own.
For an ultra-easy Christmas dinner option, Taco Soup has your back. Just throw a bunch of canned ingredients into a pot, bring to a simmer, and serve.
This bone-warming brothy soup can simmer away on the stove on Christmas for sipping on through out the day.
A creamy bean soup with crispy Brussels sprout leaves! Fun, festive, and looks fancier than it actually is 😉
For an easy vegan option, this white bean soup is both hearty and creamy!
In case your hands are full on Christmas (full of eggnog and presents!), this cauliflower soup can be made in your slow cooker.
Vegetarian Christmas Treats
This delicious and festive dessert seems complex, but it’s actually quite simple!
Your guests will never guess that this pie is packed with tofu! Make it in advance and enjoy on Christmas day.
Fudge is great and all, but it's even greater when no cooking is involved. Just blend, cool, and eat!
Hundreds of people have tried and loved this recipe! Decadent and fudgy (without the flour!)
This Candy Cane Kombucha recipe is festive, fun, and super easy! The perfect brew for serving at the holidays (or for using all those leftover candy canes!). Recipe on our sister site, BrewBuch.com.
Traditional caramel can be finicky and difficult, and there's just no room for recipes to be failing on Christmas. This date caramel tastes like the real deal, and all you have to do is blend!
Chocolate bark just got a salty, crunchy upgrade.
Mashed sweet potato takes these cookies to a new level of tender moistness!
A gluten-free dessert that’s full of creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!
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