Easy Vegan Christmas Recipes

It’s time for another Christmas blog. T’is the season, after all. In my last article I wrote about ready-made Christmas meals and now I am going to share with you some nice recipes that are just perfect for this time of year.

These creations, however, are not mine; this time I decided to do some research and find the yummiest recipes that are easy to make. No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen, trying to decipher long recipes or wondering which last ingredient from an endless list you threw into the pot. I like to keep things simple.

I still haven’t decided what to make for Christmas Eve, that’s why I thought it would be a good idea to look at some different ideas 🙂 So, here come some great Christmas dinners and, of course, dessert too.

Starter: Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

This one looks really good and the ingredient list is short and simple, just the way I love it. It is nice on the wallet and on preparation time (which is only 10 minutes). Cooking time takes 20 minutes.


I found this recipe on the Daiya website. You can find many other ideas there as well.

What Do You Need?

How Do You Make It?

courtesy from Daiya Foods

Note: this recipe is free of the following allergens: soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, peanuts, tree nuts

Main Course: Bourbon Glazed Ham

This recipe is courtesy from Tofurky. vegan-glazed-ham-tofurky

What I like about this is that you don’t need many ingredients, so there’s no need to go on another extensive shopping spree. We all like to avoid those outings to the stores so close before Christmas, don’t we? I know I do. 😉

So, here it is, the ingredients for Tofurky Bourbon Glazed Ham


And here is the recipe

courtesy from Tofurky

glazed-ham-methodI’ll definitely give that a try soon!

Dessert: Dairy-Free Cream Cheeze Sugar Cookies

Dessert is always my favorite part of the meal. I have a sweet tooth. I am also lucky enough to know how to make delicious desserts, from recipes or improvised, I just love it, and I enjoy being my own guinea pig in my kitchen experiments 🙂 Now, however, I’ll share a recipe from Daiya and I will soon post about my own creations again.


To make these dairy-free cream cheeze cookies you’ll need a few more ingredients than the previous ones, but not to worry, it’s not that much, and the recipe looks easy and quick. I’d like to bake these cookies soon. They look delicious.


courtesy of Daiya
courtesy of Daiya

If you’d like to try more recipes, please check out the following cookbooks I wrote an article about. The Forks Over Knives cookbook also provides many wonderful recipes.

I hope that this blog has given you some more ideas for this festive season. Enjoy the Holidays!

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45 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Christmas Recipes”

  1. There are some typical dishes that are served around Christmas which are either vegan or can easily be veganized by making a few changes for example, using margarine or oil instead of butter or probably plant-based milk instead of dairy milk or better still vegetable stock instead of chicken or beef stock. i love your review, probably because i’m a foodie

  2. Hello and Merry Christmas, Christine.

    And a big thanks for these recipes.  Up for the cookies anytime and those tomatoes look mouth-watering YUM.  We really like Mazzo on some of our other dishes.  I’ve never had dairy-free cheese before and it comes in a 6 pack to boot.  That’s a pretty good price and free shipping through Prime I believe.

    Unfortunately, my wife can’t do tofu but that’s OK, we like turkey and the “Other” ham.

    All in all, these are great suggestions, (really like the tomato recipe), and it never hurts to try something different during the holidays.  Who knows, it could start a new tradition.


    • Hi Wayne,

      I agree, it’s always good to try something new. I also really like the tomato recipe by the way. I’m going to be making that one soon 😉

  3. This is beautiful a mouthwatering collection of holiday recipes! I really love this roundup!!! and thank you so much for featuring my recipe, I have some friends who will love to see this post…you have some awesome ones on here I’ve already bookmarked! Will be sharing on social media.

    Have a lovely holiday season!

  4. Hello Christine:

    I really like the baked stuffed tomatoes and dairy-free cream cheese sugar cookies recipes, thank you so much. Because i want to cook something special for my daughter during Christmas, your recipes will be perfect gift for me. It looks so yummy~~!

    And the ingredient on the list is easy to get, so it is wonderful for everyone to make it.

    By looking on your website, make me want to cook more food ^_^

    And also i really like your Cauliflower Rice recipe, it is perfect for a lunch box so the child can take it to the school.

    And i also like Tofu, i am not sure do you like Tofu? If you like, i am looking forward to see the Tofu recipe in your blog : D

    I really enjoy your recipes, please provide more delicious and yummy food~~  😛

    Thank you!!


    • Hi Leo,

      Thank you for looking at my website 😊 I love the stuffed tomatoes too and I will make that soon. 

      The cauliflower rice is indeed delicious, you can make it in different flavors, and yes, it will be a nice lunch box for your daughter.

      I like tofu too. I think it’s so versatile and you can use it for starters, main courses, and desserts. I will work on more recipes, including tofu, and I will post them soon 😊

  5. Your website is really taking shape, it looks like a real good site. It’s very informative and to the point. Your recipes look really professional. I like your use of ball points and your images are really nice, they jump at you off the page which is good. Some other sites the images are not clear, but that’s not the case here. I’m not a vegan but I enjoyed your post. Very informative. The only thing I would do is maybe start adding some video links. Other than that, I think you have the makings of a great business.

  6. I love checking out new recipes and while I’m not currently following a vegan diet I have in the past and I know there are some pretty tasty options out there.

    You offer a good variety of options such as all the Tofurkey dinners. You say you prefer preparing those on the stovetop – how do you like to prepare these meat alternatives? Do pan sear them – do you add any seasonings, or sauces?

    I’d like to hear which is your favorite and why? It’s always a challenge to create healthy entree and I think you’d have some good opinions.

    Which are your favorite desserts? This is my weakness, I love hearing about healthy options.

    Thanks for the article!

    • Hi Dave,

      I like to pan sear them yes, it tastes better than using the microwave 😉 If it comes from a package like Tofurky does I usually don’t add anything, but I may add some black pepper.

      My favorite entrees are stuffed tomatoes, stuffed peppers, or bruschetta with tomato, basil, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil.

      There are some healthy and delicious desserts you can make, homemade chocolate pralines and ice cream. I posted the recipes in a previous blog called Homemade Vegan Dessert Treats. They are yummy!

  7. The stuffed tomatoes sounds interesting and easy to make. Great for an appetizer.   Not a fan of tofu ham.   I will definitely try the cookies.  I make a few types of cookies every Christmas.  This will be a new addition.   Cream cheese is a great ingredient.  I am sure they are delicious.

    • Hi Josephine.

      I’m looking forward to making those cookies 🙂 

      Tofu is not everyone’s favorite, I understand, we all have different tastes 😉

      Thanks for visiting!

  8. Hi Christine, Thank you for this article and the recipes that you have shared for this Christmas. I’m going to try all of them. I am most intrigued by the dessert. My daughter likes cookies very much. She is now 23 months, and I’m cooking for her recipes with less salt or sugar. Can I cook this recipe with less sugar? Thank you.Alketa

  9. hey Christine

    thank you for your thoughts to screen, my views on food are slowing changing, it has to be this way due to my thought process and my family’s eating habits, it was only the other night we all had plant based spag bol for dinner, the boys in my home were none the wiser, lol I know it was sneaky, but had they been privy to the idea, it would have been a quick trip down to Mcds. 

    My youngest loved it and he came back for 2nds. That speaks volumes to me, so now in my home I will slowly implement plant based spag bol into the routine meals for dinner. 

    We usually have a 10 day turn around menu, so now I can look at adding another plant based family meal into the menu. Im thankful for reviewing your informative site and I wish you much success with more yummy recipes to try.

    Seasons Greetings

    Erika 🙂

    • Hi Erika,

      Sometimes we have to sneak in those veggies without letting them know. And kids still like it. Plant based foods are so tasty and full of flavor. I have more recipes and also cookbook reviews on my site. You’re welcome to check them out too 🙂

  10. Hello Christine, thank you for sharing these guide/suggestion of some easy vegan Christmas recipes. This season has so much to offer but it will not be complete without some recipe as these.

    I loved all these 3 recipe you have shared, however, my favourite of them all is the starter which is baked stuffed tomatoes maybe because I am very familiar with tomatoes 🍅… I think I’d fall in love with the main course and the dessert too if only I can taste them.

    Compliments of the season.

    • Hello!

      I also love the stuffed tomatoes! They look so good! I have been craving the cream cheeze cookies for a while now, I’ll make them soon to satisfy that craving. 🙂

  11. I love this article. With Christmas being next week, this is the perfect time to learn some recipes. I really like the baked stuffed tomatoes one and will try it out soon. Your images also make it look very appetizing. I am looking forward to reading more vegan recipes!

    Thanks for the help!

  12. Oh man, those cream cheeze sugar cookies look like a real treat! 

    I am about to start my christmas baking in a couple days and I’ve been hurting for a few new recipes to try, I really appreciate you putting these up. It’s especially cool as we are not necessarily vegetarian or vegan at home, however we love to incorporate those kinds of recipes into our cooking almost daily.

    Trust me, I don’t think you’ve ever met another human that’s eaten as much veggie sausage as I have!

    • Hi Tyson,

      I’m glad I finally got to meet the guy who eats so many veggie sausages 😉 lol

      Great that you’re incorporating some of these recipes in your holiday cooking.

      Happy Holidays!

  13. I am a big fan of eating vegan. I wish it was cheaper though because I would love to replace all the meat in my diet.  The taste is really similar for me. I just wonder if it as good for you as meat is. 

    the older I get  the  more  I like eating vegetables.  This  Christmas I am going to try one of these recipes and I was wondering which one you think is the best?

    • Hi Jake,

      My favorite recipe is the one of the stuffed tomatoes. It looks delicious and is easy to make.

      I think that vegan food is not that expensive. Some brands may cost more than others, but prices are much more accessible now. In this article about vegan meat replacements you can read about different brands. I hope that helps 😉

  14. Although I am not vegan, I find the food great. I especially like that these recipes are easy and don’t need a lot of ingredients. The baked stuffed tomatoes look awesome and I believe that eating cooked tomato has far more benefits than eating a raw tomato.

    I am also going to try the dairy-free cream cheeze sugar cookies, as these look scrumptious. Are they kilojoule dense like regular cookies? The only thing that worries me is getting the Daiya Cream and xanthan gum, as I have never seen these ingredients in shops in our city.

    • Hi Michel,

      Ingredients like xanthan gum and Daiya cream cheese can be found in vegan/vegetarian stores, and some supermarkets also have a vegan section. In case you can’t find it, xanthan gum is available on Amazon as well, and so is Daiya cream cheeze.

      Enjoy your cookies! 🙂

  15. I must say this is a very nice and interesting article and it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me. As the most recognised day in the world (Christmas day) draws nearer the list of recipes to be used that day are beginning to pile up. I have been looking for some good recipes for a little friend get together and I think the baked stuffed tomato would be very nice. Thanks! I would definitely bookmark this page

  16. Thank you so much for this delicious article, Christine! Reading the various recipes (especially the baked stuffed tomatoes and glazed ham with amber ale) literally made my mouth water (my mouth is salivating as I’m typing this! Haha). I love to experiment with new recipes, and with my growing commitment to become a vegan (I’m trying! I’m not fully there yet, but I’m trying! Haha), I am excited to add these to my culinary repertoire! Great read! God bless you!

  17. Oh, thank you for giving some recommendations for vegan cake recipes. It’s too costly to buy vegan Christmas cookies, so baking them is a good idea. I like cheese and the cream cheese cookies seem delicious to bake. My vegan cousins will really like this. I will modify the recipe a bit to replace the sprinkler with something he likes. Thanks

  18. Hi Christine!
    I recently became a vegan and it wasn’t easy at all, but I eventually rejected from eating meat and dairy. So, your recepies will be very useful for me – I especially like the Baked Stuffed Tomatoes and the Dairy-Free Cream Cheeze Sugar Cookies, which I will try to cook. Do you think is it possible to replace sugar with honey?
    Thank you for sharing!

  19. Hello,

    I can’t get enough of the picture of the recipes on this website, it must have taken on of the best chefs to prepare this deliciously looking dishes, this will be good meal to enjoy during this Christmas season, I won’t be shy to that am already silivating from what I have seen, this website has just opened my appetite and it won’t rest until I consume one of more of this recipes

  20. What a great recipes, I am getting hungry now. Love it all. I will bookmark your page and get ready for some cooking. Especially tomatoes looks pretty delicious. Recipes seems to be very easy to follow.

  21. WOW! I can’t wait to try the dessert. I’ll undoubtedly be cooking this within the upcoming week.

    I turned vegan recently, and I’ve been having difficulties finding a site to help me with some recipes until I stumbled upon your site.

    The content you’ve been posting lately is out of this world, and I applaud you for that. Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing this article with us. I appreciate it.

  22. Usually I am also all-in for the dessert, but this time you have convinced me with the starter! That stuffed tomatoe really made my mouth watering. 🙂

    I am not a particular festive type. I am not fond of those last days of the year when it seems that the whole world has gone mad and everyone is stirring each other up to buy more and to eat more. Yet, a good meal is always a treat, no matter what day it is.

    Back in the Netherlands, a couple of years ago, I attended a workshop about making ‘liflafjes’ (sorry, I have no idea how to translate that, maybe you do?). These resemble the Spanish tapas in a way, little bites that are delicious without stuffing you. I just wished that the Spanish weren’t so keen on meat.

    BTW did you know how the tapas originated? I don’t know if it’s true, but a friend told me: whenever someone ordered a drink, they put a small plate on top of the glass to prevent flies and wasps from flying in. And since there was a plate on top they could just as well put a little appetizer on as well. Have you ever heard that story before?

    Anyway, thanks again for the inspiration. 🙂

    • Hi Hannie,

      I also don’t do much at the end of the year, but – like you – I enjoy a good meal 🙂
      The story of the tapas is interesting and I believe that perhaps it is true. The Spanish verb “tapar” means to cover, so it makes sense that the word “tapas” originates from that, covering the glass. Thanks for sharing the story!

  23. The stuffed tomatoes and desserts are both something I am eager to try. the additional eagerness comes from the ideas that they are vegan. These recipes would be ideal for those who prefer vegan Christmas.

    Like you said, I also love experimenting with the ingredients, and I have many many recipes of my own out of many disasters!

    Many thanks for giving us so much choice of vegan recipe ideas.

    Best wishes

  24. These all look so delicious, you literarily got me hungry! My daughter is a huge fan of tofu – not me! I plan to try out the recipes for the stuffed tomatoes and the irresistible cream cheeze sugar cookies.

    I clicked on the link for the Daiya Mozzarella Cutting Board Shreds only to find a message on the product in Amazon that the product is intended for sale in the US. I live in Canada, so where can I buy this? Any ideas?


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