A big part of the Christmas season is eating a lot of food, especially at holiday dinners. Vegans may have difficulty deciding what to serve for Christmas dinner because of restrictions of what to eat. Having dietary preferences doesn’t mean having to cut back on taste. Instead of searching through thousands of recipes, here are some of the best recipes I’ve located that can satisfy both vegans and meat-lovers at Christmas dinner.
“Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes “
These aren’t your typical mashed potatoes that are loaded with fat. Two of the main ingredients other than potatoes are vegan mayonnaise and soymilk. The recipe claims that it takes 1 ¼ hours (including prep time) to complete, however, it seems that it can be completed in less time.
“Holiday Vegan Golden Gravy “
If you prefer some gravy with your meal, this simple recipe takes about 15 minutes to complete. With a few items, such as yeast flakes and soy sauce, you can put together an excellent addition for your mashed potatoes.
“Chickenless Pine Nut Chicken with Lobsterless Lobster Mushroom Buerre Blanc Sauce”
This recipe, created by Tal Ronnen , is an excellent option for Christmas dinner. While the recipe includes quite a few ingredients, it seems relatively easy to make despite its elaborate sounding name; it also doesn’t require much cooking time. The main ingredient is Gardein breasts, which are high in protein and actually taste good. For this recipe, the cashews need to be soaked overnight, so keep that in mind when you are allocating cooking time.
If you are one of the many households that serve lasagna for Christmas, this vegan recipe will not disappoint. The main ingredients are whole wheat vegan lasagna noodles, tofu, tomato sauce, vegan cream cheese, broccoli and spinach. It takes about 1 ½ hours to make (including prep time) and serves four.
“Vegan Sweet Potato Souffle”
While these are often considered a Thanksgiving dish, they are a wonderful vegan option to serve at Christmas dinner. The delicious combination of sweet potatoes with other ingredients such as brown sugar and pecans is almost sure to be a hit. The recipe takes about 1 hour to complete, but prep time is only 15 minutes.
“Vegan Green Bean Casserole With Creamy Onion Gravy”
You’ve probably seen the popular dish of green beans and french-fried onions but instead of using cream of mushroom soup, you’ll make this recipe with a creamy onion gravy. The gravy is easy to make with several ingredients, such as vegetable stock, thyme, and garlic, which you probably already have in your kitchen. The entire recipe takes about 20 minutes and serves six.
These recipes are proof that just because there are no animal products included, it doesn’t mean that the food can’t taste and look absolutely delicious. Many of the recipes require little prep time, but look and taste as though you spent much longer on them, which makes these recipe options even better. With all of the appetizing vegan Christmas dinner possibilities, the meat-lovers may not even notice the lack of animal products at the table.
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Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Holiday Vegan Golden Gravy
Chickenless Pine Nut Chicken with Lobsterless Lobster Mushroom Buerre Blanc Sauce
Vegan Sweet Potato Souffle
Vegan Green Bean Casserole With Creamy Onion Gravy