Maybe you’re bored with the traditional turkey or you know Becky-with-the-good-hair went vegan this year and is showing up at your house for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Then again, you might just want some delicious vegetarian side dishes to round out the turducken you’ve been planning. Whatever your reason, choosing to feature a vegan holiday meal shouldn’t fill you with trepidation. We’re here to show you how this can be the most delicious (and beautiful!) holiday meal you’ve ever placed on your table.
You won’t find any meat in this holiday roundup, but don’t let that stop you from using these vegan and vegetarian dishes to compliment a show-stopping turkey or duck. All of the below dishes promise to be laden with flavor and vibrant with color, and have the added bonus of being able to be made ahead of time and simply assembled then heated up on the day of. Whether you’re rounding out a turkey dinner, adding additional vegetarian options to your table, or choosing to host a fully vegan holiday meal, no one will be walking away from your table hungry.
Prep these bites the day before so that all you have to do is pull them out, unwrap, and start snacking. That way, you can catch up with family and friends as well as wrap up last minute details.
Spicy Probiotic Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is rich, decadent, and delicious but has the spice and probiotics of wildbrine’s Kimchi Sriracha. Make it a day or two ahead of time and then pull it out to serve chilled with carrots, chips, crackers, or pita.
Vegan Cheese Ball Platter
Stun your guests with this gorgeous platter from Brewing Happiness featuring a seasonal, vegan cheese ball and highlighted by fresh fruits, veggies, and crackers. The cranberry fig jam that pairs with it would also be a delicious condiment for the biscuits on your holiday table at dinner time.
The richness of both of the below dishes is sure to fill even the hungriest bellies. Assembling all of the ingredients leading up to your vegan holiday meal means these dishes pull together quickly on the day of.
Vegan Huggs created this gorgeous and filling vegan wellington recipe made of savory lentils, mushrooms, and all the fresh herbs you associate with any good holiday meal. Vegan Worcestershire sauce and tamari add decadent umami flavor that makes this warming, rib-sticking, comfort food perfect for your holiday table. For extra decadence and flavor, swap out the grapeseed oil for wildCREAMERY Butter Alternative, and you won’t regret it.
Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce
Swap out the turkey or ham for a giant bowl of creamy, garlicky pasta this year with this vegan alfredo recipe from The Vegan 8. Fold in a spoonful of our wildCREAMERY Cream Cheese Alternative to make it extra luscious. It’s filling, comforting, and quick to assemble.
Fall Harvest Salad
Bright and vibrant with the use of seasonal roasted veggies and wildbrine Red Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut, this dish would be beautiful in a white bowl on your holiday table. Champagne and lemon vinaigrette liven up the roasted veggies and the cabbage and walnuts contribute delightful texture.
Using quartered acorn squash, this recipe from The First Mess looks like fall on a plate. Roast the squash and assemble the filling beforehand so all you have to do is fill them and pop them in the oven to heat up for your holiday meal.
Whether you lean towards pie, cake or roll for holiday desserts, we’ve got you covered with these decadent vegan holiday desserts. Pick your favorite or serve them all — there are no bad decisions here.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Featuring only 9 ingredients, this vegan pumpkin pie is packed with pumpkin flavor and perfectly lush texture. Opt for our oat or cashew-based wildCREAMERY Butter Alternative and no one will know it’s vegan unless you tell them.
Vegan Pecan Pie
All the sweet, crunchy, gooey-ness that you love about pumpkin pie without the eggs or honey. Make sure to bake with our wildCREAMERY Butter Alternative for a delicious rich, buttery flavor.
Dairy Free Baked Cheesecake Recipe
This dairy-free, vegan cheesecake recipe made with wildCREAMERY plant-based products is rich, creamy, and decadent– everything you want to finish off a special-occasion holiday meal. Top with your favorite seasonal topping. We think a sweet cranberry or swirled, spiced pumpkin would be perfect.