Are you looking to whip up some vegan food this holiday season? There’s no need to be intimidated; there’s actually more in common between non-plant-based cooking and plant-based cooking than you might think! And there are an endless amount of recipes that won’t cause you stress in the kitchen because they use familiar ingredients and flavors or easy cooking methods.
For Sides and Appetizers
Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup
This Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup is no average recipe. The smokiness of the roasted vegetables elevates this dish from a childhood-favorite to an elegant dish.
Autumn Maple Sage Acorn Squash
A caramelized, sweet squash dish- the perfect comfort food for any occasion. Get ready for the holiday season with this winter squash recipe. Autumn Maple Sage Acorn Squash
Baked Potato With Parsley ‘Sour Cream’
You are going to love these easy and satisfying baked potatoes. Hot, steamy, and creamy, they are perfect for when it’s cold outside, or for any time of the year. Baked Potato With Parsley ‘Sour Cream’
Cranberry Almond Green Beans
Usually, a green bean recipe is not a fancy one, but this might be an exception. This recipe is a healthy take on the traditional green bean casserole. Cranberry Almond Green Beans is a perfect, modern side dish this holiday season. The added almonds give the classic ingredients an extra nice crunch.
Whole Roasted Baby Artichoke
When it comes to roasting veggies, artichokes seem to elude most — but follow this recipe and worrying over how to prepare these delicious edible flowers will be a thing of the past. Baby artichokes are halved and then roasted with garlic and herbs so their flavor is not overwhelmed. Serve Whole Roasted Baby Artichoke with a simple dip and other vegetables to make it a meal.
For the Main Course
Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta
In this recipe for Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta, meaty mushrooms that are drizzled with a balsamic reduction sit atop a bed of cheesy, creamy homemade polenta. Pair it with some zesty roasted carrots or sweet potatoes, kale salad, and a glass of wine for a sweet and complete holiday dinner.
6-Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo
Six ingredients, not counting the noodles, is all that it takes to have a fresh warm batch of this creamy fall alfredo in your hands. 6-Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo is an incredibly easy dish to whip up that has plenty of wow factor. You won’t believe how creamy this creamless recipe is.
Eggplants in Tomato Garlic Sauce is traditionally made by frying the eggplant pieces and serving them with the sauce on the side. This version is more of a skillet dish, with layers of eggplant smothered in tomato garlic sauce, and lots of tofu feta cheese right before serving.
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake With Bread Crumbs and Thyme
This Cheesy Cauliflower Bake With Bread Crumbs and Thyme is the A+ procrastinator of brilliant recipes. Meaning you can make this delicious dish quickly and easily with few ingredients. It’s creamy, cheesy, savory, and ooey gooey. This bake is a winning recipe that’s destined to please all.
Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies
These Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies are supple, simple, only require 4 ingredients, and there’s no baking required! You get protein, probiotics, and prebiotics in this lil cookie. The 4 ingredients in here are simple… oats, pitted Medjool dates, natural almond butter, and chocolate protein powder!
Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
These Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies taste what Christmas should taste like, and I’m certain you’ll be singing in no time too while you bake and enjoy these with your loved ones. Perfect for a cookie swap or for simply enjoying yourself.
Golden Apple Crisp
In this apple crisp, layers of juicy apple slices are baked to soft perfection and coated in a warm maple-butter sauce that is topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. Bake this Golden Apple Crisp in the oven and enjoy the aroma as the kitchen begins to smell like everything wonderful about autumn–maple syrup, cinnamon, baked apples.
Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping
Say “hello” to these gorgeous seven-ingredient Apple Pie Stuffed Apples. They’re so dang flavorful, it makes me want to do my “happy dance” around the kitchen. Can you blame me? I mean, is there anything better than a warm, cinnamon-y apple with a crunchy, maple-spiked granola topping? Answer: no. There absolutely is not.
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