15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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’

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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.

One-Pot Pumpkin Chili

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

This One Pot Pumpkin Chili is definitely a winner. It is super easy to make, hearty, requires just one pot, and will be ready in about 30 minutes. Warm yourself up with this delicious, seasonal chili!

Eggplants in Tomato Garlic Sauce

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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.

For Dessert:

Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

A rich, frozen treat perfect to get into the holiday spirit! These Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping can be enjoyed fresh or frozen (if you can wait that long). Any fan of the classic mint and chocolate combo will appreciate these.

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

15 Beginner Vegan Holiday Recipes That Will Still Stun Everyone!

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.

You are now equipped with an arsenal of amazing recipes that are satisfying, delicious, and cruelty-free. For more plant-based dishes, check out this amazing resource for whole-food, nutritionally balanced vegan recipes.

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