Vegan Holiday Recipes

Try these delicious holiday recipes for your next holiday celebration.

Vegan Wellington

Vegan WellingtonIt was the first snow of the season here in Denver and the roads were treacherous, but we were determined to get to Whole Foods during rush hour. Amelia read that a plant-based chef, Kelley Williamson at PlantBasedKitchen-Recipes.com, was teaching a holiday cooking class and the main dish was Vegan Wellington.

This being our first vegan Thanksgiving, Amelia wanted to make us a special occasion meal, and the description Kelley wrote fit the bill so we trekked through the snow and only arrived 5 minutes late. It was totally worth it!

This delicious Vegan Wellington recipe is made with eggplant and other veggies in lieu of beef. It’s packed with flavor and plates nicely with your other Holiday Dishes.

Vegan Wellington is a labor of love and took us the better part of a day to make it, but the result was worth the effort. It made our Thanksgiving dinner simply amazing.

This recipe makes 2 Vegan Wellington loaves so you’ll have plenty of servings. Since there was only two of us, we froze one of the loaves to eat in a few weeks. Or you can cut the quantities in half to make one loaf.

Mom’s Famous Pie Crust will make this an extra special treat, but you can also buy frozen vegan pie dough at the store if you can find it. We couldn’t find any. The guy at Whole Foods said they were out.

You’ll need the Flax Egg recipe here. This recipe calls for two flax eggs.

You can make the mushroom mixture ahead of time to save time on the main cooking day. You can also make the Vegan Wellington loaves the day before and refrigerate them overnight so they’re ready for your holiday and you don’t have to spend the whole day cooking. Just pull them out of the refrigerator an hour early and put them in the oven 30 minutes or so before meal time and the loaves will come out piping hot and ready to eat.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Vegan Cranberry Sauce

Vegan Cranberry SauceYou don’t need turkey to enjoy this delicious vegan cranberry sauce. It’s the prefect companion for your vegan holiday meals, especially our Vegan Wellington or a Gardein Holiday Roast.

By cooking fresh cranberries with Granny Smith apples, orange juice, orange zest and lots of sugar, you get a deliciously tart and sweet vegan cranberry sauce. Your tastebuds will dance with excitement and your family will know it can’t possibly be from a can.

You may be tempted to add more liquid to the sauce when you first add the cranberries, but resist the urge. The cranberries are full of juice that will be released when they pop.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Vegan Green Beans with Bacon Flavor

Vegan Green Beans PinThese vegan green beans are cooked with liquid smoke to approximate a bacon flavor. This vegan trick makes things taste like bacon without using bacon.

Bacon tastes like bacon because it’s rinsed with liquid smoke during the curing process. When you add liquid smoke to recipes, you’re adding the bacon flavor without harming animals to get it.

This recipe uses fresh green beans, but if you can’t find any or you’re in a hurry, you can use 3 cans of cut green beans instead. Just omit the water and vegetable broth, and cook the green beans in their own juices.

Use all natural liquid smoke to be fully vegan. Most liquid smoke brands contain molasses, which is made with non-organic sugar processed with animal bone char.

We used regular vegetable broth, but you can use low-sodium broth. You might want an extra 1/2 tsp of salt if you do that.

Simple and easy, these vegan green beans with bacon flavor are one of my favorite veggie recipes.

Vegan Green Beans Instructional Video

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Vegan Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Glaze

Vegan Sweet PotatoesThese are a fast and delicious alternative to the more labor intensive mashed sweet potatoes that often appear on holiday menus. This vegan sweet potatoes with maple pecan glaze recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and they taste amazing!

Sweet potatoes may be a super food, but each serving of this decadent recipe packs more than 260 calories. It’s certainly not an everyday side dish, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, but it’s great for a special holiday treat or if you just need a little comfort food.

Enjoy these vegan sweet potatoes with our Vegan Wellington, a Gardein Holiday Roast or your other favorite holiday vegan recipes.

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Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Apple PieLike the Vegan Cherry Pie recipe, this Vegan Apple Pie recipe is a little slice of heaven when you make it with Mom’s Famous Vegan Pie Crust. No one will know it’s vegan so it’s a great dessert to demonstrate how amazing vegan food can taste to your friends and family.

Granny Smith apples are the best choice for a vegan apple pie. The tartness of the apples pairs well with the sweetness of the sugar and spice from the cinnamon. Serve with some vanilla nice-cream and you’ve got yourself a decadent dessert for your next holiday meal or any special occasion.

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Vegan Cherry Pie

Vegan Cherry PieThis vegan cherry pie combined with my Mom’s Famous Vegan Pie Crust will mean a lot of extra work for you because you’ll be asked to bring it anytime there’s a gathering of family or friends. Consider yourself warned.

No one will know this cherry pie is vegan so it’s a great dessert to demonstrate how amazing vegan food can taste to your friends and family.

Use frozen cherries for this recipe. Don’t use the canned cherry pie filling. That’ll make it too syrupy and sweet. The tartness of the cherries combined with the sugar is the savory and sweet taste you want from this pie.

You can also make this pie the same way with blueberries. Vegan Apple Pie is a little different, though.

Serve with some vanilla nice-cream and you’ve got a decadent dessert for your next holiday or special occasion.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin PieThis vegan pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts. As a kid, my mom made me a pumpkin pie every year for my birthday, which falls on Halloween. I preferred a pie to a cake and still do.

I went to my parents house just before my birthday, after switching to a vegan diet. Mom took it upon herself to make me a vegan pumpkin pie. This is the pie she made and it was delicious! No one will know this pie is vegan so serve it at your next event to show everyone how great vegan food can taste.

You can buy a store bought crust to save time, or try my Mom’s Famous Vegan Pie Crust.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.