These imaginative vegan entrées are elegant and inspiring yet still feel familiar, offering true flavour and real substance to family gatherings and friendly potluck dinners. It’s a brand new way to build your festive table, and a welcome change from the same-old holiday fare.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
This stuffed squash recipe doesn’t mess around, filled with grains, holiday spices, onion, tahini, vegan butter, kale and much more. A saucy cranberry red wine topping gilds the lily for a vegan main course tailor-made for the festive season.
Vegan Saffron Risotto
Creamy, elegant and dairy-free, this luxurious risotto is an impressive holiday entrée that you’ll feel confident serving to vegans and omnivores alike.
Pair mashed potatoes with this standout vegan main for a plant-based holiday entrée with an Italian spin. Lentils, onions, tomato paste and nutritional yeast make them super-savoury and feel substantial.
Epic Kale Winter Salad with Garlic Dressing
Here, we present the only meal-worthy salad recipe you need (and will care for) this holiday season. It’s plant-based and incredibly hearty thanks to all-star ingredients like chickpeas, toasted sunflower seeds, beets, potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The homemade apple garlic dressing is also a must.
Banquet Bowls With Cauliflower Hazelnut Pilaf, Dhal and Cucumber Raita
Dress your table with the vibrant tastes, textures and colours of India, and make a devour-worthy feast. To make this meal fully vegan, replace the raita’s dairy yogurt with a coconut-based alternative.
Savoury Quinoa Stuffing with Vegan Gravy
Make stuffing the star of the show with this vegan meal-in-one. Meat-free sausage, quinoa, veggies and a rich gravy bring the hearty, familiar flavours you crave to your holiday table.
Vegan Wild-Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash
Butternut squash provides an edible bowl to hold a festive wild-rice stuffing loaded with earthy flavour. Dried cherries add a sour edge, standing in for holiday stalwart cranberry sauce.
Vegan Scallops with Spaghetti, Crispy Kale and Pomegranates
Pomegranate seeds are a favourite holiday garnish, here, used to add an astringent pop and jewel-like colour to hearty spaghetti, crispy kale and seared mushroom “scallops.”
Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, 3 Ways
These show-stopping stuffed mushrooms are a main-course palate pleaser. We offer up three flavour variations, but you can stick with just one and triple the batch to save time.
Get the recipe for Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, 3 Ways
Whole-Roasted Cauliflower with Hazelnut, Orange and Saffron
A meaty, meat-free main course with a touch of whimsy, this holiday roast is made from 100% plant-based cauliflower. Serve with veganized versions of your must-have festive sides and dig in to the best meal of the year.
Coconut Curry with Almond Butter, Sweet Potato and Apple Noodles
Looking to serve your guests a more wholesome main? This vegan coconut curry, made with almond butter and spiralized sweet potato and apple noodles, is a hearty paleo-friendly dish ideal for blustery winter evenings.