Here’s How to Host a Vegan Christmas Dinner, from Drinks to Dessert

Any vegan can tell you that Christmas dinner isn’t all about the roast beast. But if you’re not serving meat or dairy (or any animal product, for that matter), what can you make to please the carnivores and plant-eaters alike? Easy: We’ve mapped out a festive, delicious and completely vegan Christmas dinner menu, from drinks to dessert.

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1. Cranberry-mint Holiday Punch

You’d rather be mingling than playing bartender all night, right? This batchable cocktail is unfussy but still festive. (Psst: Not all wines are vegan—make sure you check the label.)

2. Vegan Arancini

They’re just as gooey and melty as the real thing, so even your cheese-obsessed guests will gobble them up.

3. Vegan Lentil, Mushroom And Kale Lasagna

It might not be traditional, but Gena Hamshaw’s plant-based lasagna is as worthy of the spotlight as any fancy roast or glazed ham. (Plus, who doesn’t like pasta?)

4. Miso-glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and blanketed in a salty-sweet glaze? Yep, you’ll want to make a double batch.

5. Dorie Greenspan’s Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

A starchier side will ensure everyone at the table is satisfied. This one requires only eight ingredients.

6. Radicchio, Lentil And Apple Salad With Vegan Cashew Dressing

It’s hard to believe a dressing so luscious and creamy doesn’t have a drop of dairy in it—just the thing to balance the bitter radicchio and crunchy apples.

7. Cranberry Orange Bread

We laugh in the face of butter. (Vegan butter, on the other hand…)

8. Vegan & Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

This is a fudgy, rich, just-spicy-enough Christmas miracle.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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