It’s not just one day or one celebration that makes this the most wonderful time of the year, because there’s a whole season of reasons to celebrate. Whether it’s an impromptu holiday gathering when last-minute guests arrive, an ugly sweater Christmas party, or you want to whip up a low-key New Year’s Eve at-home dinner for the family—we have vegan holiday recipes to help you celebrate the holiday season flawlessly.
Holiday Recipes to Celebrate
From appetizers to desserts and all the dishes in between, here’s what you should be making this holiday season.
Pick a party vibe
There are countless reasons to party during the holiday season, so you’ll want to find the perfect holiday recipe that will keep the invites coming your way. That all starts with matching your celebratory style.
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
The vibe is festive, silly, laid-back, and Mariah Carey-oke may be part of the celebration. That’s why the perfect appetizer to bring to this party is something low-key and fun, like Pretzel Bites with Ched & Whole Grain Mustard Dip. These bites are ready in a flash and pair great with a micro-brew or an organic white wine and will stop your tummy from grumbling during charades.
White Elephant Gift Exchange Dish
The goal of this party is to nab the best gift. You can distract the crowd and shake a few gifts under the tree while everyone is devouring the tasty Marinated Antipasti Bruschetta you brought to the party. Not only savory and quick to prepare, its festive green and red ingredients make the dish the perfect addition to any holiday spread.
Fancy Schmancy Soiree
It’s finally time to break out your fanciest clothes, because you nabbed an invite to the soiree of the season. Since you’re out to impress, you’ll want to bring these Savory, Spicy, and Sweet Puff Pastry that offer something for everyone. This holiday recipe is ideal because aside from being decadent, you can prep the ingredients in advance of your departure and put the finishing touches on your look while these bake in just 15 minutes.
If leaving the house this holiday season or getting social isn’t your vibe, keep reading for more festive recipes…
What can I serve for a stay-at-home holiday?
If the forecast is calling for a baby-it’s-cold-outside kind of night, or you’re just feeling like watching your favorite holiday flick by the fire, staying at home and reconnecting with your loved ones can be one of the best non-celebratory celebrations of the season. Here are some great holiday recipes that are perfect for a stay-at-home holiday.
Nothing says at-home comfort like a simmering pot of soup on the stove. This Curried Butternut & Apple Soup with Ched & Almond Crisps will harness the seasonal flavors of apple and squash with a dash of exotic spice. The aroma will pique their senses, and you may want to double the garnish recipe. That’s because nobody can resist the crispy Ched and Almond Crisps, so you’ll want extra for topping and snacking.
New twist on a traditional favorite
Pot pies are a traditional food that you may not connect with the holidays, but this is an ideal dish for a stay home celebration. Warm and comforting, this could become a holiday recipe you’ll treasure when you discover it can give you a chance to use some leftover roasted vegetables from another holiday meal. These Roasted Vegetable Pot Pies are made creamy thanks to the addition of Vevan Mozza-Shred.
If your family loves mashed potatoes, but you still seem to end up with too many after a holiday meal, this dish is here to make your whole stay-at-home crew happy. These Baked Cheezy Potato Croquettes are the perfect combination of crispy and gooey goodness, thanks to the Vevan Marinated Mozza-Bites. This dish is simple and fun to make, and the preparation could be a family-bonding opportunity, too. Light the candles and set the table, because these are celebration-worthy croquettes.
Alas, you may have just settled in for a long winter’s nap when you get an unexpected text from your college roommate or favorite cousin- they’re in town and would love to see you! Have no fear, we have some simply great ideas to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
What should I serve last-minute guests?
Part of the fun of the holidays is the spirit and surprise that anything can happen, which means you should be prepared! Maybe carolers arrive at the door and you decide to make it a party. Or you decide to throw a last-minute New Year’s Eve celebration. No matter the reason, we have the holiday recipe you’ll want to have memorized to make the party deliciously memorable.
Mac ‘n cheese please
You may not think of macaroni and cheese as a holiday recipe, but you should—especially when you double the batch and set it up “make-your-own” style. This creamy, delicious Savory Vegan Mac-n-Cheese will appeal to all, especially if you offer a variety of garnishes to suit your guests’ palates. Spicy fried or raw jalapenos, meat alternative or meat-based ground sausage, fried peppers, sauteed mushrooms, and a variety of hot sauces are some of our favorites that are sure to make your guests feel like they’re enjoying a dish from that new hip diner down the road.
It’s like a salad, but bigger
If a green salad leaves you feeling like a Grinch, try this alternative to a ho-hum green dish. That’s because this Delicious Dairy-Free Holiday Salad is a balance of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits and delivers a light dressing with an unexpected refreshing taste to any holiday spread. When you always have this salad’s ingredients on-hand, you’ll have a dish to serve to guests in a flash.
This season is made even better when you discover unique and simple holiday recipes to share with your loved ones. No matter the occasion or your party vibe, here are so many delicious ways to enjoy great vegan dishes, so make sure your holiday shopping list includes a wide variety of Vevan dairy-free cheese items.
Share with us how you made Vevan part of your holiday celebrations, and you just may be featured here. Season’s eatings to you!