Need delicious vegan recipes to round out your holiday menu? These snazzy vegan main dishes and sides are the star of any festive holiday meal. Here are some of my favorites to serve your family this season.

From stuffed veggies and pasta – to a savory loaf – to a vegan quiche, these 20 colorful, tasty and easy recipes will certainly satisfy!

Here’s wishing Healthy Holidays to all!


Stuffed Green Bell Peppers
I first made these delicious Stuffed Green Bell Peppers for a New Year’s Eve party and they were a huge hit! Featuring a meaty-tasting seitan and hearty brown rice stuffing, these beautiful bells satiate omnivores and vegans alike. Ready for the oven in under 20 minutes, these six-ingredient wonders are equally ideal for a holiday party or weeknight supper.
Festive Stuffed Shells
I love to make Festive Stuffed Shells to serve at festive occasions. The potato pulp, baked and then puréed, stands in beautifully for cheese, while the spinach adds substance and visual interest. The lively color combination of this dish makes a lovely presentation.
Quick Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
One evening I was hosting a casual dinner for close friends. I wanted to impress, but being that it was a weeknight, I was really short on prep time. I came up with this marvelous, eight-ingredient recipe for Quick Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms that tastes great and presents well, too!
Sensational Stuffed Manicotti
This Sensational Stuffed Manicotti is super yummy, and its classic taste and texture makes an enticing dish to serve at a casual gathering or weekend family meal.
Zucchini Napoleon with Tahini-Nut Cheeze
Elegant, but easy this Zucchini Napoleon with Tahini-Nut Cheeze recipe uses large zucchini to create a stunning entrée. Slices of tender squash are layered with Tahini-Nut Cheeze nestled atop a simple marinara sauce. Yum.
Red Pepper Boats
Festive Red Pepper Boats feature a rice, mushroom and caper stuffing, making a yummy and delicious main dish for a special meal.
Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage
Based on my mother-in-law’s traditional family recipe, this Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage is totally tasty. The freshly squeezed lemon juice balances beautifully with the brown sugar, making a truly sweet and sour sauce for these hearty, savory stuff d cabbage rolls. A fabulous holiday dish or satisfying weeknight meal!
Eggplant Stack-Ups
These yummy little Eggplant Stack-Ups are filled with a tasty homemade vegan “cheese” and topped with a spicy tomato sauce, making an excellent choice for a casual supper or dinner party.
Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche
Creating a dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free quiche can be challenging, but this flavorful Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche is so yummy you won’t miss the cream, eggs or crust. This dish is perfect to serve for breakfast, lunch or light supper, plus it makes a festive holiday brunch entrée to please everyone!
Yummy Pecan, Sunflower Seed, and Zucchini Loaf
When you need a tasty and satisfying vegan meatless loaf, this easy-to-prepare Really Yummy Pecan, Sunflower Seed, and Zucchini Loaf will truly please! It has quite a few steps, but is very tasty and well-worth the extra time.


Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins
With the tangy taste of lemon and dried cranberries, enhanced with sweet maple syrup and toasted wheat germ, Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins are totally tasty!
Baby Greens, Carrot and Cranberry Salad
I like to serve a green salad with nuts and dried cranberries during the winter holidays. This festive Baby Greens, Carrot and Cranberry Salad celebrates the season with healthy ingredients, vibrant colors, tantalizing textures and delicious flavors!
Sweet Arugula Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing
Sweet Arugula Salad has a maple-y dressing paired with tangy dried cranberries, crisp Granny Smith apples and spicy arugula makes a tempting salad combination.
Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad
Fresh and fabulous, this quick Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad combines refreshing cucumbers, tiny tomatoes and sweet pepper rings drizzled in a very light balsamic dressing that lets the taste of the veggies shine through.
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic are a classic comfort food. I have given them a lively makeover with the addition of baked garlic, which adds delicious flavor to these mashed spuds.
Red Potato and Cauliflower Mash
Red Potato and Cauliflower Mash is an easy vegetable mash-up to serve as a hearty side dish for any weeknight supper. “Steam-boiling” the cauliflower and spuds makes it easy to mash them right in the pot, saving on clean up time.
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Both my grandma and my mom often made Twice-Baked Potatoes and I just loved them! Because it was one of my favorite dishes as a child, I set out to create an equally delectable spud, stuffed with a smooth and savory filling that is reminiscent of childhood culinary bliss!
Petite Peas and Parsnips
Petite Peas and Parsnips are an excellent side dish, providing both color and taste.
Leeks with Raisins
Leeks with Raisins are a sweet and savory way to serve leeks.
Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce The refreshing citrus notes of the orange juice enhance this colorful Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce recipe. A finishing sprinkle of gomasio adds a subtle crunch, but if you cannot find gomasio in your market, plain roasted (or raw) hulled sesame seeds substitute perfectly.
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