Are you looking for delicious, new recipes to round out your vegan holiday menu? These snazzy main dishes, muffins, salads, and sides are all vegan, so they can be the stars of any festive, plant-based meal. Here are thirty of my favorites to serve your family and friends this season.

From stuffed veggies and pasta – to snazzy salads – to quick muffins and veggie sides, these 30 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.
Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These meaty-tasting Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are filled to the brim with hearty quinoa, walnuts, sweet red peppers and fresh basil, making them a colorful, crowd-pleasing entrée. Bonus: They are vegan, gluten-free and soy-free, ideal when entertaining guests with these common dietary restrictions.
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.
Pecan Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Here’s an easy and delicious stuffed zucchini entrée. Pecans add crunch and red bell peppers add a colorful flair to this vegan and gluten-free main dish.
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.
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!
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.


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!
Easy Vegan Antipasto
This Vegan Antipasto can be served on the side in place of a leafy green salad, or offer it for a first course or appetizer platter for a holiday party. I like to roast the peppers and asparagus in advance, and serve them chilled with this simple-to-prepare, but flavorful antipasto.
Mixed Baby Greens Salad
This is my “go-to” green salad with a jazzy holiday twist! The cranberries add a seasonal flair, complemented by the sweet and tangy balsamic dressing. For a hearty first course, serve warm crusty bread or mini-muffins on the side.
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.
Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce
These tender and flavorful Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce are baked in the oven with a zingy mustard sauce, making a festive side dish for any supper.
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!
Maple Sweet Potatoes
This dish pairs well with many entrées and also makes a great addition to any holiday meal. As a bonus, it can be ready in thirty minutes or less.
Petite Peas and Parsnips
Petite Peas and Parsnips are an excellent side dish, providing both color and taste.
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.
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.

Muffins and Bread

Quick Coconut-Grape Muffins
These Quick Coconut-Grape Muffins are vegan and oil-free. These delicious plant-based beauties feature a moist crumb with sweet surprise center!
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!
Piña Colada Muffins
Shredded coconut and crushed pineapple add texture and flavor to these oh-so-delicious, super moist, but not-too-sweet Piña Colada Muffins.
Grandma’s Garlic Bread
This recipe is based on my grandmother’s version, which was always a favorite of mine. This tantalizing loaf, with its crispy crust and herbed, soft, and steamy inside, is bursting with flavor. In other words . . . perfection!
Coco-Nutty Apple Muffins
I love muffins! These quick-to-prepare, vegan, and gluten-free baked goodies feature apples, walnuts, and coconut.
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