Get ready to celebrate the season with these 43 gluten-free and vegan holiday recipes! From appetizers and starters to mains and sides to snacks and sweets, these recipes are perfect for the holidays from Christmas through New Year's Day.
1. Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Quiche
This tasty and easy-to-make tofu-based quiche is perfect for Christmas morning. It can also be made ahead for easy prepping.
2. Vegan Eggs Benedict
This breakfast/brunch classic made GFV is perfect for the holidays.
3. Air Fryer Asparagus
This easy veggie dish is perfect for Christmas brunch alongside vegan eggs Benedict. And it's extra tasty topped with some vegan hollandaise sauce.
4. Tempeh Bacon
Marinate this tempeh bacon overnight for easy prep. Make in the air fryer, oven or on the stovetop.
5. Cheesy Vegan Tofu Scramble
This tofu scramble is easy to make and can be enjoyed as is or customized with your favorite veggies.
6. Air Fryer Home Fries
These easy-to-make home fries are the perfect side for your holiday breakfast or brunch.
7. Green Olive & Pimento Hummus
A twist on traditional hummus, this dip is loaded with green olives and is perfect for serving as part of a veggie platter.
8. Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
The perfect dip with gluten-free, vegan pita chips or tortilla chips.
9. Baked Tofu Bites
Make a platter of these tofu bites with wooden cocktail toothpicks and serve with an array of vegan dipping sauces.
10. Air Fryer Salt & Pepper Tofu
This 5-ingredient salt and pepper tofu is easy to make and is perfect for serving as an appetizer.
11. Buffalo Chickpea Meatballs
These vegan "meatballs" are the perfect holiday appetizer! Serve with additional vegan Buffalo sauce and vegan ranch dressing.
12. Balsamic Baked Bruschetta
This balsamic bruschetta is perfect for serving on Christmas or New Year's Eve.
13. Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls
This is the perfect appetizer for using up leftover mashed potatoes.
14. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is a favorite appetizer made vegan.
15. Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Start off your holiday meal with this creamy soup made with roasted butternut squash.
16. Creamy Vegan White Bean Soup
This soup makes the perfect starter for your holiday dinner!
Risotto - Perfect for a Starter, Side or Main
17. Vegan Lemon Risotto
If life gave you lemons this year, put them to
good delicious use, and get ready to start the new year off with this beautiful, bright, sunny, hearty, creamy, lemony risotto!
18. Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
This pumpkin risotto is topped with roasted pepitas and a balsamic glaze for a flavor-packed dish.
19. Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto
This flavorful risotto is made with tasty roasted butternut squash and a touch of thyme.
Main Courses - Perfect for Christmas or New Year's Day
20. Maple Dijon Baked Tempeh
This easy-to-make vegan main course is perfect for your holiday dinner.
21. Holiday Chickpea Veggie Loaf
This vegan "meatloaf" is made with chickpeas and is perfect topped with your favorite vegan gravy.
22. Open-Faced Vegan Pot Pie
An all-in-one dish featuring chickpeas, carrots, corn, peas and potatoes inside a store-bought pie crust. Even non-vegans love it...just ask my dad! lol 🙂
23. Vegan Shepherd's Pie
Another all-in-one meal packed with lentils, veggies and mashed potatoes.
24. Lentil Lasagna
If you're like me, you grew up eating Italian food at every holiday with Christmas calling for baked pasta dishes like manicotti, lasagna or baked ziti. This lentil lasagna is a twist on the classic featuring lentils, pasta sauce, dairy-free bechamel and almond ricotta.
25. Vegetable Lasagna
This GFV twist on the classic dish is a healthier and oil-free version that's loaded with fresh veggies.
26. Vegan Baked Ziti
This baked ziti is perfect for the holidays. Keep it oil-free by using an oil-free pasta sauce.
27. Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate
A colorful, festive side that will brighten up your holiday plate!
28. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
This easy side dish is perfect with maple Dijon tempeh, holiday chickpea loaf or one of the Italian baked pasta dishes.
29. Vegan Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Super creamy mashed potatoes without any of the dairy but all of the flavor!
30. Gluten-Free Vegan Gravy with White Wine
This easy-to-make gravy made with vegan white wine is the perfect holiday gravy. Your mashed potatoes will be begging for it. 😉
31. Cashew Mac & Cheese
This vegan mac and cheese features a creamy cashew "cheese" sauce that is oil-free and easy to make.
32. Stovetop Vegan Mac & Cheese
For an easy, creamy and nut-free vegan mac and cheese, try this stovetop version.
33. Vegan Almond Flour Biscuits
These oil-free biscuits are easy to make and are perfect for the holidays.
34. Gluten-Free Vegan Garlic Bread
This garlic bread is perfect for serving alongside lasagna or baked ziti.
35. Italian-Style Impossible Burger Meatballs
Another perfect side for serving with Italian baked pasta dishes!
Snacks and Sweets
36. Oven-Roasted Maple Pecans
Whether you leave them out for snacking or pack them up to give as gifts, these pecans are perfect for the season.
37. Sweet & Spicy Cashews
A little sweet, a little spicy, these nuts are perfect for the holidays! Like the maple pecans, they also work as gifts.
38. Sugar Cookie Truffles
Edible sugar cookie dough covered in vegan white and dark chocolate. Need I say more?
39. Almond Butter Cookie Dough Bites
These edible cookie dough balls are coated in coconut, making them look a bit like snowballs which is perfect for the holiday season!
40. Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone knows that Santa loves chocolate chip cookies. Be sure to leave these out with a glass of almond milk for the big guy!
41. Vegan Chocolate Cookies
This chocolaty cookies are easy to make and are oil-free too. To give them a festive look, try sprinkling on some crushed up candy canes or colorful sprinkles instead of the sea salt after taking them out of the oven.
42. Chickpea Flour Brownies
The perfect chocolaty ending to a delicious meal! Serve alone or topped with non-dairy whipped cream.
43. Pear Crisp
With sweet, tender baked pears and crunchy oats, pecans and almonds, this dessert is the perfect ending to your holiday meal.
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