These vegetarian recipes for entertaining will make Christmas dinner just as special, without the turkey and meaty trimmings that are a traditional part of Christmas lunch - we've brought together the best of our vegetarian Christmas recipes, guaranteeing that all your guests will be satisfied at Christmas lunch this year, whether they eat meat or not.
With a turkey and all the other side dishes to consider, we've made it easy to offer a vegetarian option as many of these vegetarian recipes can be made ahead but still look and taste impressive so that Christmas lunch is special for everyone. These vegetarian mains can be paired with all the vegetarian Christmas trimmings that would be on the table anyway, such as roast potatoes, red cabbage and Brussels sprouts - just be sure not cook your roast potatoes in goose fat!
This vegetarian goats' curd and squash Wellington will make an extra special Christmas main course that you can serve with all the usual trimmings.
Your vegetarian guests will be extremely happy being served one of these wonderful meat-free dishes on Christmas day, so go on - make their Christmas!
Click through our pick of vegetarian Christmas dinner menu ideas and you'll instantly feel inspired to create your seasonal meat-free menu...
Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake