There’s so much focus on the turkey at Christmas – not to mention that there’s usually meat in most side dishes too, that vegetarians might feel like a bit of an afterthought. It doesn’t have to be this way any longer – we’ve brought together the best of our vegetarian Christmas recipes, guaranteeing all your guests will be satisfied at Christmas lunch this year.
Find vegetarian recipes to inspire a delicious vegetarian Christmas dinner including Jerusalem artichoke and sweet potato tarts, cheesey vegetable pie and our best ever nut roast. 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 Christmas lunch is extra 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.
Try our brand new vegetable and truffle tart
(pictured), garnished with red amaranth for an impressive finish. This recipe only takes 45 minutes to complete from start to finish so you won’t be slaving away over it for hours, particularly as most of that is cooking time, so when you stick it in the oven you can get on with the million other things you will need to get done on Christmas day. Alternatively, you can prepare these delicious tarts the day before so all you’ll need to do is heat them up before serving.
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...
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