The 12 Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving & Christmas Recipes (Fool Your Relatives With These!)

 Check out the 12 best vegetarian Thanksgiving & Christmas Recipes below!

Check out the 12 best vegetarian Thanksgiving & Christmas Recipes below!

Whether you're a vegetarian household or a family member looking to make a vegetarian-friendly menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas, this list will have everyone enjoying the holidays' feasts. These vegetarian (and vegan) recipes are great for dinner with side dishes on Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve dinner, and for Christmas Day.

The recipes listed below are easy as pie, and are simply remasters of classic entrees and side dishes, just made vegetarian.

Making recipes that are vegetarian or vegan that meat-eaters enjoy is our number one goal, so we hope you find this collection as tasty, easy, and grand for your Thanksgiving and Christmas. We've included some key ingredients you can buy online, but the big two (especially for the side dishes) are simply:

Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk 
and
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Almond milk is a vegan alternative to dairy milk and coconut oil is a vegan alternative to butter! You won’t notice a difference in the flavor for most dishes.

With those two ingredients, you can vegan-ize a ton of meals this holiday season.

1 through 6 = Side Dish Ideas
7 through 12 = Main Course Ideas

We've combed through hundreds of recipes and brought you the very best ones. Here they are:

The 12 Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving & Christmas Recipes

1. Vegan Mashed Potatoes

 Source: Vegetatio

Source: Vegetatio

 

The key to this recipe is simple, just use vegan butter and almond milk when making mashed potatoes how you normally would. Nobody will notice the difference, I promise.

Key Ingredients:
Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

2. Vegan Brown Gravy

 Source: Vegetatio

Source: Vegetatio

 

A quick and simple recipe for vegan brown gravy that just uses some household spices and sauces. Good for mashed potatoes, meat substitute chicken, or anything else that uses gravy.

Key Ingredients:
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Annie's Homegrown Organic & Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

3. Green Bean Casserole (Vegan)

 Source: Hummasapien

Source: Hummasapien

 

Cheesy, creamy, crispy, and downright delicious. This dish is perfect as a huge side for any family gathering, and it's vegan!

Key Ingredient:
Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk

4. Vegan Stuffing

 Source: The Edgy Veg

Source: The Edgy Veg

 

Stuffing is a classic side dish of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Making it vegan is actually pretty easy, just use some dairy-free butter!

Key Ingredient:
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

5. Vegan Dinner Rolls

 Source: Minimalist Baker

Source: Minimalist Baker

 

Fluffy, golden, buttery rolls. Good for the conscience, good for the stomach.

Key Ingredients:
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk

6. Potatoes Au Gratin (Vegetarian)

 Source: Daring Gourmet

Source: Daring Gourmet

 

Nothing quite says comfort like potatoes mixed with cheese and cream.

Key Ingredient:
Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (Vegetarian)

7. Three Cheese Baked Ziti (Vegetarian)

 Source: The Spruce

Source: The Spruce

 

An extra cheesy, gooey, and delicious ziti recipe for the whole family to dig into.

Key Ingredients:
Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (Vegetarian)
Barilla Marinara Pasta Sauce

8. Garlic & Herb Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan)

 Source: Connoisseurus Veg

Source: Connoisseurus Veg

 

Cauliflower is a godsend for entrees, because whole heads can be prepared comparably to unadorned meats, like steaks.

Key Ingredient:
100% Lemon Juice

9. Vegan Lentil Loaf

 Source: Amuse Your Bouche

Source: Amuse Your Bouche

 

Lentil loaf is a great alternative to meatloaf that's just as easy. This particular recipe pairs well with the mashed potatoes and gravy seen above.

Key Ingredient:
Bob's Red Mill Red Lentils

10. Stuffed Zucchini with Cheesy Breadcrumbs (Vegetarian)

 Source: Myrecipes

Source: Myrecipes

 

This baked zucchini recipe is really easy and makes for a great, healthy entree. 

Key Ingredient:
Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (Vegetarian)

11. Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Breadcrumb Topping (Vegetarian)

 Source: Jessica Gavin

Source: Jessica Gavin

 

Macaroni and cheese - a staple of the kitchen come Christmas and Thanksgiving. You really can't go wrong with mac 'n' cheese.

Key Ingredient:
Progresso Panko Plain Bread Crumbs

12. Vegetarian Lasagna

 Source: My California Roots

Source: My California Roots

 

Just looking at this picture has my mouth watering, my goodness. Please make this at Christmas, mom.

Key Ingredients:
Barilla Wavy Lasagne
Barilla Marinara Pasta Sauce