14 Recipes that Will Wow Your Family and Friends this Holiday Season

Tis the season to incorporate more meatless dishes into your recipe collection. We’ve made a list — and we’ve checked it twice — of some of our favorite holiday appetizers, mains, side, and desserts, almost all of which are plant-based!

Craving chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Try our roasted chestnut soup. Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Nothing will keep you more snug than our warming carrot cauliflower stew. Grandma got ran over by a reindeer? Well, um, we’ve got a great recipe for honey-vanilla poached pears.

Check out our Meatless Monday holiday menu below and see how you can wow your guests with some festive and flavorful meatless meals.


Set the proper tone for the meal with these seasonal holiday appetizers:

Roasted Chestnut Soup

roast chestnut soup

Warming Carrot Cauliflower Stew

Carrot Cauliflower Stew2

Spicy Jalapeño Cashew “Cheese” Dip

jalapeno cashew cheese dip


On this holiday dinner table, let the side dishes take center stage:

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

maple balsamic brussels sprouts

Rosemary’s Beets with Hazelnuts and Basil

rosemarys beets

Roasted Potatoes with Orange Couscous

roasted potatoes with couscous

Baked Polenta Basil Fries

baked polenta basil fries


Plant-based mains can be just as hardy and comforting as their animal-based counterparts:

Meaty Mushroom Stew with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

mushroom stew over potatoes

Italian White Beans with Kale

white beans and kale

Winter Harvest Citrus Pasta

winter harvest citrus pasta

Chickpea Burgers with Spicy Harissa

chickpea burgers with harissa yogurt


End with something sweet (but not too sweet):

Honey Vanilla Poached Pears

honey vanilla poached pears

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bread

apple cranberry oatmeal bread

Baked Apple Donuts

baked apple donuts

Interested in adding some more plant-based recipes to your repertoire? Click here for more Meatless Monday inspiration.