Delicious Vegan Holiday Dinners: Menu Ideas & Recipes


Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Recipes that impress, for your most delicious feast yet.


Urbanette’s Perfect 6 ­Course Vegan Thanksgiving

And if you’re still not sure what to cook, here’s a full meal plan for you. Recipes included:
1. Cranberry Pear Salad
2. Veggie Loaf
3. Butter Beans with Lemon­-Garlic Collards
4. Apple, Onion & Cranberry Stuffing
5. Vegan Sweet Potato Joes
6. Apple­-Date Torte

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Cranberry Pear Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (213 G )
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Dressing Ingredients
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. balsamic vinegar
1 t. whole grain mustard
1 t. honey
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper

Salad Ingredients
1/2 c. red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 c. dried cranberries, juice­ (sweetened)
8 c. baby spinach
2 pears, cored and sliced
2/3 c. hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

1. Whisk dressing ingredients together thoroughly.
2. Toss the spinach, onions and pears with dressing. Sprinkle with cranberries and hazelnuts.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Veggie Loaf

Number of Servings: 4 (150 G )
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

1 1/2 c. cooked lentils
1 1/2 c. carrots, minced
1 red onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. Italian parsley, chopped
1 c. walnuts, divided
1 c. rolled oats, divided
1 T. sundried tomato, ground
1 t. canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Puree the cooked lentils and carrots together in a food processor until a paste forms. Transfer to a bowl and mix in onion, garlic, parsley and sun­dried tomato.
3. Process half of the walnuts and oats in the food processor until nicely powdered. Add to the lentil mixture. Roughly chop the remaining oats and nuts and stir into lentil mixture.
4. Lightly coat a 9 x 5 loaf pan with oil. Spread mixture in pan and bake 30­35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Butter Beans with Lemon-Garlic Collards

Number of Servings: 2 (247 G )
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

1 1/4 c. butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 lg. head collard greens, washed and sliced
2 t. olive oil
2 t. garlic, minced
2 T. lemon juice

1. Heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
3. Stir in collards, cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes.
4. Add remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve hot.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Apple, Onion & Cranberry Stuffing

Number of Servings: 8 (219 G )
Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Cook Time: 30­45 Minutes

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

4 c. whole­-wheat bread, cubed (6 slices)
4 c. white sandwich bread, cubed (6 slices)
1 3/4 c. vegetable broth
1 1/2 t. canola oil
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 lg. onion, chopped
4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
4 t. fresh sage, chopped
2 t. fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 c. cranberries, chopped
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 15 – 20 minutes.
2. While bread is toasting, heat oil in a large, non­stick skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 – 7 minutes. Add apples, cook for 3 minutes longer. Add 3/4 cup broth, sage and thyme.
3. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the apples are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 – 7 minutes. Add the toasted bread and cranberries. Drizzle remaining broth over the mixture and toss until evenly moistened. Season with pepper.
4. Reduce oven temperature to 325° F. Transfer stuffing to a lightly oiled casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake until heated through, 35 – 45 minutes. If you would like a crisp top, uncover for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Vegan Sweet Potato Joes

Number of Servings: 6 (332 G )
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups tomato puree
1 tsp. salt
1½ Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1½ cups water
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup red lentils
6 medium sweet potatoes, baked

1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until tender (8 – 10 minutes).
2. Stir in the tomato puree, salt, mustard, maple syrup, water, chili powder, and lentils. Bring to a rolling boil.
3. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the lentils are tender (20­25 minutes). Stir regularly to prevent sticking.
4. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, mash with a fork, and top with lentils. Serve hot.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Apple­-Date Torte

Number of Servings: 8 (234 G )
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

30 dates, pitted (divided)
1 c. warm water (divided)
1 1/2 c. walnuts
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
4 apples, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8″ tart pan with parchment paper. 2. Cover 18 dates with half of the warm water and set aside.
3. Place walnuts in food processor and grind to a fine meal. Add the remaining pitted dates and water and process until dates are blended with the walnuts to form a coarse, sticky meal. Press mixture into tart pan.
4. Place soaking dates and their liquid in blender along with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt. Blend until smooth.
5. In a medium bowl, toss apple slices with the date sauce. Layer into crust.
6. Bake for 30­45 minutes, or until apples are tender when poked with a fork. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon to serve.

Recipes provided exclusively for Urbanette, by Guiding Stars.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party IdeasI’ve also created two Pinterest boards. One that has Delicious Vegan Recipes, and one that’s just Holiday Recipes and DIY. You can click the images here to go directly to those boards. Hope you like them!

Still want more? Check out this list of 25 Vegan Holiday Recipes, and have yourself a happy and healthy vegan holiday!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 242 Comments

  1. Harriet Baldwin

    Eating out isn’t usually associated with eating healthy, but a vegan diet ensures there will be a lot less of the bad things in the food you choose. I hope a lot of us will start eating better especially this holiday season. We all know how we enjoy a feast and it’s better to just fill our tables with better vegan options.

  2. Sherri Cohen

    There’s a stereotype that vegans are skinny and weak. And it’s a deserved one because so many vegans have always been exactly that. As the plant-based fitness movement grows, this is beginning to change. But keep in mind that even though you are aware of this shift because you’re so closely involved in it, most people have no clue about this. To them, vegans are still skinny and weak, by necessity.

  3. Dawn Wong

    I didn’t expect friends and family to change as a result of my decision. I didn’t set out to change anybody. I will never regret switching to vegan and the holiday season is the best time to switch.

  4. Inez Knight

    Growing plants takes much fewer resources than growing animals. By eating vegan, you can help reduce the toll on the environment. For the holiday season, always know that it’s best to go with the healthier alternative.

  5. Loretta Swanson

    Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of food!

  6. Kristine Lucas

    You’ve never seen vegan look this good. #VeganRecipes

  7. Lee Williamson

    Many people begin a vegan diet out of concern for animals. Whether opposed to the conditions of animals intended for food or eating animals in general, going vegan will help your conscience rest easily.

  8. Renee Griffith

    As appetizing as it looks, it’s a healthier choice too!

  9. Edith Glover

    Even after I became vegetarian, I turned this question over and over in my mind. I knew that I wanted to quit eating animal products but just couldn’t imagine making it work. I had even tried a vegan diet for a month, only to learn in the process that I wasn’t ready. The commitment to officially say “I’m vegan” was a decision I deliberated about for a long time. In the end, it took two full years before I completely cut out eggs, milk, butter, and cheese. But when the time was finally right, there was no question about it.

  10. Muriel Vargas

    Best vegan recipes that you can do this holiday!

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