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20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Avant Garde Vegan

Christmas is fast approaching, and its time for vegans to decide which mouth-watering side dishes they’ll be serving to friends and family. To help you choose, Totally Vegan Buzz has put together a list of the best festive side dishes from top vegan chefs.

If you’re still undecided on the main course, see our list of the best centrepieces, too!

1. Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Minimalist Baker

“I think your Aunt Sally would still be proud if you brought this to the dinner table, even though it’s hippie-approved” – Minimalist Baker

2. Brussels Sprouts With Satay Sauce

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Vegan Recipe Club

“No soggy green mush here – the combination of spicy nutty sauce over slightly crunchy sprouts should convert even the most fervent sproutophobe.” – Vegan Recipe Club

3. Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce with Lemon Cashew Cream

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: One Green Planet

“Serve your guests a dish that looks and sounds gourmet but is really easy to make. This luscious homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi is blanketed in richly spiced vegan butter sauce and then served with a lemon cashew cream. They’ll think you worked away in the kitchen all day. Let them.” – One Green Planet

4. Chestnut Cranberry Stuffing Balls

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: BOSH!

“Every roast dinner needs some nice stuffing.” – BOSH!

5. Glazed Beets & Baby Rainbow Carrots

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Avant Garde Vegan

“Christmas vegetable side dishes that are packed full of incredible flavours. They are also really simple to make.” – Gaz Oakley

6. Traditional Vegetable Walnut Stuffing

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: I Love Vegan

“The walnuts, nutritional yeast and mushrooms create a seriously robust base. A touch of dried thyme and oregano (my favourite holiday herbs) adds a festive, holiday flavour. Ground flax seed helps bind the stuffing just enough!” – I Love Vegan

7. Vegan Sausage Rolls & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: The Edgy Veg

“This recipe is great as a holiday finger food, but also doubles as a great snack that can be made well in advance, and heated up when you need a meal in a flash. Easy to make and easy to eat.” – The Edgy Veg

8. Okra With Chickpea Flour And Spices

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Vegan Richa

“Bhindi Zunka (Okra cooked with chickpea flour and spices). Delicious, crispy okra that makes a great snack or appetizer.” – Vegan Richa

9. Creamy Kale And Spinach Dip

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Minimalist Baker

“It’s about that time for holiday parties galore, and for that, you need a dip! If I’m invited to your gathering, this is definitely the one I’m bringing.” – Minimalist Baker

10. Winter White Bean Minestrone

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Forks over Knives

“A delicious addition to a holiday menu, this comforting white bean minestrone is full of vegetables and fresh herbs. Top with chopped roasted red peppers for a festive colour contrast.” – Forks over Knives

11. Vegan Mushroom Rolls

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Jamie Oliver

“This is my twist on classic sausage rolls, with a herby mushroom filling surrounded by golden puff pastry.” – Jamie Oliver

12. Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts With Tofu Bacon

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Natalie Tamara

“I’ve noticed that one of the most popular ways of preparing Brussels sprouts seems to be with bacon, so why not try a vegan version using tofu bacon?” – Natalie Tamara

13. Christmas Slaw

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: BBC Good Food

“A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing.” – BBC Good Food

14. Stuffed Squash With Quinoa, Broccoli, Rosemary And Almonds

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: The First Mess

“The stuffing in this one is so flavourful, vibrant, and delicious. Plus it’s another easily made-ahead option.” – The First Mess

15. Sourdough Bread Stuffing

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Vegan Huggs

“This Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing tastes just like a classic stuffing recipe, but with a subtle zing in every bite.” – Vegan Huggs

16. Jack-be-little squash stuffed with chilli oil and butternut squash purée

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Pascal Aussignac

“An inventive starter of jack-be-little squash filled with silky-smooth butternut squash and Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chilli Oil purée, topped with a beautiful barigoule of seasonal vegetables.” – Pascal Aussignac

17. Herb And Nut Encrusted Cheese Log

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: One Green Planet

“This recipe makes a delicious and elegant holiday appetiser, and cheese logs never seem to go out of style. You can play with the flavourings, too — for instance, by using olives instead of sun-dried tomatoes” – One Green Planet

18. Teriyaki Broccoli

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Veganosity

“This broccoli recipe will change how you feel about one of the healthiest superfoods ever.” – Veganosity

19. Mashed Potato

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Delish

“Amazing, creamy mashed potatoes are still possible while being completely dairy free and these are here to prove it!” – Delish 

20. Carrot Coconut Soup with Ginger & Paprika

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family
Image: Trinity’s Kitchen

“There is something quite magical about the blend of tomato and coconut and the alchemy of carrot and ginger.” – Trinity’s Kitchen

What do you think about these Christmas delicacies? Let us know in the comments below!

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