Nowadays, more and more of us are turning to a vegan lifestyle. And with greater demand comes better choice. If you are hosting Christmas dinner this year and want to impress the vegan in your life, check out our best vegan Christmas dinner alternatives.
Packed with mushrooms and vegetables including carrots, kale, leeks, spring onions and nuts such as peanuts and chestnuts for a festive kick. We like the attention to detail with the melting star on top.
Exactly like a Beef Wellington but without the beef. Tasty beetroot is enveloped in a traditional mushroom duxelle then wrapped in vegan pastry and topped with beetroot breadcrumbs.
If you want a magnificent centrepiece to take place of the turkey, this will wow your guests. A vegan take on a Beef Wellington but with cauliflower instead. One complete cauliflower smothered in a spicy mushroom and butternut squash duxelle, covered in a light pastry.
We like the texture of this vegetable loaf as well as the taste. Some loaves can be a little bland and stodgy, but this one from Morrisons has plump cranberries for a seasonal edge and is topped with shimmering walnuts.
Asda is really pulling out all the stops for vegans this Christmas. These pies are a great example; full of delicious spinach and mushrooms and wrapped in a tasty pastry.
Using traditional vegetables you’d expect to find at Christmas, such as red cabbage and beetroot, M&S have come up with these tasty tarts. Filo pastry is packed with spicy red cabbage with a base of creamed butternut squash.
Now there’s a turkey version of this and the chicken one. We prefer the chicken one. It’s a lot tastier and not as dry as the turkey offering.
Now, we’re not saying that this tastes the best, but it is a great option if you want to keep something in the freezer in case of unexpected vegan guests. It contains strips of soya and mushroom protein along with veggies like kale, butternut squash and chestnuts for crunch. Comes with a sage gravy.
Well, food critic Grace Dent didn’t like this bake from Waitrose but we do. You can use it as a side to accompany a main, or add roasted vegetables to make it the main. Made with coconut and soya milk, it even works with spicy dishes like curries.