7 Delicious Meat-Free Recipes for Christmas

Posted on 12 December 2018 by

Daniela Valla

in the Animals in farming blog

Yule love these mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan recipes!

We know that reducing the amount of meat we consume (and opting for higher welfare suppliers) is key to benefit not just animals and their welfare, but also our environment and our own health.

Not to worry: a meat-free Christmas menu is everything but just a big bowl full of sprouts and carrots. We’ve rounded up a selection of 7 mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan recipes from around the web, to help you reduce the meat on your table but still serve a memorable holiday feast.

Cranberry and lentil bake (vegan)

Image credit: BBC Good Food

Easy to make in a large batch for the largest of families, this protein-rich bake can be made a couple of days ahead to free your time on Christmas day. Learn how to make it on the BBC Good Food website.

Miso, mushroom and squash chestnut wellington (vegan)

Image credit: Delicious Magazine

This amazing centrepiece is packed with healthy veggies and brings a twist of umami flavour to your holiday menu. (Pssst: you can make this easier by using store-bought pastry!) Find the recipe on Delicious Magazine.

Perfect roast potatoes (vegetarian and vegan)

Image credit: Jamie Oliver

Spuds, glorious spuds! Everybody’s favourite side dish is sometimes overlooked – but sure enough, roast potatoes are the unsung star of Christmas dinner. We’re big fans of this Jamie Oliver recipe, available in 3 variations to suit every diet.

Root vegetable tatin with candied nuts and blue cheese (vegetarian)

Image credit: BBC Good Food

Sweet and cheesy, this tarte tatin is perfect for a large centrepiece or for buffet mini tarts (but make sure to prepare a lot, because they’re irresistible!). See the full recipes on BBC Good Food.

Creamy linguine with wild mushrooms (vegan)

Image credit: Mike Garten, Good Housekeeping

Who said you can’t have pasta for Christmas supper? This truly decadent main dish is sure to delight your guests – find out how to make it on the Good Housekeeping website.

Mixed vegetables & nut roast (vegetarian)

Image credit: Waitrose

Not your usual boring nut roast: this recipe brings a host of Mediterranean flavours to your table, with tangy passata and an Italian soffritto base. Find the recipe on Waitrose.

Cauliflower with apple, raisin and cheddar (vegetarian)

Image credit: Great British Chefs

This recipe takes one of the classic pairings of British cuisine and transforms it into a restaurant-worthy starter. Learn how to make it on Great British Chefs.com

We hope these recipes will inspire you - and from all of us at World Animal Protection, we wish you a happy holiday season. We look forward to a new year of protecting animals all over the world, with your irreplaceable support.


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