Delicious dishes for a vegetarian Christmas meal

An array of tempting vegetarian Christmas ideas to inspire your festive feast

Delicious dishes for a vegetarian Christmas meal

There’s more to a vegetarian Christmas than a nut roast. We can all suffer from a Christmas Day recipe block when trying to think of an amazing vegetarian centrepiece.

But don't worry, we've rounded up some amazing ways to spruce up a festive veggie lunch, including canapés, starters, mains and sides, plus a few desserts that will suit your whole crowd.

From comforting gratins to elegant tarts, these recipe ideas will even make the carnivores jealous. 

CanapÉs and starters

Hasselback roasties with cranberry Brie

Crispy tatties with a fruity cheese topping - what's not to love? Simply arrange these spuds on a beautiful serving platter and they'll be gone in a flash. 

Goats' cheese ravioli

This stylish Italian-inspired canapé is sure to impress all your guests this Christmas. The soft pasta pockets are filled with tangy goats' cheese which you can then dip into the accompanying caramelised red onion dip. All you'll need to do is pop these tasty treats, which come frozen, in the oven for 8 minutes. 

Stilton, chestnut and cranberry mini tarts

Classic sweet and salty flavours of Christmas served up in a pastry case. What more could you ask for?


Tanya Burr's veggie wellington 

Speaking about her creation, Tanya said: 'This indulgent Christmas main has a lovely texture that works well with the classic trimmings'. And we agree! What's not to love about the combination of mushroom, blue cheese, pine nuts and spinach all encased in crispy pastry?

Vegetable wreath

Packed with pumpkin and fruit stuffing and sprinkled with goats' cheese, this main is perfect for serving four people. Plus, you don't have to lift a finger!

Mushroom and chestnut pithivier

This impressive French pie makes a wonderful Christmas table centrepiece and it makes an even better main! 

Tenderstem broccoli & cauliflower gratin

This wonderful veggie gratin makes a hearty side dish but could easily double as a vegetarian main. Who wouldn't want to have a hearty helping of vegetables with cheese?

Beetroot onion bake

Looking for a beautiful vegetarian centrepiece for your dinner table? Made with seasonal veg, this brightly-coloured beetroot bake is hearty, delicious and so pretty. It also doubles up a side for non-veggies so it's a win, win with this dish. 

Savoury chestnut & mushroom bake

If you really want a nut roast on your Christmas dinner table this year, try this lighter version made with sweet chestnuts and earthy mushrooms. Drizzle with gravy and serve with fruity condiments.


Christmas pudding

Don't fancy making one? Why not try our marinated for nine months traditional Christmas pudding which has a deep, complex flavour with a punchy Cognac kick at the end. It's also got plump vine fruits, glacé cherries and nuts included in it too. Just be sure to serve this pud with a drizzle of cream. 

Mini fraisiers

Spectacular strawberry desserts, inspired by the classic French cake. We've made individual portions but if you don't have any ramekins or would prefer to dish up one showstopper, you could always use a circular tin. 

Toffee and pecan mini roulades

Who can say no to this tasty treat? It's nutty, comes with a rich toffee sauce and will melt in your mouth, plus it's got bundles of whipped cream. And better yet, all the hard work has been done for you. 

Stock up on all the ingredients you need for a perfect vegetarian Christmas at Asda.com or in-store. And be sure to check out our readymade Christmas products