Published by Melinda McKee.

Warm, filling holiday side dish recipes such as vegan stuffing, macaroni and “cheese,” cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes and vegan gravy make beautiful and delicious additions to any menu. But what about the main dish? We’ve got you covered with these options.

Vegan Holiday Roast with Sage Stuffing

This stuffed roast resembles a store-bought Tofurky Roast, but your guests will appreciate the TLC you put into making this from scratch.

Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

There’s just something about cauliflower steak that looks gorgeous as a part of any meal. And bonus: It can be made gluten-free.

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

While this recipe works as a main or side dish, the flavor combination of sweet, spicy, and savory will please any palate.

Shallot and Shiitake Seitan Wellington

Wellingtons are the best option for those who like texture. The meaty seitan is surrounded by savory duxelles, and it’s all wrapped in flaky phyllo dough.

Savory Stuffed Squash

Vegan sausage, chopped pieces of green apple, and walnuts steal the show in this recipe. It’s another dish that looks as delicious as it tastes.

Balsamic Roasted Beet and Rosemary Cashew Cheese Phyllo Tart

Beets add a bold color to this dish and to your dinner table.

Bulgur Walnut Loaf

The ingredients in this loaf make for a hearty main dish that’s healthful, too.

Seitan Roulade with Sage and Sweet Onion Stuffing

This recipe features a thick dough made from combining vital wheat gluten and veggie broth. The dough is then filled with stuffing, rolled up, and baked. Decadent and delicious!

Mushroom Duxelles and Spinach Phyllo Strudel

Another dish that can act as an appetizer or the main entrée, your guests will love this mushroom-filled flaky indulgence.

‘Beef’- and Orzo-Stuffed Peppers

Depending on the size of the pepper used, these can be perfect as appetizers or the main course.

Stuffed mini-peppers

Wild Mushroom Potato Pie

This recipe uses all the quintessential holiday ingredients—rosemary, sage, and thyme—yum!

Seitan à la Normandie

This dish’s key ingredient is the apple brandy (but apple juice concentrate works fine, too).


Cauliflower-Leek Tart with Port Glazed Figs

This beautiful tart uses a creamy cauliflower purée and is topped with sliced fresh figs.

Cheesy’ Pumpkin Ravioli

Anything with the words “vegan,” “pumpkin,” and” ravioli” is a winner in my book.

pumpkin ravioli plated optimized

Seitan Mushroom Roast

Seitan is made from vital wheat gluten and is great when you’re in need of extra protein.

And if you’re not an expert in the kitchen, don’t worry! You can order your favorite types of vegan roasts from convenient online grocers like PETA Business Friend Fake Meats and have them delivered right to you to use in your favorite recipes. The blog I Love Vegan shows you how to make a store-bought Tofurky Roast look exquisite:

How to Cook a Tofurky Roast

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