Published by PETA Staff.

There are many vegan ham products out there, but it’s always fun to make your own from recipes. Seitan roasts are sumptuously textured and make great holiday main courses. For flavor options, try substituting vegan ham broth in the recipe or add a dash of liquid smoke to the mix. Then brush a mixture of brown sugar, soy sauce, and orange juice on your “ham” before you bake it for a crispy, flesh-free crust.

Here are some other great vegan ham recipes that no one has to die for:

1. Maple-Glazed Vegan Holiday Ham

Using vital wheat gluten as a base, this roast from Sunnyside Hanne is flavored with maple syrup, apricot jam, liquid smoke, and more. We’ll definitely be trying it over the holidays.

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2. Vegan Smoky Ham and Cheese Biscuits

What are these heavenly delights, you ask? These cruelty-free biscuits use Tofurky Smoked Ham Style Deli Slices to delicious results.

3. Vegan Deviled Ham Sandwich Spread

If you’re tired of your go-to sandwich recipes, this sun-dried tomato, chili pepper, and chickpea “ham sammie” will spice up your lunchtime.

4. Denver Omelet

This healthy breakfast recipe serves two. Try vegan ham deli slices for the best results. You can also swap out the homemade tofu eggs for a VeganEgg.

5. Simple Vegan Smoked Ham Salad

Smoked almonds give this tofu blend a ham-like flavor. Quick and easy, it makes a perfect party appetizer on cucumber slices or celery, or you can put it on a bagel for a protein-packed snack.

Try one, try ’em all—but most of all, remember to have fun and enjoy your holiday season with the people who mean the most to you. And who knows? You might even persuade a family member or friend to ditch dead animals for good!

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