Christmas is around the corner, and us plant-based eaters and vegans are looking forward to planning the best vegan feast.
As Plant-based eaters, spending holidays with our relatives always made us a little anxious when it came to food. We have large families spread out between Panama, the USA, and Argentina, countries with different holiday traditions and staple holiday dishes.
Since we love to cook, we always sneak a couple of dishes here and there, as we never trade for only one vegan option; we also want to feast! Don’t we all?
A Vegan Christmas Menu Perfected Over Time
Over the years, we have tried different recipes, depending on the location, as it might be a cold, mild, or hot Christmas. We always cook, considering everyone will eat, so we like to make enough, so our families can taste and understand that we are not missing out on flavor; we just have different choices.
As a result, we have always been cheered, either out loud or silently, with empty pans and casseroles, wiped out by meat-eaters next to half-way eaten turkeys and hams trays.
I am not blowing my own trumpet here, but this collection of dishes has made us very proud throughout the years. It would make for a fantastic Vegan Christmas dinner for a small family, a party of four, or if, as we always do, have Christmas brunch with the dinners’ leftovers.
This year, as we imagine is also the case for many of you, we will have a Christmas for two. It made us a little sad, but we also understand that it’s just a matter of time, and spending Christmas here in Italy by ourselves is also a way to showing love and care for our elder loved ones.
We have everything you will need right here for Christmas Day! Some of the recipes you can make ahead of time so you can keep the lead up to that special meal to sip an excellent wine and spend quality time with your guests or your beloved one.
Vegan Christmas Menu Recipes
Here we have listed all the ingredients and recipes for the Vegan Christmas menu feast!
Featuring a flavor-packed Sweet Potato and Eggplant Casserole, a delicious Porcini Mushrooms stuffing with their stuffed onions, homemade festive cranberry sauce, Green Beans with Flaky Toasted Almonds, White Truffled Mashed Potatoes and fluffy Rosemary Bread Buns.
We finish this off with these two Italian Classics: Lombardian Panettone and Panforte di Siena (similar to the Spanish Turrón). We love these two, and having just moved to Northern Italy, we just went traditional here, as the quality of these treats is just heaven.