Vegetarians needn't go overlooked this Christmas with this fantastic selection of vegetarian Christmas recipes that prove just because you're going meat free doesn't mean you have to miss out.
Your mouth will soon be watering with the thought of a pumpkin filled lasagne with the crunch of sweet hazelnuts, or the earthy creamy mushroom risotto or mozzarella and tomato towers. Keep flavours big and colour bold and vegetarian food will stand its own against the turkey!
So if you’re looking for some enticing meat-free recipes for the festive season from appetizers to main courses and sides take a look at our delicious vegetarian Christmas suggestions below and have yourself a merry meatless Christmas.
Chef Edwin Soumang prepared this delicious vegetarian dish of the traditional Pugliese pasta, Orecchiette di Gragnano, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Click here for the recipe.
Try gilling up a succulent earthy porotbello mushroom with strips of fresh mango and a home made salsa for an informal appetizer. Find the menu here.
These tasty bite size quinoa tarts a healthy appetizer packed with flavour. Find the menu here.
This butternut squash soup from blogger Aimée White is extra special with hidden depths of flavour and topped off with maple syrup and red pepper puree. Click here to find the recipe.
This simple stack of Italian flavours is a fun and eye cathching choice as an appetizer that's sure to appeal to most tastes. Find the recipe here.
This tasty looking vegetarian lasagna is made with Hokkaido squash, goat cheese, hazelnuts, white wine and a dash of nutmeg. Click here to find this recipe and more vegetarian lasagne recipes.
Want to serve up a vegetarian interpretation of turkey, why not make a tofurkey role with mushrooms in this easy and tasty vegan recipe. Click here for the menu.
This creamy mushroom risotto is made extra special with chanterelles, ceps, bay boletes and other forest mushrooms. Click here for the recipe.
If you fancy trying a dish with a chef's touch then try this tasty vegan dish prepared by chef Carla Aradelli which includes 'pisarei', traditional Italian spelt bread gnocchi, served with cherry tomatoes and capers. Find the recipe here.
This super easy salad is packed with crunch and colour making it a percfect side choice for the festive table. Find the recipe here.
No Christmas meal would be complete without a side serving of brussel sprouts. This recipe is extra special and comes with both chestnuts and white balsamic cream. Find the menu here.