Opting for something veggie this Christmas? Over 1/3 of us were eating less meat last year, and probably even more this year! So if you're looking for a plant based or vegetarian Christmas dinner that will be as tasty as the traditional turkey, you're in the right place. Here's our best veggie christmas dinner recipes, from slick starters and nifty nibbles, to show stopper mains and party puds.

Veggies pigs in blankets

Pigs in blankets are a staple part of a classic Christmas dinner and why should the veggies miss out? These veggies in vests are a really quick and easy way of impressing your guests and they make a great side or starter. All you need is aubergine, halloumi, a lemon and herbs of your choice.

Seasonal starter

Chestnut and sage soup

This delicious soup has sophisticated flavours that make it perfect for a dinner. It only takes ten mins to prep, and both pre cooked or fresh chestnuts can be used. With thanks to River Cottage for donating the recipe.

Merry mains

Vegetarian wellington

This lavish vegetarian wellington makes a cracking centre piece to your Christmas meal and is a firm Christmas favourite amongst the Hubbub team. Be prepared for the meat eaters at the table to look over in envy.

Leek and smoked cheese pithivier

There's no need to pithi(vier) the veg with this leek and smoked cheese pithivier recipe from Riverford Organic Farms. The pie can be made, in advance up to the final baking stage, and kept in the fridge. It makes a fantastic centrepiece to a special veggie meal.

Party Puds

Christmas pudding ice-cream

A festive twist on rum and raisin ice cream using leftover Christmas pudding. Currants and raisins, sugar and spice, orange peel, lemon peel—everything nice. Continue the Christmas spirit by daring to dash in a splash o' leftover rum or whiskey.

Boxing Day Brunch

Roast potato tortilla 

This makes a scrumptious brunch and is a wonderful way to use up leftover roasted potatoes, saving time frying up potatoes from scratch. This recipe from eco chef and food waste activist Tom Hunt.

Lavish Leftovers

Christmas thyme stew

This freezer-friendly warming stew is perfect for using up your Christmas veggie leftovers. Feeling experimental? Try adding in some marmite to the gravy and making some veggie dumplings to go with. Follow our simple steps here.


Kick ass cranberry sauce

Our kick ass cranberry sauce is easy to make, and, we'll let you in on a little secret, it goes well with everything, not just your turkey. Follow this recipe to make a redder than red sauce that will impress your guests.

Apple and ginger chutney

This warming Christmas accompaniment combines apple and ginger to give a cracking kick. Are you a chutney champion? Check out Nick’s spiced pear chutney for another Christmas dinner winner. 

New year, new you

Brussel sprout detox salad

Bored of boiled brussels? Looking for a fresh and healthy detox salad to kickstart your new year? Look no further than this Brussel sprout detox salad. This recipe is a welcome break from the usual Christmas fare and is a delicious light and healthy meal.

Going to give some of these a go? Let us know how you get on, we love hearing from you. You can email, tweet using our handle @hubbubUK and tag us on Facebook on Instagram using @hellohubbub.

It's a weird but wonderful life

Yes, things might look a little different this year but #YouGotThis, and we've got plenty of alternative ways to keep the magic alive this season. We’ll help you save money, have fun and come together (even if we can’t be physically together). There has never been a better opportunity to try something different than this year. Check out our tips, recipes and activities below, embrace the possibilities to try something new this festive period.


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