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15 Last Minute Holiday Recipes That You Won't Believe are WFPB

Written by Ali Donahue
15 Last Minute Holiday Recipes That You Won't Believe are WFPB

One of the biggest misconceptions about a plant-based diet is that you'll miss out on some of life's tastiest adventures. On the contrary, plant-based eating opens up a whole wonderful world of variety and flavor to your plate...and this goes for the holiday season, too. So don't miss out on delicious holiday food just because your diet's different this year! These 15 holiday recipes are all festive and delicious...and made with whole food plant-based ingredients.

Bonus: they're omnivore-approved so you can serve to everyone at your table!

15 Last Minute Holiday Recipes You Won't Believe are WFPB


1. Glazed Pecan Sweet Potato Rounds 

glazed pecan rounds

Image and Recipe from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures 

They may sound and look fancy, but trust me, these vegan potato rounds are easy to make and are a wonderful way to start your holiday meal. 

2. Crusted Baked Asparagus


Image and Recipe from Forks Over Knives  

Family doesn't like asparagus? Change their mind with this decadent dish and make sure to make plenty; they will ask for more. 

3. Garlic and Chive Dinner Muffins

chive muffins

Image and Recipe from The Vegan 8 

Who said muffins can't be savory?! Enjoy these tangy garlic and chive muffins on their own or as a side with your favorite soup for a holiday delight no one will forget.

4. Crispy Roasted Potatoes

roasted potatoes

Image and Recipe from A Virtual Vegan 

No holiday table is complete without one or two plates of comforting roasted potatoes. And this heavenly recipe will give you perfectly crunchy puds without a drop of oil. 

5. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms 

stuffed mushrooms

Image and Recipe from Karissa's Vegan Kitchen 

Quinoa, sun dried tomatoes, and pecans make up the filling for this plant-based delicious appetizer. Can you think of a combination more fitting for your holiday dinner? 


6. Eggplant Rollatini


Image and Recipe from Forks Over Knives

Bring a touch of Italy at your holiday table with this WFPB variation of eggplant rollatini

7. Mushroom Bourguignon


Image and Recipe from Simple Veganista 

Channel your inner Julia Child with this plant-based bourguignon, which uses mushrooms instead of the traditional beef...and is every bit as comforting and rich.

8. Vegan Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells with an Herbed Cream Sauce 

pumpkin shells

Image and Recipe from Mamasezz 

I can bet you got hungry just be reading the name of this delicious vegan stuffed shells recipe. And yes, the end result is just as mouth-watering as the title suggests. Enjoy!

9. Chickpea and Cauliflower Vegan Stuffed Peppers 

stuffed peppers

Image and Recipe from Earth Of Maria

Stuffed peppers are a festive and healthy way to adorn your dinner table this year.  This luscious stuffed peppers recipe features chickpeas and cauliflower for a nutrient-dense yet utterly delicious holiday WFPB meal.

10. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls 

stuffed cabbage

Image and Recipe from Earth Of Maria 

If you've never tried stuffed cabbage rolls now is the time to take the plunge. The best part? In the (unlikely) event that you have leftovers of these delectable WFPB rolls, you can freeze them for up to a month! 


11. Peach-Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler 


Image and Recipe from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures 

You can't have a holiday dinner without dessert and this WFPB berry cobbler is just the ticket. Loaded with juicy sweet peaches and antioxidant-rich blueberries, you won't miss the refined sugar

12. Vegan Yoghurt Parfait with Berries and Granola


Image and Recipe from Plant Based Cooking

Easy, quick, and satisfying, this refreshing vegan parfait will make a great addition to your holiday dessert rotation. 

13. Vegan Double Chocolate Cake 

chocolate cake

Image and Recipe from MamaSezz 

Make this rich double chocolate cake the centerpiece of your dessert table, and watch everyone's jaws drop when you tell them zero refined sugar was used!

14. Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding (3 Ways) 

vegan chocolate pudding

Image and Recipe from Simple Veganista 

Super last minute? This raw chocolate avocado pudding will save the day. Ready in five minutes, this WFPB take on a kid-friendly classic has three flavor variations to satisfy even the picky eaters at your table.

15. Banana Brownies 


Image and Recipe from My Quiet Kitchen 

    These mouth-watering WFPB banana brownies taste so good you won't believe they're healthy. They are light, yet perfectly chocolatey, with a cake-brownie texture, crunchy walnuts, and hints of sweet banana. They also come together in less than an hour making them an ideal last minute holiday recipes.

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    Updated 12/9/21


    Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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