20 Vegan Holiday Entrée Recipes

Swirling a fork in gluten-free vegan pasta which is one of our vegan holiday entree recipes

It’s entrée time!

I’ve picked my top 20 mains to ensure that your holiday festivities are delicious and plant-based. I find entrées to be the most difficult things to “vegan-ize” when entertaining a mixed crowd, but you can never go wrong with comfort food! Think pasta, pot pies, and risotto. Mmmm, yeah.

If you try any of these recipes in the coming week, let us know! Be sure to tag all of your holiday gathering photos #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see. Onto the eats!

Photo collection showcasing 20 easy vegan Christmas main dish recipes

1. Thyme and White Bean Pot Pies // 2. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (GF) // 3. 8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna // 4. 1-Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie // 5. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bake // 6. Best Vegan Gluten Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese // 7. Garlic Mac ‘n’ Cheese // 8. Portobello Steaks with Chimichurri // 9. Sweet Potato Lasagna // 10. Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls // 11. Garlic & White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts // 12. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes // 13. Creamy Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes // 14. Creamy Mushroom + Asparagus Pasta // 15. Roasted Cauliflower Garlic Pasta // 16. Chickpea Bolognese // 17. Mushroom & Leek Risotto // 18. 1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies // 19. 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili // 20. Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Meatballs

See you back soon for our desserts round-up!

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  1. marylynn m sabiston says

    I made #13 minus the tomatoes. I added 3 more garlic cloves cooking them 1st and set aside. I then cooked 3 cups sliced mushrooms. Then added 3/4 cup sliced red onion instead of stallions (didn’t have any) and cooked till done. When making the sauce I warmed 2 1/2 c almond milk unsweetened and added 3 tbsp nutritional yeast and flour for more protein (my daughter is a dancer and needs the extra). I cooked 3 cups of broccoli and served on the side. Everyone loved it including me and I am hard to please.

  2. Karen Johnson says

    Happy New Year!! I recently got your everyday cooking cook book which I love!! Just a quick question, when your recipes call for almond milk can coconut milk be used? I can’t wait to work my way thru your entire cookbook.

  3. James says

    Hi Dana! I love your post, these dishes look absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to try some of them! Especially the potpie, such a classic dish with a vegan flare. However, I was just wondering when one is trying to live an authentic vegan diet and while cooking how can you be sure that you are using authentic products, sometimes labels often include unfamiliar ingredients that may or may not be derived from animals, how do you steer clear of that while cooking? I am looking forward to trying these dishes out and further exploring the vegan lifestyle.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      James, great question! This just requires a lot of due diligence in research vegan friendly products, and when in doubt, asking a store associate (or the seller) if the product is vegan friendly. Try not to stress being perfect and just do the best you can!

  4. Kelly Burke says

    Thank you so much for your incredible recipes I have been making something from here daily for the past few weeks. Never disappointed, in face obsessed.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  5. Laura says

    Oh my goodness, so much lovely, creamy pasta! I’m bookmarking this post as I’d like to try many of these recipes – especially that chilli! x


  6. Fernando @ Eating With Your Hands says

    Enjoy these days of holidays with all your loved ones and celebrate with style! Those baked potatoes would look good on my table right now :)