Vegan Christmas dinner: Best vegan food from M&S, Sainsburys and more

Vegan Christmas dinner might seem daunting, but we've come up with a quick guide of how to have the best vegan Christmas possible...

Vegan Christmas dinner: Best vegan food for Christmas 2020

Christmas is a time for treating yourself and sharing food with friends and family, and being vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on festive feasting thanks to these supermarket faves.

From M&S to Sainsbury's, from Tesco to Aldi, we've rounded up some of our favourite vegan Christmas food for 2020 including some mouth-watering vegan desserts, vegan party food and vegan starters too!

If you're vegan (opens in new tab) then you might be looking for some vegan Christmas dinner (opens in new tab) inspo, and we've got just the thing. Whether you are a vegan yourself, or have a vegan guest, we've got the low-down on how to make your vegan Christmas dinner (opens in new tab) this year one to remember, for all the right reasons.

The holidays are always such a busy time so we understand if you haven't got time to make everything from scratch. We've rounded up some of our favourite easy vegan Christmas recipes (opens in new tab) as well as a selection of what the supermarkets are offering this year.

Below you'll find everything you need to throw a fab free-from dinner - including starters, mains, desserts, and the all-important Christmassy treats. Ready to do some research? Here are our favourite vegan Christmas dinner ideas for 2020...

The best vegan Christmas food for 2020

Aldi vegan Christmas food

Morrisons vegan Christmas food

Sainsbury's vegan Christmas food

Tesco vegan Christmas food

Waitrose vegan Christmas food

Aldi vegan Christmas food

Specially Selected Nut Roast, 390g, £2.99

Specially Selected Nut Roast, 390g, £2

These individually portioned nut roasts contain roast vegetables and cranberry sauce. They would make a hearty starter but could be served as a main too.

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No Turkey Roast, 350g, £2.99

No Turkey Roast, 350g, £2.99

Inside the soya and tofu no turkey is a cranberry, apricot and pumpkin seed stuffing. You can carve just as you would turkey! It’s available from 16 Nov.

Specially Selected Vegan Wreath, 550g, £3.99

Specially Selected Vegan Wreath, 550g, £3.99

This attractive looking handmade vegan pastry wreath is stuffed with a chestnut mushroom, butternut squash and fruit filling. It’s available from 21 Dec.

Plant Menu Vegan No Pigs in Blankets, 280g, £1.99

Plant Menu Vegan No Pigs in Blankets, 280g, £1.99

Yes, Aldi are in on the vegan version of the classic too. Theirs are made from a meat-free pepper and vegan ‘pig’ and a crisp puff pastry blanket. Available to buy from 19 Dec.

Specially Selected Belgian Chocolate & Orange Melt in the Middle Pudding, 470g, £2.49

Specially Selected Belgian Chocolate & Orange Melt in the Middle Pudding, 470g, £2.49

This will be perfect for all your guests, vegan and not. The vegan chocolate pudding has a hidden orange compote and a rich dark chocolate sauce to finish.

Specially Selected Thai Roses, 170g, £2.99

Specially Selected Thai Roses, 170g, £2.99

Brighten up your buffet with these attractive edible roses. They come in two flavours, Yellow and Red Thai. They are handmade and have a delightful little kick of chilli.

Vegan Cocktail Sausages, 200g, £1.49

Vegan Cocktail Sausages, 200g, £1.49

Made using pea and wheat protein, vegetable couscous and lots of spices and sage these are a nod to the classic Lincolnshire-style flavour. Available from 10 Dec. Try making your own sticky marinade with mustard and maple!

Fusion Vegan Skewers, 240g, £1.99

Fusion Vegan Skewers, 240g, £1.99

These colourful skewers are filled with either a Sweet Chilli, Satay or Thai Green Curry mixture.

Let’s Party Vegan Bites, 200g, £1.99

Let’s Party Vegan Bites, 200g, £1.99

You can choose between a delightful cauliflower or pumpkin flavour.

Plant Menu Vegan Feast Sandwich, £1.69

Plant Menu Vegan Feast Sandwich, £1.69

This plant-based sandwich could even please the meat-eaters out there! It’s made from cranberry and poppyseed bread and filled with a sweet and savoury parsnip fritter with shredded apple, crispy sliced cabbage and juicy sultanas. It’s all topped with crispy fried onions, fresh spinach leaves and a spoonful of cranberry chutney. Tempted?

Moser Roth Gin & Fruit Creams, 90g, £1.49

Moser Roth Gin & Fruit Creams, 90g, £1.49

Thin dark chocolate filled with a variety of creams including Blood Orange Gin, Pink Gin, Elderflower Gin, Sloe Gin, or Strawberry, Orange, Violet and Rose. A perfect way to end a day of feasting or ideal for gifting too.

M&S vegan Christmas food

Merry Christmas Giant Vegetable Roll, 610g, £8

Merry Christmas Giant Vegetable Roll, 610g, £8

Vegan puff-pastry encases carrot, swede, squash, cranberries and seeds in this plant-based giant roll. Slice into portions to serve as a starter or consider it as a vegan main. In-store from 9 Dec.

Plant Kitchen Mushroom Parfait £5, 175g

Plant Kitchen Mushroom Parfait £5, 175g

Topped with a delicious red onion chutney, this mushroom pate is made with a mix of rehydrated shiitake mushroom and chestnut mushrooms. It's recommended you take it out of the fridge around 10mins before you want to serve. Spread it on hot crust bread, toast or even crackers.

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Plant Kitchen Vegan Festive Wreath £10, 720g

Plant Kitchen Vegan Festive Wreath £10, 720g

Wow your vegan guests with this cranberry and orange glazed wreath made from roasted mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds. It’s instore from 18 Dec.

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Plant Kitchen Butternut Almond & Pecan Nut Roast £5, 440g

Plant Kitchen Butternut Almond & Pecan Nut Roast £5, 440g

A go-to for many when cooking for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas, this nut roast contains Bulgur wheat, cannellini beans, roasted butternut squash, dried apricots, almonds, sweetened dried cranberries and pecan nuts. It also comes with a sachet of red wine and thyme gravy to serve. It’s instore now and can be found in the frozen section.

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Plant Kitchen Vegan Gravy £3, 350g

Plant Kitchen Vegan Gravy £3, 350g

Don’t forget to finish off your classic vegan roast dinner this Christmas with a generous helping of gravy. This one from M&S is made with vegetable stock and onions and is in store from 2 Dec.

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Plant Kitchen Potato Dauphinoise £3, 400g

Plant Kitchen Potato Dauphinoise £3, 400g

Roast potatoes are great, but there’s something special about dauphinoise and they can be time-consuming to prepare from scratch. This version from M&S uses an almond and cashew nut sauce and has a parsley crumb topping. In store from 2 Dec.

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Plant Kitchen Cranberry & Orange Stuffing £4, 300g

Plant Kitchen Cranberry & Orange Stuffing £4, 300g

Brand new for 2020, this mushroom, cranberry, confit red onion and orange stuffing means there isn’t a single item from the classic Christmas dinner that vegans can’t enjoy. In store from 2 Dec.

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Plant Kitchen Cauliflower Bake £3, 400g

Plant Kitchen Cauliflower Bake £3, 400g

How can the creamy indulgence of cauliflower cheese be replicated for vegans you might wonder? M&S have used an almond and mustard sauce and a breadcrumb topping - yum!

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Perfectly Matured Made Without Christmas Pudding £4, 454g

Perfectly Matured Made Without Christmas Pudding £4, 454g

Not only is this pudding suitable for vegans, it’s also gluten-free. Delicate spices and an abundance of vine fruits are laced with three different types of booze (cider, rum and sherry) for a very jolly finish to your feasting.

Plant Kitchen Chocolate Torte £12, 500g

Plant Kitchen Chocolate Torte £12, 500g

Picture this, smooth dark chocolate ganache on a crunchy biscuit base finished with a dusting of cocoa powder and snowflake decoration. If that sounds like a bit of you, order online and collect from 22 Dec! This will also be on sale as a two-pack in-store from 18 Dec and will cost £3.50 (140g).

Banging Cauliflower Nuggets £5, 310g

Banging Cauliflower Nuggets £5, 310g

These tasty florets of cauliflower are coated in a spicy batter and come with a sweet, smoky barbecue dipping sauce.

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Plant Kitchen 12 Mini No Chicken Kievs £5, 360g

Plant Kitchen 12 Mini No Chicken Kievs £5, 360g

People continue to go crazy for M&S’s no chicken kiev on social media and will no doubt be thrilled about these mini party food versions. They are on sale now in the freezer aisle, so if you’re super keen why not start stocking up!

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Plant Kitchen 12 No Duck Spring Rolls & Hoisin Dip £5, 254g

Plant Kitchen 12 No Duck Spring Rolls & Hoisin Dip £5, 254g

A vegan-friendly twist on the party food classic. This spring rolls are filled with hoisin sauce, shredded vegetables and soya protein. They come with an additional pot of hoisin sauce for extra dipping!

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Plant Kitchen 12 No Chorizo Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g

Plant Kitchen 12 No Chorizo Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g

A spicy, vegan twist on the popular festive snack. These cocktail chorizo-style sausages are made from mushroom, red pepper, soya and caramelised onion. The puff pastry that wraps around them is topped with smoked paprika and roasted garlic. They are on sale now and are kept in the frozen section.

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Plant Kitchen No Pork Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g

Plant Kitchen No Pork Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g

This 12-pack of cocktail-style sausages is similar to the chorizo ones but a little tamer in flavour. They will hit stores from 2 Dec and will be sold in the fresh section.

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Plant Kitchen 4 Mince Pies 240g, £2.50

Could it be Christmas without at least one mince pie? These shortcrust pastry pies are filled with M&S’s classic mincemeat and have a sweet dusting to finish.

Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles £5, 125g

Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles £5, 125g

Perfect for gifting, or treating yourself, these dark chocolate truffle shells are filled with a soya-based pink Himilayan salted caramel and are dusted with cocoa. In store now.

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Made Without Dairy Thins, Caramel & Chocolate £8, 115g

Made Without Dairy Thins, Caramel & Chocolate £8, 115g

This unique collection of milk alternative and dark chocolates have fruit, caramel and crispy pieces. You wouldn’t know they’re vegan unless we told you!

M&S Vegan Christmas sandwich Plant Kitchen No Turkey Feast £3.50

M&S No Turkey Feast £3.50

It's back for another year! The M&S vegan Christmas sandwich is just like it's meaty counterpart except it's all plant based. There is a roasted soya protein 'meat' that has been marinated in sage and garlic as well as cranberry chutney to make sure the sandwich is nice and moist. It's made with soft malted bread and there's some fresh spinach inside too.  

Morrisons vegan Christmas food

Vegan Christmas Star Tarte, 392g, £5

Vegan Christmas Star Tarte, 392g, £5

A nice alternative to Wellington’s and nut roasts, this colourful tarte contains sweet potato, parsnip and mushrooms in a creamy sauce made from coconut oil alternative to Cheddar, cream cheese and Mozzarella. It’s finished with dollops of applesauce, festive fruit and seeded crumble and a golden puff pastry star.

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No Pigs in Blankets, 270g, £2.50

No Pigs in Blankets, 270g, £2.50

This 10-pack of herby vegan sausages are wrapped in a smoky ‘no bacon’ rasher. It’s a great plant-based alternative to the classic meaty side.

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The Best Vegan Trifle, 800g, £7

The Best Vegan Trifle, 800g, £7

This dessert serves around 6-7 people and we’re sure it won’t last long! The bottom layer is a strawberry sauce with boudoir biscuits. This is topped with vanilla custard and whipped vegan cream. It’s hand-finished with a decadent golden shimmer.

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Lemon Shimmering Semifreddo, 340g, £4

Lemon Shimmering Semifreddo, 340g, £4

A fruity and refreshing alternative to a chocolate-based dessert. This sweet treat is made from a light vanilla sponge and is topped with a lemon semifreddo layered with lemon sauce.

The Best Vegetable Tempura Nests With Chilli Dip, 270g, £4

The Best Vegetable Tempura Nests With Chilli Dip, 270g, £4

We think these vegetable and coriander tempura nests would be great with a spicy sweet chilli or sriracha dip. In store from 23 Nov.

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Tempura No-prawns And No-duck Spring Rolls, 175g, £2 (EACH)

Tempura No-prawns And No-duck Spring Rolls, 175g, £4

This selection of jackfruit and oyster mushroom ‘no prawns’ and ‘no duck’ spring rolls will make an easy, tasty addition to your party spread and make sure everyone feels included in the festivities.

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Gingerbread Doughnuts, 5-pack, £0.50

Gingerbread Doughnuts, 5pack, 50p

Made in-store by the bakers, each doughnut is hand-filled with the festive flavoured gingerbread filling.

Sainsbury's vegan Christmas food

Plant Pioneers No Turkey Parcels, £6

Plant Pioneers No Turkey Parcels, £6

Launching on 9 Dec, these individual parcels of turkey-flavoured seitan mean there’s no need to compromise on a vegan Christmas dinner. Also in the parcel is a sage and onion stuffing, all wrapped together in a smoky Vacon rasher.

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by Sainsbury’s Mushroom and Chestnut Roast, £3

by Sainsbury’s Mushroom and Chestnut Roast, £3

This could help add variety to your vegan feasting over the festive season and would make a good option for Boxing Day according to the Sainsbury’s team. It’s made with cashews, almonds and pistachios and has a mushroom, squash and spinach base. The roast is seasoned with garlic and thyme and sprinkled with cranberries for a fruity finish. Try serving it with Sainsbury’s port and redcurrant gravy.

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Plant Pioneers No Beef Wellington, £3

Plant Pioneers No Beef Wellington, £3

This no beef wellington has a generous mushroom and spinach duxelle and a boost of flavour thanks to the horseradish.

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Plant Pioneers Roasting Potatoes, £2

Sainsbury’s are proud to be selling fully vegan, ready to cook roast potatoes which will achieve the crispy coating thanks to a combination of sunflower oil and vegetable margarine.

Plant Pioneers Cauliflower Bake, £2.50

Plant Pioneers Cauliflower Bake, £2.50

Vegans no longer have to skip out on cheesy Christmas classics. This dish is made using a coconut-based alternative to cheddar sauce and it’s topped with breadcrumbs, parsley and paprika for extra flavour.

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Plant Pioneers Potato Dauphinoise, £2.50

Plant Pioneers Cauliflower Bake, £2.50

This indulgent classic isn’t often on vegan menus, but now it can be on yours! Thinly sliced potatoes are layered up with garlic, nutmeg, a coconut oil-based alternative to cheddar and soya milk based sauce. It’s topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and parsley for a delicious finish.

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Plant Pioneers Chocolate & Salted Caramel Star, £8

Plant Pioneers Chocolate & Salted Caramel Star, £8

This smooth panna cotta style dessert is made using rich Belgian dark chocolate and caramel sauce. It would make a lovely centrepiece that everyone can enjoy!

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Plant Pioneers No Fish and Chips, £4