One of the best things about a Christmas feast is seeing a table filled with a vast selection of different foods. They say we eat with our eyes – and it’s a wonderful thing to see a ton of appetizers and sides before everyone digs in. There’s so much promise in a well stocked dinner table!

For years now, I’ve actually noticed that my FAVORITE things on the holiday dinner table are the side dishes. I mean, there’s a reason I happily eat plates loaded with stuffing and mashed potatoes for days following Thanksgiving.

Well, the same applies to Christmas vegetable dishes, appetizers and sides. Not only will these meat-free sides be a hit at the dinner table, they’ll be vegetarian leftovers you’re happy to see in the fridge the days following the big get-together. Worried there won’t be enough for leftovers? Better make extra!

Click the pictures or links below to find the recipes. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Christmas Appetizers & Sides

  1. Vegan stuffing
  2. 15-minute three bean salad
  3. Tarter than sweet cranberry relish
  4. Chickpea, turnip and lemon soup
  5. Green beans almondine
  6. Pickled cucumber and onion salad
  7. Oven baked za’atar fries
  8. Oven roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes
  9. Japanese mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy
  10. Sauteed Brussels sprout with breadcrumbs and almonds
  11. Gluten free cranberry cornbread
  12. Healthy red potato salad
  13. Colcannon
  14. Split pea soup
  15. Vegan butternut squash soup
  16. Sauteed onions and mushrooms
  17. Healthier Hawaiian macaroni salad
  18. Cheesy baked acorn squash with kale and mushroom sauce

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