15+ Best Vegan Holiday Recipe Books That You’ll Want to Buy
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This post is all about vegan holiday recipe cookbooks.
In this post you’ll find the best vegan holiday cookbooks that you need in your kitchen. These vegan recipe books make a great gift idea.
All these vegan recipe books are great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion.
You will find a variety of vegan holiday recipes for desserts, cookies, appetizers, main courses, and much more.
Enjoy a festive holiday with plant based, delicious, healthy food options.
Do you owe any of these vegan holiday recipe books? Or let me know which one you will be buying in the comments below.
I’m drooling over here as I’m eyeing all these vegan holiday cookbooks. Yum!
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Vegan Holiday Cookbooks
Best Holiday Dishes for the Vegans in Your Life: Amazing Recipes to Try for the Most Popular Holidays Cookbook (Trying Out Vegan Cookbook Series)
“This simple and easy to follow cookbook is completely meat and dairy-free. It also includes gluten-free, paleo and freezer-friendly recipes so you can prepare these delicious meals in advance to save you time and reduce your stress during the holidays.
This cookbook was designed especially for home cooks who will be ready to open their kitchens to vegan recipes, healthier favorites, and guests with multiple dietary restrictions.”
If you are not yet a vegan, this book may quickly change your mind! What an interesting recipe book, full of great information. If you are not a vegan, try having a meatless Monday every week and give these recipes a try. You’ll be glad you did. If you are a vegan, you’ll be delighted with these super easy-to-follow recipes and even more delighted with their deliciousness! – Amazon Review
Happy Vegan Christmas: Plant-based recipes for festive Scandinavian feasts
“Roasted nuts and vegetables, fragrant citrus and cloves, jeweled lingonberries, and cardamom buns fresh from the oven–these are the delights that make a Scandinavian vegan Christmas. In this festive recipe collection, Karoline Jönsson presents a merry smorgasbord of plant-based holiday-season dishes guaranteed to enchant friends and family–from Swedish meatballs, spiced cabbage pudding, and pulled “pork” with jackfruit to sticky buffalo cauliflower, nutty “egg” nog, gingerbread biscuits, and chewy panforte.”
Recipes, photos and texts are all beautifully rendered. A lot of love went into this book. I am not Scandinavian but think there’s a lot of good wisdom in how to approach the dark Winter months through seasonal eating and celebrating the indoor light and warmth. Great book! – Amazon Review
The Essential Christmas Cookbook for Vegans
“From Creamy Christmas Eggnog to moreish Mince Pies, and even luxurious centerpieces such as Mushroom Wellington with Red Wine Gravy – you really will be spoiled for choice. This book offers a fantastic selection of vegan alternatives to everyone’s favorites dishes, from starters to desserts.”
The book is indeed tiny and has no photographs of the finished dishes. But it should not be the reason not to give it a try. It contains recipes of many typical Christmas British dishes including sides and puddings, all in vegan version. In true spirit of Christmas dishes, they do take couple of hours to make, but you’d spend the same amount for their meat equivalent. We’ve tried vegan haggis, vegan nut roast and gravy, and they were all delicious!!! Even our fuzzy eater 5 year old liked them a lot, which for us means something. If you are looking to cook traditional British dishes meat free for the festive season, this book is excellent value for money. Don’t mind no pictures. All ingredients are easy to source and some are simply from your own cupboard. I have other Christmas – y vegan recipes books with all the picture fuzz, but at least two to three ingredients from them are hard to find and require quite good cooking skills. This book recipes’ are relatively simple, easy to follow (bar the time spend cooking, but mostly oven does the magic), easy to find ingredients – what else one needs? – Amazon Review
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion
“Isa provides everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. Then comes a throng of cakes, cookies, cobblers, loaves, pies, and frozen treats to make you feel like the best dang vegan cook in the world.”
I have a lot of vegan cookbooks. It is rare that I purchase one with so many good, easy recipes as this one. So far, I have made: cheeseburger pizza, grilled wedge salad, cauliflower casserole, glazed tofu ham, cheese blintzes, and fettucine alfredo & broccoli. Everything has been amazing. It pretty much never happens that I can make this many recipes from a single cookbook and have them all turn out perfectly delicious. There are so many other things I want to make from this book, and I am sure they will all be as equally delicious! – Amazon Review
The Vegan Holiday Cookbook: From Elegant Appetizers to Festive Mains and Delicious Sweets
“From elegant appetizers and hors d’Oeuvres like Cream of Leek Turnovers and Quick Foie Gras-Style Mousse to stunning festive main courses such as Roast Vegetable Wellington with Sweet Potato Mousseline, Seitan Pot Pie and Sweet Potato Stuffed with Chestnuts and Smoked Tempeh. A feast of sweets await guests – from Mince Pies and Cardamon Almond Kringle, to Coconut Truffles and Tiramisu-Style Glazed Log.”
The creative presentations, unique ingredients and flavor pairings of the party food presented by author Laforet will make your party guests forget all about beef, poultry or seafood in favor of these vegan appetizers, main courses and dessert sweets. Like the President traditionally does at Thanksgiving when he give the turkey a reprieve from the chopping block, let the animals graze in peace and use fruits, vegetables and other seasonal ingredients to create such festive offerings as Mushroom Vegetable Crumble, Lentil Wellington with roasted carrots, Puff Pastry Stars filled with chestnut and sweet potato filling, and almond lemon meringue log. Beautiful color photography accompanies each easy to follow recipe. This cookbook offers a refreshing change of pace from traditional holiday buffet offerings. – Amazon Review
Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Amazing Recipes for the Festive Season
“Gaz talks you through the menus and the planning, from Christmas morning breakfast like Sweet Potato Waffles and Tofu Benedict, through to a show-stopping lunch with the likes of Ultimate Christmas Wellington, “Turkey” Roast and Festive Nut Roast Wreath served with all the trimmings: “No Pigs” in Blankets, Hasselback Potatoes and Fluffy Yorkshire Puddings – all rounded off with spectacular dairy-free desserts including Boozy Tiramisu and “Brioche” Bread and Butter Pudding. There are vegan versions of mince pies, Pavlova, and even a “cheese” board for after!”
This book is amazing! This cookbook has a comprehensive collection of all your favorite childhood holiday foods (but vegan)! There are beautiful photos of every dish, and Gaz thought of everything down to the day-after pick me up juice! It’s all you need to plan the perfect holiday spread (Thanksgiving appropriate as well). Cheers to a great second release, Gaz! – Amazon Review
Vegan Christmas: Plant-Based Recipes For the Festive Season
“You could start your guests with a round of blinis and faux caviar. Then, when they’re getting snacky, bring out the arancini and dairy-free aioli. When you’re laying out the big dinner spread, you can offer your vegan guests tempeh and mashed sweet potatoes, stuffed pumpkin, and many more devilishly starchy options. Then, for dessert, roll out the chocolate truffles, a black forest cake, fruit pies, and more!”
This is a beautiful book and the recipes are very versatile (that is, a home cook can adapt them quite easily to fit specific tastes, preferences and needs). I am really happy with this purchase (I see this not only being use just during the Christmas season, but beyond). I ordered another book from this author (it’s in Italian) which has deserts using raw ingredients. I don’t typically provide reviews for books, but this one is really worth it! – Amazon Review
Vegan for the Holidays: Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving Through New Year’s Day
“Taking readers on a world tour of holidays Âincluding Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New YearÂs Day, ÂZel covers all the details any holiday cook requires to create the perfect celebration. Readers will find a banquet of recipes for irresistible dishes steeped in heritage and tradition, innovatively updated with novel touches. From assembling a party menu to planning a multicourse feast, Vegan for the Holidays establishes modern food traditions with a compassionate focus that everyone can enjoy with guilt-free gusto.”
One of the many delicious aspects to the recipes in Vegan for the Holidays are the layers of flavor. I have made all of the chili’s and each burst with layers of flavor with every bite. I have made the recipes for Vegans and non-Vegans and each response is always positive. Even though the book is geared for the Holidays I use the recipes in everyday cooking. One of my favorite treats is Santa’s Panforte. Everyone I sent the Panforte to raved about it coast to coast. I look forward each time I try a new recipe in the book – my family is always delighted with the result! – Amazon Review
Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Festive Plant-Based Meals and Desserts for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Table
“Containing seventy-five plant-based recipes specifically designed with Christmas and Thanksgiving in mind, this is the ultimate book for vegans, the vegan-curious, and their families and loved ones. The book will also include menu designs for the perfect festive lunch or dinner get together. Learn to prepare vegan breakfasts, snacks, drinks, main meals, sides, and, of course, desserts.”
Vegan Holiday Cooking: 60 Meatless, Dairy-Free Recipes Full of Festive Flavors
“Never miss out at a holiday feast again! Kirsten Kaminski, founder of The Tasty K, provides all the recipes you need to transform your meat-based holiday staples into satisfying vegan options. Swap out fatty ham for an irresistible Mushroom Wellington with Gravy. Capture all the flavors of traditional stuffing in the even-better Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing. And no one will miss store-bought desserts once you have a homemade Cinnamon Apple Pie on the table. Kirsten makes each celebration delightful with 60 exciting appetizers, entrées and sides. With hearty, satisfying dishes such as Mushroom Bourguignon, Miso-Tofu Meatballs and Dijon Scalloped Potatoes to replace all the old meat-heavy, dairy-filled fare, you can feel the holiday spirit any time of year.”
Beautiful book with a lot of recipes perfect for all the holidays (and for everyday too) …I really don’t have anything bad to say, photos are great, recipes are just wow ! I want to try them all for sure !!!! I love kristen and I follow her with a big pleasure, she s one of my favourite blogger for sure – Amzon Review
Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe: Celebratory Menus and Recipes from New York’s Premier Plant-Based Restaurants [A Cookbook]
“This collection of vegan holiday recipes—the first of its kind from award-winning chefs—elevates plant-based fare to a new level. With fresh, inventive menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Lunar New Year, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and Independence Day, this cookbook blends favorite traditions with a modern sensibility. Tantalizing dishes include Sweet Potato Latkes with Almond Crème Fraîche for Passover; Porcini-Crusted Seitan with Glazed Cipollini Onions and Mushroom Gravy for Thanksgiving; and Red, White, and Blue Margaritas for the Fourth of July. ”
I’m not much of a cook myself, but I love vegan cuisine. When I can’t go out to a nice restaurant, I enjoy looking at the beautiful pictures and reading the recipes in this book. A real joy and inspiration. The other day, I even tried my hand at the vegan cashew cheese recipe (the item in question is pictured on the front of the book) and everybody loved it! – Amazon Review
Vegan Holiday Feasts: Inspired meat-free recipes for the festive season
“As the holiday season gets underway, serve small plates and seasonal sharing platters, such as Chestnut & Porcini Cream Mille-Feuille and Rainbow Chard Tartlets. For a cozy pre-Christmas meal, look to the Saffron Ravioli with Heart of Palm & Chile or Deep Dijon Pie. And on Christmas day make a stunning vegan centerpiece by embracing the mock vegan meat trend. Try a carvable Smoky Stuffed Roast with Pine Nut, Lemon, & Herb Stuffing accompanied by Piglets in Rafts, and Chargrilled Hispi Cabbage. Follow with delicious Snowball Layered Dessert with Lime & Lemonade “Egg Nog” or Panacotta with Candied Kumquats. Come Boxing day, it’s time to love your leftovers—dine on Mushroom Pat from the delicious vegan Wellington or slice up any remaining Seasonal Stuffing for the perfect hot sandwich. And to see in the New Year vegan-style keep it simple with one-pot make-ahead Roasted Eggplant & Puy Lentil Lasagne or Faux Fish Pie with Herby Mash so that you are free to enjoy the celebrations!’
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
“Atlas, one of the most respected names in vegetarian and vegan cooking, addresses everything from Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas –to celebratory brunches, lunches, dinners, potlucks, and buffets. Such mouthwatering dishes as Coconut Butternut Squash Soup, Green Chili Corn Bread, Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie, delicate Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes and Sage, and Cashew Chocolate Mousse Pie will convince even the most skeptical eater that vegan cooking is well worth celebrating.”
I’ve made several recipes out of this book, and all have turned out well. Even though it says it’s for holidays, I think most of the recipes would work well in regular rotation. I like the breakdown by holiday (including Jewish ones), though, since it makes it easy to search for appropriate recipes at specific times of the year. – Amazon Review
Vegan Soul Food Holiday Recipe Guide
“Brooke Brimm and her family have been leading a plant-dominant lifestyles for nearly 30 years. Over the years she has learned many tricks to “veganizing” traditional soul food holiday meals. This recipe guide is filled with her family specialities which she has converted to plant-based. With the help of her sister, her mother, and two members of the large Vegan Soul Food Facebook group she founded, Brooke has brought you a quick and helpful recipe to carry you through your holiday meal course.”
Amazing Recipe Book. Straight the point, very clear, and the food is DELICIOUS! I can definitely become vegan with a guide like this. This recipe book has allowed me to LOVE cooking again. I get so excited thinking about “what I will cook for dinner tonight”! A lot of the recipes have the same ingredients so your not constantly running to the grocery store to get something. I have had this book for 4 days and used 4 different recipes and they all taste AMAZING! Definitely recommend. – Amazon Review
Very Vegan Christmas Cookies: 125 Festive and Flavorful Treats
“Going beyond vegan basics, this full-color cookbook takes a festive turn with more than 125 Christmas cookie recipes designed without eggs or dairy products.
Take vegan charge of the holidays and impress your friends and family with your baking skills—all without milk or eggs! With more than 125 innovative recipes created by a well-known cookbook author, a feast a flavors awaits.”
i tried several of the recipes in the book….i thought they were great and so did my husband…my favorites were the peppermint pinwheels and the linzer cookies…..one of the reasons i purchased this book (besides it’s being vegan) was the marvelous pictures that accompany almost every recipe…i really like knowing what the finished product will look like. if you like cookies, you will appreciate this book…yum! – Amazon Review
Vegan Holiday Gluten-Free Cookbooks
Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays: Celebrating the Year with Simple, Satisfying Recipes and Menus
“Entertaining friends and family can be a challenge when you’re vegan and gluten-free. It can be even trickier when you’re not, but a family member or close friend is. So what do you do when you want to prepare a gluten-free and vegan holiday dinner for eight? Turn to Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays for help! Jennifer Katzinger, author of the popular Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book makes celebrating the holidays simple and stylish with seventy delicious, satisfying recipes for our most cherished holidays. Here you’ll find both sweet and savory gluten-free and vegan menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two, for springtime Easter and Passover celebrations, a 4th of July picnic, and many more. Whether you’re gluten-free and vegan or not, you’ll please the ones you love with these simple yet sophisticated and pleasing menus.”
The recipes are easy to follow and come with well illustrated directions. The focus is mainly on carb intensive dishes that would traditionally be made with flours. Thank you for that! This cook book fills in the blanks when trying to create traditional dishes from scratch. – Amazon Review
Vegan Thanksgiving Cookbooks
Spirited Vegan’s Thanksgiving Cookbook: More than 40 traditional recipes made without meat, dairy, eggs, or honey
“Spirited Vegan’s Thanksgiving Cookbook is your guide for preparing a delicious, plant-based Thanksgiving meal that your friends and family will enjoy — vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Every recipe in this book is 100% vegan, meaning the food contains no animal products, including meat, eggs, dairy, and even refined sugar, which is commonly bleached using bone char. So there are no surprises, each of the 45+ recipes contains a list of dishes and tools needed, followed by the ingredients and directions. Most importantly, every recipe includes a full-page color photo of the final product, so that you’ll know exactly what your mouthwatering masterpiece will look like when cooked. Who this book is for: a) new vegans who will be celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time since becoming vegan and don’t know what the heck to make, b) non-vegans who will be having vegan friends and/or family members over for a Thanksgiving meal and don’t know what the heck to make, and c) longtime vegans who just wants some new ideas for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner (and, of course, dessert). Recipes include: Veggie Lentil Loaf Easy Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Gravy and Buttery Onion Gravy Green Bean Casserole Ratatouille Kale & Quinoa Salad Savory Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Cream Pomegranate Guacamole Disappearing Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Spirited Vegan’s Thanksgiving Cookbook contains every recipe you’ll need for Thanksgiving Day, from breakfast and appetizers through the main meal and dessert. You’ll likely bookmark several recipes to use all year round!”
Great vegan cookbook even if you’re not a vegan. A lot of recipes in one book, and most important for me….easy to follow directions! – Amazon Review
Vegan Holiday Food You Can Buy Right Now
Gardein Holiday Plant-Based Roast
“Gardein Holiday Roast is meatless turk’y stuffed with cranberry and wild rice. With a generous portion of homestyle gravy, this vegan alternative has the same traditional taste you love.”
Flavor, texture, everything you could want in a holiday roast. I wish it was available more than just at Thanksgiving. My family are vegetarians except for me. The kids love it and even as a meat eater, I don’t miss the turkey when I have this and all the other fixings. Gravy is spot-on. Make it available year round! – Amazon Review
Gardein Lightly Breaded Plant-Based Turk’y Cutlets
“Gardein Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlets are crispy, tender vegan cutlets that make for a homestyle classic. Served with a generous portion of delicious gravy, this meatless turk’y option is ready in just 8 minutes”
I had to order vegetarian “meat” because all these pandemic panic buyers bought all the meat. These are actually really good! They remind me of chicken nuggets I ate as a kid. My husband said if he didn’t know they were vegetarian he couldn’t tell the difference. Had them with sweet potatoes, good combo. Just wish these companies would use non soy protein because I’m sensitive to eating too much soy regularly. – Amazon Review
Gardein Savory Stuffed Plant-Based Turk’y
“Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y is a perfect meatless alternative for the holidays or a unique main course for everyday. This vegan turk’y is breaded and stuffed with breadcrumbs, cranberries, celery and onions”
I developed allergies to certain meats in my 30s. It can be difficult because I know what meat is supposed to taste like and substitutes don’t really get it quite right. The in-laws try but aren’t quite good at making foods that I can eat. They make “vegetarian” stuffing by leaving it out of the turkey but then adding chicken broth. Their “vegetarian” soup only has a little bit of bacon. It’s gotten to the point where I need to just bring my own food to holiday dinners if I don’t want to be sick later. So I bought this to take as my portion to Thanksgiving dinner not knowing what to expect. This stuff is delicious. I could eat it for every meal and not get sick of it. It both tastes like turkey and has a turkey texture. 10/10 will buy it for more than just holiday meals. – Amazon Review
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