Who says meat has to be part of your Christmas feast?

Christmastime is here, and traditionally, that meant a holiday dinner filled with animal products. But with more people going vegan every year, an increasing number of families plan to celebrate the festivites with plant-based dishes only. The internet is our guide for the tasiest, easiest vegan options to please everyone at your table this year—here are our favorite vegan Christmas dinner dishes to savor.

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Vegan Lentil Loaf

This vegan lentil loaf from Delish Knowledge is the perfect main-dish alternative to meatloaf. Lentils are packed with protein, so you'll leave the table feeling satiated but not stuffed.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Can anyone say no to a warm dish of mashed potatoes on chilly holiday nights? This vegan mashed potato recipe by Loving It Vegan does away with the butter, but you won't know the difference.

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Cranberry Pecan Brussel Sprout Salad

This yummy cranberry pecan brussel sprout salad from A Virtual Vegan is just the side dish you need on your plate this season.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa

A cozy squash dish is a winter staple. This stuffed acorn squash with quinoa from Simple Veganista is packed with protein and is just as hearty as Christmas meat.

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Vegan Christmas Pudding

Who would have thought you'd be able to find a vegan version of Christmas pudding? This recipe from A Virtual Vegan will win lots of fans at your holiday table.

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Vegan Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

Pasta isn't necessarily a traditional Christmas main course, but this mouth-watering vegan butternut squash stuffed shells recipe from Connoisseurus Veg satisfies all of our pasta cravings—sans animal products.

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