27 Vegan entrées for a deliciously meatless holiday meal

by Justina Huddleston
Dec 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Figuring out what to serve for your holiday meal doesn't have to be hard thanks to these vegan entrées.

1 /27: Spinach-artichoke pasta bake

1/27 :Spinach-artichoke pasta bake

Your favorite dip is even better when it's remade as a comforting pasta dish.

2 /27: Pumpkin ravioli

2/27 :Pumpkin ravioli

Pecan-sage brown vegan butter sets this pumpkin ravioli over the top.

3 /27: Creamy cherry tomato-white bean polenta

3/27 :Creamy cherry tomato-white bean polenta

Creamy polenta topped with white beans and cherry tomatoes will make the night feel special.

4 /27: Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad

4/27 :Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad

Cauliflower is the star of this hearty salad, which is substantial enough to be served as an entrée.

5 /27: Mushroom-leek galettes

5/27 :Mushroom-leek galettes

These rustic vegan tarts are perfect for a dinner party.

6 /27: Chickpea veggie loaf

6/27 :Chickpea veggie loaf

You can't go wrong with a classic veggie loaf for your holiday meal.

7 /27: Wild rice-stuffed acorn squash

7/27 :Wild rice-stuffed acorn squash

Acorn squash is its own baking and serving dish in this festive recipe.

8 /27: Vegan potato frittata

8/27 :Vegan potato frittata

Frittatas might not usually be a holiday entrée, but this one is so pretty we just couldn't resist.

9 /27: One-hour shepherd's pie

9/27 :One-hour shepherd's pie

In just one hour you can be serving up this vegan holiday realness.

10 /27: Pesto spaghetti squash lasagna

10/27 :Pesto spaghetti squash lasagna

Pesto spaghetti squash lasagna is the pinnacle of vegan comfort food.

11 /27: Root-a-touille

11/27 :Root-a-touille

Winter weather just means swapping out your ratatouille ingredients for root veggies — it's just as good.

12 /27: Lentil-stuffed cabbage rolls

12/27 :Lentil-stuffed cabbage rolls

Tender stuffed cabbage rolls in tomato sauce will warm you from the inside out.

13 /27: Portobello mushroom steaks

13/27 :Portobello mushroom steaks

Meaty portobellos stand in for steak in this savory recipe.

14 /27: Vegan eggplant Parmesan

14/27 :Vegan eggplant Parmesan

Vegan eggplant Parmesan is the perfect Italian entrée for your holiday meal.

15 /27: Gluten-free moussaka

15/27 :Gluten-free moussaka

Basically the Greek version of lasagna, this vegan moussaka will have you begging for seconds.

16 /27: Whole roasted sesame-ginger cauliflower

16/27 :Whole roasted sesame-ginger cauliflower

A stunning whole roasted cauliflower is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table.

17 /27: Roasted sweet potato mac and cheese

17/27 :Roasted sweet potato mac and cheese

Sweet potato mac and cheese topped with mushrooms is a fun comfort food entrée everyone will devour.

18 /27: Kale and leek twice-baked potatoes

18/27 :Kale and leek twice-baked potatoes

Twice-baked potatoes can take center stage when they're this tasty.

19 /27: Chicotta-stuffed shells

19/27 :Chicotta-stuffed shells

Chickpeas stand in for ricotta in this satisfying vegan take on stuffed shells.

20 /27: Mushroom Wellington

20/27 :Mushroom Wellington

Enjoy this holiday classic without the meat or dairy.

21 /27: Vegetable sugo

21/27 :Vegetable sugo

Stacked and saucy, this vegetable sugo is worth celebrating.

22 /27: Portobello bourguignon

22/27 :Portobello bourguignon

Portobello mushrooms make this a satisfying take on the original dish.

23 /27: Hearty veg and lentil bowl

23/27 :Hearty veg and lentil bowl

A riot of colors, textures and flavors, this nutritious veggie, rice and lentil bowl is a showstopper.

24 /27: Lentil biscuit pot pie

24/27 :Lentil biscuit pot pie

Flaky biscuits top this filling lentil pot pie.

25 /27: Spicy tofu cutlets with mashed potato

25/27 :Spicy tofu cutlets with mashed potato

Accompanied by mashed potatoes, green beans and sunflower seeds, these spicy tofu cutlets hit the spot.

26 /27: Roasted butternut squash with chickpeas

26/27 :Roasted butternut squash with chickpeas

Halved, roasted butternut squash and chickpeas make for a holiday-worthy presentation.

27 /27: Pistachio pesto pasta

27/27 :Pistachio pesto pasta

Pistachios give this vegan pesto pasta a festive flair.