20 Vegetarian Christmas Centrepieces


This month’s veggie round up from Rachel Cotterill will come in useful if you have any vegetarians coming over for Christmas dinner.

I may be veggie, but I’m a bit of a traditionalist at heart. I want my Christmas lunch to be fully vegetarian, of course, but I also want all the recognisable trimmings: crispy roast potatoes and balls of stuffing, braised brussels sprouts and honey-roast parsnips.

That means an annual quest to find a main that works well with all the usual side dishes, while still being exciting enough to constitute a treat: it is Christmas, after all. (I’ve never forgotten the time I was served plain Quorn in cheese sauce by friends-of-friends… it’s not my favourite festive memory.

I love a good nut roast as much as the next woman, and I’ve included a couple of those, but that certainly isn’t the only option. For personal preference, I tend to lean towards something pastry-based, but I know not everyone shares my love for carbs!

Here are twenty tempting ideas – whether you’re vegetarian yourself, or just finding a seat for a veggie (or vegan!) at your Christmas dinner table, I hope this serves as helpful inspiration.



Pictured, top left to bottom right:


  1. Veggie & Tofu Stack from Living Loving Inspiring
  2. Root Vegetable Pie with Parsley Cream from Vegan Sandra
  3. Mini Mushroom Shepherds Pies from Killer Bunnies Inc
  4. Cheese & Onion Plait from Amuse Your Bouche
  5. Vegetarian Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers from Jennifer’s Kitchen
  6. Vegetable Wellington from Serious Eats
  7. ‘Cheesy’ Leek & Broccoli Tartlets from Coconut & Berries
  8. Vegan Walnut & Almond Loaf from Veganosity
  9. Stuffed Baby Pumpkin from The Raw & The Cooked
  10. Puff Pastry Wrapped Lentil Loaf from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken


And ten more ideas:


  1. Vegetarian Moroccan Parcels from Domestic Sluttery
  2. Caramelised Shallot & Mushroom Quiche from Girl Versus Dough
  3. Vegetarian Winter Crumble from Caroline Makes
  4. Lentil & Root Vegetable Strudel from Oh My Veggies
  5. Kale Quinoa and Nut Roast En Croute from Circus Gardener
  6. Grilled Vegetable Stack with Lentils from Cook Taste Live
  7. Vegan Sweet Potato, Mushroom & Chard Quiche from The Colorful Kitchen
  8. Mushroom Leek & Ricotta Hot Water Crust Pie from Everyone Loves A Fungi
  9. Lentil Potato Pot Pie from Kitchengrrrls
  10. Kale & Tempeh Stuffed Squash from Delish Knowledge


Rachel Cotterill is a freelance writer and photographer, computational linguistics PhD student, and someone who collects skills the way other people collect stamps – so far including dry-stone walling, taekwondo, sugarcraft, EFL teaching, rope-splicing, skiing & snowboarding, knitting & crochet, cooking, juggling, coppicing, and archery… the list keeps growing! You can find her blog at rachelcotterill.com and follow her on Twitter

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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