Once the presents have been unwrapped and the stockings have been emptied, it’s time to really get down to business. Christmas Dinner is a well-timed operation, from compiling an extensive Christmas Dinner Checklist to ensuring you’ve prepared everything you need in good time. But what about when you’re making dinner for different dietary requirements?

From gluten free Christmas recipes to catering for a vegetarian Christmas, find everything you need for an inclusive Christmas dinner this year.

Preparing for a vegetarian Christmas dinner

Minus the meat, there is a vast array of different dishes suitable for a vegetarian Christmas dinner.

  • Stuffing – As long as you go for sage and onion and cook separately from the meat, this is a perfect addition to your vegetarian Christmas recipes.
  • Nut Roast – A vegetarian staple at Christmas, let nut roast take centre stage for the non-meat eaters.
  • Soup – Go for vegetarian soup for a starter suitable for all.
  • Gravy – Vegetable gravy granules are a perfect substitute for the vegetarian Christmas dinner.
  • Potatoes – Skip the goose fat and crisp up with flour.
  • Yorkshire Puddings – Perfect as they come!

Preparing for a vegan Christmas dinner

  • Gravy – Go homemade for this vegan Christmas recipe and combine marmite, vegetable stock, vegetables and herbs.
  • Nut Roast – Combine almonds, breadcrumbs, vegetables and a yeast/water mix for a vegan friendly nut roast.
  • Soup – Lose the cream to make the perfect vegan Christmas dinner starter.
  • Potatoes – Same as vegetarian, simply avoid the goose fat.
  • Green Vegetables – Dress with oil instead of butter and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Yorkshire Puddings – Replace milk with soya milk for a vegan alternative.

Preparing for a gluten free Christmas dinner

  • Pigs in Blankets – Avoid the breadcrumbs by using gluten free sausages.
  • Roast Ham – Perfect as it comes!
  • Roast Turkey – Don’t fill with pre-made stuffing and the turkey is good to go.
  • Gravy – Add meat juices to gluten free flour to enjoy a gluten free Christmas dinner with as much gravy as required.
  • Soup – Perfect as it comes.
  • Potatoes – For a gluten free Christmas dinner that doesn’t miss out on roasties, use goose fat to crisp them up instead of flour.
  • Yorkshire Puddings – Gluten free flour does the job perfectly!


There are more ways than one to cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free Christmas dinners, and with little compromise! Grab everything you need for a gluten free, vegan or vegetarian Christmas menu from your nearest convenience store.