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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 Christmas dinner alternatives for different dietary requirements?

From gluten-free Christmas dinner recipes to catering for a vegetarian Christmas, find everything you need to learn how to cook Christmas dinner for everyone this year.

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Preparing for a meat-free Christmas dinner

Minus the meat, there is a vast array of different dishes suitable for a veggie 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 meat-free Christmas recipes.
  • Gravy – Vegetable gravy granules are the perfect substitute for a meat-free Christmas dinner.
  • Potatoes – Skip the goose fat and crisp up with flour.

Check out our full recipe blog for more tasty dishes to serve your veggie guests this year!



Meat-Free Christmas Dinner

Preparing for a vegan Christmas dinner

  • Gravy – Go homemade with 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 Christmas 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 Christmas dinner alternative.
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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 for your gluten-free Christmas dinner.
  • Gravy – Add meat juices to gluten-free flour to enjoy a gluten-free Christmas dinner with as much gravy as possible.
  • 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 here too!

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 your Christmas dinner alternatives from your nearest convenience store. And sign up to our E-Newsletter for more tasty recipes and to stay up-to-date with our festive deals and competitions.