The Best Vegan Turkey Alternatives To Star In Your Christmas Dinner
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a plant-based Christmas might not include a turkey, but with so many vegan turkey options on the market, this doesn’t have to be the case.
More and more people opting for a plant-based diet because nature’s pantry is already so big. With these factors being amplified by a whole host of health and environmental reasons. No matter what the rest of your Christmas day might look like this year, rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered when it comes to bringing home the plant-based turkey.
Vegan turkey from the supermarkets
This year, Aldi’s Christmas range is set to include a succulent looking vegan soy-based turkey filled with a cranberry, red pepper, apricot and pumpkin seed stuffing. We can’t wait to try this!
Photo credits: Aldi
This classic plant-based sage and onion Christmas fillet roast from Sgaia Vegan Meats is ready to win the hearts of all this year. It’s a tender plant-based steak stuffed with a sage and onion vegan sausage stuffing. We recommend smothered in vegan gravy with all your favourite roasted vegetables.
Photo credits: Sgaia Vegan Meats
Marks and Spencer’s Plant Kitchen is offering a mouth-watering vegan festive wreath as a centrepiece. It’s made with roasted mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds and cranberries topped with an orange glaze available from 18th December.
Photo credits: Marks & Spencer
For a more traditional style meat-free roast turkey, why not try this one from VBites? Not only is it perfect with your favourite vegan gravy and roast potatoes, but leftovers will make for a great vegan sandwich filling.
Homemade vegan turkey recipes
If you fancy having a go at making your own vegan turkey-less roast this Christmas, this tofu-based recipe with apricot and chestnuts stuffing from Vegan Recipe Club will be worth your time. It’s packed full of fresh herbs and spices and is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
Photo credits: Vegan Recipe Club
For something that looks more familiar once cooked, but feels like a science experiment along the way, here’s a seitan-based recipe for vegan roast turkey from Seitan Kitchen
Photo credits: Seitan Kitchen
Some vegan recipes to have on the side
For anyone who has to have a bit of sweet with their savoury, you must try Val’s maple and ginger roast carrots as part of your Christmas feast – they’re ripe with skin-on flavourful goodness.
Everybody’s secret (or not so secret) must-have, these fluffy vegan Yorkshire puddings. This great recipe from the Virtual Vegan uses aquafaba and apple cider vinegar to do the magic.
Photo credits: A Virtual Vegan
Don’t forget to make Val’s perfectly crispy and fluffy roast potatoes – we know how well they go with anything roasted.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.