🎄 Holiday Comfort Food 🎁 Roundup

If you’re anything like me, and you suffer indecision about what to cook for dinner each night, then I’m sure the holiday season brings you even more stress. You’re probably perusing through all of your holiday and Christmas recipe ideas wondering which ones will spice up your normal menu. Well, for those of you who are currently suffering or may soon suffer holiday cooking fatigue, I hope this holiday comfort food roundup will bring you some peace of mind.

These are our favorite winter-appropriate comfort food recipes we’ve posted thus far, just in time for the holidays. We’ve included some vegan versions of traditional favorites, healing meals that warm you to your bones, fresh recipes that are comforting but light, and wholesome desserts your whole family will love.

We’ll be adding to this list in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. All of us here in the Savor + Harvest family wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season <3! And cheers to holiday comfort food!

1. Mushroom Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta

This vegan mushroom lasagna is the ultimate in comfort food. And it’s totally plant-based! It’s the perfect, quick, comforting meal for your Christmas Eve dinner. Or, you can whip up a huge pan of it for you and your family to pick off of during your New Year’s celebration.

Mushroom Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta
A delicious and completely vegan version of this comfort classic: mushroom lasagna. Made with creamy tofu ricotta, delicious and zingy marinara, and umami rich mushrooms, this is sure to become a favorite.
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2. Miso Ramen Broth with Curried Chicken and Roasted Veggies (GF)

This miso ramen broth is about as healing as it gets. It’s both bright and umami-packed, making it a perfect meal to counteract the heavy traditional holiday meals, but still savory enough to be super-satisfying. Plus it’s packed with tons of healthy and fresh ingredients.

Miso Ramen Broth with Curried Chicken and Roasted Veggies (GF)
This savory, healing miso ramen broth combines a light base with bold flavors, featuring braised curried chicken, sheet pan roasted veggies, and umami-rich miso.
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3. Classic Pumpkin Spiced Maine Potato Doughnuts

There’s never a bad time for doughnuts. And, let’s face it: pumpkin spice season lasts all the way through the holidays (and arguably for the entirety of the winter in our house). So, try these extremely easy, gluten-free Maine potato doughnuts while soaking up family time and opening presents.

Classic Pumpkin-Spiced Maine Potato Doughnuts
We'll show you how to make these moist, fluffy, and flavorful pumpkin-spiced potato doughnuts without the hassle and mess of frying! Plus, they're easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened naturally!
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4. Tofu and Mushroom Foo Young with Fresh Scallions

Looking for a healthier alternative to takeout that’s almost as easy? Try this tofu and mushroom foo young with fresh scallions. You basically just set it in the oven and forget it about it for a few, and it comes out perfectly! Plus, it’s loaded with savory, comforting gravy, which is absolutely perfect for a chilly winter’s night.

Tofu and Mushroom Foo Young with Fresh Scallions
A delicious and light vegan and gluten-free alternative to the takeout classic, egg foo young. It's packed with veggies and delicious plant-based protein, and has the perfect crisp outside and soft interior! Plus, it's so simple to make and is the perfect "everything but the kitchen sink" meal.
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5. LM’s French Omelette

This delicious french omelette is packed with Boursin cheese and fresh chives. That’s pretty much the epitome of comfort food, in my opinion. These are so easy to make, cook quickly, and go along with any holiday plan. Breakfast for dinner, anyone?

LM’s French Omelette
A simple and elegant French omelette for any occasion.
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6. Dairy-free Overnight Oats with Flax and Honey

Speaking of breakfast, if omelettes aren’t your thing, try these dairy-free overnight oats with flax and honey. They’re probiotic, and amazingly wholesome and tasty. Load them up with whatever fruits, nuts, or garnishes you want and go to town!

Dairy-free Overnight Oats with Flax and Honey
The simplest, quickest, and creamiest overnight oats you've had! Packed with fiber, protein, and healthy probiotics, these dairy free oats will become a staple of your breakfast routine.
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7. Shuggie’s Totally Southern Lima Beans

Ripped straight from my grandma’s recipe book, these brothy lima beans would make a great Christmas side dish or you could even dish them out as a Christmas appetizer. Also, they’re vegan ;)!

Shuggie’s Totally Southern Lima Beans
Creamy, delicious, and savory brothy beans that are totally southern and totally delectable.
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9. Curried Chicken Meatball Salad with Tangy Lemon and Hummus Dressing

Holiday spices don’t have to just mean the classic ones like cinnamon and nutmeg. Instead, add some extra flavor to your holiday menu with these curried chicken meatballs served on top of a refreshing parsley and herb salad. They’re another balanced option if you’re looking for something hearty, but on the lighter side.

Curried Chicken Meatball Salad with Tangy Lemon and Hummus Dressing
Comforting and flavorful curried chicken meatballs top a bed of fresh parsley and greens and creamy hummus dressing.
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10. Roasted Tofu with Savory White Beans, Fennel, and Kale

If you are vegan or vegan-curious, or simply looking for something a little different to change things up, this is the Christmas dinner idea for you. This is a full meal featuring mouthwatering crisp-tender fennel-braised tofu, brothy, savory white beans, and slow-cooked wilted kale. This is a recipe I find myself making all the time, and it is so satisfying.

Roasted Tofu with Savory White Beans, Fennel, and Kale
The perfect meal for a dinner party. Crispy tofu tops off a bed of fresh, zesty kale and creamy beans. It's as satisfying as a steak dinner, but totally vegan!
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11. Tender Vegan Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

Another full meal option for a vegan Christmas dinner. In fact, I’ve made this for Christmas dinner back when Ryan and I were totally vegan, and it was just as popular as the prime rib with our non-vegan family members. Made with black beans, brown rice, nuts, and mushrooms, this is a hearty option for those with big appetites (like us)!

Tender Vegan Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes and Greens
A delicious, simple, and plant-based take on classic Southern meatloaf, along with classic comfort sides!
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12. The Best, Creamiest Vegan Mac and Cheese

Try this delicious, velvety vegan mac and cheese. It’s the perfect side dish for any Christmas meal, plant-based or not! It’s extra creamy and extra easy to whip together. It’ll be a crowd-pleaser for sure, even for the pickiest eaters.

The Best, Creamiest Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
The ultimate vegan mac and cheese! Made with cashews, this creamy, velvety, easy, and satisfying plant-based mac and cheese will become your go-to favorite. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to make this indulgent dish, and requires very simple ingredients!
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