My Vegan Christmas Roast Part 1 | Vegmas Day 11

Categories 12 Days of Vegmas, Dinner, Featured, Recipes

Hi guys, this is the first if my final Vegmas posts. My vegan Christmas roast part 1. This post is only covering the sides. Originally this post was going to be the full roast, mains and sides in all their glory. But when I started to put this together I realised that would be way too long and the recipes wouldn’t be detailed enough to do them justice.  

This is a smaller selection of vegetables than you’d likely have on the day, but when it comes down to steaming broccoli, that’s pretty much the same no matter which vegetables you’re going for.  

I’ve made sure everything can be cooked at the same temperature, so there’s no crazy kitchen stress. Enjoy!  

vegan christmas roast

The recipes  

Roast potatoes  

vegan christmas roast

Prep time: 15 minutes  

Roast time: 40 minutes (approx) 

This is everyone’s highlight, right?? It’s definitely mine. I’m notorious for making a separate batch just for me and pretty much skipping on everything else. This recipe is super simple, no goose fat required.  


  • 1kg potatoes  
  • 4tsp plain flour (GF if necessary) 
  • 3tbsp olive oil  
  • 1tsp dried rosemary  
  • 1tsp dried thyme 


  1. Preheat fan oven to 180°c. Once oven is up to temperature, drizzle the oil across a large baking tray and heat in the oven for 5-10 minutes.   
  2. Peel and chop potatoes into small chunks.  
  3. Boil potatoes for approximately 10 minutes. They should still be hard but softening slightly around the edges.  
  4. Drain potatoes and shake the colander back and forth a few times (repeat this if necessary) to ‘fluff’ potatoes up slightly. 
  5. Sprinkle with the flour then shake a few more times to evenly coat the potatoes. 
  6. Place potatoes on preheated tray, carefully, the oil may spit back. Then turn a few times to evenly coat the potatoes in the oil. Sprinkle over the herbs. 
  7. Roast for 15 minutes, then turn and roast for a further 15 minutes before turning again. Place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes until potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the centre.  

Maple Roasted Parsnips and Carrots 

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For me, parsnips come a very close second after the potatoes. Very close, but not quite. Honey roast parsnips are very popular. Of course, vegans don’t eat honey, so we’re making maple glazed instead.  

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Roast time: 45 minutes parsnips, 25 minutes carrots 


  • 1kg parsnips chopped into thick chunks 
  • 500g baby carrots 
  • 4 tsp olive oil 
  • 4 tsp maple syrup 
  • Rosemary sprigs, leaves only, chopped 


  1. Heat oven to 180°c. Put the oil in a large roasting tin and heat in the oven for 5 mins.  
  2. Add the chopped parsnips, turn them in the oil and give the tin a shake so that all the parsnips are in contact with the base of the tin. Roast for 20 minutes, turn once, and then add carrots. 
  3. Roast for a further 10 minutes then drizzle with one tsp of maple syrup. 
  4.  Tip onto a platter, drizzle with the remaining maple syrup and scatter with rosemary. 


Other vegetables? 

vegan christmas roast

For things like broccoli, cauliflower and other vegetables, the steamer comes in. Most things take around 6 or 7 minutes, no recipe required.  

My main dish is finally coming tomorrow! It’s a squash and lentil roast. I can’t believe Vegmas is nearly over! Until then, let me know if you’re all about the potatoes too or is another vegetable your favourite part? 

Until tomorrow, 


18 thoughts on “My Vegan Christmas Roast Part 1 | Vegmas Day 11

  1. Roast dinner is one of my most favorite meals, I especially love all the vegetables! Your roast potatoes look so flavorsome and delicious! Yum, I’m getting so hungry looking at this post! I can’t wait for Christmas and all the tasty food. Thank you for sharing Sophie! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  2. You’re so right in writing that roasted potatoes are everyone’s highlight. They are also mine! I love how many things you can roast. I learn something new every day 🙂

  3. Oooh this is so useful! It’s my first Christmas not eating meat so I will definitely be baring these tips in mind. I’m also right there with you – parsnips are incredible but roast potatoes (just!) beat them to the best part of the meal. Your food looks delicious, I’m excited to try these recipes out – thanks for sharing them!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  4. Those roast potatoes look gorgeous and they’re one of my favourite things about Christmas dinner too! I love how you mentioned a steamer, we’re hopefully moving out soon and I’ve told my Mom she has to get us one for when I cook a Sunday roast because she keeps telling me how good they are and how easy it is to cook your veg in them!

    Jess //

  5. What a fab post. I think veganism is fascinating but I just wouldn’t know how to cook vegan friendly food that excites me. Having said that, I think your blog could give me a real education so I will be hitting that follow button.

    PS I’ve never heard of vegmas but I think it’s a great idea.

  6. Weirdly, I seem to have been making vegan sides all along each Christmas – I use maple syrup in preference to honey anyway and olive oil for my roast potatoes. And my steamer is my favourite kitchen utensil EVER. Sadly, I do spoil it with a meat dish though but I’ll be sure to look out for your squash and lentil roast though, it sounds yummy! x

    Lisa |

  7. I LOVE roasted veggies! They taste so delicious without having to babysit them on the pan. Big plus is that this recipe mostly involves waiting for the cooking process rather than preparing. One thing I love roasting is sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing the recipe :).

    Nancy ♥

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