Vegan New Year’s Eve Food Roundup

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve! If you are entertaining or spending time with family, you’ll want to try some of these traditional meals for your family and small appetizers for any entertaining you do. I hope you enjoy this vegan New Year’s Eve food roundup!

I want to take this opportunity to wish my Healthier Steps family a happy, healthy, and safe new year. It cannot be expressed how much I love being able to share food and information with each and every one of you. Here’s to 2022 and many more recipes!

New Year’s Appetizers and Snacks

These handheld and small plate appetizers are perfect for eating while mingling or enjoying watching New Year’s Eve on Times Square. Try some of the dips listed below!

BBQ Grape Jelly Vegan Meatballs

Grape jelly and BBQ meatballs are perfect for feeding a large gathering or making something simple but delightful for your family. They’re easy to make and only require three ingredients. A slow cooker and frozen meatballs are the keys to this recipe’s simplicity.

Vegan Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

These Vegan Meatballs With Cranberry Sauce served with a tangy sweet and sour cranberry sauce have the perfect texture for the festive season! It is an easy and delightful meatless appetizer.

Potato Stacks

These Potato Stacks have a stunning appearance, are beautiful yet simple, and are really tasty. The thin potato layers have crunchy edges and a delicate, almost soft, and tender inside. They’d be ideal for a special family meal, holiday get-together, or breakfast!

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These flavorful Barbecue Cauliflower Wings are easy to prepare and are also vegan and gluten-free. They are made with cauliflower florets that are dunked in a seasoned batter and baked until crisp instead of fried, then smothered in barbecue sauce.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan thumbprint cookies are delicious, crispy edges filled with delicious jam in the middle. These cookies are a perfect treat for the holiday season. Made with 100 percent vegan and gluten-free ingredients, these cookies are a great choice for those who have a huge sweet tooth.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts are a fantastic way to enjoy Brussels Sprouts without any mushiness involved. These mini-cabbages are jam-packed with health benefits and have a sweet and nutty flavor.

Duchess Potatoes

Potatoes are delicious. Try these duchess potatoes if you’re seeking a more advanced form of potatoes. These duchess potatoes are incredibly delicious sprinkled with vegan parmesan!

Gluten-Free Apple Hand Pies

These Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pies are laden with a delicious apple pie filling encased in a buttery pie crust. They’re incredibly easy to prepare and require less than an hour. It’s apple season, so this is a must-try recipe!

Gluten-Free Garlic Knots

These homemade Gluten-Free Garlic Knots are chewy, soft, delicious, and topped with savory garlic herb butter glaze before and after baking!

Vegan Jamaican Patties

These flavorful Jamaican Lentil Patties is a gluten-free and vegan version of the very popular Jamaican beef patty. Savory lentils cooked with aromatic herbs and spices in a buttery pastry.

Vegan Cheese Ball

This Vegan Cheese Ball is creamy and flavorful, the perfect party or holiday treat, easy to prepare, and taste great with crackers.

Vegan Cheddar Cheese

This flavorful Vegan Cheddar Cheese recipe is so yummy, that even the pickiest eater will love it! It is smooth, creamy, sharp, and reminiscent of the cheese I grew up eating.

Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese

Vegan pepper jack cheese recipe is flavorful, rich and creamy, studded with sweet and spicy peppers. Delicious with crackers, quesadilla or sandwiches. 

Vegan Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Vegan Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are a simple but attractive side dish! Everyone will enjoy these bacon-wrapped green beans with a lovely sugar coating!

Baked Tofu Nuggets

Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets are such a delightful treat. They are baked and not fried, but they are crispy on the outside and moist inside. This delicious breaded tofu nugget recipe is vegan and gluten-free and amazingly served with your favorite dip!

Pineapple Tart

This easy vegan pineapple tart is flavorful with a melt-in-your-mouth vegan and gluten-free crust. These tasty pineapple tarts are filled with a pineapple filling made from fresh pineapples, cane sugar, and spices.

Samosa Muffins

Now you can enjoy the flavor of classic samosa as Potato and Peas Samosa Muffins in a jiffy. This samosa muffin recipe is a great way to used up leftover mashed potatoes, all you have to do is make the filling, spoon in muffin pans and bake them in the oven.

Traditional New Year’s Food

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day come with many traditions in every culture. Here are some foods that may be fitting for some local American ones that you’re tired of missing out on.

Southern Style Vegan Black-Eyed Peas

Enjoy this flavorful and classic Southern black-eyed peas dish, seasoned with onions, garlic, peppers, and thyme. This recipe is so comforting on cold winter nights or all year long.

Vegan Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

Still, the best Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas stew I ever had! It is so hearty, smoky, and warm. It is simple to prepare in the pressure cooker because there is no need to soak the beans. Make this for the holidays and your New Year’s Eve celebration.

Instant Pot Collard Greens

This simple and flavorful Vegan Instant Pot collard greens recipe will help to diversify your Instant Pot menu. You can make a tasty, nutritious, hearty pot of greens within 15 minutes using just a few simple pantry ingredients!

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

These amazing Black-Eyed Pea Fritters are so irresistible, and perfect for your New Year’s Eve party. Seasoned black-eyed peas are crispy on the outside and moist inside, deliciously served with ranch dressing.

Southern-Style Collard Greens

Authentic vegan collard greens, cooked in the Southern tradition of low and slow. This dish contains simple everyday ingredients which are transformed into arguably the best way to cook vegan collard greens.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This easy Black-Eyed Peas Salad Recipe is so fresh, light, and flavorful. Black-eyed peas, corn, bell pepper, onion, celery, and cilantro tossed with a delicious homemade Italian dressing. 

Ethiopian Collard Greens (Gomen)

Enjoy this simple, quick, and delicious Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens). This classic Ethiopian side dish elevates the pleasure of consuming healthy greens to new heights!

Black-Eyed Pea Curry

This Black Eyed Peas Curry is a popular Indian curry recipe. However, I always do mine with a Caribbean twist/flavor. The result of the adapted black-eyed peas Indian curry recipe is so amazing.

Black-Eyed Pea Falafel

Who doesn’t love a great falafel recipe? This legume-based Middle Eastern-inspired dish is a great replacement for meat-based dishes. Try Black Eyed Pea Falafel today!

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

A southern twist on classic hummus, black-eyed pea hummus is delicious, thick, creamy, and easy to make, and it’s great for dipping crackers, vegetables, bread, chips, and more.

Vegan Dips for Entertaining

Serve with chips, crackers, vegetables, fruit, and other dip vehicles!

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is so indulgent and it is quick and easy to prepare! Loaded with spinach and artichoke hearts, it is a definite crowd-pleaser, your holiday guests will fall in love!

Vegan Ranch

The Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe is so rich, creamy, and easy to prepare from simple ingredients, it’s way better than store-bought and keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

Loaded Guacamole

This Loaded Guacamole recipe is absolutely delicious, it is, to say the least addictive! Packed with tomato, onion, garlic, bell pepper, crunchy cucumber, and a touch of lime juice. Your guests will keep coming back for more and more!

Vegan Nacho Cheese

This creamy and smooth Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe is so easy to prepare yet so deliciously addictive. Cashews, bell pepper, nutritional yeast flakes, tahini paste, lemon juice, and spices are blended until creamy and thickened on the stove.

Key Lime Pie Dip

This Vegan Key Lime Pie Dip will be a delicious accompaniment to your and your family’s snacks and lunches, and a delightful addition to your appetizer spreads when entertaining. Enjoy this dessert-like dip with fruits, nuts, and crackers.

Vegan Bleu Cheese Dressing

This creamy and flavorful Vegan Blue Cheese Salad Dressing is very addictive. The combination of creamy cashew and Brazil nuts with herbs and nutritional yeast flakes makes the perfect cheesy non-dairy salad dressing.

Avocado Crema

Avocados are healthy and delicious. They are very easy to incorporate into a number of dishes and one way to enjoy this heart-healthy fruit is by making vegan avocado crema!

Pumpkin Fluff

If you want a soft and fluffy sauce to dip your gingersnap cookies, then this Vegan Pumpkin Fluff recipe is especially for you. It has a mild pumpkin pie-filling flavor. It requires a few basic ingredients and is easy to prepare (it takes less than 5 minutes).

Comment what you chose out of this Vegan New Year’s Eve Food Roundup for your celebration!

I hope you all have a fun New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! See you in 2022.


– Michelle

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