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16 Easy And Delicious Recipes That Are Completely Turkey-Free

Because turkey is dry AF.

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1. Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Pie

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The beauty of this pie is the cheesy pastry. That and the fact you can make it and freeze it ahead of time so you can spend Christmas Day doing what's important: drinking. Get the recipe.

2. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings

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These rings are the baby bear of dinner food: they're just big enough to count as a main meal for veggies, but can still do as a side dish for meat-eaters. Just right. Recipe here.

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3. Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Herb-and-Pomegranate Raita

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A lighter choice than roast meat, it's worth grinding the spices for the rub yourself – the flavour will be incredible. Recipe here.

4. Maple-Glazed Parsnip, Chestnut and Feta Loaf

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All the other nut loafs can go home now. This incredible parsnip topped loaf is sweet and rich and so bloody good even your resident carnivores will be asking for a slice. Get the recipe.

7. Butternut Squash Vegducken

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A veggie take on the three bird roast, this one will leave you with a better taste in your mouth. Primarily butternut squash, eggplant, courgette and a cheesy mushroom stuffing. Recipe here.

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8. Salt-Baked Salmon with Citrus and Herbs

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This is a hell of an impressive dish to pull out. Not only is it a stunning centrepiece, it also tastes amazing thanks to the salt-baking technique. Recipe here.

9. Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut and Cranberry Tart

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So much more than just a mushroom tart, the chestnut gives this dish a real earthiness while the cranberry adds a fruit festive edge. Sublime. Recipe here.

11. Goodwill Pie

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Goodwill is right, because this pie will keep meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike in good spirits. The pastry is spiked with herbs, and the pie itself is groaning with sweet potatoes, beets and all manner of colourful veg. Recipe here.

12. Vegetarian Christmas Roast

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If you have vegetarians in the family who always moan about there being "more to veggie Christmas dishes than nut roast", this is the thing to serve. It's delicious, and there's not a nut in sight. Recipe here.

13. Baked Gnocchi with Sage and Cheese Sauce

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I mean, you can't just straight up serve mac 'n' cheese for Christmas dinner, right? So this is what you serve instead. Recipe here.

14. Beetroot and Shallot Tarte Tatin

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A veggie Christmas meal with the same wow-factor as a turkey. Pull out a steaming bowl of this and you'll have more oohs and ahhs than you can shake a stick at. Recipe here.

15. Creamy Vegetarian Christmas Stew

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Rosemary, red wine and garlic soaked mushrooms and salt roasted potatoes. This is the Christmas veggie stew to rule them all. Recipe here.

16. Baked Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Spinach

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Gorge yourself on turkey, and you'll end up slumped in front of the TV feeling a bit worse for wear and nursing a hell of a food baby. Gorge on delicious creamy squash and ricotta, and you'll feel on top of the world, and smug to boot. Recipe here.

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