60+ Vegan and Gluten-Free New Year’s Eve Recipes

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We’re ringing in the New Year, and we’re doing it with recipes that are vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened! This roundup has Vegan New Year’s Eve Recipes for appetizers, dinner, drinks, and desserts, ready to make the countdown to midnight as flavorful as possible.

Vegan New Year's Eve Recipes

Happy New Year! Fun fact: Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is actually celebrated in the fall according to the Hebrew calendar. While the current calendar’s new year doesn’t have any big religious meaning in our home, I love revisiting the notions of doing good deeds and adding sweetness to the coming year! It’s a great time for goal setting, checking in on personal growth, and celebrating the accomplishments of the past twelve months. These Vegan New Year’s Eve Recipes are the ones I would want to add to a December 31 menu! They’re all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and still absolutely delicious. I’ve got dips and appetizers, drinks, dinner and sides, and of course…dessert!

Dips

I love a dip! They’re great for snacks, appetizers, sides, or a simple way to dress up a meal. These favorites would be great with my Easy Almond Flour Crackers, Easy Homemade Seed Crackers, or your favorite tortilla chips (I love Siete brand!). You can also slice cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes and carrots for a beautiful and colorful platter.

Appetizers

I will ALWAYS say that appetizers shouldn’t steal the show; they should just keep guests happy until the main event (dinner!). BUT, on a holiday like New Year’s Eve where you’re spending a bit more time together, maybe playing games or visiting, I think it’s okay to have a few more options out for snacking and variety as you count down until midnight.

Drinks (Mocktails or Cocktails!)

Drinks! It just wouldn’t be New Year’s without a cheers! I absolutely love making mixed drinks with fresh ingredients and natural sweeteners that can easily be adapted for kids and anyone who prefers a non-alcoholic version. A toast is the most fun when everyone feels included!

Dinner

You’ll see from the list below that I love a cozy flavorful pasta dish to serve for New Year’s Eve. I love that pasta is low-stress, minimal cleanup, and it’s easy to come back to for seconds if people get hungry again as it gets later. There are also a couple one-dish recipes in here that don’t require any stovetop time…just mix dry pasta in, cover it, and pop it in the oven! Let’s keep it easy and delicious.

Sides

Since I like to serve pasta as the main dish, I keep sides simple, classic, and flavorful! Mashed potatoes are always a hit, and veggies roasted to perfection usually have people coming back for seconds.

Vegan New Year’s Eve Dessert Recipes

You have to ring in the New Year with something sweet, right?! I’m going to go ahead and cast my vote: I think you should do it with chocolate. Always chocolate! These recipes are all easy to prep ahead of time, they can be set out on a table for people to take as the sweet tooth strikes, and most importantly…they’re absolutely, incredibly, perfectly delicious. Happy New Year!

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