Holiday party season is here, and what’s a holiday party without plenty of FOOD? These easy vegan party food recipes are crowd-pleasingly delicious!
Whether you’re attending a potluck or throwing a cocktail party, you can totally have a delicious, crowd-pleasing spread. These vegan party food recipes include many of my favorites along with recipes from other food bloggers that I love (and trust!). I think you’ll find some new faves of your own here, too!
Vegan Party Food
The recipes here are for appetizers and finger foods, because those are always a hit at parties. If you’re looking for heartier potluck recipes, I did a roundup recently for Care2 with lots of options last month that I bet you’ll find helpful.
I’m lumping appetizers and finger foods together, because so often, the two are interchangeable. There are tons of options here to choose from!
Store-bought puff pastry stuffed with flavorful tomato-basil tofu ricotta is sure to be a hit at your next party. There’s a little bit of technique involved in making them, so watch the recipe video to see how it’s done.
Nothing says “holiday party” to me like a cheese ball, and this recipe has been my go-to for over a decade. I made this cheese ball at a cooking demo at Veg Fest last year, and even people who hate vegan cream cheese loved it!
This is another one of my go-to vegan party food recipes. It’s easy to make, and everyone loves it. If you’re bringing this to a party where you’ll have nut-free guests, you might want to label it, since no one will be able to tell otherwise that it contains cashews.
If you need a nut-free dip for your next party, this one is sure to be a hit. It’s sort of pate-like in texture once you’ve chilled it, so you can also call it a pate, if you want to.
I know: hummus is kind of a vegan party food cliche, but this hummus is next-level. It’s loaded with veggies, coconut milk, and deep curry spices and comes together in just a few minutes in your blender.
If you’ve never roasted nuts in your air fryer, I encourage you to give it a try, and this is a great recipe to start with! These almonds are flavorful and perfect for cocktail party snacking.
Think of this as a grown-up version of the French onion dip you make from packets or buy in a can. Sweet, roasted onions and creamy tahini make this nut-free dip delicious and creamy.
Spicy panko-coated tofu bites are party perfection with plenty of homemade tahini ranch for dipping. If you don’t feel like making the homemade ranch, you can use your favorite store-bought creamy vegan dressing to save yourself some prepwork. Though that ranch is top-notch!
Dates stuffed with homemade vegan goat cheese and wrapped in smoky rice paper bacon is sure to impress. You can even prepare these in advance, then bake right before guests arrive!
Spicy quinoa bites with plenty of ranch for dipping or drizzling is sneakily healthy vegan party food that your guests will love.
Store-bought BBQ chick’n nuggets and creamy vegan ranch are the filling for these simple baked taquitos. Like the (many) other recipes above that call for ranch, you can make it or use store-bought. (What can I say? I love ranch!)
Sweet carrots and plenty of curry spices are front and center in these flavorful little bites. Serve them up with toothpicks for maximum fanciness.
Store-bought avocado dip makes this creamy bruschetta recipe super easy! If you can’t find the dip recommended, you favorite guacamole will do the trick.
Roasted almonds with maple syrup and plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg are a sweet addition to your vegan party spread.
Sure, you could just put your guac into a bowl, but for Christmas parties, why not go all-out with this pretty presentation? You don’t need any kind of special dish to get this pretty presentation – check out her simple bowl-in-bowl technique!
These decadent little bites are addictive party finger food. They’re stuffed with flavorful sauteed mushrooms and baked to perfection.
Put your Instant Pot to work for your party spread! Grab a bag or two of your favorite, frozen vegan meatballs, then simmer them to perfection with Sarah’s super simple cranberry BBQ sauce right in the pot. You can even serve them in the IP and use the warming feature to keep these toasty.
Little cups of butter leaf lettuce with a dollop of teriyaki mushrooms and veggies are another healthy vegan party food option. This recipe calls for making the teriyaki sauce from scratch, but I would never bust you for using store-bought in a pinch.
What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? NACHO CHEESE! But seriously, this nacho bar is for everyone. Set out a spread of vegan cheese sauce, bean options, and other delicious nacho toppings, and let your guests build their own nacho adventure.
Agar agar powder is the secret to this sliceable vegan cheddar, but don’t let it intimidate you. You can find it at natural food store or online, and it’s basically vegan gelatin made from seaweed. Don’t worry – it has no flavor at all, so your cheese won’t taste seaweedy.