6 Unusual But Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegan Mashed Potatoes - Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe

Vegan Thanksgiving

Although you might not have a lot of guests over this year for your vegan Thanksgiving, because of the coronavirus and social distancing. You still have the delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes to look forward to. Thanks to Covid you can eat as much as you like and still have more than enough leftovers. You don’t have to share with as many people as you did years past. Covid has also given you a convenient reason for getting away from those awkward family dinners on Thanksgiving that most people really don’t want to attend. With aunts complaining about the cooking and uncles falling asleep drunk in front of the TV, we totally understand why some people want to avoid this holiday at all costs.


The reason why some of us want to distance ourselves from this holiday is because of the cruelty. Every Thanksgiving millions of turkeys are needlessly slaughtered across America for the consumption of humans on this holiday. Having a Thanksgiving meal with your non vegan family members can become a bit of a challenge. That’s because some of them participate in this cruel and needlessly barbaric tradition of eating an actual Turkey on Thanksgiving.


Call us crazy but the team at Caavakushi don’t think that the mass slaughtering of turkeys is anything to celebrate. In fact it’s quiet horrifying, if you think about it. There are definitely other ways to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive. The most important part of Thanksgiving is the coming together and breaking of bread with family and friends. This can most certainly be done without inflicting violent crimes against animals. We can prove it to you if you carry on reading. We have some exceptionally delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes for you to try out.

Thanksgiving Memories

But it’s not all bad. This is definitely a holiday that is centred around food and family. Everyone wants to make the most delicious meals. The food is really what brings the holiday to life. Are your Thanksgiving memories associated with a particular dish you ate as a child on Thanksgiving? Is this one of your favourite holidays? If the answer is yes to any of the aforementioned questions then you’re in for a treat. We’ve put together a compilation of the Caavakushi team’s unusual but delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes for you.

6. Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey

No vegan Thanksgiving meal could ever be complete without a vegan turkey. So this had to be first on our list. But we couldn’t just give you a recipe for any old vegan Turkey. We had to find the best. The most impressive and there was no way that we were going to compromise on taste.

Video by Chef Korenn Rachelle


We couldn’t believe our eyes when we came across this vegan turkey recipe for obvious reasons. For one it looks so real. It almost seems as though this is an actual cooking turkey. We had to click on the video because we couldn’t workout how this was a meatless oven roast turkey. Secondly we were compelled to check out this video because the image displayed on the thumbnail was basically vegan food porn. It looked so tempting. The golden crispy plant-based turkey drenched in sauce and herbs looked mouth wateringly too good to resist.

5. Vegan Oroz Wild Rice Cranberry Salad

Salad is really an afterthought on the Thanksgiving dinner table wouldn’t you say? But why should it be? It’s a healthy addition to the Thanksgiving table. Did you know there are so many different creative ways that you can make salad fun and delicious all at once? Salad can be made with flavours that you never knew existed. It could take your taste buds through a culinary adventure you never thought would be possible by the likes of salad.

Orzo is a small variety of pasta that closely resembles rice and this addition really brings this dish to life. The cranberry adds a touch of sweetness which balances out the savoury flavours in this dish.

Video by Isabella’s Quick Recipes


Whilst rifling through hundreds of boring looking salad recipes online we came across something quite spectacular. A salad that in fact no one on the Caavakushi team had ever heard of or tried before. Although it does look very different from what we normally eat on Thanksgiving we were intrigued. So we whipped out our aprons and gave the recipe a whirl.

We were not let down by the results. Not only were the instructions very clear and simple. The prep and cooking time wasn’t as long as we had initially anticipated. The only downside was that in  hindsight we thought that we should definitely have made more. So if you’re making it for a large family or group of people, you’re going to have to make adjustments to the recipe accordingly. This recipe is perfect if your looking to create a delicious untraditional thanksgiving meal for your loved ones.

Wild Rice Salad Caavakushi Blog Thanksgiving Recipes

4. Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are undoubtedly one of the key components to a successful Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe for mashed potatoes is definitely the least intricate off all this holiday seasons dishes. But not everyone gets it right. Although this might look like an easy dish, it’s also very easy to mess up.

If people don’t like your mashed potatoes they will most definitely let you know. Do you remember the last time you had a disappointing batch of mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving? Some people like them very creamy. Others prefer their potatoes slightly dry. But almost everyone can agree that Thanksgiving dinner is never complete without mashed potatoes on the table. Can you remember last year’s mashed potatoes? Did they knock your socks off?

We want you to make this Thanksgivings mashed potatoes the talk of the town. They definitely will be with the amazing vegan mashed potatoes recipe that we have found for you.

This is one of the tastiest vegan Thanksgiving recipes! It will mostly certainly have you and your guests salivating well before the mashed potatoes even touch the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Video by Loving It Vegan


We were on the hunt for an easy to follow recipe for mashed potatoes and this video happened to fall into our laps. Not only do these potatoes look very appetizing and fluffy, they are also pretty easy to make. Believe it or not this video is just less than one minute long! Can you believe it? It has a detailed clear cut recipe which even an armature in the kitchen could follow. It’s a perfect recipe for a lazy cook, new cook or someone who is short on time.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes - Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe

3. Cinnamon Rolls

At Caavakushi we have never come across a person that does not like cinnamon. It is truly the perfect ingredient for autumn and winter. Adding cinnamon to pretty much anything gives it a warm festive touch. The taste and aroma bring most people back to how they spent their holiday seasons as a child. So without a shadow of doubt cinnamon is an ingredient that should definitely be represented on your vegan Thanksgiving dinner table.

Cinnamon Rolls are a classic. Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll, don’t they? It’s a great sugary treat to warm hungry tummies on Thanksgiving. It will definitely add an unexpected yet familiar feel to your table this year. Are you a fan of cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving?

Video by Pincha Pink Salt


What enticed us to click on this video were the swirls of the rolls lathered in white icing. The picture does not do it justice. This dish looks even more incredible as the video progresses. If you have a sweet tooth we recommend trying this vegan cinnamon roll recipe.

Cinnamon Sticks

2. Vegan Celery Soup

When you think about vegan Thanksgiving recipes you don’t necessarily think of soup. The addition of a nice warm bowl of soup at Thanksgiving could potentially make this year’s dinner more memorable than all its predecessors. Soup is always a pleasure to make and eat. Its aromatic fragrances will flow through your home and heighten your family’s senses in anticipation of the meal they are about to eat. Soup is a perfect light starter and should only be served in small portions before the main attraction arrives. Making sure that you stick to the recipe will stop you from making your soup too overpowering in taste. It’s always easy to add a bit too much seasoning. Don’t worry it happens to the best of us. This celery soup recipe is sure to bring you rave reviews with the family this year.

Video by somethingvegan


Most of the Caavakushi team love soup but none of us had ever come across celery soup. So of course we were tempted to give it a whirl. The color of the soup in the thumbnail also really stood out. We’d never seen a yellowy/lime green soup like that before. Being the adventurous bunch that we are, we defiantly had to try this exotic looking meal for ourselves. It was very light yet tasty and the best part about it is that this appetizer can fill you up with out packing on the pounds.

Vegan Celery Soup - Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe

1. Vegan Pecan Pie

Desserts are normally left to the last minute. Let’s face it most of us have store-bought pies sitting on our vegan Thanksgiving tables. That sweet sugary treat at the end of a delicious satisfying Thanksgiving meal is what everyone remembers. So why are we not putting as much effort into creating a delicious pie as we are putting into creating the perfect stuffing? Could it really be because cooking such a large meal for the family really does take a lot out of you? By the time you start thinking about what to make for dessert, you’re already exhausted and a store-bought pie sounds like a tiny miracle. Are you a fan of Pecan Pie? We promise that after trying this pecan pie recipe you’ll never want to buy another store-bought pie in your life.

Video by Jessica in the Kitchen – Vegan Recipes


At first the Caavakushi team decided that we would pick a sweet potato pie or even a good old fashioned apple pie for this vegan thanksgiving article. But we decided where’s the fun in that? When we initially saw this recipe, we thought is was a chocolate pie. Nuts are a very easy way to get some nutrition into your family especially when they are tucked away in a tasty dessert.

Pecan Nuts


For more great Thanksgiving recipes why not try using the Caavakushi Vegan Search Engine to find the perfect recipe for you. How will you be celebrating Thanksgiving this year? We would love to hear which dishes you and your family enjoy seeing every year on your vegan Thanksgiving table. Which dishes will you be trying from our list this Thanksgiving? We want to see how your vegan Thanksgiving recipes turned out. Tag us in your pictures on Instagram and Twitter. You can also share your favorite recipes on the Caavakushi vegan forum.


6 Unusual But Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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