It’s a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, and it’s happening this week: Thanksgivukkah! The first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, leading to the celebration of a brand new double holiday that marries distinct culinary traditions (fried foods and brisket, meet turkey, cranberries and stuffing). Needless to say, the opportunities for inventive new dishes are endless, and we’ve loved seeing what some of our favorite food sites have come up with. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Thanksgivukkah menus — and no matter what you’re celebrating, happy holidays!
|Chef-Approved Recipes from Refinery 29
The Refinery 29 team asked chefs for a few creative side dishes appropriate for both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. We’re eyeing the Jelly Doughnuts from our friends at the Mile End Deli.
|All-Original Thanksgivukkah Menu from BuzzFeed
There’s something for everyone in these nine new holiday recipes: a Maneschewitz-brined turkey, potato latkes with cranberry applesauce, and pecan pie rugelach, to name a few. Bonus: you can see step-by-step process photos for every recipe.
|A Historical Take from PBS Food
PBS Food tapped contributor Tori Avey, blogger at The History Kitchen, for a menu full of mash-ups. Her meal features pumpkin challah, a deep-fried turkey (with Sriracha!) and sweet potato latkes for a feast to honor both holidays’ traditions.
|Expert Ideas from The Kitchn
The Kitchn spotlighted a week’s worth of Thanksgivukkah ideas from chefs and cookbook authors celebrating the holiday. Kim Kushner shared her braised turkey with pumpkin, figs and honey; Paula Shoyer swears by her pumpkin doughnuts; David Tanis is trading latkes for his crispy potato galette; Joan Nathan‘s plans include a chestnut challah stuffing; and Cheryl Sternman is pairing root vegetables with a spiced yogurt sauce for her Israeli-themed celebration.
|Recipes for Every Course from CHOW
This gallery has you covered for every course of the meal, from latkes and salads to the mains. There’s a brined turkey breast and a braised brisket — and no less than two flavors or sufganiyots.
|A Deep-Fried Thanksgivukkah Menu from Martha Stewart
This “Festival of Bites” is a celebration of all things fried, with thin and crispy root vegetables and green beans with deep-fried shallots. We love the turkey croquettes stuffed with mashed potatoes and topped with cranberry sauce.
|Face-Off from Food52 and Serious Eats
The communities at Food52 and Serious Eats battled to come up with the ultimate Thanksgivukkah recipe. After all was said and done, it came down to two: Food52’s Thanksgivukkah Double Down (a leftover turkey sandwich on sweet potato latkes) and Serious Eats’ Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy. From where we’re sitting, everyone’s a winner.