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Jamie Geller

8 Thanksgivukkah Latkes You’ll Love readers, meet one of our newest contributors, Jamie Geller! 

Thanksgivukkah, if you haven’t heard, is the mega-holiday occurring on Thursday, November 28. Not only is it Thanksgiving, but the first night of Chanukah, too!

Since this convergence of holidays won’t happen for another 70,000 years or so, you might want to consider bringing some traditional Jewish fare to your feast.

Check out these eight tasty latkes for your Thanksgiving – or Thanksgivukkah – table!

1. Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes

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These Thanksgivukkah potato latkes are filled with cranberries, but retain a bit of spice and savory flavorings. To turn these tart turkey day latkes into a sweet side, omit the pepper, reduce the salt to a pinch, and add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons sugar.

2. Zucchini Latkes


Trading out potatoes with zucchini instead makes for a sensational substitution. Here’s how to make ‘em.

3. Sweet Potato Latkes with Brie and Baby Arugula

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Use blue cheese (for a tangy, bold, sweet and sour flavor) or Brie (for a milder, creamy effect) and finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and freshly ground black pepper to put a new spin on your latkes.

4. Potato and Parsnip Latkes

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Traditional latkes get jazzed up with the addition of parsnip for a delicious bite. Check out the recipe!

5. Carrot and Apple Latkes

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Fall favorites add depth and bite to these perfect latkes. Try them for yourself!

6. Potato Pancakes with Guacamole and Poached Eggs

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For an even quicker take on the guac, mash avocado and season to taste with salt and a squeeze of lemon. And instead of poaching the eggs, try over easy, sunny side up, or scrambled. See the recipe for more ideas.

7. Caprese Latkes

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Refreshing tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil put an Italian twist on this Chanukah classic. Here’s how to make ‘em!

8. Low-Fat Cauliflower Carrot Latkes

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This latke recipe uses only one potato and cooking spray, along with a non-stick pan, to cut the carbs and fat. You can fry these like you would traditional latkes if desired.

Ready for Thanksgiving? We’re counting down with great stories that will get you ready (and inspired!) to make it a beautiful holiday. And don’t miss our collection of 40+ no-fail recipes!

[Top photo courtesy of Tamar Genger,]

13 Responses to “8 Thanksgivukkah Latkes You’ll Love”

  1. Great roundup! If you want to go all out, these loaded Thanksgivukkah latkes are a great option:

  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the great recipes. I love you from your website.
    So glad you’re here also.

  3. Molly says:

    Great ideas for latkes. We always just have sour cream.

  4. Lawrence Hajioff says:

    Amazing! Thanks for this. Really helpful!!

  5. Dani says:

    it is great to have creative alternatives to a traditional food. My Friends will be surprised when i bring these to the party.

  6. Morse Mann says:

    See, you can teach an old chef new tricks! Rachael Ray, congratulations on adding a great breath of fresh air in Jamie Geller. Her recipes are great, her presentation is superb (fun and understandable) and we’re all going to benefit from seeing more of her. Here’s to Jamie Geller and here’s to Rachael Ray using her considerable smarts to make a great addition to her team. The latke recipes are, by the way, SUPER. I tried a few for lunch with my friends and I can’t wait to serve them (the non-dairy ones, that is, to my friends and family on Thanksgiving and all through Channukah.

  7. Kayla says:

    Yum! Can’t decide which to try first. They all look and sound delish! Love the twists on the classic potato latke! Thank you for the great recipes!

  8. Chaim Frankel says:

    Mouth watering recipes…I love the way you bring in healthy veggies into this classic Chsnukah food! Thanks for sharing…

  9. Rozanna Tesler Fried says:

    Yum!!! These all look delicious and looking forward to adding them to our Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks again Jamie for all of your delicious recipes!

  10. chanie says:

    Fabulous and unique ideas. thanks for sharing.
    Jamie ia a wonderful addition to your site:-) looking forward to more fantastic recipes from her in the future.

  11. Yael says:

    All of these look so good. Thanks again Jamie for so many new ideas. I am going to make the latkes with holy guacamole.

  12. Adam says:

    Great recipes! The guacamole and poached egg looks GREAT! Cant wait to try it.

  13. Karen says:

    Wow! My Chanukah party menu is set!! Maybe we will have a contest to decide the most delicious latke dish! Jamie Geller is a phenomenal addition to the Rachael Ray site. I have been following Jamie Geller since she published her first book. She has been frequently been referred to as the “Kosher Rachael Ray” and now Jamie had been added to the world of Rachael Ray!!!

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