25 Foods To Make Your Holidays Extreme

Each year on Thanksgiving, families and friends across the country gather to give thanks, watch football, and eat a lot of food. From turkey, to stuffing, to pumpkin pie, to sweet potatoes, and more, many will be chowing down on a lot of traditional Thanksgiving food. But, what about the non-traditional families?

There are some extreme Thanksgiving foods out there, and we’re not just talking about deep fried turkey (mmm). Have you ever tried bacon wrapped turkey? No? What about a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey? AKA the Turducken.

Take a look at some of the most outrageous, unique and downright delicious Thanksgiving foods below.

1. Turbacon

Photo: Flickr/Laura D'Alessandro

Bacon wrapped turkey.

2. TurDunkin’

Photo: Flickr/Beth

A turkey brined with orange and strawberry Dunkin’ Coolatas, glazed and covered with rainbow sprinkles.

3. Stuffing Waffles

Photo: Flickr/Two Red Bowls

Turn leftover Thanksgiving stuffing into waffles and top it off with mashed potatoes and gravy.

4. Sir Plumple

Photo: Serious Eats

Serious Eats'  Thanksgiving-inspired Cherpumple. A Cherpumple is three layers of pie--pumpkin, apple and cherry, each baked into a layer of cake-spice and respectively stacked on top of each other.

5. Sweet Potato Donuts With Toasted Marshmallow Fluff and Cashew Crumble

Photo and Recipe: Brooke Bass for Chocolate and Marrow

The best part? The homemade marshmallow fluff meringue.

6. Duchikey

Photo: Flickr/Joy

Pounded duck breast, a layer of stuffing covered with chicken thighs, another layer of stuffing, and a layer of turkey cutlets.

7. Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sandwich

Photo: Getty Images

Put your leftover Thanksgiving feast between bread for a savory sandwich.

8. Veggieducken

Photo: Flickr/The Sporkful

Instead of meat, veggieducken puts yams inside of leeks inside a banana squash, with vegetarian stuffing between each layer.

9. Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritters With Cranberry Core

Photo: Serious Eats

Enjoy these fritters with turkey schmaltz gravy.

10. Cranberry Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

Photo: Flickr/Jessica and Lon Binder

11. Tofurkey

Photo: Getty Images

Vegan tofu turkey.

12. Pumpkin-Cinnamon Streusel Buns

Photo: Flickr/Emily Carlin

Perfect for a fall morning.

13. Pumpkin Raisin-Bread Pudding

Photo: Flickr/Emily Carlin

14. Mini Pumpkin Mousse

Photo: Flickr/She Paused 4 Thought

Can’t get more adorable than this tiny pumpkin mousse cup with pureed cranberries at the bottom.

15. Pumpkin Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo: Flickr/Kelly Garbato

Not even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man himself can resist this gooey sweet treat.

16. Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

Photo: Flickr/Tracy Benjamin

17. Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

Photo: Flickr/Tracy Benjamin

18. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

Photo: Flickr/Isabelle Boucher

Brownies and cheesecakes are delicious on their own, but when you put them together? *chef’s kiss*

19. Fried Turkey

Photo: Getty Images

Crispy and delicious.

20. Foie gras, Cranberry Chutney and Jelly

Photo: Getty Images

21.Food52’s “Clananafouti Swamp Monkey”

Photo: James Ransom/Food52


It included Raspberry Swamp Pie, Ginger Monkeybread, Cherry Clafouti, and Tender Yellow Cake, Banana Meringue Pie and Mille Crepes with whipped cream!

22. Bacon Apple Pie

Photo: Flickr/Alex Torrenegra

Traditional apple pie with a hickory-smoked bacon lattice on top.

23. Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas

Photo and Recipe: Little Dairy On The Prairie

Just another way to kick your leftover game up a notch.

24. Flamin' Hot Cheetos Turkey

Photo and Recipe: Reynolds Kitchens

If you're looking for a new way to heat up a traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

25. Red Hot Oyster + Kimchi Dressing

Photo and Recipe: Mandy Lee for Lady and Pups

All of the flavors of your traditional stuffing with a little something extra!