Top Hanukkah Recipes

Even though latkes are a Hanukkah favorite, it might be a good idea to cook something else as well. Here’s a list of some of the best Hanukkah recipes on the web.

Doughnuts galore

Doughnuts are a more popular Hanukkah food in Israel than here, but it doesn't mean that we don't love eating them — especially these ones.

Better than the Dunkin' Donuts version, these deep-fried jelly-filled sufganiyots are a holiday treat.

From FoodandWine.com

A wonderful holiday twist on traditional jelly doughnuts.

Lots of Latkes

A vegan version of Hanukkah latkes that still manages to be crisp and tasty.

Ricotta Pancakes

From The Daily Meal

The 'original' latkes were actually made with creamy cheeses like ricotta.

From The Daily Meal

Jewish food historian Gil Marks gives us his own recipe for Hanukkah latkes.

From The Daily Meal

Creating a perfectly crisp yet moist latke requires a delicate balance of the right oils and fats; a feat that this recipe worked hard to achieve.

The Latke Experiment

From The Daily Meal

For first-time latke makers or anyone needing a little encouragement, read about one cook's struggle to get it right.

From The Daily Meal

This version of traditional latkes incorporates healthful zucchini giving the dish a little more texture and nutrients — without sacrficiing taste. It's also the winner of our cookbook giveaway contest.

Latke Garnishes

Nothing makes a latke better than a homemade apple sauce — try this easy, do-it-yourself recipe.

Main Courses

From The Daily Meal

A longtime family recipe is the source of this brisket dish.

From Cooking.com

Sticking with the fried-food theme of Hanukkah, this chicken recipe is a tasty and crunchy main dish.

If you want to add some vegetables and greens to your Hanukkah table, then take advantage of seasonal root vegetables that work perfectly alongside braised brisket.

Add some fun to the dessert table with these creative cookie shapes.

Almond icing gives these buttery cookies a nutty kick.

Hanukkah-blue frosting atop honey-flavored cookies makes these cookies irresistible.


The 13 Best Hanukkah Appetizers To Kick off the Festivities

Our favorite dips, chips and starters that make the best appetizers for Hanukkah.

Gear-up for the Festival of Lights with these easy Hanukkah appetizers that really get the party started &mdash and keep it going for eight crazy nights. So, what are the best appetizers to serve at a Hanukkah party? Latkes are a given, but we&rsquove got some unique toppings ideas for you to upgrade your typical latke recipe this year (start with the epic combo of horseradish sour cream, dill and pomegranate seeds, trust us!). Just like any other celebratory meal, starting with a soup is always an elegant (and easy!) option that won&rsquot fill anyone up before the main feast. Spiced nuts make a delicious nibbler to enjoy while sipping cocktails, or try whipped ricotta on toast for a more substantial app if you&rsquore not serving a sit-down dinner. And if you&rsquore still not sure what to bring to a Hanukkah potluck, you can&rsquot go wrong with an easy dip recipe (and lots of chips!). We rounded up plenty of delicious dips with various bases, like split peas, cream cheese, beets and of course, chickpeas.

These appetizers will round out your traditional dinner menu, whether you&rsquore serving slow cooker brisket, roast chicken, or any one of our favorite Hanukkah foods. They&rsquoll slate your appetite while waiting for that salmon to finish roasting or for your sufganiyot dough to rise. Speaking of the traditional Hanukkah dessert, don&rsquot forget to complete your feast with tasty treats, like our favorite honey balls or rugelach.

Our 21 Best Hanukkah Recipes to Build the Ultimate Holiday Menu

Hanukkah may be called the Festival of Lights, but for us, it’s also about an opportunity to fry our dinner: potato latkes (topped with some chopped liver, perhaps?), donuts, and even some Yiddish schnitzel for lunch. But yes, there’s more than fried food to appreciate on this holy day, which is why we’ve also rounded up our favorite challah, kugel, and rugelach—traditional and otherwise. With our best Hanukkah recipes, we’ve got you covered for all eight days of the holiday.

Potato Jalapeño Latkes

These are classic latkes, grated potatoes bound with matzo meal and egg, but the simple addition of jalapeño adds a new kick to an old Jewish classic. Medina serves his jalapeno latkes with a tangy, cooling horseradish cream. Get the recipe for Potato Jalapeño Latkes »

Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Radicchio

This sandwich is Mile End Deli’s Eli Sussman’s fun take on the fried chicken classic the horseradish cream offsets the bitterness of the radicchio and the richness of the schnitzel nicely. Get the recipe for Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Radicchio »


These airy pastries have a dainty elegance due to their flakey cream cheese dough and compact crescent shape. Brisket and Potato Kugel

Nutmeg Doughnuts

Buttermilk gives these old-fashioned cake doughnuts their tangy appeal a dusting of sugar and freshly grated nutmeg adds a spicy crunch. Get the recipe for Nutmeg Doughnuts »

Sweet Noodle Kugel

Kugel—the creamy egg noodle casserole that’s a staple of Jewish holiday cooking&dmashgets a Midwestern topping of cornflakes in this Thanksgiving side dish.


This eggy, yeasted bread is a welcome addition to any spread. Get the recipe for Challah Classic sweet rugelach get a Chinese twist with a filling of chestnuts, goji berries, and Chinese five-spice powder. Get the recipe for Chestnut and Goji Berry Rugelach »

Jelly-Filled Donuts (Berliners)

If piping the jelly into these donuts proves challenging, use a paring knife to hollow out the side of the donut, making a cavity for the jelly.

Apricot and Currant Chicken

The apricots and currants used in this dish add just the right amount of sweetness. Get the recipe for Apricot and Currant Chicken »

Modernist Latkes

A creamy mashed potato filling is coated in instant mashed potato flakes and potato starch before being pan-fried to a flawless golden crust. Get the recipe for Modernist Latkes » Learn how to make our classic latkes. Author Joan Nathan, from whom this recipe is adapted, likes hers with applesauce we find them equally delectable with sour cream. Alternating between onion and potatoes when grating keeps the potatoes from darkening. Get the recipe for Classic Latkes

Shtetl Toast

Gribenes, the deeply-flavored result of cooking chicken skin and onions down in fat—a byproduct of rendering schmaltz—is perfect fodder for schmearing on this crostini from Wise Sons Jewish delicatessen in San Francisco. Get the recipe for Shtetl Toast »

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

Red Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Red Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Carrot and Pistachio Salad

Carrots are roasted before being topped with crunchy pistachios and a sweet fig vinaigrette in a simple salad from Eli and Max Sussman’s Classic Recipes for Modern People (Olive Press, 2015). Get the recipe for Carrot and Pistachio Salad »

Aunt Gillie’s Matzo Ball Soup

Chicken soup may or may not be a cure-all for physical and psychic ills, but if you add a few matzo balls it definitely becomes a deli classic. This recipe, from Gillie Feuer of Long Island, New York, was a tightly held secret, until we pried it loose. The key? Lots of veggies, and her light and floaty dumplings: “They’re very well behaved,” she told us. “They plump up just like little dolls.” The trick? “Margarine.” But, she warned, “I’m not perfect. You can see my fingerprints on them.” It might just be the fingerprints that make them so good. Get the recipe for Aunt Gillie’s Matzo Ball Soup »

Whitefish Guacamole


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11 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Celebrate Hanukkah

These treats will guarantee eight nights of holiday fun.

Celebrate Hanukkah with these fun and traditional holiday treats.

These irresistible treats are perfect for Hanukkah celebrations.

These fluffy treats are jam-packed with a sweet filling that will have you craving seconds.

Get the recipe at Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

Soak a couple of apple slices in buttermilk batter and fry until golden brown for a memorable holiday.

Get the recipe at Just a Taste.

Serve this apple pie dessert with coconut cinnamon whipped cream for a delectable finish.

Get the recipe at Kosher in the Kitchen.

Play spin the dreidel with these edible treats.

Get the recipe at Oh! Nuts.

Babka lovers everywhere will want to try this cinnamon-brown-sugar-filled loaf topped with streusel crumbs.

Get the recipe at Tori Avey.

This bundt cake will make an apple lover out of anyone.

Get the recipe at Real Life Dinner.

This succulent apple cake is delicious year-round.

Get the recipe at Baking a Moment.

These apricot jam-filled sweets are a powdered-sugar lover's dream.

Get the recipe at Li'l Vienna.

Get ready for the best doughnut experience you've ever had. Serve straight out of the oven, or slather with chocolate glaze for a sweet kick.

Tangy, crunchy carrots meet soft and sweet blackened dates for literally everything you want in one bite.

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Hanukkah Recipes

Celebrate Hanukkah with traditional Hanukkah recipes and new takes on beloved classics. If you’re a Hanukkah recipes novice, our potato latkes video can help you get it right the first time. We have more potato dishes in our cheesy potato collection, and meat menu ideas, too, including chicken and juicy prime rib recipes. Serve homemade applesauce, and take a look at our wide range of holiday cookies and family-pleasing Hanukkah recipes for beverages, including fruit punches and mulled drinks.

Celebrate Hanukkah with traditional Hanukkah recipes and new takes on beloved classics. If you’re a Hanukkah recipes novice, our potato latkes video can help you get it right the first time. We have more potato dishes in our cheesy potato collection, and meat menu ideas, too, including chicken and juicy prime rib recipes. Serve homemade applesauce, and take a look at our wide range of holiday cookies and family-pleasing Hanukkah recipes for beverages, including fruit punches and mulled drinks.

Strike a match and light the menorah for a very special Hanukkah celebration. Each year, the festival of lights is celebrated to commemorate the small amount of oil that burned for eight whole nights. Despite the fact that Hanukkah is a minor holiday in the Jewish faith, it has risen in cultural popularity. Friends and family gather to celebrate Hanukkah over fried foods like latkes and Sufganiyot (jelly-filled donuts). But what would a holiday celebration be without cookies? Here are 10 cookie recipes that are perfect for your Hanukkah gathering each night.

An easy way to show festive spirit is by decorating basic sugar or shortbread cookies with blue and silver sprinkles and frosting. Cut the cookies into the shape of a dreidel, Star of David, or menorah using a set of thematic cutters. Making holiday sugar cookies is also a great activity for kids to help with, too.

And what would Hanukkah be without batches of delicious rugelach cookies? An abundance of the classic fruit and nut filled pastry is practically a requirement. We have an easy version that eliminates the need to roll each cookie individually, as well as a more traditional recipe that uses pistachios and dried apricots. Another Jewish favorite? Hamantaschen, which is a folded cookie usually filled with jam. Our version gets an even sweeter, rich upgrade from lots of chocolate, which both fills, and is folded into, the dough.

Celebrate the festival of lights with these sweet cookie recipes for Hanukkah.

Latkes & More – Hanukkah Recipes

With Hanukkah just around the corner, we searched high and low for the best latke recipes—these are so good that they would even put your bubbe to shame! We’re excited to share three recipes: one from our New York Community Manager, Michele Schulman’s family, one from MH Houston resident Sam Wooten, and an internet special from AllRecipes.com! Plus, if you scroll to the end you might even find queen Martha Stewart’s very own Sufganiyot (donut) recipe… Happy Hanukkah!

Schulman Family Latkes


  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 cup matzo meal (or potato starch)
  • Garlic and pepper to taste
  • Safflower or vegetable oil


  • Peel and shred potatoes
  • Finely chop onion
  • Run cold water over mixture in colander and press out and drain excess moisture
  • Move mixture to large bowl and add eggs, salt, matzo meal, and any additional seasonings
  • Mix together
  • Scoop and fry in hot oil
  • Flip when outer edge of latke begin to brown. Serve with apple sauce or sour cream!

Sam Wooten’s (MH Houston) Latke Recipe


  • 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Safflower or other oil for frying


  • Using a food process with a course grating disc, grate the potatoes and onion. Transfer the mixture to a clean dishtowel and squeeze and wring out as much of the liquid as possible.
  • Working quickly, transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder and pepper, and mix until the flour is absorbed.
  • In a medium heavy-bottomed pan over a medium-high heat, pour in 1/4 inch of the oil. Once hot, use a heaping tablespoon to drop the batter into the hot pan, cooking in batches. Use a spatula to flatten and shape the drops into discs. When the edges of the latkes are brown and crispy, flip. Cook until the second side is deeply browned. Transfer latkes onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain, and sprinkle with salt while still warm.

Cajun Potato Latkes – allrecipes.com


2 cups peeled, shredded potatoes
¼ onion, shredded
⅓ cup chopped green onion
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
1 cup canola oil, or as needed

Halva is a Middle Eastern confection generally made from either flour or sesame-seeds. As the halva melts, it forms a crackly edge around the cookie base. Skip the halva and use coconut milk to make these dairy- and seed-free.

Test Kitchen Tip: For picture-perfect macaroons, bake 10 minutes. Dip a 3-inch circle cookie cutter in water, then place it over a cookie and roll it around the edges to smooth and reshape cookies into tighter mounds. Return to oven for the remaining 10 minutes repeat with wet cookie cutter after baking.

Watch the video: Hanukkah DreidelSpinning Top סביבון שר בעברית (January 2022).