Passover Recipes

Prepare an easy and perfect holiday menu with these Passover recipes. Awash with dishes that carry distinct flavors, find great and traditional recipes for kugel, chicken and brisket dishes, desserts, and more to make your Passover dinner a true delight.

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Our Favorite Passover Seder Recipes

We're sharing both traditional and modern takes on Jewish holiday dishes. Our best Passover recipes include matzo ball soup, brisket, gefilte fish, crisp salads, and more.

21 Passover Desserts That Are Perfect for Your Holiday Feast

Flourless desserts for Passover are a category of sweets unto themselves, distinctly different and able to hold up against their starchier cousins. Our recipes for flourless cakes, macaroons, and matzo desserts are so delicious that you'll want to make them for Passover every year.

A Gefilte Fish Recipe That Offers a Fresh Take on Tradition

Consider this a most worthy upgrade on a classic holiday appetizer. Plus, we've got two sauces that make the perfect complement to the seafood.
By Claire Sullivan

Macaroon Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 5
What do you get when you cross a macaroon with a macaron? A cookie that is truly magnifique! Give the traditional Passover dessert a French accent by sandwiching preserves between two crisp, chewy coconut cookies. Choose tart fruit spreads—we used mango, raspberry, and apricot—to balance the macaroons' sweetness.

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

12 Decadent Passover Cake Recipes

Don't miss our collection of tempting Passover chocolate cakes, apple cakes, almond cakes, and more for the seder table.
By Frances Kim

Fall Sangria

The flavors of the season make a refreshing splash in this festive, quick-to-mix sangria: It's infused with apples, pomegranates, and honey -- foods that happen to have special meaning for Rosh Hashanah, too.

Roasted Apples

Rating: 3.5 stars 74
Roasted apples recall homemade applesauce but don't require a turn through a food mill.

Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 445
Shopping for shortbread cookie ingredients couldn't be easier. In fact, you probably already have most of these on hand. Shortbreads are most popular around Christmas. Serve your shortbread cookie with a fruity topping, or use this recipe to make our monogrammed Hanukkah cookies.

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
These deep-fried Israeli delicacies symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem celebrated during Hanukkah. Plump up each doughnut with your favorite fruit jam. For a wintry effect, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

Noodle Pudding

Rating: 3.5 stars 38
This baked pudding is also called kugel. It's made with noodles and often eaten during Jewish holidays. Serve it as a side dish with meat and vegetables.

Instant Pot Brisket

Rating: 4 stars 1
Cozy up to homemade brisket in no time with this recipe that uses the pressure cooking function on your multicooker. With tender slices of brisket, sweet sautéed onions, and perfectly cooked carrots and potatoes, this delivers all of the favorite flavors of a traditional braise in half the time. 

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights With These Hanukkah Desserts, Which You'll Crave All 8 Nights
No celebration of the Festival of Lights is complete without a sweet treat to close out the evening. From all kinds of rugelach cookies to those irresistible fried sufganiyot, the Israeli jelly-filled donuts that are perhaps the best known Hanukkah dessert, there are many different and delicious options for your dessert table on this special holiday. Fried desserts are a time-honored tradition at Hanukkah: They are symbolic of the oil that was only supposed to burn for one day, but lasted eight long nights. Our recipe collection includes several twists (one is actually shaped as twists!) on the fried donut, as well as apple fritters. Among our favorite baked Hanukkah desserts are some decorated in blue and white for the holiday—plus there's a giant chocolate-covered marshmallow version of the dreidel and easy homemade gelt.
24 Rosh Hashanah Recipes to Celebrate the New Year
Jewish holiday favorites including brisket, roast chicken, honey cake, matzo ball soup, salmon, and latkes are the focus our collection of recipes for Rosh Hashanah. 
Easy Potato Pancakes
Rating: 3 stars 25

You can make these classic latkes a couple of hours in advance and reheat them when the guests arrive. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.