Jewish Recipes

Find traditional Jewish recipes such as challah, kugel, latkes, soups, matzo balls, brisket dishes and more ideas, both for holidays and everyday cooking.

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Our 22 Best Passover Seder Recipes

Here are our favorite recipes for Passover seders. You'll find traditional and modern takes on Jewish holiday dishes, including matzo ball soup, brisket, gefilte fish, and much, much more.

Chocolate Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

Rating: 5 stars
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End brunch on a sweet note by slicing into a loaf of this rich, babka-inspired swirl bread. Enriching the yeasted dough with eggs and milk produces a super tender crumb once baked, but not before becoming the canvas for a cinnamon-spiked chocolate filling. To make sure the filling is infused into every pillowy bite, the dough is braided together before being placed in the loaf pan to proof and then bake.  
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Roasted Apples

Rating: 3.27 stars
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Roasted apples recall homemade applesauce but don't require a turn through a food mill.

Instant Pot Brisket

Rating: 4 stars
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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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Grated Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.81 stars
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It is important to wring all excess moisture from potatoes to ensure a crisp pancake. If you are uncomfortable flipping the pancake, you may invert it onto a plate, and slide it back into the pan after adding the remaining oil.

Noodle Pudding

Rating: 3.63 stars
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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.

Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.48 stars
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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.

Homemade Toffee-Chocolate Matzah

Rating: 3.39 stars
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This lovely dessert, homemade toffee-chocolate matzah, offers a sweet take on the usual recipe and is a crowd-pleaser at Passover seders. Recipe is courtesy of Phillip Guttmann.

Zalabia

Rating: 3.96 stars
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Zalabia, or rather a type of fried dough similar to that of a doughnut, is a tasty dessert to serve at any holiday party. This recipe has been adapted from "The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey From Samarkand to New York" by Claudia Roden.

Easy Potato Pancakes

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.

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Rating: 3.66 stars
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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.

Almond-Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 3.55 stars
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These traditional Passover cookies couldn't be easier to make--just stir and bake--and they require only a handful of ingredients, including crunchy almonds. The result? Coconut treats that are crisp and nutty, with chewy centers.
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Cheesecake Babka

Rating: 4 stars
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Not your grandma's babka! This twist on the classic sweet bread boasts a generous swirl of cream-cheese filling in every bite. The recipe comes from Edan Leshnick, the head pastry chef at New York's famed Breads Bakery.