Hanukkah Recipes

Find here classic Hanukkah dishes such as brisket, latkes, rugelach, cookies, and many more recipe ideas for your celebration!

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Hanukkah Dinner Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love

Give family and friends the greatest gift of all at your holiday celebration: an assortment of beloved Hanukkah recipes, including latkes, brisket, kugel, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

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.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with These Heavenly Hanukkah Desserts

Rugelach, donuts, and cookies—oh, my! Find delicious recipes that end your Hanukkah festivities the traditional way or with a sweet twist.
By Kelly Vaughan

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Rating: 3.66 stars
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.

Gluten-Free Potato Latkes

Rating: 3.17 stars
Gluten-free eaters can enjoy these potato pancakes: even the variations are safe to eat.

Jewish-Deli Strata

Our Jewish-Deli strata features garnishes like capers, red onion, and lemon add freshness to this bagels-and-lox-inspired strata.

Roasted Apples

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

Jelly-Filled Doughnuts

These fluffy doughnuts are filled with a fruit jam, then topped with a simple glaze for a deep-fried sweet that is simply irresistible. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 602.

Bourbon-Pecan Truffles

Rating: 3.62 stars
Everyone will go nuts for these do-ahead Bourbon Truffles, made with chocolate and cream and spiked to please a grown-up palate.

Vanilla Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

Rating: 3.82 stars
A chocolatey glaze is just the thing this creamy vanilla cheesecake needs for ultimate indulgence.


Rating: 3.96 stars
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.

Apple Fritters

Rating: 3.49 stars
Best served warm, these fragrant, golden Apple Fritters are by turns tender, crisp, and fruity. A simpler (no-yeast) alternative to sufganiyot—the traditional jam-filled Jewish doughnut served during Hanukkah—the fritters are studded with diced sweet apples and generously dusted with confectioners' sugar. Be forewarned: They can be addictively delicious. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 602.

Inspiration and Ideas

11 Easy Holiday Treats for Kids to Make This Season

Some of our treats are simple enough for a child to make on their own, while others might require a little help from Mom or Dad. All are guaranteed to keep your little one busy and happy to contribute to the holiday cheer.

Martha's Favorite Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.32 stars

Martha shares her recipe for latkes, the potato pancakes that are traditionally prepared for Hanukkah dinners. Serve them warm from the oven with accompaniments like applesauce, sour cream, and caviar.