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 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.
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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.

Gluten-Free Potato Latkes

Rating: 3 stars 30
Gluten-free eaters can enjoy these potato pancakes: even the variations are safe to eat.

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.

Roasted Apples

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

Miso-and-Honey-Glazed Carrots

With a salty, umami edge from the miso, brightness from the Meyer lemons, and a touch of sweetness from the honey, this is a next-level carrot recipe.

Classic Latkes

Potato pancakes make for festive starters at any party. Serve them with toppers like creme fraiche, trout roe, smoked trout, and lingonberry jam.

Chunky Applesauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 69
Serve this chunky applesauce alongside Talia's Favorite Latkes.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Crisp potato pancakes called latkes are part of Hanukkah celebrations. We've kept the traditional frying method (and sour cream to go with them), but refreshed the recipe by trading white potatoes and onions for sweet potatoes and scallions.

Grated Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 32
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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Holiday Menus That Will Help You Celebrate Everything, From Hanukkah Dinner to Christmas Brunch and Everything in Between
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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.
Short Ribs with Root Vegetables
Rating: 3.5 stars 67

Boneless beef short ribs are seared, and then simmered for hours until they are silky and tender. Brown sugar and apple cider, along with parsnips, carrots, and potatoes, add notes of sweetness add to this Hanukkah favorite.