Hanukkah Recipes

Light up the season with our favorite Hanukkah recipes and traditions to celebrate. Plus, learn how to master dishes like brisket, rugelach, latkes and more.

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      100 Hanukkah Recipes to Celebrate the Season

      From latkes to sufganiyot, brisket to kugel, these Hanukkah recipes are ready to brighten up each day of the Festival of Lights.

      Potato Latkes

      This potato latkes recipe is super tasty. For the ultimate crispiness, squeeze out all the liquid from the grated veggies...


      Eggs lend to the richness of this traditional challah recipe. The attractive golden color and delicious flavor make it hard...

      What is a Knish?

      If you didn't grow up in New York, you've probably never had this traditional Jewish dish. What is a knish?

      Chocolate Babka

      I love this chocolate babka recipe. Even if it's slightly imperfect going into the oven, it turns out gorgeous. —Lisa...

      The Jewish Brisket Recipe Everyone Should Learn How to Make

      This Jewish brisket recipe is our go-to recipe for the holidays. Use our expert tips to create a perfectly moist,...

      Maple Bourbon Salmon

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      This flavorful maple bourbon salmon feels fancy for a holiday but is so simple to make! —Diane Higgins, Tampa, Florida

      Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

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      This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with...

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      How to Make Latkes or Potato Pancakes

      Wondering how to make latkes for Hanukkah? Our Test Kitchen walks you through the process of making potato pancakes step...

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      9 Scrumptious Rugelach Recipes to Make for Hanukkah

      Rugelach—crisp and tender cookies rolled around fillings of nuts, spiced fruit or chocolate—are a beloved part of Jewish-American cooking and...

      Your Guide to 7 Traditional Hanukkah Foods

      From latkes to sufganiyot, we eat fried food on Hanukkah to remember the ancient oil miracle.

      Homemade Gelt

      Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses...

      Hanukkah Cookies

      Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....

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      How to Make the Best Rugelach Cookies for the Holidays

      Rugelach cookies are a big part of many holiday traditions. Learn how to make these cinnamon-sugar treats for your cookie...

      Chocolate-Stuffed Dreidel Cookies

      These dreidel cookies are sure to spread some smiles this holiday season. Your friends and family will delight in the...

      Why I Cook: Chanie Apfelbaum’s Hanukkah Traditions

      The Busy in Brooklyn blogger uses inspiration from childhood for her modern Jewish recipes (which her kids love!) including...

      Potato Latke Funnel Cakes

      This savory funnel cake incorporates mashed potatoes and ranch seasoning into the dough. It's delicious. Just try it and you’ll...

      18 Hanukkah Desserts That Will Light Up Your Tastebuds

      A sampling of sweet treats to inspire your holiday table.

      What Is Kugel? Meet the Jewish Casserole Everyone Needs to Know

      A traditional Jewish recipe, kugel is an ultra popular dish. But what is kugel—and what makes this dish so special?

      Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

      This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch...

      Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

      I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...

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      This Is the Only Jelly Doughnut Recipe You’ll Ever Need

      It's a Hanukkah staple, but this sufganiyot recipe is one you'll crave all year long.

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      You’ll Want These Latkes on Every Night of Hanukkah

      Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these potato pancakes are perfect with any meal.

      The Biggest Hanukkah Traditions at Chef Cat Cora’s House

      The Iron Chef and mom of six shares her favorite Hanukkah traditions, including her secrets to the perfect latke.

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      Quick Apricot Almond Bars

      This is a bar that my mom used to make and was known as one of her specialties. These bars...

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      Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

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      We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...

      45 Impressive Dinners for Your Cooking Bucket List

      Whether its a special occasion, or you're just feeling fancy, here are some extraordinary dinner recipes that are guaranteed to...

      Butterscotch-Cappuccino Cream Cheese Pie

      Here’s my favorite way to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings. The rich, creamy no-bake pie blends butterscotch flavor and espresso in a...

      Apricot Noodle Kugel

      From Manchester, Massachusetts, Martha Chayet shares this treat traditionally served on the Jewish Sabbath, Kugel is a baked pudding usually...

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      Garlic-Herb Mini Flatbreads

      The dough for our Test Kitchen's homemade crackers is easy to work with. And with such wonderful flavor, these are...