These are my top 12 favorite Hanukkah recipes. They are perfect for hosting a celebration or having a quiet commemoration with family. Of course, the crispy potato latkes are the star of the show!
Hannukah foods are known to be indulgent. You'll find tons of fried food, cooked in oil, as a way to honor the miracle associated with Hanukkah – how the oil in the Temple's menorah lasted for eight days, even though there was only enough oil for one day. Chag Sameach! (Happy holidays!)
Latkes are often eaten as well as fried doughnuts (called sufganiyot). Gelt is also popular at Hanukkah – these are small chocolate coins. You'll find these recipes and more below. Although matzo ball soup isn't traditional for Hannukah, I've seen more and more families making it for this holiday.
🍽️ Hanukkah Mains
Here are some hearty main dishes to consider for your Hannukah celebration this year.
1.Cast-Iron Potato Kugel
2.Red Wine and Honey Braised Brisket
3.Fried Salmon Baja Style Fish Tacos
4.Fried Tofu in Dashi Broth
🥔 Hanukkah Latkes
Hanukkah is ALL about the latkes! I promise my latke recipes will be the best you've ever tried – they're always a hit at my celebrations!
5.Crispy Potato Latkes
6.Mashed Potato Latkes
🍩 Hanukkah Desserts and Sweets
Hanukkah sweets have a special place in my heart, especially Sufganiyot. They're the vest version of doughnuts, and my recipe with Nutella filling is to die for!
8.Cast-Iron Noodle Kugel
9.Lime Curd Sufganiyot (Dairy-Free)
10.Lemon Brûlée Sufganiyot
11.Homemade Dark Chocolate Gelt (with optional filling!)
🕎 Hanukkah FAQs
Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah actually means 'dedication'. Lasting eight nights and days, Hanukkah (a.k.a the Festival of Lights) involves lighting a menorah, symbolizing the eight-day burning of the Temple's oil. Families come together to light their menorah, exchange gifts, play games, and share a meal.
You can wish people Happy Hanukkah, or you can say Chag Sameach!
😋 More Jewish Recipes
Jewish food is so amazing and varied! Try some of my favorite Jewish recipes this season.