Every Dish You Need on Your Hanukkah Dinner Menu this Year
Get those frying pans ready. The family’s on their way, and you know they’ll be looking for some latkes. But, if you’re looking to round out your dinner menu beyond a crispy fried treat, we’ve got a few favorite Hanukkah dinner recipe ideas that reflect the spirit of the season. If you’re looking to serve a few traditional dishes, our Red Wine-Braised Brisket with Caramelized Onions and Sweet Vegetable Kugel are sure to live up to Bubbe’s recipes. Or, if you’re looking to add a bit of color to your nearly all-fried spread, try our Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons or our beautiful Skillet Squash Blossom. They’re sure to delight without taking the spotlight off of your world famous latkes. Ready for dessert? Serve our Sufganiyout or Peach-Pecan Rugelach for a sweet Hanukkah treat. Here, we’ve rounded up Hanukkah menu recipes that are easy to mix and match all eight nights.
The Happiest Hanukkah: A Hanukkah Dinner for 12
Recipe: Potato Latkes
Recipe: Clarified Butter
Get out your menorah and your cast-iron skillet. It's time for a Hanukkah celebration with a special menu designed by chef Todd Ginsberg of Atlanta Restuarant The General Muir. Serve the latkes and toppings family style for a fun, informal meal.
Brisket with Mushroom-and-Onion Gravy
It’s not Hanukkah without a homemade brisket on the table, and this recipe is a true reader favorite.
Red Wine-Braised Brisket with Caramelized Onions
Simmered in red wine and onions, this slow cooked brisket is melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Spicy Apricot Brisket
Recipe: Spicy Apricot Brisket
A sweet take on a Hanukkah menu staple, apricot preserves play well with the spiciness of chili sauce in this delicious main.
Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Who says Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday where apples appear on the table? This roasted chicken pairs with sweet potatoes and apples for a recipe ready to feed a crowd.
Braided Egg Bread (Challah)
Recipe: Braided Egg Bread
Even if you normally serve your favorite, local bakery loaf, there’s nothing like a homemade challah. Don’t worry. This recipe makes it a cinch.
Matzo Ball Soup
Recipe: Matzo Ball Soup
This classic recipe is sure to have guests asking for more than just two matzo balls in their bowl.
Sweet Potato Latkes
Recipe: Sweet Potato Latkes
Mix it up this year by using sweet potatoes instead of baking potatoes for a new take on this Hanukkah must-have.
Simple Potato Latkes
Recipe: Simple Potato Latkes
Simple, crispy, and just as good as Bubbe’s – we promise.
Recipe: Fresh Applesauce
No matter how you like to dress your latkes, we can all agree that this Fresh Applesauce recipe only makes things better.
Sweet Vegetable Kugel
Recipe: Sweet Vegetable Kugel
If you’re looking to add a new kugel recipe to your catalogue, look no further. This sweet potato spin on a holiday classic is sure to delight.
Skillet Squash Blossom
Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
A touch of cornbread makes this Brussels spouts side a true Southern holiday dish.
Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Add some color to your Hanukkah menu with this bright and delicious carrot side.
Recipe: Parsley Couscous
An easy, Israeli dish, this tasty couscous side only takes 10 minutes to make.
Green Beans with Garlic
Recipe: Green Beans with Garlic
Simple and fresh, you’ll love the flavor of this easy green bean side.
Asparagus-New Potato Hash
Recipe: Asparagus-New Potato Hash
You’ll be shocked by how refreshing such a straightforward mix of vegetables can be.
Pepper Jelly-Pecan Rugelach
Recipe: Pepper Jelly-Pecan Rugelach
These traditional crescent-shaped sweets are filled with pepper jelly for just the right amount of sweet heat
Recipe: Peach-Pecan Rugelach
We filled this Rugelach recipe with pecans and peach preserves for a Southern take on this Hanukkah treat.
Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyout)
Recipe: Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyout)
Deep fried and full of tradition, sufganiyout are another sweet nod to the miraculous oil this Hanukkah.
Stained-Glass Hanukkah Cookies
Add a sweet note to your Hanukkah celebration with these pretty, homemade treats. These simple cookies are made with premade sugar cookie or shortbread to save you time during the festivities, and then cut out with your favorite cookie cutter shapes (we used the Star of David and a dreidel). Add in some hard candies, like blue Jolly Ranchers, and watch your stained-glass cookies take shape in the oven. Be sure to let the batch cool before serving, as the candy will be very hot.
Mindi's Doughnuts and Easy Raspberry Sauce
For an easy Hanukkah dessert, grab a few glazed doughnut holes from the grocery and add our easy raspberry sauce for a sweet touch.