Hanukkah Side Dishes That'll Get You Through All Eight Days
It isn’t Hanukkah without the smell of freshly fried potato latkes lurking in the kitchen. But, who says latkes are the only side dish to serve during all of your Hanukkah festivities? From a deliciously Southern take on vegetable kugel to a challah recipe that will have the family hollerin’ for more, some of our favorite foods for Hanukkah are a new take on traditional side dishes. Or, if you’re looking to add a few greens to your mostly-fried mix of classic dishes, try our Sauteed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon or our Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette. They’re sure to help add balance to a week full of fried food. Whether you’re hosting a Hanukkah get together each night or just once, we’ve got enough Hanukkah side dish recipe ideas to cover dinner all eight days.
Sweet Potato Latkes
Recipe: Sweet Potato Latkes
Looking for a new take on your traditional latke recipe? Mix things up with sweet potatoes for a Southern take on this Hanukkah staple.
Recipe: Fresh Applesauce
A must for many latke lovers, this homemade applesauce is delicious spooned over a classic potato latke.
Sweet Vegetable Kugel
Recipe: Sweet Vegetable Kugel
A Jewish celebration wouldn’t be complete without a kugel. This sweet vegetable version gives the classic dish a Southern spin by adding sweet potatoes.
Braided Egg Bread (Challah)
Recipe: Braided Egg Bread
Homemade challah is fun recipe to make together as a family at least once. Kids are sure to love the braiding step.
Recipe: Cornmeal Popovers
This dinner roll alternative makes for a light and fluffy addition to your Hanukkah table when challah's not in the picture.
Recipe: Parsley Couscous
A delicious, 10-minute Israeli dish with only 2 ingredients? Sign us up.
Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette
Need to make this dish in a pinch? You can always substitute broccoli florets for fresh Broccolini.
Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
Ready in under an hour, this baked Brussels sprout recipe might be our best yet.
Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Recipe: Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Have some leftover potatoes from latkes last night? This beautiful dish is a perfect way to serve potatoes on one of the nights that latkes aren’t on your menu.
Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
Add a Southern flair to your Hanukkah menu with this fast take on what are usually long-simmered greens.
Farro Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta, and Dried Cherries
This side is sure to stand out on your Hanukkah table with light and fresh flavors that will be a delightful complement to your main dish.