Every Dish You Need on Your Hanukkah Dinner Menu this Year

Red Wine-Braised Brisket with Caramelized Onions
Photo: Iain Bagwell

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 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.

01 of 09

The Happiest Hanukkah: A Hanukkah Dinner for 12

The Happiest Hanukkah: A Hanukkah Dinner for 12
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: William Smith

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.

02 of 09

Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: 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.

03 of 09

Braided Egg Bread (Challah)

Braided Egg Bread (Challah)
Southern Living

Recipe: Challah 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.

04 of 09

Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup in individual bowls with spoons beside

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Recipe: Matzo Ball Soup

This classic recipe is sure to have guests asking for more than just two matzo balls in their bowl.

05 of 09

Mini Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes
Luca Trovato

Recipe: Mini 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.

06 of 09

Skillet Squash Blossom

Skillet Squash Blossom
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Skillet Squash Blossom

As tasty as it is eye catching, add this Skillet Squash Blossom recipe to your menu, and you can feel a little bit better about splurging on some Sufganiyout for dessert.

07 of 09

Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Add some color to your Hanukkah menu with this bright and delicious carrot side.

08 of 09

Green Beans with Garlic

Green Beans with Garlic
Jim Franco

Recipe: Green Beans with Garlic

Simple and fresh, you'll love the flavor of this easy green bean side.

09 of 09

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.

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