Hanukkah Side Dishes That'll Get You Through All Eight Days

Sweet Potato Latkes
Photo: Luca Trovato

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.

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes
Luca Trovato

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.

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Fresh Applesauce

Fresh Applesauce
Luca Trovato

Recipe: Fresh Applesauce

A must for many latke lovers, this homemade applesauce is delicious spooned over a classic potato latke.

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Sweet Vegetable Kugel

SweetVegetable Kugel
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Braided Egg Bread (Challah)

Challah
Southern Living

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.

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Cornmeal Popovers

Cornmeal Popovers
Laurey W. Glenn

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.

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Parsley Couscous

Parsley Couscous
Southern Living

Recipe: Parsley Couscous

A delicious, 10-minute Israeli dish with only 2 ingredients? Sign us up.

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Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Need to make this dish in a pinch? You can always substitute broccoli florets for fresh Broccolini.

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Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons

Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons

Ready in under an hour, this baked Brussels sprout recipe might be our best yet.

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Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Who says Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday that gets the sweetness of honey? Add these Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots to your celebration, and you can feel a little bit better about splurging on some Sufganiyout for dessert.

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Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Alison Miksch

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.

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Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
Laurey W. Glenn

Recipe: 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.

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Farro Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta, and Dried Cherries

Farro Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta, and Dried Cherries
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: 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.

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