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Hanukkah Menu Ideas

If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — crispy pan-fried latkes and tender braised brisket, for starters — it’s time to get inspired! We’ve curated favorite Hanukkah flavors that honor tradition to make your celebrations deliciously memorable and your menu more complete.

Roasted Brisket with Parsley, Mint and Thyme

Fragrant fresh herbs, garlic and tangy vinegar prove a perfect match for slow-cooked brisket. Be sure to baste frequently for moist and tender results.

Recipe: Matzoh Ball Soup

Classic Matzo Ball Soup

Here’s our version of a classic. Poaching chicken breast right into the broth gives the soup wonderful flavor and aroma, and fresh dill adds brightness.

Polish-Style Beet Soup

Sometimes called clear borscht, this rendition of the traditional Polish soup is surprisingly light and brothy.

Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Herbs

Roasting chicken with a delicious crust of herbs, salt and pepper gurantees an irresistible dinner dish. Serve alongside roasted veggies for a simple meal.

Spice-Crusted Roast Salmon with Ginger Beets

This simple, festive treatment for a whole side of salmon is an easy way to feed a crowd with style.

Recipe: Waffled Latkes

Waffled Latkes

Serve these latkes with sour cream or applesauce for a traditional treat, or top them with crème fraîche and smoked salmon for a luxurious appetizer.

Potato Latkes

This latke (the Yiddish word for pancake) recipe makes a lacy potato pancake, as long as the matzoh meal is used sparingly.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This four-ingredient side dish makes for a simple preparation that will pair perfectly with Hanukkah mains.

Jam-Filled Coconut Donuts (Sufganiyot)

Filled with sweet-tart jam and crowned with toasted coconut, these baked donuts are a fun version of more traditional Hanukkah sufganiyot.

Chocolate Gelt Buttons

As fun to eat as they are tasty, this homemade Hanukkah gelt is topped with golden flaxseeds, sesame and poppy seeds, and turbinado sugar.

Recipe: Pistachio-Citrus Rugelach

Pistachio-Citrus Rugelach

A dough flecked with poppy seeds and lemon meshes perfectly with a filling of chopped pistachios.