10 Easy Recipes to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, much like most holidays this year, is bound to be different. There are fewer people, less food, and maybe even some Zoom calls to keep the festivities alive and connect with your loved ones from different areas. Size per gathering is limited, so while you'd normally have a variety of foods that can serve 10 or 15 people at a table, this year you'll have to limit each dish to a serving size of six, four, maybe even two.
You can still create a couple of standout Rosh Hashanah appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts that can satisfy your small group of guests and celebrate the Jewish holiday with your favorite foods. Apples and honey, anyone? And challah bread? Yes.
Here are some great easy recipes for Rosh Hashana this year, all of which are easy to prepare and won't leave you with a pile of leftovers.
Apricot Chicken I
Apricots are in season for fall and taste great with chicken and charoset on Rosh Hashanah. Plus, this chicken serves six people, so it's the perfect size. And you might even have leftovers. Pair with sweet potatoes and greens for a balanced meal.
Sweet and Sour Brisket
Brisket in a sweet and sour sauce is how your Jewish grandma would've made it, and it's easy to stuff into sandwiches or enjoy over a bed of greens as leftovers if you can't seem to finish the batch. Serve it with mashed potatoes or potato pancakes. The meat is nice and tender.
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
You can't go wrong with broccoli as a quick side. Plus, this one has a bit of citrus and garlic, which will taste great with whatever main you're eating, such as roasted chicken, brisket or fish. Did we mention it's ready in under 30 minutes?
Turkey Matzo Ball Soup
Matzo ball soup is fitting for any Jewish holiday as an appetizer, and this one could even be an entree since it has turkey inside for extra protein. It's a nice way to get in added nutrients through veggies, like carrots and celery, and to warm up on a cool fall evening.
Apple Honey Glazed Chicken
Apples and honey are symbols for Rosh Hashanah, so beyond just dipping apples into honey and saying a prayer, use those two components on your chicken, too. This glazed chicken recipe serves just four people, and it's quick to make. Just 30 minutes!
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes scream fall, and these honey roasted sweet potatoes have that bit of sweetness to complement brisket or chicken at the Rosh Hashanah table. Add cinnamon for a kick of spice.
Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad
Apples, pecans, and cranberries are right in season and work well with protein-packed, fiber-rich quinoa. An easy appetizer, this salad takes just 25 minutes to make, and you can enjoy it hot or cold. Plus, save any leftovers for quick lunches throughout the week.
Honey Mustard Salmon
Go with fish for a delicious entree alternative at Rosh Hashanah dinner. This one has a tang from honey mustard dijon sauce, and it's perfectly sized, serving just four people. Pair with broccoli and sweet potatoes for a well rounded meal.
Grandma's Noodle Pudding (Kugel)
Noodle kugel is a classic at Rosh Hashanah, but usually a batch serves 12 people. This one is made for six, and it has a creamy, rich center and crisp texture on top. Add apples, cinnamon, almonds and raisins for flavor. It's done in less than an hour.
Honey Baked Apples
These apples are easy to make for a sweet ending to a Rosh Hashanah meal with loved ones. Stuff them with cranberries for some tartness, then add honey and brown sugar on top to balance out the flavors. Use Granny Smith apples to keep it from being too sweet.