Hanukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights! Allrecipes has more than 320 trusted Hanukkah recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
The one and only way to not get perfectly crispy potato pancakes is to not squeeze them properly. More than half the procedure was dedicated to grating, soaking, draining, and squeezing the potatoes. If you don't thoroughly squeeze all the liquid from the potatoes, the pancakes just won't crisp up as well. Top with thinly sliced smoked salmon, sour cream, and fresh dill.

Chanukah Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them.

Potato Latkes I

Rating: 4.5 stars 634
A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!
By Allrecipes Member


Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Doughnuts without holes! This is a traditional Jewish holiday recipe; sufganiyot are commonly served during the Hanukkah season.
By Allrecipes Member

Hanukkah Star Challah

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
When invited to a Hanukkah dinner, I thought of making something appropriate. Finally we decided on a Challah bread shaped as a 6-pointed Star of David.

Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
This raspberry rugelach is a yummy and extra fruity version of this traditional cookie.

Most Amazing Challah

Rating: 5 stars 138
I made up my own challah recipe which is amazing! I have tried countless combinations to finally get it right and this is the best challah bread recipe I have made. It uses quick-rise yeast to save you a bunch of time.

Hanukkah Foods from Around the World

These favorites are enjoyed for Hanukkah around the world.
By Hannah Klinger

Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
This spicy applesauce recipe requires no added sugar because the apples and spices are sweet enough on their own. The smell of the apples cooking with the spices makes the entire house smell like apple cider!

Alane's Hanukkah Brisket

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This brisket will literally fall apart in your mouth. The recipe was given to me by my Jewish friend. We made it for a work potluck and it was a hit.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1046
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.
By Allrecipes Member

Halfway Healthy Hanukkah Cupcakes

Easy-to-make festive cupcakes for Hanukkah! Whole wheat flour and almond milk make them a little healthier than most.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Potato Pancakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 267

Potato pancakes are classic comfort food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.