Hanukkah Recipes

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

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Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

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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

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Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them.

Potato Latkes I

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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!

Hanukkah Star Challah

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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.

Sufganiyot

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Doughnuts without holes! This is a traditional Jewish holiday recipe; sufganiyot are commonly served during the Hanukkah season.

Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach

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A yummy and extra fruity version of this traditional cookie.

Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

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This spicy applesauce 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!

Most Amazing Challah

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I made up my own Challah that is amazing! I have tried countless combinations to finally get it right. It uses quick rise yeast to save you a bunch of time. Enjoy!

Alane's Hanukkah Brisket

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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

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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.

Hanukkah Foods from Around the World

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

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

Mom's Potato Latkes

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"Latkes are a must-have at Hanukkah. This is my mother's recipe, which is honestly the best latke I've had. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce." – Lindsay

10 Hanukkah Chicken Recipes

Suitable for a company-worthy feast or a weeknight meal.

Jewish Chicken Soup

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This is a traditional recipe good for anything that ails you. It's the absolute best when you've got the flu, and it's great the second and third day. Note, these matzoh balls are 'sinkers'. These are traditional matzoh balls, as this recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who needed to make them as heavy as possible to feed a hungry family during lean times. Cut the matzoh meal by 1/2 cup to lighten the load.