Russian Recipes

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Russian Pelmeni

Rating: 4.71 stars
Pelmeni are traditional Russian meat-filled dumplings. Making pelmeni is favorite family pastime in the long winter months. These dumplings are a common convenience food - big batches can be frozen and quickly boiled or fried on demand.

Russian Beet Salad with Herring

Rating: 4.67 stars
This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it.


Rating: 5 stars
Hychin is a traditional dish of the Balkar people, from the Caucasus mountains in Russia (Elbrus region). These flatbreads with a cheese and potato filling are traditionally cooked in a cast-iron skillet and served with garlic and dill sauce on the side.
By Anonymous

Sunflower Salad

This eye-catching Russian layered chicken and mushroom salad is perfect for any party or buffet. The salad is decorated to look like a sunflower, hence the name.

Russian Cabbage Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars
This cabbage pie is very popular in Russian cuisine. Traditionally, it is made with a yeasted puff pastry but normal puff pastry will work just fine. You can bake it as one big pie, or make small triangles called pirozhki. Serve warm.

Russian Poppy Seed Roll

Rating: 5 stars
This classic Russian yeast bread is filled with a sweet poppy seed filling with honey, raisins, and nuts. Simply delicious
By Anonymous

Russian Pork Roast

Rating: 5 stars
This is a popular Russian recipe of roast pork stuffed with cheese and tomatoes. For best results, remove the foil to let the meat brown just before it is done.

Russian Doughnuts

Rating: 4.75 stars
Delicious doughnuts made with a cheese-enriched dough. Tvorog (Russian cottage cheese) is traditionally used for this recipe, but it works very well with farmer's cheese or ricotta, too.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.36 stars
I don't know where I got this recipe, but I have been using it for well over 20 years. Works well in a slow cooker.

Beef Stroganoff III

Rating: 4.6 stars
I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. This can be served over either rice or noodles. A little work but worth the effort.

Russian Honey Cake

Rating: 4.86 stars
There are 3 different ways to make this cake…the hard way, the harder way, and the way we're gonna do it--the hardest way. Because it's that worth it. The tiny amount of bitterness we get from the burnt honey really is the secret here, and the slightly tangy whipped cream frosting provides a bit of acidity and lovely light texture; and unlike other frostings, it's not too sweet.

Halupki (Stuffed Cabbage)

Rating: 4.59 stars
Halupki, also known as stuffed cabbage on the Russian/Ukranian side of my family, is a dish made of rice, beef, and pork encased in cabbage drizzled with a thin, sweet tomato sauce. My grandma Eugenia is 98 and she taught me how to make this comfort food classic. Every family has their own twist on this traditional dish. I hope you enjoy these with mashed potatoes just as we always do in my family!

Inspiration and Ideas

Beef and Beet Borscht
"Absolutely incredible! I ate everything in my bowl and then went back for seconds. And the leftovers are equally good." – ENIGMA42310
Taylor's Piroshki
"EUREKA! These taste like the ones I remember." – MSPIGGLEWIGGLE

Easy Blini (Russian Pancake)

Rating: 4.71 stars

I love these bite-sized pancakes because they make perfect appetizers. Top blini with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, or even caviar. Add a sprig of dill and they are sure to impress. My children also love eating these plain too!