Send to Friend  Bookmark  Print

Hanukkah Recipes

These recipes are drawn from articles that have been published on our site over the years. In 2013, we added a page of Hanukkah recipes that incorporate Thanksgiving, which was celebrated that year on the first day of Hanukkah.

Traditionally, Ashkenazi Jews - those from Eastern Europe - have made latkes (potato pancakes), while Israeli Jews make doughnuts called sufganiyot. But what it all comes down to is oil. We're celebrating the miracle of a drop of oil that lasted eight nights. And we're cooking up our food in plenty of oil too.

Christmas latkes

Latkes (some pronounce as "lat-keys" and spell as "latkehs" or "latkahs")

How To Make Latkes: video

How to Make Latkes: Step-by-Step from

Red & Green Latkes

The Right Way to Make Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes from a Mix

The Gold Family Latkes

Scallion Latkes with Scallion Dipping Brushes

Walnut-cherry Cheese Latkes with Chunky Cherry-Applesauce

Greek Herbed Spinach Latkes with Feta-Yogurt Sauce

Potato Latkes

Classic Potato Pancakes

Garlic-Rosemary Potato Latkes

Crispy Shallot Latkes with Sugar Dusting

Mediterranean Chickpea Latkes

Zucchini Latkes from

From our friends at the URJ, video instruction: How to Make Latkes (part 1) and How to Make Latkes (part 2).


gingerbread sufganiyot


Buñuelos (or Bimuelos) with Honey

Gingerbread doughnuts

Ponchiki: Polish Cheese Doughnut Holes

Sufganiyot from

Other desserts

Cream Cheese Rugelach with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Side dishes or appetizers

Cheese Pennies or Edible Hanukkah Gelt

Delicata Squash and Spinach Salad

Easy Applesauce

Hanukkah Cheese Platter from

Apple Butter Blintzes from

Fried Kosher Dill Pickles from

Main dishes

Rigatoni ala Norma

Greek Tomato-Spinach Pizza

Parmesan Crusted Grouper

Fish in Potato Latke Crust with Horseradish Cream

Fried Chicken Cutlets, Italian-Jewish Style

A Hebrew term for a doughnut, often eaten in Israel during Hanukkah. They are usually filled with jelly and covered in sugar. Having Jewish family origins in Germany or Eastern Europe. Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah. Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah. Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.

InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our new InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.

If you have suggestions, please contact network at interfaithfamily dot com.

Send to Friend  Bookmark  Print