41 Hanukkah Classics

When it's time to light those candles, you want dishes ready to satisfy your guests for all eight nights. Luckily, we've rounded up all the classics so you can truly shine at this year's festival of lights.

Dad's Best Brisket

"This is without reservation the BEST brisket we have ever put in our mouths. The meat was so tender and the smoked flavor was intense. Simply amazing."

-Gail Blue Eyes


"I love rugelach and these were not complicated to make. I made some that had a date and a nut filling that ended up being my favorite."

-pattikay in L.A.

Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnuts

"This is an excellent recipe. These were light with just the right amount of sweetness. Half were gone before the last of the batch was ready."

-Judy 9

Famous Challah

"This has become the challah recipe that I will pass down to my children. Seriously, it's the best challah I have ever had."

-Ezzie's Mama

Breakfast Kugel

"The dried fruits go great with the noodles and custard. The cinnamon also is a nice touch. This was very rich and super yummy."


Tricolor Vegetable Latkes

"The addition of the sweet potato is a nice touch. I served these with a brisket and they complemented it nicely."


Gefilte Fish Appetizer

"Delicious! I always 'doctor' my gefilte fish, but I've never finished it by baking. It made a big difference."


Brisket Challah Sliders

Upgrade your traditional Hanukkah brisket by serving it on fresh challah bread with red cabbage and carrot slaw.

Cookie Butter Sufganiyot Bites

Traditional sufganiyot are doughnuts filled with strawberry jelly. These ones replace the jelly with cookie dough for an unexpected treat.

Sweet Kugel

"This is like bread pudding, but with noodles! The cereal topping was yummy and the pockets of cream cheese were very tasty. It's perfect for serving a crowd."

Cheese Blintzes

"These are totally worth the effort! I chilled mine overnight and cooked them in the morning — it worked out well. They were really good with sour cream."

-Chef Jean

Roast Chicken

"This was so good. I was scared at first that the seasoning would be too strong, but I was wrong! A great recipe."


Butternut Squash Kugel

"This is absolutely delicious. It has the taste and texture of pumpkin pie, but infinitely healthier."

- Chef #701543

Kosher Perfect Matzo Balls

“Excellent! These are full of flavor and very fluffy.”

-Andreia S.


“This was lovely, and I suspect it will be even more tasty tomorrow! I served it with brisket and latkes to celebrate the final day of Hannukah.”


Everything Bagel Rugelach

What a trendy, epic mash up! It’s like a bagel, but with the easiest crescent roll dough. Try it out and serve it as a side for dinner or at brunch.

Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka

Try this recipe out for the ultimate filling to your favorite babka dough. The streusel on top is what makes it so addicting!

Perfect Potato Latkes

"I've wanted to try latkes for years, so I decided to give them a go. Wow, they’re delicious! I’m a complete potato addict.”


Texas-Style BBQ Beef Brisket

“We really liked this recipe! Quick and easy to throw into the slow cooker. It smells amazing all day and tastes delicious.”


Matzo Lasagna

"Fabulous! My family, especially my very picky husband, loved this! We definitely feel less deprived than we normally do at Passover thanks to this great recipe.”

-Leah K.


Another name for a glazed doughnut with a jam-filled center and a dusting of powdered sugar. Try these out! You won’t regret it.

Carrot Latkes

“What a find! Being diabetic prevents me from having potato latkes. These hit the spot!”

-Cook D

Pressure Cooker BBQ Brisket

“This flavorful brisket might be made with store-bought BBQ sauce, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t loaded with flavor. Cooking it in the pressure cooker really infuses it and makes it very tender!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Multi-Color Challah

A colorful, fun recipe for both adults and kids! The best part is slicing it to see the design it makes.


A savory dish that will please a crowd! From the feta cheese to the potato, matzo just got a whole lot more decadent!

Mediterranean Chickpea Latkes

"These were very good. They taste a little like falafel, but not as heavy. I served them as an appetizer!”


Lacy Potato Kugel

“A fantastic recipe! I cheated and used a bag of frozen shredded hash browns and it still came out magnificent!”


Matzo Salad

“What a great way to eat matzo! Just like having a salad with croutons, but using matzo instead. It took me less than five minutes.”


Raisin Farfel Kugel

“You’ll want to make this all year long!”


Baked Corned Beef Brisket

“I made this today and it was so tender! Absolutely fabulous.”


Zucchini Latkes

“Even my sister who usually hates zucchini liked this one!”


Jelly Doughnuts

“Better than any bakery version, these jam-filled pillows are worth the extra effort.”

-Samantha S.

Colcannon With Oven Braised Corned Beef Brisket

“Delicious! This is the best corned beef and colcannon we’ve ever had! I’ll be adding this to the menu once a month.”


Butternut Squash Latkes

"These were so wonderful! I had never tried latkes in the oven before and really liked these."


Matzo Cake

“My mother makes this every year at Passover. It’s extremely easy to make as there’s no cooking time, only prep time!”


Smoked Whole Brisket With Burnt Ends

“I made these bad boys for our daughter’s baby shower and everyone loved it! We even had guests asking for seconds and thirds.”

-Mamas Kitchen Hope

Quick Matzo Pizza

"I loved this recipe! It's so versatile. It would be great for parties and people can top them with all sorts of different toppings!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Potato & Cheese Latkes

“These are the best latkes I’ve ever tasted, and I was raised on latkes all my life!”

-Alan Leonetti

Cilantro Latkes With Five-Spice Apple Sauce

A dish that is colorful enough for a creative appetizer when entertaining, or a fancy afternoon snack!

Onion Latke Patties

“Very good! I made a bunch of these and put them in the freezer. I’m looking forward to seeing how they taste warmed up. I’ll be making these again, many times!”



“A very traditional Italian holiday or special occasion treat.”