Tasty Hanukkah Recipes

Eight nights of Hanukkah means eight nights of delicious, home-cooked meals, traditional treats, and new recipes from (and for) your loved ones. We rounded up Babble’s best Hanukkah recipes – from savory latkes to some lovely Nutella and jelly sufganiyot. Check out our slideshow below and get inspired!

Pumpkin Challah 1 of 14
Add a seasonal twist to the traditional braided bread by adding pumpkin! While this isn't the quickest recipe to whip up, trust us: it's totally worth it. Get this recipe.
Nutella and Strawberry Sufganiyot 2 of 14
Give this classic Hanukkah treat a chocolate-hazelnut twist! Get this recipe.
Curried Sweet Potato Latkes 3 of 14
Curry powder adds a little heat to this Hanukkah table classic, while sweet potatoes give the meal a nutritional boost. Get this recipe.
Applesauce 4 of 14
Applesauce is to latkes what ketchup is to French fries – you can eat them without, but why would you? Since this ultra-simple recipe also freezes well, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor long after the candles have burned low. Get this recipe.
Root Beer-Braised Brisket 5 of 14
A dish hearty enough for an army of hungry Maccabees, this root beer-infused brisket uses a slow cooker to lock in moisture. The kids will love that they're getting soda for dinner – and you'll love that you didn't have to heat up the oven to make it! Get this recipe.
Spiced Apple or Pear Doughnuts 6 of 14
This all-fruit interpretation of sufganiyot uses apples and pears instead of dough for a (slightly) healthier – but just as festive – take on the classic sweet. Get this recipe.
Olive Oil Cake 7 of 14
With only enough oil for one night of light, the temple lamps burned for eight. There may not be anything "miraculous" about this commemorative cake, but that doesn't mean it isn’t delicious! Get this recipe.
Perfect Potato Latkes 8 of 14
Sometimes you just need a no-frills latke. Celebrate the miracle of lights by frying up a batch of these potato pancakes. Get this recipe.
Onion Rings 9 of 14
The ancient Israelites may not have been noshing on onion rings, but these snacks capture the holiday spirit. Like latkes and sufganiyot, the fast-food favorite is an ode to oil; and since Hanukkah is a celebration of the stuff, you can dig in! Get this recipe.
Apple Cider Punch 10 of 14
Fruity, fizzy, and fun, this toasty punch is a perfect drink for a party or special dinner. Get this recipe.
Rugelach 11 of 14
Though they're not fried in oil, these strudel-like cookies are a Hanukkah delicacy. This version uses currants, nuts, and jam for the filling. Get this recipe.
Sour Cream Raisin Pie 12 of 14
The latkes are gone, and you still have a pint of leftover sour cream? Give this tangy tart a try! We smell a Hanukkah tradition in the making... Get this recipe.
Homemade Mini Donuts 13 of 14
How cute are these deep-fried delights? While these mini donuts are perfect for any festive party, you may find yourself whipping up a batch to keep hidden in your own kitchen! Get this recipe.
Mandel Brot 14 of 14
Mandel brot are deliciously crunchy twice-baked cookies – think the Jewish version of biscotti. Feel free to add chocolate chips, raisins, or any other yummy tidbits you have in the kitchen to make this recipe your own. Get this recipe.
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