Celebrate the Festival of Lights with some of our best Hanukkah recipes that will wow your guests. Whether you’re looking for traditional fare or something a little more unique, we’ve got everything from latkes to sfenj to babka.
A Hanukkah classic, this baked egg noodle casserole is smothered in cottage cheese, sour cream and crushed cornflakes for a celebratory dish that will leave your guests reaching for seconds.
Potato Latke Cake
The ultimate spin on latkes is this giant stack of pan-fried potato pancakes, which is made for a hungry Hanukkah crowd. It comes together in just an hour — and you can slice and serve family-style once ready.
There’s nothing quite like bright, fresh sockeye salmon during the holiday season. The firm, fluorescent-fleshed fish is full of rich, intense flavours and is best enjoyed fresh from BC waters.
Carrot and Zucchini Latkes
Braised Lamb Shanks
These slow-cooked lamb shanks are smothered in an aromatic red wine broth and served with a hearty medley of root vegetables, including baby potatoes, parsnips, carrots and turnips.
Brussels Sprout Latkes
Another twist on the Hanukkah classic: Molly Yeh uses Brussels sprouts to transform latkes into a healthier holiday treat. Don’t forget the homemade balsamic Dijon sour cream dip.
Sfenj Moroccan Doughnuts
Doughnuts are a Hanukkah favourite, as they are fried in oil — which symbolizes the oil that fuelled the holiday miracle. This sfenj doughnut recipe uses just five ingredients.
Step aside boring russet potatoes, your friends the beet, sweet potato, carrot, zucchini and blue potato are ready to steal the latke show. Easy to whip together with just a handful of ingredients and a whole lot of pizzazz.
Upside-Down Apple Cake
This show-stopping desserts combines the Jewish classic of honey apple cake with the more modern flavours of salted caramel. Bonus: you can whip this together with pantry staples you already have on hand.
Blackened Trout with Green Beans
If you’re tight for time, this 10 minute blackened trout will be the saving grace of your holiday dinner. Packed with deliciously savoury flavours and served with fresh green beans on the side.
This Hanukkah staple consists of flaky dough, similar to pie, that enfolds a variety of fruit and nuts for a mouth-watering taste. This scrumptious version is packed with toasted hazelnuts, apricot preserves and golden raisins.
Cinnamon Bun Babka
This mouth-watering dessert recipe might be more time consuming to prep than your typical dessert bread, but the cinnamon bun-like flavours of this sweet treat is worth the effort.
Add a sugary-sweet twist to the traditional Hanukkah game this year with these adorable mini chocolate- or cream-covered biscuit sticks topped with blue sugared marshmallows.
We all agree that bread + chocolate = two of the best foods on the planet, which is what makes this twist on the traditional Hanukkah classic such a delicious must-have. Swap out white flour and sugar for more nutrient-rich ingredients such as unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup and coconut sugar.
Manichevitz and Chocolate Matzo Cake
Ready in an hour (really!), this show-stopping chocolate cake uses coconut between each layer for an added crunch and nuttiness that will impress your guests. Serve this no-bake treat chilled or straight out of the freezer for a luscious Hanukkah dessert that will become an instant family staple.
Chewy with just the right amount of sweetness, you’ll be glad you made these seasonal cranberry-studded macaroons part of your holiday celebration.
Related: Vegan Cranberry Tarts
Baklava Babka is one dessert we never knew we needed. This deliciously sweet and fluffy bake is packed full of flavour. If you’re a fan of a classic baklava, you’ll love this fun twist.
Cinnamon Twist Cookies
Here’s a dessert you’ll remember. This cinnamon-sugar hugged treat is a classic beloved by many Jewish families. Share this sweet bite with family, friends and definitely the kids.
Crispy Potato Latke Waffles
Creative and crunchy, this potato latke waffle is an absolute must-have this season. The savoury bundle of flavour is perfect for early morning brunches with the family. We suggest layering on yogurt, a fried egg or lox to sweeten the deal.