Hanukkah will be here before we聽know it, and we say聽bring on the feast!聽While potato latkes are seemingly everyone鈥檚聽go-to, there鈥檚 more than one way to skin a potato. Whether you want to聽substitute sweet potatoes, carrots, or Brussels, or just get super creative with the聽sauces (Sriracha, kimchi, or聽anchovy aioli anyone?), we have a recipe for you. And that鈥檚 only the beginning. Are you a noodle or a tater kugel gal? Brisket or short ribs? Vegetarian? Gluten-free? Whatever your answer,聽we鈥檝e got a dish that will聽please your聽palate.聽Here are 22 creative聽takes on everyone鈥檚聽favorite Hanukkah foods.

Sweet Potato Kale Latkes With Lemon Green Onion Parsley Sauce Hanukkah Recipes

1.聽Sweet Potato Kale Latkes With Lemon Green Onion Parsley Sauce: This sweet potato-kale version of everyone鈥檚 favorite fried potato cake is spiced with smoked paprika, making聽the聽taste out-of-this-world delicious. The dipping sauce provides聽the needed creaminess that always complements latkes so well. (via Tasse d鈥橝mour)

Potato Kugel Hanukkah Recipes

2. Potato Kugel: An Ashkenazi soul food tradition, kugel (meaning sphere or ball) was originally a dumpling. Well, thank goodness some enterprising yenta聽thought to bake it in a casserole dish. If聽you think noodle beats out potato, you鈥檇 best get聽a bite of this baby quick before every聽last slice is devoured. (via Food Feed Space)

Manischewitz Braised Short Ribs With Horseradish Gremolata Hanukkah Recipes

3.聽Manischewitz Braised Short Ribs With Horseradish Gremolata: Sweet boozy, grapey Manischewitz is聽balanced by聽salty聽beef broth, tomato paste, and herbs and transformed into the tastiest sauce a beef bone ever saw. Make sure you grab聽a latke (or two) to soak up every last drop of this聽delicious聽juice. (via聽What Jew Wanna Eat)

Challah Hanukkah Recipes

4.聽Challah: This recipe should come with a warning. Soft and chewy, salty and slightly sweet, it鈥檚 so delicious that once you taste it, there will be no going back to store-bought ever again. Prepared for a lifetime of holiday baking? Go ahead, then, and take a bite! (via聽Delicious Shots)

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latke-Linis With Whipped Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon Hanukkah Recipes

5.聽Sweet Potato and Carrot Latke-Linis With Whipped Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon: Carrots in your latkes?聽Topped with smoked salmon and chives, these babies are clearly not the usual fare. Everyone will be SO impressed with this聽rustic and creative interpretation of their traditional holiday fave. (via聽A Clean Bake)

Chocolate Chili Rugelach Hanukkah Recipes

6.聽Chocolate Chili Rugelach: What鈥檚 not to love about a rich cream cheese dough that鈥檚 filled with goodness聽and rolled up like a little croissant? Traditionally, rugelach聽are聽filled with nuts and jam, but this recipe聽calls for chocolate with just聽a聽pinch of cayenne that takes them to next-level amazing. (via聽What Jew Wanna Eat)

Jelly Doughnuts Hanukkah Recipes

7.聽Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyot): If deep-fried yeasty dough is essential to your holiday聽lighting ritual, you鈥檙e going to聽love this recipe. While these are聽filled the customary way, with jam, you can sub聽any filling you like, including Nutella, butterscotch, caramel, pastry cream, lemon curd, and so on.聽(via Pretty Simple Sweet)

Potato and Beet Latkes With Kimchi and Sriracha Aioli Hanukkah Recipes

8.聽Potato and Beet Latkes With Kimchi and Sriracha Aioli: The kimchi in these latkes packs such a hit of pungent flavor聽鈥 sweet, spicy, and salty 鈥 that you won鈥檛 need to do much聽more聽to season them. But it鈥檚 that final dollop of Sriracha aioli that鈥檚 simply irresistible; don鈥檛 even think of leaving it out. (via Little Kitchen, Big World)

How to Make a Savory Kugel Without a Recipe

9.聽How to Make a Savory Kugel Without a Recipe:聽If聽you grew up loving聽your bubbe鈥檚 kugel but didn鈥檛 inherit聽the recipe,聽this聽holiday-friendly casserole聽is easy peasy and oh-so-good. While some kugels are made with potatoes, this one鈥檚 dense and rich with egg noodles. One bite and you鈥檒l be聽in cheesy-noodle heaven. (via Food52)


10. Sufganiyot 鈥 Raspberry Jelly Filled Doughnuts 鈥 Gluten Free: If a family member has gone聽gluten-free and thought fried doughnuts were a thing of the past, they鈥檙e going to聽love these GF sufganiyot that taste just like the real deal. If you want聽an added twist, roll them in cinnamon sugar and serve with a side of Mexican chocolate sauce, like a modified churro. Yum! (via The Urban Baker)


11.聽Homemade Hanukkah Gelt: These gold-dipped chocolate coins are super simple to make, and look (almost) too pretty to eat. The secret is edible gold luster dust that you brush聽right on top of the cooled chocolate. (via聽Oh Nuts)


12.聽Taro Latkes聽With Sriracha Lime Cream Sauce: Starchy taro makes latkes that are even crisper than the potato originals. The Sriracha and lime cream sauce is so tangy and delicious, you鈥檇 better make a double batch, because everyone will want to nosh. (via Builicious)


13.聽Slow Cooked Beef Brisket: Brisket is one of those seriously underrated cuts of beef聽that鈥檚 cheap聽enough to feed a crowd and perfect for聽slow cooking in the oven or crock pot. This recipe is served on a bed of mashed potatoes and kale, but feel free to聽serve it up with latkes. (via聽My Fussy Eater)


14.聽Strawberry Challah Bread Pudding: Soft, buttery challah smothered in聽vanilla custard and strawberry sauce is the ultimate sweet finish to your Hanukkah dinner. Better put on some stretchy pants, because the leftovers the next day are twice as good. (via聽Mitzy at Home)


15.聽Savory Sufganiyot With Swiss Chard and Raisins:聽Stuffed with freshly saut茅ed veggies, sharp feta cheese, and herbs, this savory doughnut recipe is so delicious, you鈥檒l be starting a new tradition. (via聽The Little Ferraro Kitchen)


16.聽Gluten-Free Vegan Noodle Kugel Dessert: If you thought a聽good noodle kugel is basically gluten, eggs, sugar, and dairy in a serving dish, you鈥檙e in for a sweet surprise. This modern take on the traditional dish聽is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free 鈥 so it鈥檚聽something everyone at your聽table can enjoy. (via Unconventional Baker)


17. Hanukkah Baked Veggie Tots: These little bites of goodness are just like the tater tots聽you loved as a kid, but dressed up with Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs. It鈥檚 a聽great way to use up any leftover veggies you have on hand. (via Brit + Co)


18. Challah聽Bread聽Pudding + Vanilla聽Creme聽Anglaise: You鈥檙e already making the challah, so bread pudding is the natural progression. Just add walnuts, pecans, and raisins (or better yet, bourbon-soaked raisins) and it鈥檚 ALL good. (via Hey Modest Marce)


19.聽Grandma鈥檚 Noodle Kugel Makeover: Cheese, noodles, graham crackers, and cinnamon 鈥 does that sound like your bubbe鈥檚聽kugel? This version swaps聽out full-fat cheeses for low-fat, nonfat Greek yogurt for聽sour cream, and coconut oil for the stick of butter, but it tastes so cinnamon-y good that聽no one will ever know the difference. (via聽Healthy Recipe Ecstasy)


20. Zengoula聽(Iraqi Funnel Cakes): These聽squiggles of deep fried dough known in the Middle East as zengoula (or jalabi), celebrate the oil-light miracle of Hanukkah. The out-of-the-ordinary shape makes a fun change from traditional聽jelly doughnuts, and the tart lemon syrup is out of this world. (via Food52)


21.聽Gluten-Free Brussels Sprout Latkes With Anchovy Aioli: Move over, potatoes; these聽gluten-free latkes feature a new vegetable star: grated Brussels sprouts! Brussels are a much dryer vegetable, and as any yenta knows, the less moisture in the batter, the crispier the latkes. (via聽Feed Me Phoebe)


22.聽Potato Kugel Cups: These kugels in a cup just make so much sense. Now聽every piece is a crusty corner, and聽no one聽has to compete聽to get聽a聽*crunchy* slice.聽(via聽Joy of Kosher)

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