Jewish Recipes

Browse Jewish recipes for matzo ball soup, apple cake, carrot tzimmes, latkes, knishes, rye bread and bagels, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Rating: 4.5 stars 70
This recipe can be used during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Homemade Lox

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
You can make your own lox at home. It takes some time, but the investment is well worth it. I prefer my lox without the smoke flavor. Try it once and see if you agree.

Coney Island Knishes

Rating: 5 stars 8
One of my earliest 'exotic' food experiences was eating potato knishes with my Dad in Coney Island. I mean, mashed potatoes in a warm, flaky pastry? This potato fiend will have two, please. Back then their secret was the copious amounts of chicken fat, aka schmaltz, but here I'll show you how succeed without it. Leftover corned beef really shines in these, but anything goes, as long as the base is mashed potato spiked with onions and fried in lots of fat.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 5 stars 253
Delicious rye bread flavored with caraway seeds and sour pickle juice.

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 358
This Tunisian dish is like a Mediterranean version of huevos rancheros. Fried eggs simmer in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, colorful bell peppers, chile peppers, and spices.

Sarah's Knish

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
Traditional Jewish treat of little golden pastry domes filled with seasoned mashed potatoes and fried onions.

Real Homemade Bagels

Rating: 4.5 stars 315
A delicious bagel recipe for that authentic bagel flavor and texture.

Challah I

Rating: 4.5 stars 822
Traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins to the dough just before shaping and then make the loafs into round braids for Rosh Hashanah.
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Jewish Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
This is a traditional recipe good for anything that ails you. It's the absolute best when you've got the flu, and it's great the second and third day. Note, these matzoh balls are 'sinkers'. These are traditional matzoh balls, as this recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who needed to make them as heavy as possible to feed a hungry family during lean times. Cut the matzoh meal by 1/2 cup to lighten the load.
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Chef John's Cheese Blintzes

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
If you're ever talking to someone who's been to, or used to live in, New York City, and the subject of cheese blintzes comes up, you will almost always see their face light up. While there are several steps, they're fairly simple, and so totally worth the effort.

Potato Latkes I

Rating: 4.5 stars 634
A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!
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Slow Cooker Reuben Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 500
A wonderful, easy, creamy hot dip that even sauerkraut haters love. I often take this to work potlucks because I can assemble it at work. Just throw everything in and stir a few times. Also, it's delicious when it's overcooked and kind of dry!

Inspiration and Ideas

Recipes So Good They'll Make Bubbe Proud
Sure, delis may try and replicate that special bubbe touch, but nothing tastes like a dish straight from Grandma's kitchen. Make these classics yourself!
How To Make Challah
Learn how to form and bake this beautiful braided egg bread.
Baked Falafel
Rating: 4.5 stars 245

An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.