Easy Rosh Hashanah recipes for an elegant holiday feast includes traditional flavors with plenty of apples and honey, pomegranate seeds, fresh leeks, and more. From appetizers and soups, to main dishes and sides, plus all the easy apple desserts you need for a memorable family meal.
With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, I know there's a special warmth that comes with celebrating with family.
I believe that if I want to show true Christian hospitality, it is important to honor special family moments my dear friends are celebrating even if it is not a holiday we share.
This list of delicious Rosh Hashanah menu ideas is my gift to the dear Jewish friends who are here looking for fresh recipe inspiration.
I hope it will help us all explore some easy Rosh Hashanah recipes that pay homage to this beautiful holiday.
From timeless honey-infused classics to fresh takes on beloved dishes, let's all enjoy the sweetness of life and the connections that bring us together, regardless of our faith.
May you have a good and sweet new year!
- Easy Rosh Hashanah Recipes for Your Menu
- Challah Bread
- Matzo Ball Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Fresh Leeks
- Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup
- Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Apricot Chicken
- Roast Chicken with Vegetables
- Herb Butter Turkey
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Carrot Apple Salad
- Apple Pear Salad
- Roasted Vegetables
- Acorn Squash with Apples
- Sweet Potato Mash
- Dumpling Noodles
- Wild Rice Pilaf
- Crispy Wild Rice Salad
- Baked Feta with Honey
- Homemade Applesauce
- Apple Bread for Bread Machines
- Fresh Apple Cake with Honey
- Apple Crumble Bars with Honey
- Apple Slab Pie
- Pomegranate Punch
- More Holiday Recipes
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Easy Rosh Hashanah Recipes for Your Menu
I've made sure to include both traditional recipes you might expect like challah bread and matzo ball soup with some modern twists that incorporate the classic flavors of the holiday like my wild rice pilaf with sweet carrots or sweet and sour cabbage soup.
Did I miss something your family loves? I'd love to know. Leave me a comment with your favorites, perhaps they'll find there way to this site down the road!
While a traditional challah bread is formed into a braided loaf, beginner bakers will appreciate how easy this bread machine challah bread recipe is to bake.
You could add sweet raisins to the mix-in session of the bread maker if you would like.
Matzo Ball Soup
Comfort food at its finest, our family adores this easy matzo ball soup recipe. My simple shortcuts will help the prep go faster so you can include this as a first course, side dish, or main dish.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Fresh Leeks
Since leeks are a traditional food for Rosh Hashanah, you could make my delicious chicken pot pie soup with fresh leeks instead of the onion.
If you've never prepared them before, be sure to read about how to cut leeks.
Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup
If you want to incorporate sweet and sour flavors to your menu, this big batch recipe for sweet and sour cabbage soup would make a great first course.
Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
Salmon makes an elegant main dish for a holiday dinner and this honey mustard glazed salmon can be prepared on a large sheet pan under the oven broiler.
Just be sure to use a honey mustard instead of the whole grain mustard as called for in the recipe:
Honey Garlic Chicken
Looking for a more savory way to incorporate honey? I love my sweet and sticky honey garlic chicken thighs.
You can marinate a big batch of them and bake them in large pans in the oven if you need to scale the recipe for a bigger family.
Roast Chicken with Vegetables
My favorite roast chicken recipe has carrots and potatoes roasting below and a fresh lemon and thyme stuffed inside.
You could easily add some large chopped apples with the potatoes and carrots if you wanted to add some more sweetness.
Herb Butter Turkey
Need a show stopping roast for the holiday table? My herb butter turkey cooks to a golden finish.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Another fun alternative recipe to incorporate the sweet and sour flavor would be my sweet and sour meatballs made with your favorite frozen beef meatball.
Carrot Apple Salad
My carrot apple salad tosses together fresh carrots and apples with purple cabbage for color. The dressing is vinegar based so if you prefer you could dress it with my honey mustard vinaigrette instead.
Apple Pear Salad
For a leafier green salad, my apple pear salad would be the perfect place to sprinkle some fresh pomegranate seeds.
Savory roasted broccoli and carrots is tossed with olive oil and seasonings. They would be a delicious side dish drizzled with just a touch of honey if you want to sweeten them up.
Acorn Squash with Apples
Use honey instead of maple syrup in my slow cooker acorn squash with apples and you've got an incredible side dish with traditional flavors.
Sweet Potato Mash
Our favorite sweet potato mash with pineapple would pair perfectly with the herb butter turkey or roast chicken I mentioned above.
I'll be honest, I don't have a traditional kugel recipe to share with you. The closest thing I've got for your holiday menu is my buttered spaetzle noodles.
This egg-based dumpling noodle has a very similar chewy texture to kugel and can be prepped ahead.
Wild Rice Pilaf
A wild rice pilaf is another great side dish for adding pomegranate seeds which will pair perfectly with the tender carrots and celery in the recipe.
Crispy Wild Rice Salad
Or get the best of both worlds -- a green leafy salad mixed with warm crispy rice and roasted carrots! This crispy wild rice salad uses leftover wild rice, you could make many of the elements the day before.
Baked Feta with Honey
If you're serving a large roasted chicken or turkey, you might enjoy adding my easy microwave applesauce to the table as a side dish or condiment. It can be made with honey instead of the brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon.
Apple Bread for Bread Machines
If you're looking for a new bread to serve instead of the traditional challah braid, you could make this not-too-sweet apple bread in a bread machine and slice it for serving with your feast.
Fresh Apple Cake with Honey
Apple Crumble Bars with Honey
Apple Slab Pie
An apple slab pie would be a perfect make ahead dessert that travels well if you are the one assigned to bring dessert to the holiday feast.
Swap the Prosecco for sparkling white grape juice in this pomegranate punch and you've got a festive mocktail the whole family will love.
More Holiday Recipes
Looking for more holiday recipes for your next celebration? Don't miss some of our family favorites: