Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated from Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, 2023—and like other holidays it’s a lovely time to try out new or perfect old recipes that will bring everyone together.

The good news is that with holidays like Rosh Hashanah, maintaining the traditions that are possible will help the time to feel special and reminiscent of your fondest memories. And what is one of those oh-so-important Rosh Hashanah traditions? The food!

We know people have strong opinions about the traditional recipes of Rosh Hashanah: Are you on #TeamGefilteFish or #TeamNoThankYou? But one thing’s for certain: The rich and beautiful traditions of Rosh Hashanah can never be taken away. So blow the shofar, light the candles and enjoy the celebrations. Shanah tovah!

10 appetizing Rosh Hashanah recipes to celebrate the Jewish new year

1. Za’atar Honey Challah

What’s not to love when it comes to fluffy warm bread with a sweet kick?

2. Honey garlic gefilte fish

This take on a classic, traditional dish just might have you rethinking all of the gefilte possibilities.

3. Apple honey bowl

This easy and fun honey bowl made out of a hollow apple is the perfect side dip.

4. Sweet kugel

Not only does this recipe call for gluten-free noodles but you can also make it a night before and store it in the fridge for easy heating up the next day.

5. Chopped liver

This is definitely one of those love it or hate it dishes, but you can’t deny there’s so much you can do with chopped liver.

6. Vegan chopped liver

For a vegan take on chopped liver you can choose anything from cashews to eggplants as your base!

7. Brisket

Tender beef make a great meal whether it’s for Rosh Hashanah or any other day of the year.

8. Pomegranate and honey glazed chicken

9. Sweet Potato Sesame and Date Tzimmes

The sweet stewed dish of classic tzimmes takes on a new life with sweet potatoes and dates.

10. Arabic date and honey cake

Have it for dessert and breakfast the next day!

A version of this post was published September 15, 2020. It has been updated.