Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas
Rosh Hashanah dinner is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the new year. Out with the old, and in with they new.  It’s a time to stop and reflect on the year, and plan for a new year. A time to make resolutions, and to enjoy the company of those you love. It’s also a time to cook. Many people spend the month before Rosh Hashanah planning menus, inviting guests and a lot of time stressing about how the holiday dinners will go. So why not try some new recipes this year? Below you will find 5 inspired appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner – Appetizer Ideas

1. Pomegranate Apple Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Originally from Dairy Made Easy, this recipe has cheese in it, so if you are planning a meat based meal, save this one for a dairy lunch. This is even a gluten free recipe that you can add to your menu!

Rosh Hashanah Dinner - yummy salad

Find the Recipe at The Nosher

2. Apple and Honey Crostini Recipe

You can use this recipe for a Brunch or dinner. If you are having a non dairy dinner, just leave out the cheese and it is still a great appetizer! Get the crostini recipe. apple and honey crostini recipe  

3. Pearled Barley Salad with Apples Pomegranate Seeds and Pine Nuts

A lovely appetizer salad, especially on a warm day. It is lovely and symbolic for this time of year. Apples and pomegranates for a sweet new year!

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas

From foodandwine.com – click for recipe

4. Manischewitz Wine

OK it’s not an appetizer, but chances are you are serving it! So why not serve it it a new and creative way? Get some ideas for Manischewitz wine here. 10 ways to get people excited about Manischewitz wine fb  

5. Grilled Pears with Arugula and Hazelnut Salad

What a beautiful looking, yet simple salad to make!  Check out The Weiser Kitchen for a photo of this salad



Rosh Hashanah Dinner – Main Course Ideas

6. Honey Lemon Chicken with Apple Squash Couscous and Shallot Gravy

A great symbolic recipe incorporating honey and apples for Rosh Hashanah. A little more complicated, but for most home chefs you could be able to make this flavorful dish.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas

Get recipe from The Weiser Kitchen

7. Pomegranate and Honey Glazed Chicken – Gluten Free too!

Made on the stove top, so if you are looking to not use the oven, this is one to look at.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas - Pomegranate and Honey Glazed Chicken

Get Recipe from the Nosher

8. Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops

Thinking a change for your Rosh Hashanah dinner this year? What about lamb this year for a change? Look no further, here is a great recipe for pomegranate glazed lamb chops.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops

Get recipe from foodandwine.com

9. Rum and Coffee Brisket

How about a different kind of brisket this year? Tori Avey’s rum and coffee brisket looks spectacular!

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas Rum and Coffee Brisket

Get recipe from Tori Avey

10. Braised Short Ribs

We love short ribs, but don’t make them often as they take awhile. So they make a great treat during the holiday season!

Rosh Hashanah Dinner - BRAISED SHORT RIBS

Get recipe from The Joy of Kosher


Rosh Hashanah Dinner – Side Dish Ideas

11. Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate-Sumac Dressing

We LOVE heirloom tomatoes, although we usually call them ugly tomatoes. This looks like a great end of summer beginning of fall recipe to have with your Rosh Hashanah dinner.

 Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate-Sumac Dressing

Find recipe at thekitchn.com

12. Orange Roasted Baby Carrots with Honey

Honey glazed carrots seem to be a staple at the Rosh Hashanah dinner table.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner ORANGE-ROASTED BABY CARROTS WITH HONEY

Get recipe from Epicurious.com

13. Sweet Potato Kugel

Who doesn’t like a potato kugel at Rosh Hashanah. Why not try a sweet potato kugel instead this year?

Rosh Hashanah Dinner SWEET POTATO KUGEL

Get recipe from whatjewwannaeat.com

14. Honey Roasted Potatoes

Sweet but not too sweet, these are a great addition to your dinner table this High Holiday season.

Rosh Hashanah DinnerHoney Roasted Red Potatoes

Get recipe from allrecipes.com

15. Cabbage and Potato Strudel

Not a lot of big cabbage fans in my family, but they might try this.


Rosh Hashanah Dinner – Dessert Ideas

16. Chocolate Cranberry Challah Rolls with Citrus Sugar

Oh my goodness, when I came across this recipe I wanted to go make it right away, then I realized that I don’t bake very well. If you try it please let us know how it was! Just make sure you use parve chocolate chips!

Chocolate Cranberry Challah Rolls with Citrus Sugar

Get recipe from the Nosher

17. Honey Cake

Such a Rosh Hashanah tradition! There are so many different Honey Cakes recipes out there. We complied and tried a few ourselves. 10 Honey Cake Recipes to Impress your Jewish Family & Friends With  

18. Easy Chocolate Rugelach

Another Jewish staple….

Rosh Hashanah Dinner - Easy Chocolate Rugelach

Get recipe from seriouseats.com

19. Sweet Apple Kugel

Kugel is a favorite during the High Holidays, and pretty much any holiday. Here is a great recipe for a sweet apple noodle kugel.

Sweet Apple Noodle Kugel

Get recipe from foodiegoeshealthy.com

20. Sweet Honey Bee Hive Cake

Feeling adventurous? Why not try this honey cake int he shape of a bee hive? I could never attempt this, but who knows, I bet you can pull it off!

Bee Hive Honey cake

Get recipe from saltandserenity.com

Please comment below and share with us any other inspired Rosh Hashanah dinner ideas you may have. Also don’t forget to download our free Jewish holidays calendar so you can plan ahead to Hanukkah, Passover and of course next year’s Rosh Hashanah!

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