Many of these recipes make large amounts, and many of us will be alone or with much smaller groups of people than usual this Rosh Hashanah. Some of these recipes will not be practical for you this year, but you may choose to make some and either make a half or quarter recipe, or make the full recipe but freeze in smaller quantities to be used throughout the rest of the month of holidays.

Most types of meat freeze well. Definitely roast or brisket. Cakes, cookies, and most desserts freeze well too. Chicken and vegetable dishes are usually better when they have not been frozen. If you have more specific questions, feel free to drop a note in the comments and I'll do my best to help.

Shanah Tova!

1. Round Challah with Sweet Crumb Topping

It’s traditional to use round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, to represent the cycle of life. It’s also customary to eat sweet foods at this time, to symbolize our desire for a sweet year ahead, hence the raisins and sweet crumb topping.

2. Cinnamon Raisin Challah

3. Cinnamon-Sugar Vegan Spelt Challah

4. Apple-Mint Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Add something refreshing to the mix that celebrates apples—one of the traditional Rosh Hashanah foods. You could also add a cup of pomegranate seeds to this recipe for the holiday.

5. Traditional Rosh Hashanah Tzimmes

On Rosh Hashanah, we try to eat sweet foods to symbolize our wish for a good, sweet year ahead. It is also customary to eat foods whose names in the vernacular allude to blessing and prosperity, and the Yiddish word for carrot, meren, also means “to multiply.”

6. Elegant Baked Tzimmes

7. Ginger-Infused Roasted Carrot Soup

Not a big tzimmes fan? Prefer something less sweet? That doesn’t mean doing away with the carrots altogether. Try one of these:

8. Sticky Orange-Thyme Glazed Carrots

9. Braised Rainbow Carrots with Tahini-Dill Sauce

10. Braised, Charred Leeks

Not a carrot, but leeks are an oft-underappreciated allium that we celebrate on Rosh Hashanah.

11. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brisket

Brisket has become synonymous with Rosh Hashanah, and this is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever shared, so give it a go.

12. Wine and Pomegranate Braised Brisket

13. Basic Brisket with Root Vegetables

14. Pomegranate Braised Brisket

From the new and very popular Peas, Love, Carrots cookbook!

15. Fruity “Sweet New Year” Roast

16. Tzimmes-Smothered Chicken

If you prefer chicken, try this one-pan dish that has you covered for both chicken and tzimmes. It’s a win-win! (Also, it tastes good.)

17. Apple and Honey-Mustard Chicken

18. Apple Noodle Kugel with Cinnamon Crunch Topping

If you’re looking for sweet noodle kugels, we’ve got some of those:

19. Sweet Brown Rice Kugel

Similar to rice pudding, but a little more solid so you can cut it into pieces. (Ok, it’s not technically a noodle kugel, but I’m going to leave it here anyway.)

20. Sweet Noodle Kugel with Raisins

21. Warm Fall Salad: Black Rice with Sweet Potato, Parsley, Pomegranate

If you’re not into kugel, here’s a show-stopping side dish you can serve. (Don’t be scared of the black rice!)

22. Fennel Citrus Salad

A couple more salads. You may need to substitute some ingredients to fit with your Rosh Hashanah customs. Vinegars can generally be replaced with lemon juice (balsamic, not as much), and nuts can usually be omitted or replaced with sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

23. Simanim Salad

A salad incorporating many of the symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods.

24. Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

25. Apple and Honey Tart

Dessert, dessert, dessert! This is probably the easiest dessert on the list.

26. Strawberry-Apple Fruit Compote

27. Honey Cake with Apple Drizzle

28. Pomegranate Cupcakes

29. Sweet and Sticky Teiglach

A sweet Rosh Hashanah classic that will bring back memories of Bubby’s kitchen.

Wishing you all ketivah vachatimah tovah—may you be written and inscribed for a sweet new year.