21 Easy, Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah Recipes Your Family Will Love

As you and your kids get ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, embrace the new year by trying new foods, tasting apples and honey, and finding fast and fun ways to sample the simanim, or symbolic foods associated with Rosh Hashanah. You can even plan a full meal by picking and choosing from the recipes below. We focused on dishes that are fast, easy to make, and definitely kid-approved.

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During Rosh Hashanah people dip apples and honey to welcome in a sweet new year. You can bake apples in to your round challah, stir honey into your morning yogurt or oatmeal, or sprinkle pomegranates on your cereal to start your Rosh Hashanah sweetly as well.

Apples and Honey Cookie Pops
Apple and Honey Granola via Jewish Food Hero
Potato, Black Bean, and Swiss Chard Hash via The Kids Cook Monday
Toddler-Friendly Baked Apples & Honey via kveller


Rosh Hashanah foods are more than just sweet apples and honey. Rosh Hashanah is a great time to sample local foods and enjoy black eyed peas, leeks, collard greens, and other delicious foods that aren’t often considered kid-friendly.

Apples, Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini via What Jew Wanna Eat
Collard Green Bean Burritos via Food Network
Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions on Apple Challah via What Jew Wanna Eat
Harvest Veggie Rollup
Waldorf Chicken Salad via Kosher.com
Simanim Salad via Kosher.com

Learn more about simanim symbolic foods eaten during Rosh Hashanah.


Mmmm, there are so many delicious ways to welcome in the new year. From brisket and black eyed peas to luscious leek casseroles and even pizza!

Black-Eyed Peas with Turmeric and Pomegranate via MyJewishLearning.com
Cauliflower and Leek Casserole via SneakyMommies
Sticky Honey Chicken Drumsticks
Honey Mustard Chicken Cutlets via Kosher.com
Simanim Pizza via Kosherology
The Yummiest Brisket Ever via PJ Our Way

Snacks & Sides

As every parent knows, life with kids means snacks (yes, even if you’re Beyonce). In addition to sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and carrots, you can also try one of these sweet or savory snacks or sides with your family.

Caramelized Onion and Butternut Squash Dip
Candy Apple Pops via PJ Our Way
Berry Popsicles
Carrot Tzimmes via Kosher.com
Roasted Beet Hummus via Kosher.com

Shanah Tova!