23 Make-Ahead Side Dishes for Rosh Hashanah

We know you guys are starting to stress out about the holidays (and we are too maybe just a little). So we’re starting to plan out all the small things we can do in advance to alleviate some of that last-minute, harried running around. And so many side dishes can be made a few days ahead or even a few weeks ahead and frozen.

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This list is not just dishes we like: These are tried and true dishes from our friends and colleagues who make them year after year to rave reviews. But don’t take our word for it — try out some of these make-ahead wonders at your holiday meals this year.

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Classic potato kugel

Apple cherry crumb kugel from Tales of an Overtime Cook

Salt and pepper noodle kugel

Pumpkin noodle kugel from Tales of an Overtime Cook

Cinnamon noodle kugel

Maple squash kugel

Salt and pepper spaghetti squash kugel


Veggie dishes

Za’atar roasted cauliflower from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Honey mustard roasted potatoes from Busy in Brooklyn

Silan roasted sweet potatoes and leeks from She Knows

Za’atar roasted sweet potatoes from Spices and Spatulas

Braised string beans with tomatoes from Ronnie Fein

Moroccan spiced cauliflower from The Cuban Reuben


Leticia’s Moroccan Eggplant Salad


Moroccan eggplant salad from Kosher Like Me

Imam Bayeldi from Ronnie Fein, (eggplant and tomato salad)

Quick pickled cucumber salad

Carrot and Brussels sprout salad with tahini miso dressing from Spices and Spatulas

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Rice and grain dishes

Sephardi jeweled rice

Jeweled quinoa and wild rice from May I Have That Recipe

Sweet basmati rice with carrots and raisins from May I Have That Recipe

Jeweled orzo with wheatberries


Black-eyed pea salad with turmeric and pomegranate

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