43 Purim Seudah Picks You Can Make In Under 1 Hour!

Renee Schwartz March 21, 2024

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Wondering what you should make for your Purim Seudah this year? So are we. That’s why we thought it was time to put together our favorite 43 Purim Seudah Picks You Can Make In Under 1 Hour in one amazing roundup for you. Each recipe we’ve included is delicious, festive, and most importantly, takes one hour or less to make (yes, really!).

We have everything from London Broil and Crispy Wonton Chicken Skewers, to White Wine Haricot Verts and Rice Krispie Treat Hamantaschen.

And don’t forget those boozy drinks. We have the perfect Purim-themed cocktails (how adorable are those garnishes?) we know you’ll just love!


1. Cowboy Steak by Yussi Weisz

Learn Yussi’s techniques to achieve the ultimate cowboy steak that’s both juicy and tender with a perfect sear.

2. Lachmagine by Leah Hamoui

Another month, another chance to get you to fall in love with Sephardic food!

Today I want to discuss lachmagine, formally known as lachma b’agine, meaning meat bread. Lachmagine are mini meat pizzas, and they’re hearty, with a rich flavor combination. Growing up, lachmagine was a classic appetizer that was served every single Shabbos day, and I loved standing at my mother’s side and helping her make them.

Let’s be clear though — and allow me to be a bit dramatic — these are not just meat pizzas! These have a full layer of beautifully seasoned meat followed by a perfect chew of pizza dough in every bite. They’re addictive and delicious and so easy to make!

The magic begins with an infusion of lemon juice, which adds a zesty kick that elevates this savory appetizer. There are various ways to make it — I’ve tried them all — and after much experimenting, this recipe truly is my favorite! Obviously, women originally made lachmagine with homemade dough, but the convenience of frozen pizza dough rounds make these super easy to make without compromising on the flavor or texture. Serve it with a salad and some creamy techinah and get ready to be overwhelmed with compliments.

3. Sticky Sesame Chicken by Miriam Fried

This sweet, tangy and sticky sesame chicken, will bring the Chinese takeout to your home.

4. Beef-Fry Salad by Michal Frischman

While beef fry and salad seem like food opposites, this is perfect for when you want a little “sometimes” food to make things interesting. Alternative recipe title: “Salad Boys Will Eat.”

5. Beef ‘n Broccoli by Rorie Weisberg

We’re making a healthier version of this takeout favorite, a definite crowd-pleaser at any event. For more great cooking, watch Living Full ‘n Free!

6. Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini by SideSistas

7. Last-minute Purim Appetizer by Chanie Nayman

This recipe can easily be scaled to serve however many guests are invited to your seuda – or any number of last-minute (or last-second!) invitees.

8. Pulled Beef Flatbread by Elizabeth Kurtz

Use all store-bought ingredients (or just some) for this delicious, keep-it-simple recipe. The amazing part is that it looks so complicated and on-trend (everything on a pizza crust is good!).

9. Dr. Pepper Smoky Mini Franks by Elizabeth Kurtz

Every party needs a mini hot dog hors d’oeuvre. These are requested over and over again.

10. Hot Dog Egg Rolls by Adina Silberman

Mini franks in blanks are always a safe, kid-friendly bet, but can sometimes feel too safe, almost boring. This recipe for mini hot dog egg rolls with dipping is just different enough to excite those eaters who enjoy a little variety.

11. BBQ Meatball Tart by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

Who knew that a comfort-food staple like meatballs could become such a pretty and delicious appetizer? Whether they’re served at a buffet, kiddush, or party, or you plate them at your seudah, these tiny tarts are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

12. Mini Pastrami Quiches by Nechama Norman

13. Curry Crumb Chicken and Dip by Nechama Norman

14. Pretzel Hot Dog Skewers by Esty Wolbe

15. Chicken and Waffles with Maple Bourbon Sauce by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

Waffles are my favorite breakfast food, so it’s no surprise that I was obsessed with this classic Southern dish from the moment I heard about it. This dish isn’t just beautiful, though — it’s a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, and no wonder it’s my most requested Yom Tov appetizer!

16. Tongue ’N’ Mustard Spring Rolls with Apricot-Bourbon Dipping Sauce by Chanie Nayman

Growing up, no trip to the airport was complete without a deli sandwich. Now it’s our go-to even on our long drives, and tongue (and turkey breast) will always be my favorite. Because it’s so buttery soft, it goes really well with the crispiness of the spring roll. You can easily sub any other cured meat, so no excuses, these are too good to miss!

17. Savory Duck Rillettes Shells by Chanie Nayman

My saving grace when it comes to entertaining is having a few key components ready to go in advance. That way you can quickly throw a dish together at the last minute, or even better, delegate it to an eager helper! The shells and spiralized zucchini can be prepped in advance, and the duck rillettes are a delicious spread that is 100 percent ready to go.

18. Brach’s Famous London Broil by Rivky Kleiman

Brachs in Queens, one of the first kosher superstores in the Tristate area, was renowned for its takeout and especially for its London broil. I am pleased to be able to share this recipe with you, contributed by Mr. Brach’s daughter, Elana.

19. Charcuterie Ring by Family Table Staff

Watch this ring come to life here!

20. Crispy Wonton Chicken Skewers by Victoria Dwek

A unique fried chicken recipe. Chicken breast is wrapped in strips of wonton dough, then deep fried. Serve with fresh Asian-style pico de gallo and guacamole to cut through the fattiness.

21. Dijon Baby Potatoes by Nechama Norman

No matter when I make these, the bowl is always cleaned out! If you’re not a rosemary fan (like my father-in-law, who thinks it tastes likes soap), leave it out (but only if you must!)

22. Green Trio and Duck Fry Sauté by Rivky Kleiman

This new dish was an instant hit. Young and old kept taking one more taste just for “quality control”….

23. White Wine Haricot Verts by Chaia Frishman

With a light infusion of white wine and some delicious shallots (also a smaller and sweeter relative of the onion), this is a simple side .And yes, feel free to substitute with string beans and sweet onions. I promise I won’t tell.

24. Sweet Potato Crostini with Toppings by Rivki Rabinowitz

The sweet potato slices act as a base for any topping you choose. There really are no rules or limits – this recipe is about the concept. I’ve included some combinations and their recipes below. Feel free to follow along or create your own!

25. Kofta-Stuffed Dates by Chanie Apfelbaum

Kosherizing popular foods is one of my passions, and I was determined to do so with the classic appetizer, bacon-wrapped dates. Stuffing the sweet dates with the spiced kofta filling and wrapping them in smoky kosher beef fry creates the perfect party bite that pairs well with beer. Your hubby will thank you.

26. Velvety Sweet Potato Soup by Efrat Libfroind

A really flavorful potato/sweet potato soup despite being made with water instead of stock. Sautéed onion, leek, garlic, add the flavor, as does the thyme added at the end. Includes a dairy and parve option. This is one creamy soup you won’t want to miss.


27. Lazy Hamantaschen (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free) by Miriam Diamant

You want the hamantaschen but you have no patience to create circles, pinch corners, and go through the steps? Trust me. I get it. That’s why I created these Lazy Hamantaschen Cookies. They’re simple, they’re delicious, AND they contain no oil, eggs, or dairy!

28. Caramel Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Faigy Grossmann

Purim is coming, and — following our age-old tradition — we will be eating hamantaschen. Now, while hamantaschen have not gone out of style, prune and poppy filling just may have. Today you can find hamantaschen in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins’ ice cream! If there’s a flavor you can dream of, you can make it. Every successful hamantasch starts with a good cookie dough base. What’s so great about this one is that all it needs is a bowl and a spoon. For your fillings — use your imagination!

29. Parve Chocolate Pudding by Estee Kafra

A few months ago, I set off on a mission…to my local supermarket. I went to buy tofu: silken (or soft), firm and extra firm. I was determined to uncover the truth about the wobbly white mass people were raving about. I came home armed with the whole range of available tofu products and began experimenting. I made stir fries and salads and then found a recipe for vegan chocolate pudding. I used the silken tofu, and after a bit of tweaking, it evolved into this rich, creamy version that was an instant winner.

30. Healthy Brownie Truffles by Maya Maizlech

31. Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel Bark by Chaya Surie Goldberger

When shopping in non-kosher supermarkets, I always look for items to recreate using kosher ingredients. Often it’s a guessing game, but sometimes I get someone to taste both versions to see if it’s like the real thing. This recipe was one of the latter, and I was told that the taste was almost exactly like the original, maybe even a bit richer, and definitely prettier. I tried to cut corners to make it as simple as possible so you can put it together in about 10 minutes from start to finish. The end result is a flavor that you won’t be able to resist!

32. S’mores Bars by Leah Setton

The fluffy marshmallows combined with a crunch from the chocolate chunks brings you into campfire heaven. Make this easy and impressive dessert once, and everyone will be begging for s’more.

33. Unstuffed Hamantaschen by Erin Grunstein

Poppyseed or prune or one of the myriads of other flavors – that is the question (on Purim). What flavor should I make? What will everyone like? Well, now, you don’t have to choose – make unstuffed hamantaschen that your guests fill themselves!

34. Hamantaschen, Champagne, and Strawberry Trifle by Elizabeth Kurtz

Champagne is celebratory and festive and the perfect flavoring for this exceptionally special dessert. I use the assorted fruit hamantaschen that are left over from every school party and mishloach manot in this recipe. Trust me, this takes them to a new level!

35. Apple Dump Cake by Michal Frischman

36. Shena’s Fairy Dust Chocolate Chip Hamantashen with Chewy Chocolate Filling by Shena Dominitz

Oozing chocolate and little chocolate chips in each bite is what I am talking about. Purim, Bring it! We are ready to have some fun! This is a great recipe to include your little ones in, and they will love to boast about which ones they made!

37. Rice Krispie Treat Hamentaschen by Erin Grunstein

I love Rice Krispie Treats, they’re one of my favorite desserts. So I figured there’s a way to turn them into hamentaschen.

38. Full ‘n Free Hamantaschen by Rorie Weisberg

Enjoy Purim’s traditional favorite with ingredients that love your body back!

39. Mochaccino Minis by Brynie Greisman

This is a dessert for serious coffee lovers only. The cardamom adds a subtle background note of spiciness, akin to cinnamon. Tastes awesome straight from the freezer, with a cuppa, of course! 

40. Chocolate Liqueur Pudding Cups by Naami Jearolmen

Watch this pudding disappear faster than you made it! This dessert can be frozen and served as a delicious frozen treat as well. Heaven!

41. Mango Candy Sour by Tessa Skara

Watch us create this candy garnish here!

42. Tropical Mule by Tessa Skara

Watch us create this hamantaschen-inspired garnish here!

43. Blood Orange Margarita with Cinnamon Sugar by Trisha Jones

This cocktail is so easy… you should be careful!

Originally published February 2020. Updated and improved March 2024.