Haven’t Started Cooking for Shavuot Yet? Try These Easy Recipes!

Renee Schwartz June 11, 2024

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1. Beef and Mushroom Pastry Braid by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

This Middle Eastern spiced beef is tucked beneath flaky layers of puff pastry for a showstopper side dish.

2. Favorite Pastrami Pizza by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz

This takes pizza to a whole new level! I like to slice the crust before assembling so it’s easier to serve once baked. Thanks to my sister Chanie for the inspiration!

3. Pulled Beef Jerky Tacos by Chantzy Weinstein

I know you’ve all seen so many pulled beef recipes, but this jerky sauce takes it from ordinary and boring to new and trending. Since beef jerky is all the craze, I knew I wanted to incorporate those flavors as part of my menu, and that’s how this recipe was born. My son did a test run of these tacos with the boys in yeshivah, and they were huge fans!

4. Seared Tuna with Tropical Salsa Appetizer by Esty Wolbe

This light and crispy seared tuna appetizer is both pretty to look at and tastes delicious. The vibrant colors of the tropical salsa are really pleasing to the eye.

5. Mediterranean Fish Board (Perfect for Shavuot) by Adina Schlass

I love serving big fish boards for a kiddush or brunch! It offers such great variety and it’s perfect for serving a crowd, or even as a light appetizer or snack.

6. Grilled Chicken with Easiest Marinade by Rorie Weisberg

7. Orange Fig Chicken by Sasha Salamon

These juicy roasted chicken thighs are flavored with sweet fig jam, oranges, and Dijon mustard.

8. Tahini Grilled Chicken by Faigy Murray

I love love a good chicken marinade! These tahini marinated chickens won’t disappoint! I was rummaging around my fridge trying to figure out what I can use as a marinade, and I saw a bottle of tahini and this whole idea came to fruition! The flavors are so vibrant! So intense!

9. Last-Minute Miami Ribs by Estee Kafra

This is one of my favorite last minute, never-fail sauces and tastes terrific on Miami ribs. It couldn’t be simpler to prepare. Miami ribs are beef short ribs (flanken) that have been sliced into thin strips across the bone by the butcher. They’re about 1/2 inch thick. Short ribs are a kosher cut of beef. In this recipe, they are baked in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit in a sweet honey-soy sauce for two hours.

10. Easy Breezy Crispy Stovetop Chicken by Michal Frischman

I love to embrace simple recipes without a lot of ingredients. This is the kind of chicken we have all year round, but stripped down — no soup mix, no flour, no extras. And you know what? It’s super delicious.

11. Mediterranean Baby Chicken by Miriam Greenzweig

Tired of the same old grilled and fried chicken, I came up with this recipe. Sweet and savory are flavors I crave in dishes and the hawaij is a spice favorite of mine (my mother buys it for me from Zion in Brooklyn. Thanks, Ma!).

12. Easy French Roast by Malky and Yossi Levine

Here’s a basic but delicious French roast recipe that we often make when we have guests at our meal on Friday night. Works great for a Shavuot meat meal!

13. Lamb Chops with Garlic Crust by The Peppermill

Try this for a restaurant-style dish at home!

14. Savory Honey Capons by Nechama Norman

These juicy capons are the perfect make-ahead for your hectic day! I like to undercook them a bit so I can reheat to serve later.

15. Chicken Steaks by Gitty Friedman

A soft, juicy, and easy-to-prepare main dish that’s fancy enough for a Yom Tov seudah—truly the best of both worlds!

16. Easy Pulled Brisket by Shena Dominitz

This easy pulled brisket is slow cooked in the oven for eight hours and seasoned with crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, garlic, bay leaves, and cinnamon.

17. Gnocchi with Meat Sauce by Esty Wolbe

Esty is back with the ultimate easy one-pot dinner that proves gnocchi isn’t all about the dairy. With Bartenura gnocchi, your meat gnocchi sauce will be ready in three minutes! Get ready to add this one to your weekly dinner rotation.Watch the video here!

18. Marry Me Chicken by Erin Grunstein

Introducing the kosher version of the so-called “Marry Me Chicken,” so delightful it will make your taste buds dance with joy and may even induce a marriage proposal (outcome not guaranteed). A delectable blend of tender fried chicken breasts, vibrant herbs, savory sun dried tomatoes, a blend of spices, and a slight cheesy note courtesy of nutritional yeast.


19. Caramel Crunch Ice Box Cake by Esty Wolbe

Esty Wolbe is back with another amazing, easy dessert! Watch Esty put together this ice cream ice box cake in minutes. Layered with rich caramel, chocolate, and nutty Viennese crunch, this will look beautiful on your table.

20. No-Bake Two-Tone Ice Cream Pie by Shaindy Siff

It doesn’t get easier than this, and everyone always asks for seconds!

21. Italian Supreme (Gelato Napoleon) by Tuscanini Gelato Contest

I’m excited to present a delicious summery treat combining two perennial Italian favorites — gelato and the Napolean. There are many speculations as to why the delicious pastry was named that way. According to one theory, it was created by an Italian chef from Naples, who named it Napolitano after the city he was from. Enjoy!

22. 2-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles by Batsheva Kanter

23. The Cutest Har Sinai Cake Truffles For Shavuot (No Baking Required!) by Rachel Kor

I’m always looking for an easy and festive creation to display or serve on Shavuot. It’s a holiday when I seem to have a *little* extra time to spare on festive treats and pretty décor.

What I love about these cake balls is that they’re made from store-bought cupcakes and frosting, the 2-ingredient “moss” is made from crushed graham crackers and food coloring, and the Luchot (the Two Tablets) are candies dipped in melted chocolate.

There’s no true baking or cooking required, and kids of all ages can help and get in on the fun!

24. No-Bake Frozen Yogurt Bars by Sima Kazarnovsky

Whole grains? Check. Healthy fats? Check. Calcium? Check. Swirly, artsy thing going on in the middle? Check and check. With no oven needed, they take minutes to throw together. Plus, any breakfast that resembles a popsicle has a lower probability of getting turned down by picky eaters. It’s basic statistics.

25. 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake by Naomi Elberg

Looking for a no bake cheesecake recipe that makes your life a lot easier… and sweeter? Forget the water baths and cracking- we’ll tell you how to make a perfect cheesecake in minutes. This easy no bake cheesecake will be delicious without any baking at all. What makes this one better than other no-bake cheesecake recipes, you ask? It has only 3 ingredients, and there’s no mixer needed! Like we said, literally the easiest cheesecake. This cheesecake recipe calls for whipped cream cheese but you can also use ricotta if you want to go healthier. The secret ingredient is a package of instant vanilla pudding mix. Topping ideas are all yours: see the recommended list for inspiration! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a no bake cheesecake—and whether it could really be as simple as it seems— just scroll down for the ingredients and directions. Enjoy!