Motzei Shabbat Menu: Melava Malka

Kosher.com Staff January 20, 2021

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I always have an internal debate whether to open up my finally-cleaned kitchen to melava malka cooking (the post-Shabbat meal) and get it messy all over again.

For the most part, if it were up to me, it would be popcorn, an orange, seltzer, and then off to sleep. 

But somehow it’s become a moment of opportunity for my bigger kids to cook something up without the younger ones around, and I love being able to give them that. 

Whether you are looking for new recipe ideas or you want recipes that will be a fun activity, you’ll love the recipes below!

Happy cooking!

Chanie Nayman and the Kosher.com staff


Penne in Creamy, Easy Homemade Vodka Sauce by Chani Salzer

Once you try this homemade recipe, you’ll never be able to go back to the store-bought sauce again!

Garlic-Cheese Dip by Estee Kafra

We love dipping bread or veggies into this smooth, cheesy fondue. You can also use it over baked potatoes or pasta.

Soft Pretzels from the Nitra Cookbook

Learn how to make the best soft pretzels right at home. With a crispy outside and chewy inside, hot pretzels are the perfect snack PLUS activity.

Cheese-Stuffed Bread Loaf by Chef Tom Francz

This is a delicious, classy bread, perfect for moztei shabbos! Your kids will have a great time helping you stuff it, and taking it apart is justas fun as creating it.

Sushi Party! by Chayie Schlisselfeld

Make everyone happy with a sushi platter. Keep the components separate so everyone can choose their favorites!


S’mores Cookies by Orlie Perl

This cookie recipe combines the two best things on the planet – chocolate chip cookies and s’mores! 

Hot Fudge Cake by Brynie Greisman

This cake can be made in minutes with minimal mess and results in a warm, pudding-like cake with a crunchy top and irresistible flavor.

Fried Candy Bars by Esty Wolbe

Have you tried fried candy bars? You’re going to want to. Trust us.

Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok

This homemade chocolate milk is made with dark chocolate and served with fluffy whipped cream and toasted marshmallows.