75 Brilliant Make-Ahead Recipes for Your Yom Kippur Break-Fast


If you’re hosting Yom Kippur break-fast this year and aren’t totally sure what you should be serving, you’ve come to the right place, friends! Here, I’m sharing a list of 75 recipes, nearly all of which you can make way ahead of time.

There aren’t rules on exactly what to serve at a break-fast, but it often looks a lot like brunch and features a lot of those brunch-y foods we all know and love—smoked fish, babka (lots of babka!), and the like. This makes sense, since it’s technically the first meal of the day for your guests. Lighter, less rich fare is usually served, and it’s a “dairy meal,” so there’s also typically no meat (though fish is common).

As for that “make-ahead” business…on Yom Kippur, as you might imagine, you’ll likely be fasting and won’t want to handle or prepare food while you’re doing so (unless you are a masochistic MANIAC). Even if you personally aren’t fasting, it can actually be considered disrespectful to be cooking and baking all day—particularly if you’re filling the house / neighborhood up with delicious aromas in doing so.

So! With that in mind, I give you…75 excellent make-ahead meal ideas. I’ve divvied up my list into categories so that you’ll have an easier time finding this or that dish to complement your existing spread. (As always, if you do end up making them, let me know by dropping me a line over on Insta!

Until then, wishing you a sweet new year and an easy, meaningful fast.


Egg & Cheese Dishes

Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake | The Kitchn

Leek and Asparagus Frittata | Bon Appetit

Shakshuka With Feta | NYTimes Cooking

Easy Shakshuka | Cookie & Kate

Eggplant Parmesan | What’s Gaby Cookin

Leek and Asparagus Frittata | Bon Appetit

Shakshuka | Tori Avey

Loaded Baked Frittata | NYTimes Cooking

Shakshuka With Spinach & Harissa | Love and Lemons

Spaghetti Frittata | Food & Wine

Kugel Corner

Apple Raisin Kugel | Simply Beautiful Eating

Sweet Lokshen Kugel | Tori Avey

Fluffy Potato Kugel | The Kitchn

Noodle Kugel With Caramelized Onions and Brown Butter | Jake Cohen for Food52

Noodle Kugel | Brown Eyed Baker

Brown Sugar Caramel Upside Down Kugel | Parsley Sage Sweet

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel | Jessica Levinson

Sweet Noodle Kugel With Dried Cherries | Food & Wine

Noodle Kugel | Once Upon a Chef

“Exciting” Noodle Kugel | NYTimes Cooking

Noodle Kugel With Cardamom and Apples | Molly Yeh

Drink Ideas

Cold Brew Coffee | Cookie and Kate

Fruit Infused Water | Damn Delicious

Ginger Beet Celery Juice | FeedFeed

Milk and Honey Iced Coffee | Pinch of Yum

Easy Blender Orange Juice | Martha Stewart

Homemade Apple Cider | Gimme Some Oven

Celery Ginger Juice | Detoxinista

Super Powered Orange Juice | Minimalist Baker

Lemon Herb Cucumber Water | A Couple Cooks

3-Ingredient Ginger Lemon Water | Minimalist Baker

Strawberry Summer Water | How Sweet Eats