19 Make-Ahead Recipes for Your Yom Kippur Break-Fast
You spend all of Yom Kippur counting down the moments until you can dig into a glorious tray of freshly baked bagels, but what else are you planning for your break-fast spread? We have plenty of recipes that are perfect for any end-of-fast meal—everything from savory eggplant Parmesan to sweet cinnamon rolls. These recipes are easy to make ahead, so they're ready as soon as the clock strikes time to eat. Plus, we made sure they are all meat-free, so you can enjoy these at any kosher dairy table.
Traditionally served the first night of Rosh Hashanah, this cake expresses hope that the year to come will be sweet. It's also a perfect addition to your Yom Kippur spread. You can make it two to three days ahead of time and store it in a zip-top plastic bag; the flavor actually improves over time.
Swiss Chard and Onion Frittata
Go ahead and use the tender chard stems; just dice them and cook with the leaves. You can make this a day in advance and refrigerate before serving. The frittata can be served chilled, room temperature, or quickly warmed in the oven.
Jumbo stuffed shells are your quick-fix answer to homemade lasagna: Instead of endless layers, spoon a single vegetable mixture into each shell, and bake 12 minutes or until the cheese melts. You can prep these in advance and bake away before company comes.
Slab Quiche with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions
Quiche is an ideal player for a casual setup—it can be served warm or at room temperature and is essential to your break fast spread.
Perfect for a meatless main, this eggplant parmesan recipe is not only delicious, but also healthy. When breading the eggplant, make sure to use whole-wheat panko instead of regular panko to avoid sogginess. A great crowd-pleaser Italian dish, elevate this eggplant parmesan with our homemade tomato sauce. Don’t skimp on the fresh basil to provide a fresh and earthy flavor to this baked dish. Make sure to save enough cheese at the end to sprinkle on top for the final crispy, cheesy layer.
Artichoke and Spinach Strata
Thaw the artichoke hearts according to microwave directions, or in the refrigerator for 2 hours. You can also place artichoke hearts in the baking dish and bake at 375° until thawed, then remove from the pan and continue the recipe. Try swapping artichokes and spinach for 1 (14-ounce) bag thawed frozen broccoli florets and Monterey Jack for cheddar cheese.
Spinach, Artichoke, and Gouda Casserole
Eating your greens isn't so bad when your veggies are mixed into a casserole with smoked Gouda and Swiss cheese.
Raspberry and Cream Cheese Danish Roll
Tender, golden dough filled with fruity jam enriched with cream cheese creates the perfect pastry to serve family and friends. Master the jelly roll technique by following the steps in this simple recipe.
Mac and Cheese with Squash
Classic cheesy macaroni gets an upgrade with addition of creamy squash puree. Plus, we top it off with a butter, panko, and Parmesan mixture for the ultimate home-baked feel.
Biscuit Cinnamon Sweet Rolls
This dish is both a dessert and sweet side for your perfect Yom Kippur spread. Make sure the butter you spread over the tender dough is very soft; otherwise, the dough will tear.
Poached Orange-Fennel Salmon with Dill Crème
Kristen Murray, pastry chef and owner of Maurice restaurant in Portland, learned the easy technique of oven-poaching fish in a foil pouch from her grandmother. (You'll need wide, heavy-duty foil.) The salmon works beautifully made a day ahead and served at room temperature. For a bit of green, top with fennel fronds, carrot tops, or chervil.
Blueberry Bread Pudding With Lemon Hard Sauce
Pre-made Sara Lee pound cakes are the perfect base for a creamy, decadent bread pudding. Once thawed, we cube and toast the all butter pound cakes in then oven before dressing them up with vanilla custard base, lemon zest, and fresh blueberries. After baking the pudding to custardy, comforting perfection, a drizzle of lemony hard sauce is just the right finishing touch. This delightful pound cake bread pudding is easy enough to throw together anytime, but impressive enough to serve for company.
Simple Tuna Salad
Pair this classic tuna salad with whole-grain crackers or fresh bagels for a delicious alternative to cream cheese.
Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel
A spiked caramel sauce makes this bread pudding truly spectacular. Resist the urge to stir the caramel as it cooks, and watch it closely. Once it starts to brown, it can easily turn too dark and become bitter.
Zucchini and Goat Cheese Quiche (Quiche de Courgettes au Chèvre)
This dish is a bit of a project, but once you have the pastry rolled and pressed into the tart pan, most of the work is done, and you can do that well in advance. Keep the dough in the freezer, ready to bake when you need it.
Picnic Egg Salad
This simple make-ahead egg salad is crazy flavorful and delicious as a bagel topper.
Easiest Cinnamon Rolls Ever
If you want then ready for break fast, you can make the rolls the night before, cover them well, and refrigerate the unbaked rolls overnight. Just let them come to room temperature before baking them as directed. If you prefer a more gooey roll, bake for less time.
Sticky Cinnamon Roll Babka Buns
If you're looking for decadence, you're in the right place. Though the dough requires multiple steps, the result is a bun that is sweeter, stickier, and more gooey than any bun you've had before. Our chefs joke about wanting to take a nap after experiencing the richness of this dessert. Saigon cinnamon is recommended for a stronger spicy-sweet flavor, but regular cinnamon can be easily substituted.