Cheesecake, Blintzes, and More Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

Are you ready for Shavuot? This dairy-filled holiday is a celebration of receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, and is traditionally celebrated by eating dairy foods and staying up all night learning. (Or, if you’re a new parent, staying up all night with the baby!) You can get all of the details on the how, why, and what of Shavuot here.

But if your favorite part of Shavuot is the dairy deliciousness, you’re in luck. We’ve scoured the internet for some amazing dairy goodness and are excited to share the results below, and on our Pinterest board too. Enjoy!

A basic cheesecake is a classic way to go for Shavuot. But if you’re bored with the old standby recipe, try these variations on for size. Looks delish!

We also found a strawberries and cream cheesecake from Martha Stewart that looks incredible, and cheesecake cupcakes from Paula Deen that we know won’t be healthy–but they’ll definitely taste good. (Surprisingly, butter is not one of the ingredients here…just butter extract. We don’t really know what that is, but we’re sure it will make it taste better.)

But if cheesecake ain’t your thing, we still have recipes for you! Try out these cheese blintzes, or strawberry rhubarb blintzes to jazz it up.

Or if you’re a fan of kugel, we’ve got a few choices for you: traditional noodle kugel, traditional cheese kugel, and even a recipe for your kids–a toddler-friendly noodle kugel bowl (like a sweet macaroni and cheese–how could you go wrong?):

If you want your dairy savory, though, we have a few favorites we’ve found. Try out this cream of fennel soup from Ronnie Fein that can be served hot or cold, or this yogurt-cucumber salad here on Kveller. But we’re really intrigued by this vegetable moussaka over at The Shiksa in the Kitchen. Doesn’t it look great?

So what will you be making this Shavuot? Share your recipes with us!

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Amy Deutsch

Amy is a Jewish educator and a mom. After graduating from Brandeis University she received a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Wexner Fellow. Over the past 10 years Amy has developed experience in teaching, family education, camp, curriculum writing, and most recently, has begun teaching “Baby & Me” classes.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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