Russian Recipes

Browse traditional Russian recipes including beef stroganoff, borscht, blini, piroshki, and Russian olive salad in this collection of 140+ trusted recipes.

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Russian Pelmeni

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Pelmeni are traditional Russian meat-filled dumplings. Making pelmeni is favorite family pastime in the long winter months. These dumplings are a common convenience food - big batches can be frozen and quickly boiled or fried on demand.

Russian Beet Salad with Herring

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it.


Rating: 5 stars 1
Hychin is a traditional dish of the Balkar people, from the Caucasus mountains in Russia (Elbrus region). These flatbreads with a cheese and potato filling are traditionally cooked in a cast-iron skillet and served with garlic and dill sauce on the side.

Sunflower Salad

This eye-catching Russian layered chicken and mushroom salad is perfect for any party or buffet. The salad is decorated to look like a sunflower, hence the name.
By Ksysha

Russian Cabbage Pie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This cabbage pie is very popular in Russian cuisine. Traditionally, it is made with a yeasted puff pastry but normal puff pastry will work just fine. You can bake it as one big pie, or make small triangles called pirozhki. Serve warm.

Russian Poppy Seed Roll

Rating: 5 stars 1
This classic Russian yeast bread is filled with a sweet poppy seed filling with honey, raisins, and nuts. Simply delicious

Russian Pork Roast

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a popular Russian recipe of roast pork stuffed with cheese and tomatoes. For best results, remove the foil to let the meat brown just before it is done.
By Miracle

Russian Doughnuts

Rating: 5 stars 3
Delicious doughnuts made with a cheese-enriched dough. Tvorog (Russian cottage cheese) is traditionally used for this recipe, but it works very well with farmer's cheese or ricotta, too.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 1418
Cabbage leaves filled with ground beef and rice are simmered in tomato soup for this Polish-inspired favorite.
By Allrecipes Member

Russian Honey Cake

Rating: 5 stars 26
Extra work produces extra deliciousness in Chef John's version of Russian honey cake where "burnt" honey is the star.

Beef Stroganoff III

Rating: 4.5 stars 2892
I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. This can be served over either rice or noodles. A little work but worth the effort.

Authentic Russian Salad 'Olivye'

Rating: 5 stars 14
This is a recipe my mom and grandmother use every time there's a family gathering or a special occasion. To make this a vegetarian dish just leave out the ham. Potatoes, carrots, and eggs do not have to be chilled completely after boiling. Dill can be substituted for parsley if desired.

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Beef and Beet Borscht
Rating: Unrated 75
"Absolutely incredible! I ate everything in my bowl and then went back for seconds. And the leftovers are equally good." – ENIGMA42310
Taylor's Piroshki
Rating: Unrated 170
"EUREKA! These taste like the ones I remember." – MSPIGGLEWIGGLE
Russian Tea Cakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 1473

These yummy melt-in-your-mouth walnut cookies take just five ingredients.