16 Traditional Russian Dishes We Love

Whether you live in eastern Europe or your ancestry comes from Russia, you can try a few tasty recipes involving Russian foods. The unique flavors and ingredients will make your tastebuds dance. 

Traditional Russian shashlik

Below, I have ranked multiple delicious Russian recipes, including soups, meat dishes like Beef Stroganoff, breakfast options, and a popular summer drink called Kvass.

Also, I added a yummy vegetable dish called Ikra and several baked goods recipes. I also mention the ever-popular beet-based Borscht soup. 

Choose any of these Russian recipes below for your family’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Ready to find out more about delicious Russian food? Let’s get started!

Which Russian Recipe Will You Try?

Try these popular Russian dishes and tell us which is your favorite! If we’re missing any iconic Russian foods, let us know in the comments.

16 Traditional Russian Dishes

Traditional Russian shashlik

Looking to learn about Russian cuisine? Check out these traditional Russian dishes along with recipes to make them yourself at home!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.