18 Ways to Cook With Matzo

updated Aug 18, 2023
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Matzo Sandwiches with Chopped Liver, Onions, & Egg--open faced on plate at table
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Micah Morton; Prop Styling: Gerri Williams

‘Tis the season for those impressive displays of matzo boxes to grace the ends of grocery store aisles. If you’re celebrating Passover, you may already have your boxes purchased and are ready to go. Sure, a slather of cream cheese and a bit of lox is all well and good, but you can take your matzo game further. Here are 18 of our favorite ways to use the unleavened flatbread.

What to Make With Matzo

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Classic Matzo Ball Soup
This classic soup is make with homemade chicken stock and features extra fluffy matzo balls.
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Creamy, Crunchy Matzo Brei

Matzo brei remains a staple breakfast and lunch food, and it’s been around so long for one other reason: it tastes great.

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Deep Fried Matzo Balls with Herby Ranch
Crunchy, deep-fried, and ultra-fluffy breaded matzo balls paired with an herby horseradish-laced ranch dressing.
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Beef Tapa Matzo Brei with Atchara
This recipe is a combination of two classic breakfasts: Filipino Tapsilog and Jewish Matzo Brei. The savory strips of beef with the oniony scrambled eggs is a winning combination.
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Matzo Sandwiches with Chopped Liver, Onions and Egg
Chopped liver has a uniquely earthy umami flavor that knows no equal.
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Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brittle

Matzo is the perfect crunchy, flaky base for a thin coating of buttery caramel and melted chocolate, along with whatever toppings your heart desires.

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Matzo Meal Pancakes
Also known as bubeleh in Yiddish, this cloud-like pancake is made from matzo meal and egg.
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Matzo Icebox Cake
This icebox cake is made with matzos instead of cookies or graham crackers, making it the ultimate Passover dessert.
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How to Make Matzo Toffee Bark
This easy treat is crunchy, salty, and chocolatey, with the most scrumptious caramel vibes.
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Matzo Farfel "Kit Kat"
This Kit Kat-inspired confection combines a layer of wafery crispiness with a lighter-than-air chocolate mousse to create a dessert that transcends its origins while still managing to be delightfully playful.
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Matzo with Avocado and Grated Egg
When grated, the hard-boiled egg takes on a fluffy yet rich texture that somehow manages to improve on what was already a great combination — avocado and eggs.
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Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Herbed Matzo Balls
Using the Instant Pot adds rich flavor and color to this nourishing chicken soup.
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Chocolate-Toffee Matzo Bark with Easter Candy
Sheets of matzo are covered in caramel and chocolate and topped with Easter candy for a dessert suitable for both Passover and Easter.
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Chicken Soup with Shallot-Shiitake Matzo Balls

You can bring a touch (just a touch!) of something new to the classics, like with these savory, intensely delicious shallot-shiitake matzo balls.

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Matzo Granola with Vanilla and Almonds

This matzo granola is so good, you may just find yourself stocking up on boxes of matzo to make it all year long.

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Matzo Brei with Bananas and Pecans

My grandmother would never have added pecans, bananas and maple syrup (she was more of a salt and pepper gal), but I believe she would have surprised herself, raised an eyebrow, and enjoyed this delightful variation.

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Dorie's Matzo Morsels

These sweet bites from Dorie Greenspan are spun together from melted chocolate, a bit of butter, and crushed matzo cookies.

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Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

This recipe is easy enough and can be adapted to accommodate any extra favorite vegetables or flavors.

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