30+ Delicious Recipes for Your Passover Table

updated Feb 22, 2023
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Passover starts this week — have you planned your dinner menu yet? If not, let us help! We can show you how to make a tender brisket in the slow cooker, whip up a batch of charoset that you’ll want to eat all week long, bake some macaroons for dessert, or serve a show-stopping flourless chocolate cake.

In 2016, it was announced that rice and legumes — formerly restricted during Passover — are now considered Kosher for Passover. For those looking to bring those ingredients to the table, we’ve included a few dishes to show them off. And of course there’s chocolate matzo brittle — because it’s just not Passover without a plate of matzo brittle nearby.

And don’t skip breakfast! Matzo brei will start your day off right — especially if you pair it with bananas and walnuts.

For the Center of the Table

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Balsamic and Brown Sugar Brisket
This holiday-worthy brisket recipe, from Leah Koenig's Little Book of Jewish Feasts, adds brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to the braising liquid, resulting in deep flavor and caramelized edges.
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Sweet & Tangy Slow Cooker Brisket
Meaty brisket is simmered in the slow cooker with a sweet and tangy tomatoey sauced laced with tender onions and just the right amount of spices.
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Instant Pot Brisket
This classic sweet and tangy brisket cooks in a fraction of the time thanks to the electric pressure cooker.
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Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions
The classic flavors of brisket you crave with the ease of the slow cooker. This recipe produces the most crowd-pleasing, tender pot of brisket you've made.
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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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How To Make Classic Matzo Ball Soup
This classic soup is make with homemade chicken stock and features extra fluffy matzo balls.
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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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Lamb Chops with Pesto Croute

This recipe calls for frenched lamb chops, which are chops with the meat cut away from the end of the rib so part of the bone is exposed.

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Side Dishes

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Honey-Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

This simple side dish recipe features roasted carrots tossed in a honey-garlic brown butter sauce.

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How To Make Fluffy Potato Kugel
Learn the modern way to make a classic potato kugel.
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Carrot Ring
Carrot ring is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish side dish that sits somewhere between a tender carrot cake and a moist, spoonable carrot pudding.
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Apple Walnut Charoset
This easy-to-make charoset requires nothing more than sweetened apples, walnuts, a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and some kosher sweet wine.
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This Ashkenazi Jewish side dish is a celebration of stewed root vegetables.
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Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

This salad is a great make-ahead side dish because the kohlrabi and cabbage are sturdy enough that they won’t wilt very much as they sit and the flavors meld together really well.

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Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes require just three ingredients — sweet potatoes, butter, and salt — so what makes them so much more delicious than any other sweet potatoes is time and patience.

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Smoky Beet Hummus
This dish keeps the basic building blocks of hummus — chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon — and adds sweet roasted beets and smoky paprika.
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Kale & Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash and Sweet Potatoes

This hearty kale salad, packed with quinoa, roasted veggies, and a creamy tahini dressing.

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Honey

These easy roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed in a sweet and savory honey-balsamic glaze.

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Desserts & Nibbles

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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These crisp and chewy chocolate brownie cookies made without flour or butter.

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Flourless Lemon Almond Cake

This simple, tender cake is wonderful served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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Matzo Toffee Bark
This easy treat is crunchy, salty, and chocolatey, with the most scrumptious caramel vibes.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
A truly flourless chocolate cake that manages to be light and rich at the same time. It's genuinely gluten-free, fabulously foolproof, and all chocolate.
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Chocolate Macaroons
Perfect for passover, these chocolate macaroons have a dense, fudgy brownie-like texture that will keep you coming back for more.
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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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Flourless Chocolate Almond Layer Cake

This cake has magical synergy. With no flour at all, this delicate and tender almond cake is based on the taste of ancient recipes, yet it’s made with modern cake-baking techniques.

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Cloud Cake
This 5-ingredient flourless chocolate cake gets its lofty height from beaten egg whites.
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Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brittle

Crispy, flaky matzo covered with brown sugar caramel and bittersweet chocolate — this stuff is so addictive you won’t want to wait for Passover.

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The decorations are endless here: Traditional berries, seasonal fruit, fresh flowers, sprinkles, sparkly sugar, candles, toasted nuts — the world is your oyster.
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Chocolate Chip Macaroon Puffs
These classic coconut macaroons are mixed with mini chips and gilded with a layer of melted chocolate.
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Dorie's Matzo Morsels

Bound in this tangle of matzo and chocolate are plump raisins or cranberries.

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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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Breakfast the Next Morning

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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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Creamy, Crunchy Matzo Brei

One big pancake or lots of small bits? Water or egg to soak? Sweet or salty matzo? The short answer to all of these questions is that it’s up to you.

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Matzo Brei with Bananas and Pecans

This recipe is basically your favorite coffee-shop muffin meets your Granny’s simplest breakfast dish.

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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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Beef Tapa Matzo Brei with Atchara
This recipe is a coming together of two classic breakfasts: Filipino tapsilog and Jewish matzo brei. The savory strips of beef paired with the oniony scrambled eggs and mazto is a winning combination.
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Matzo with Avocado & 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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Matzo Granola with Vanilla & 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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