24 Passover Recipes For Your Seder and Beyond

Tested & Perfected Recipes

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From matzo ball soup to matzo crack, all of these tested and perfected Passover recipes are special enough to become yearly family traditions. Note: Many Jews avoid eating corn, rice, peas, lentils, beans, and legumes, known as kitniyot, on Passover. Depending on your customs, some of these recipes may not be kosher for Passover.

24 passover recipes For your Seder and Beyond

1. CHOCOLATE TOFFEE MATZO CRACK

Matzo Crack

With layers of crispy and salty matzo, buttery sweet toffee, chocolate, and toasted pecans, this famous treat from Marcy Goldman is not only easy but also beyond good. Bet you can’t stop at one piece! Get the recipe

2. ONION BRAISED BEEF BRISKET

In search of the quintessential Jewish holiday meal? The famous brisket from the late Nach Waxman comes out meltingly tender with a rich onion gravy. (Bonus — leftovers are out of this world!)   Get the recipe

3. CAULIFLOWER PURÉE WITH THYME

cauliflower puree

Photo by Alexandra Grablewski (Chronicle Books, 2018)

Like mashed potatoes, this cauliflower purée is comforting and creamy while having the added benefits of being lighter and healthier than its starchy counterpart. Get the recipe

4. FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

Don’t let the ornate look of this decadent chocolate cake intimidate you — it’s easy to make and requires only one bowl. Get the recipe

5. CHICKEN SOUP WITH MATZO BALLS

chicken soup

A staple at most seders, this matzo ball soup is best made ahead (and gets more flavorful as it sits). It’s a great recipe to double and freeze.  Get the recipe

6. CHOCOLATE CHIP MERINGUE COOKIES

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

One of my kids’ most requester Passover recipes, these simple cookies have a crisp exterior and a chocolate chip-dotted marshmallowy interior. Be warned — it’s hard to stop at just one! Get the recipe

7. MOROCCAN-STYLE BRISKET WITH DRIED FRUIT AND CAPERS

Moroccan Brisket

Festive and abundant, this brisket with a Moroccan twist is a wonderful choice for your seder or any special dinner. Get the recipe

8. RASPBERRY & CREAM PARFAITS

Raspberry & Cream Parfaits

After such a large meal, these berry and cream parfaits are a nice, light finisher. They’re quick to prepare and pretty to boot! Get the recipe

9. CHICKEN MARBELLA

From the well-known Silver Palate Cookbook, this savory-sweet chicken dish is embellished with capers, olives, and prunes. It’s wonderful for company. Get the recipe

10. ROASTED CARROTS WITH THYME

Need a great way to showcase a staple veggie? The high-heat cooking method used for these carrots helps to caramelize them and highlight their natural sweetness. Get the recipe

11. COCONUT MACAROONS

coconut macaroons

With their moist and chewy interior and slightly crisped exterior, these macaroons will send any coconut lover over the moon. You can also dip them in chocolate. Need I say more? Get the recipe

12. CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH POLENTA

Creamy Butternut Squash Polenta

Butternut squash polenta is a creamy, dreamy side dish that pairs beautifully with any saucy main dish.  Get the recipe

13. CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Chocolate mousse

This foolproof chocolate mousse tastes like a fancy dessert from a French restaurant, yet it’s easy to make at home.  Get the recipe

14. FRESH BERRY TERRINE

This berry-filled dessert checks so many special occasion boxes — it can be prepared ahead, it’s super simple to make, and it’s so pretty it could almost double as a centerpiece. Get the recipe

15. FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MERINGUE

This flourless chocolate cake is fudgy and ultra-rich,  and the marshmallowy meringue topping makes it look like you spent all day making it (although it only takes 20 minutes of prep).  Get the recipe

16. MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE

moroccan chicken tagine

Chicken braised with spices, aromatics, and preserved lemons is a Moroccan staple and will wow your guests. I swap lemon juice and zest for the preserved lemon to make it accessible to everyone. Get the recipe

17. BROCCOLI PURÉE

You’ll find this broccoli purée to be a refreshing change from your typical roasted or steamed broccoli. It can be made well ahead of time, so it’s perfect for entertaining. Get the recipe

18. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PAVLOVA WITH MASCARPONE CREAM & RASPBERRIES

pavlova

This beautiful pavlova topped with a sweetened mascarpone whipped cream has a crisp shell and rich chocolatey center. Get ready for lots of oohs and aahs.  Get the recipe

19. PASSOVER ROLLS

Passover rolls can actually be tasty! These expand in the oven and come out golden, crispy, and impressively tall. Get the recipe

20. SLOW-ROASTED SALMON WITH FRENCH HERB SALSA

how to make slow roasted salmon

Slow-roasting is a great (and easy!) alternative to poaching a whole side of salmon. The French herb salsa not only elevates the flavor but also makes for a lovely presentation. Get the recipe

21. SWEET & SPICY ROAST CHICKEN WITH CARROTS, DATES & PISTACHIOS

roast chicken

When you’ve got a gazillion things to prepare for Passover dinner, you’ll be thrilled to have this sweet, spicy (not to mention gorgeous) chicken recipe in your arsenal. It can be assembled entirely ahead of time and popped into the oven before dinner. Get the recipe

22. 15-MINUTE CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE

chocolate walnut fudge

Fudge for Passover? Why not?! If you want to have one more little yummy on the table, this fudge is simple to prepare and will disappear in a flash. Get the recipe

23. HOMEMADE MATZO

This flaky, light homemade matzo bears no resemblance to the boxed stuff you get at stores. (Note that homemade matzo is not kosher for Passover, so observant Jews might try this recipe outside of the Passover holiday.) Get the recipe

Sautéed Asparagus & Peas

asparagus and peasSo simple and fresh, this quick sauté of asparagus and peas is the perfect side dish for spring. Get the recipe

Comments

  • Do you have a tried-and-true recipe for Charoset that’s not too sweet or mushy?

    • — Amanda on April 12, 2022
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    • Unfortunately not. I’ll have to add that to my list of recipes to potentially develop — have a great Passover!

      • — Jenn on April 13, 2022
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    • This is my family’s favorite:
      Peel, core, and chop 3 medium apples (preferably McIntosh) moderately coarse. Mix with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1.5 tbs sugar. Stir in 2 tbs. of wine and add more cinnamon or sugar if needed. Make at least six hours and preferably one day in advance. Stir in additional tbs. of wine just before serving.

      • — Karen on April 13, 2022
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    • Meant to add: the wine is typically red Concord grape. Not so great for drinking, in my opinion, but just the right taste for charoset.

      • — Karen on April 14, 2022
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    • 2 apples / 1/2 cup of raisin/ 1 cup walnuts / honey /orange juice
      Dice apples then mix raisins. Pour OJ enough to cover raisins and apples. Chop walnuts to small pieces while the Apple mixture is soaking for 20 minutes or till raisins plumped then strain the Apple mixture. Dump the juice. Stir in honey enough to cover the mixture. Sorry I never measure the honey. I cannot have wine, that’s why I used OJ. It may not be a true kosher one but it’s been tried with my hubby for past 15 years. And if you have leftover, I mix it with oats or dump it in cake box mix to make muffins or bread. Hope it helps 😋

      • — Myly Castillo on April 14, 2022
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  • Can I use a shoulder cut of meat with with one of your beef recipes?

    • — dina Appleby on April 7, 2022
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    • Hi Dina, Which recipe are you referring to?

      • — Jenn on April 7, 2022
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