Passover Rolls

These popover-style Passover rolls “pop up” in the oven to form impressively tall, crisp and golden rolls.

Servings: 14 rolls
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1¾ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups matzo meal
  • 8 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and set two oven racks in the centermost positions, leaving at least 4 inches of space between them. Line two 13x18-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the oil, water, salt and sugar in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the matzo meal; stir with a wooden spoon until evenly combined. The mixture will be very thick. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally, until warm to the touch, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, stirring well with a wooden spoon after each addition, until evenly combined. This takes some elbow grease. Use a large ice cream scoop or two large spoons to drop the batter into peach-size mounds, spaced evenly apart, onto the prepared baking sheets (you should have 7 on each sheet). Don't worry if they are irregular in shape. Cook for about 40 minutes, switching the pans from top to bottom and front to back midway through, until puffed, golden brown, and crisp on the surface. The rolls will deflate a bit as they cool; that's normal. Serve warm.
  4. Make-Ahead Instructions: The rolls are best served fresh on the day they are made, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Reheat and crisp the rolls in a 350°F-oven for 6 to 8 minutes for best results.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (14 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 234
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Sodium: 213 mg
  • Cholesterol: 106 mg