8 Recipes for Celebrating Passover

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A collection of recipes to revamp matzo and make Pesach more delicious
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Passover is that time of year when colorful boxes of matzo fill the supermarket shelves and observant Jews consume this Passover cracker instead of leavened bread for eight days. Jewish families have many ways to transform this bland staple to make it more enjoyable —from spreading on basic cream cheese to making matzo pizza, each family has its own way of eating on this holiday.

Traditions aside, eating matzo for so long can become redundant no matter how much tomato and cheese is atop it. So, we’ve put together some unique recipes to enjoy this Passover. From breakfast to dessert, these delicious recipes are kid-friendly and are easy to make, letting you spend more time with your family around the Seder table and less time worrying about cooking. 

 

Click here to see how to have fun with Matzo.  

 

 Passover Pizza 
This super simple matzo recipe is fun for kids to assemble and eat during Passover! It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and kids love the saucy, cheesy goodness of a fresh-from-the-oven “pizza.”
                                             — Tori Avey

 

 

Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake

Here’s an easy chocolate cake recipe with only five ingredients — five very, very good ingredients.

                                         — Claire Robinson

 

 

 

Sephardic Charoset Truffles 

Making the truffles is a very sticky process, so be prepared to scrub your hands afterwards! Parents should process the ingredients in the food processor. Kids will love rolling these candy-like treats, then dipping them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

                                             — Tori Avey

 

The Perfect Brisket

 Pay attention to these steps and you’ll have the perfect brisket just the way you want it. 

                                           — Myron Mixon

 

 

Matzo Stuffing

Chef Avram Wiseman of the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in New York prepares this recipe for Passover because it pushes the limits of creativity of what is typically served at this time. 

                                           — Yasmin Fahr                                                  

 

 

Roasted Chicken

Three main goals are essential if you want to end up with a perfect roasted chicken. They concern seasoning, oven temperature, and — the most talked about issue but rarely addressed practically — the maintenance of a juicy breast and fully cooked thighs.

                                       — Michael Ruhlman 

 

No Bake Matzo Cake 

This fun and easy no-bake “cake” was invented because of the Passover restriction on leavening agents, which makes baking tough. It only has 3 ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking because it sets in the refrigerator.

                                       — Tori Avey 

 

Yogurt and Matzo Brei

Looking for a great way to celebrate Passover? Try this Kosher dish that's similar to a blintz. Feel free to mix it up by using fresh sliced strawberries, chopped apples, or juicy pear slices. 

                                      — Will Budiaman