Matzo Recipes for Passover

Update your Seder menu with these creative matzo recipes for Passover.

  • Matzo Ball Soup
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Norman King

    Matzo Ball Soup

    This recipe for Matzo Ball Soup can be enjoyed all year round, but it's a particular favorite during Passover. These matzo balls are made from matzo meal, vegetable oil, eggs, and kosher salt, and added to homemade chicken soup.
  • Matzo Buttercrunch
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Matzo Buttercrunch

    Who knew matzo could be so sweet? This crunchy dessert is the perfect ending to a meal and a great snack during Passover.
  • Mashed Potato Latkes with Zucchini and Dill
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Mashed Potato Latkes with Zucchini and Dill

    Everyone loves latkes, so why save them just for Chanukah? Serve this special Passover version with Pear Applesauce at your Seder for a real treat.
  • Matzo Farfel Pudding
    Antonis Achilleos

    Matzo Farfel Pudding

    Matzo farfel is a Passover-appropriate substitution for traditional farfel, which is a pellet-shaped pasta made from egg noodle dough. This casserole-style dish is super easy and so good, your family will keep coming back for more.
  • Crunchy Fried Green Tomatoes
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Crunchy Fried Green Tomatoes

    A coating of matzo meal gives this classic side dish extra crunch. Matzo-covered fried green tomatoes would be a fun addition to Passover celebrations in the American South, but our non-Southern friends should give this dish a try, too!
  • Herbed Passover Rolls
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Herbed Passover Rolls

    During Passover, you can have your (unleavened) bread and eat it, too. These matzo meal dinner rolls are accented with the flavors of fresh thyme and chives and are ideal for a Passover celebration because you can make them up to a month ahead and store in the freezer.
  • Lemon-Almond Cake with Lemon Curd Filling
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Lemon-Almond Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

    In this dessert, beaten egg whites and matzo cake meal take the place of the usual leaveners used in traditional cakes. This cake pairs classic Mediterranean flavors like citrus and almond with British lemon curd filling, making it a perfect ending to a Passover meal for guests with a taste for international cuisine.
  • Matzo, Mushroom, and Onion Kugel
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Matzo, Mushroom, and Onion Kugel

    Kugel is a casserole-like side dish commonly served at Jewish celebrations. Though kugels usually feature egg noodles, matzo crackers make this kugel Passover-friendly.
  • Carrot Ring
    Antonis Achilleos

    Carrot Ring

    This dessert is a great way to add flavor and color to the Passover table. Matzo meal and potato starch give this treat its fluffy texture while keeping it kosher for Passover celebrations.
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