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Matzo Brei with Mushrooms

Photo: Helen Dujardin; Styling: Mindi Shapiro-Levine

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 22 mins

Serves 4

This hearty dish will make a perfect side for your Seder menu.


  • 6 plain matzos
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese or feta, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 362
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 16 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 287 mg
  • sodium 258 mg

How to Make It

  1. Break matzos into pieces and place in a colander. Moisten under cold running water for 15 to 30 seconds. Transfer matzos to a large mixing bowl.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1/2 Tbsp. butter with 1/2 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; season with salt. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms. Season with salt, then cook, stirring, until mushrooms soften, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Stir in thyme.

  3. Scrape mushroom mixture into bowl with matzo. Stir in eggs and cheese, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Wipe skillet clean. Melt remaining 1/2 Tbsp. butter with 1/2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Pour matzo mixture into skillet and spread into an even layer. Cook until golden brown on the underside, 10 to 12 minutes, occasionally loosening it from bottom of pan with a thin spatula.

  5. Place an oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Preheat to high. Slide skillet under broiler; cook until top of matzo brei is golden, 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning. Slice into wedges and serve immediately.