Passover is an eight-day Jewish holiday, and food is a big part of it. It’s also at this time of year that the Passover Seder is celebrated, a feast that includes both foods and religious rituals.
While certain foods and ingredients are restricted during Passover, there are still a wide variety of foods that can be served and enjoyed during the holiday. If you’re planning a Seder or looking for some new recipes throughout the week of Passover, you might want to try one of these recipes, which follow the basic guidelines for Passover but might not be particularly traditional.
Breakfast/brunch Passover recipes
Spinach Gratin – Gluten-free and vegetarian, this dish can be made for breakfast or even as a snack. Spinach, onions, eggs and cheeses create a casserole that can be made ahead of time and frozen, then thawed overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
Almond Pear-Blueberry Cake – This cake would make a nice treat in the morning with a cup of coffee. It’s made with matzo cake meal and almond flour instead of wheat flour, and uses fresh fruit and crystalized ginger (plus a little brandy).
Passover side dish recipes
Roasted Beets with Orange and Walnut Vinaigrette – Looking for a side dish that goes perfectly with gefilte or other fish during the holiday? This does the trick, and it has the most beautiful color that will wow the guests at your table.
Skinny Potato Skins – Kosher for Passover and diet friendly, these scooped out red potatoes are filled with mushrooms, peppers and Pico De Gallo for a flavorful, nutritional side dish.
Passover dinner recipes
Passover Matzo Lasagna – Matzo replaces the lasagna noodles in this otherwise simple, traditional lasagna.
Passover Zucchini Stuffed Chicken – Skinned, boned chicken breasts are stuffed with a mixture of zucchini, matzo farfel, eggs and various herbs and spices. They get baked in the oven and come out golden and moist.
Passover dessert recipes
Passover (Pesach) Brownies – After years of experimenting with brownies made with matzo, one home cook came up with this recipe that she says is the best. Reviewers recommend under baking them to make them fudgy.
Bonus Passover beverage recipe
Red Sea Wine – The Passover Friday night cocktail, this drink uses sweet Manischewitz and gin, sweet wine syrup and fresh lemon.