Passover Recipes

Prepare an easy and perfect holiday menu with these Passover recipes. Awash with dishes that carry distinct flavors, find great and traditional recipes for kugel, chicken and brisket dishes, desserts, and more to make your Passover dinner a true delight.

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Our Favorite Passover Seder Recipes

We're sharing both traditional and modern takes on Jewish holiday dishes. Our best Passover recipes include matzo ball soup, brisket, gefilte fish, crisp salads, and more.

21 Passover Desserts That Are Perfect for Your Holiday Feast

Flourless desserts for Passover are a category of sweets unto themselves, distinctly different and able to hold up against their starchier cousins. Our recipes for flourless cakes, macaroons, and matzo desserts are so delicious that you'll want to make them for Passover every year.

A Gefilte Fish Recipe That Offers a Fresh Take on Tradition

Consider this a most worthy upgrade on a classic holiday appetizer. Plus, we've got two sauces that make the perfect complement to the seafood.
By Claire Sullivan

Macaroon Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 5
What do you get when you cross a macaroon with a macaron? A cookie that is truly magnifique! Give the traditional Passover dessert a French accent by sandwiching preserves between two crisp, chewy coconut cookies. Choose tart fruit spreads—we used mango, raspberry, and apricot—to balance the macaroons' sweetness.

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

12 Decadent Passover Cake Recipes

Don't miss our collection of tempting Passover chocolate cakes, apple cakes, almond cakes, and more for the seder table.
By Frances Kim

Homemade Toffee-Chocolate Matzah

Rating: 3.5 stars 75
This lovely dessert, homemade toffee-chocolate matzah, offers a sweet take on the usual recipe and is a crowd-pleaser at Passover seders. Recipe is courtesy of Phillip Guttmann.

Potato Kugel Gratin

Rating: 3 stars 327
In this recipe for a classic Passover side dish, potato kugel gratin, matzo meal is the key to a golden-brown crust.

Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 445
Shopping for shortbread cookie ingredients couldn't be easier. In fact, you probably already have most of these on hand. Shortbreads are most popular around Christmas. Serve your shortbread cookie with a fruity topping, or use this recipe to make our monogrammed Hanukkah cookies.

Matzo Spinach Lasagna

What to do with leftovers after your seder?  This unleavened twist on lasagna is a great way to use leftover matzo. Substitute layers of matzo for the noodles, then spread with a mixture of spinach and ricotta cheese. Look for the kosher-for-Passover signifier on all the other ingredients.

Passover Apple Cake

Rating: 3 stars 263
This crowd-pleasing Passover recipe is courtesy of Arthur Schwartz and can be found in his book, "Jewish Home Cooking." You can customize the dessert and substitute your own spices for the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, if you'd like.

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 104
For a hearty lunch or dinner, make this Passover holiday classic with a twist—no meat!—with this family lunch or dinner recipe from Jonathan Safran Foer, author of "New American Haggadah."
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Noodle Pudding
Rating: 3.5 stars 38

This baked pudding is also called kugel. It's made with noodles and often eaten during Jewish holidays. Serve it as a side dish with meat and vegetables.