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 22 Best Passover Seder Recipes

Here are our favorite recipes for Passover seders. You'll find traditional and modern takes on Jewish holiday dishes, including matzo ball soup, brisket, gefilte fish, and much, much more.

21 Passover Dessert Recipes That Might Become Your New Family Tradition

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 you'll want to make them for Passover every year!

A Fresh Take on Gefilte Fish

Consider this a most worthy upgrade.
By Claire Sullivan

Macaroon Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
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

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Rating: 3.66 stars
These deep-fried Israeli delicacies symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem celebrated during Hanukkah. Plump up each doughnut with your favorite fruit jam. For a wintry effect, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.48 stars
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.

Roasted Apples

Rating: 3.27 stars
Roasted apples recall homemade applesauce but don't require a turn through a food mill.

Noodle Pudding

Rating: 3.63 stars
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.

Instant Pot Brisket

Rating: 4 stars
Cozy up to homemade brisket in no time with this recipe that uses the pressure cooking function on your multicooker. With tender slices of brisket, sweet sautéed onions, and perfectly cooked carrots and potatoes, this delivers all of the favorite flavors of a traditional braise in half the time. 

Homemade Toffee-Chocolate Matzah

Rating: 3.39 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Chocolate Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

Rating: 5 stars

End brunch on a sweet note by slicing into a loaf of this rich, babka-inspired swirl bread. Enriching the yeasted dough with eggs and milk produces a super tender crumb once baked, but not before becoming the canvas for a cinnamon-spiked chocolate filling. To make sure the filling is infused into every pillowy bite, the dough is braided together before being placed in the loaf pan to proof and then bake.