Recipe Roundups

42 Passover Recipes You Can Make Last Minute

Kosher.com Staff March 31, 2020

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We’ve all been there. We thought we would have enough time to make all the recipes on our menu, but somehow time got away from us. Now we’re finding ourselves looking for quick, last-minute recipes to ensure we have enough food for the holiday.

Well, your search for quick and easy Passover recipes is officially over. We’ve got recipes for mains, sides, appetizers and desserts that take 30 minutes or less to make, call for easy ingredients and are, most importantly, delicious.

For lighter Passover sides, see 52 Passover Sides That Don’t Involve Potatoes

For more easy Passover recipes, see 42 Easy Passover Recipes for Newbies!

And for more recipes you can make for Passover with the groceries you have at home, see 65 Non-Product Passover Recipes.

  1. Best Ever Crispy Sweet Potatoes by Rorie Weisberg
    Rorie shares her favorite way to prepare her most favorite starchy vegetable and achieve that mouthwatering crispy exterior, creamy interior combination. Learn Rorie’s favorite tip that will take your roast potatoes to perfection on Living Full ‘n Free!
  2. Matzo Meal Farfel from the Nitra Cookbook
    A great side dish for any Passover meal all holiday long. This is a basic recipe concept that can certainly be dressed up with onions, mushrooms, peppers, dried fruit, or any herbs. Serve alongside some meatballs and a a salad for Chol Hamoed!
  3. Passover Banana Double Chocolate Muffins by Batsheva Kanter
    These taste like chametz! I had to hide the batch from my 5-year-old because he kept helping himself.
  4. Go Green Salad by Glicky Eizikovics
    This salad is a great way to help your attempts at trying to maintain a balanced diet despite all the matzo and meals we eat every day all Yom Tov long. The creamy avocados and toasted pecans give this salad an amazing texture; need I mention that it looks beautiful on the plate too?
  5. Muhamarra by Shushy Turin
    This recipe works as a delicious dip or condiment, but also makes for a quick way to cut steps off the “so many meals” Pesach season. Add a couple of tablespoons to a can of chopped tomatoes and you have a shakshuka or Moroccan salmon base. Spoon a few tablespoons over salmon or chicken and you have a perfectly seasoned dish ready to pop into the oven. Spread over matza for delicious dip or base for an excellent spicy matzo pizza or flavored “toast.”
  6. Oyster Steak Salad Board by Chaya Suri Leitner
    The beauty of a salad platter is the ability to utilize almost any ingredients that you have on hand, or to add just the ones you like. Additionally, everything in this platter can be prepared up to three days in advance (the oyster steak tastes amazing room temp) and assembled right before serving. This salad has become my family’s favorite replacement for Pesach cholent.
  7. Herb and Citrus Salmon by Brynie Greisman
    An elegant dish infused with fresh herbs, with the citrus flavors as background notes. It presents beautifully, too.
  8. Passover Cookies with Snickerdoodle Crumbs by Faigy Murray
    Pesach is such a busy time. Why make it busier with fancy desserts? I stick to easy comfort foods that I know my family will love. This recipe is so delicious with your morning coffee or after a long meal with a scoop of ice cream!
  9. Shortcut Chocolate Cheese Muffins for Passover by Shaindy Siff
    These muffins are so delicious and are a breeze to make with the help of Manischewitz’s extra moist chocolate cake mix. Enjoy over Yom Tov as a snack or breakfast, or take on a Chol Hamoed trip. Shaindy shows us how to make these Passover muffins on Just Make It!
  10. Baby Lamb Chops with Gremolata by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    Searing the lamb chops is a quick and easy way to cook them and lock in their delicious flavor! The lamb chops are tossed with a crunchy, flavorful gremolata that complements the lamb beautifully.
  11. Chicken Provençal by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    This chicken dish uses only a handful of basic ingredients, but is bursting with incredible pops of flavor.
  12. Vegetable Julienne Soup from the Dining In Cookbook
    You may puree this soup for a different texture. To obtain thin carrot and turnip strips, try using a peeler!
  13. Egg Yolk Cookies for Passover by Erin Grunstein
    If you’ve been whipping up egg whites for that showstopper sponge cake – don’t dispose of all those leftover egg yolks! Make these cookies instead.
  14. Fajita Salmon and Veggies by Ally Mawhirter
    Sheet pan dinners are a wonderful trend for busy families – and when better to break out your trusty sheet pan recipes than Passover, when you’re likely cooking with different, simpler equipment than you have in your year-round kitchen? If you like, you can also make this recipe on the grill.
  15. Passover Blueberry Muffins by Brynie Greisman
    I’ve been in the muffin business for close to 15 years, and I am often asked by clients to develop a muffin to suit their dietary needs. This time, I wanted to create a muffin that I would enjoy and be satisfied with eating for breakfast on Chol Hamoed — something healthful, filling, without refined sugar, and that wouldn’t necessitate using a mixer or separating eggs. These are amazing and don’t taste Pesachdik at all. You’ll be making them all year round — just remember to mark them shehakol!
  16. Pepper-Crusted London Broil with Chimichurri Sauce by Faigy Murray
    I am always very hesitant to prepare meats that have lots of sauce on them. Meat has such an unbelievable depth of flavor that sauces and condiments can just detract from it. So, when I have a recipe that I can make with the sauce as an outer component, as opposed to cooking it with the meat, it’s a win-win: for my husband, who loves a good sauce, and for me, who can eat it without.
  17. Nut Butter Cookies (The Ultimate Pesach Cookie) by Brynie Greisman
    When a customer asked me if I sold Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies, I told her I’d develop a recipe for her. These became wildly popular, and I have to remind my guests and family time and time again to make a Shehakol and not a Mezonos on them — they taste that good! No mixer required either. You don’t need any other cookie this Pesach! Try the classic version and the marble one too. Both are amazing.
  18. Cauliflower Israeli Salad by Chanie Nayman
    This is the salad I make when I want something bright and fresh, which is pretty much necessary to go alongside every heavy Pesach meal.
  19. Farfel With Saucy Roasted Veggies by Brynie Greisman
    Farfel on Pesach? And it’s not gebrochts? YES! Move over potatoes! There’s a new, original kid on the block with endless possibilities. Serve alongside meat, chicken, or fish.
  20. Garlic Dill Potatoes by Esty Wolbe
    Forget the rest, these garlic dill potatoes are the best. No matter how many times they appear in your menu, you won’t tire of them.
    Watch how easy these are here!
  21. Passover Raspberry Jam Bars by Molly Hagler
    There’s something so delicious about a jam bar first thing in the morning!
  22. Steak and Cabbage by Chanie Nayman
    When I plan a menu, I always try to include things that are colorful by nature. Bright fresh-roasted vegetables topped with steak can technically be on rotate for eight days straight in my book!
  23. Potato Crusted Salmon by Manischewitz
    There are so many amazing salmon recipes out there, but it’s always fun to try out something new! This recipe takes about 2 minutes to put together and yields a moist, flaky salmon with a crunchy topping that will please your palate! Be careful not to over-bake in order to keep the salmon moist.
  24. 3 Ingredient Nut Butter Cookies by Nathalie T.
    These cookies are super fun, tasty, and easy to make!
  25. Red and Purple Cabbage Salad by Brynie Greisman
    This light and refreshing salad is crunchy, full of flavor, and full of good-for-you ingredients. Pairs well with fish, chicken, or meat. I love to nosh on it as is!
  26. Gluten Free Banana Mocha Muffins by Esty Wolbe
    Amazingly moist and delicious gluten-free banana-chocolate chocolate chip muffins.
  27. Quick Beet Salad by Chaya Piatt
    A quick and light salad that is great to serve at Shalosh Seudos, as a side or as a light lunch.
  28. Pan-Broiled Minute Steak or Rib Steak from the Nitra Cookbook
    This super-simple steak preparation may be light on ingredients, but it’s BIG on flavor.
  29. Rice Cauliflower Salad by Esther Ottensoser
    We love the bright colors and tastes in this salad with riced cauliflower, peppers, scallions, and a basic vinaigrette.
  30. Last Minute Cookies by Aluy Redef
    These cookies are a staple in my house for Pesach. It takes almost no time to throw them together and only 10–15 minutes to bake. Combine that with the ingredient list that is only three lines long; equipment required that is only a bowl, a spoon and a baking sheet and the taste that is out of this world. Who wouldn’t want this in their Pesach repertoire when all resources (human and otherwise) are stretched to a limit.
  31. Passover Apple Kugel by Nechama Norman
    Apple kugel is simply a classic, and this recipe is a really easy way to prepare it for Passover.
  32. Chocolate Pudding from the Nitra CookbookRediscover this childhood favorite at home on your own stove. We bet you never guessed chocolate pudding was this simple to prepare!
  33. Zucchini Soup by Dina Strauss
    My kids’ favorite. Whenever I make a different soup, they ask, “Why didn’t you make green soup?”
  34. Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes by Women’s Branch of the OU
    Oven-fried sweet potatoes – tossed with oil and baked at a high temperature – are a colorful, healthy, easy-to-master side dish.
  35. Gluten Free Fluffy Nutty Blondies by D. Aschkenasy
    These aren’t classic blondies (although, having neither made nor tasted blondies in at least 25 years, I’m no longer entirely sure what they taste or look like anymore) but I think these are a good Pesach substitute, especially for those of us who use very few manufactured ingredients on Pesach.
  36. Tomato, Avocado, and Hearts of Palm Salad by Chanie Nayman
    This salad is a staple you can plug into so many of your meals this Yom Tov season.
  37. 4 Ingredient Chocolate Macaroon Tart by Family Table Staff
    This is the easiest dessert you’ll make this Pesach—trust us! It’s no bake, but it’s definitely craving-worthy. To see more great ideas come to life, watch Shortcuts by Family Table.
  38. Rosemary Tilapia by Sina Mizrahi
    This tilapia dish is everything you’ve been looking for: light, simple, and absolutely delicious!
  39. Savory Mushroom Farfel by Chanie Nayman
    No Pesach is complete without this farfel. It’s kind of like the grand finale!
  40. Herb-Bundle Chicken by Rivky Kleiman
    Chicken right off the grill, crisp and succulent, earns a solid 10 in flavor. Prepared over this bundle of herbs, it can only be described as sheer delicacy.
  41. Passover Coffee Cake Muffins by Chanie Nayman
    Easy to prepare – no eggs to separate – and great tasting gluten free coffee cake muffins, perfect for Passover snacking or any time of year.
  42. Carrot Walnut Cloud Cookies by Miriam (Pascal) CohenPesach desserts are seriously not my thing. I always felt like there are only so many ways you can combine the few basic ingredients to form a new Passover dessert.Then I came up with these cookies. Carrot cookies are totally different than the usual pesach treats. The texture is light and airy, the flavor is delightful…These are the cookies that made me rethink my hatred of Passover cookies!

Originally published April 2020. Updated and improved April 2022. Looking for more Passover ideas? Checkout our best passover meals post too!