22 Passover Recipes For The Picky Eaters In Your Life

Renee Schwartz April 11, 2024

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Navigating Passover meals with picky eaters can sometimes feel like a struggle, but fear not! We’ve created a roundup of irresistible recipes designed to satisfy even the most selective taste buds. Whether you’re dealing with finicky kids, discerning adults, or simply looking to add some variety to your holiday menu, these dishes are sure to be a hit.

We’ve got everything from golden, crispy schnitzel that’s both comforting and crave-worthy, perfectly roasted potatoes that are seasoned to perfection and guaranteed to please even the most skeptical eaters, and an indulgent fruit crumble that serves as the perfect sweet ending to any meal. We’ve also included recipes for Chol Hamoed, like saucy pizza, sliders, poppers, and pizza soup. Each recipe has been handpicked to ensure that mealtime is a joyous occasion for the whole family.

So set your worries aside and dive into this collection of Passover favorites. With these recipes in your arsenal, you’ll be well-equipped to conquer any picky eater’s palate and transform your holiday table into a feast to remember!

And if these recipes still won’t satisfy the picky eaters, then cheese and matzah it is!

1. Passover Potato and Sausage Mini Kugels by Manischewitz

You will not want to wait for Passover to make these amazing, and so original, mini kugels. This dish is packed with flavor, from the sautéed onions to the cooked sweet Italian turkey sausage. Serve with Manischewitz Creamy Horseradish Sauce with Dill as a dipping sauce.

2. Pesach Pizza (Gluten Free) by Rorie Weisberg

By the time we hit Chol Hamoed, most people don’t want to look at fleishigs anymore. Consider this recipe a shout-out all you non-gebrochts families harping on not having matzah pizza… and to all those families who have had their share and need a fresh take on Chol Hamoed fare!

3. Sweet and Sour French Roast by Fleishigs Magazine

This roast is tender, the perfect balance of sweet and savory, a real crowd-pleaser. It tastes even better when made in advance and reheats incredibly well. Second cut brisket or top of rib work just as well.

4. Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Schnitzel by Manischewitz

Coating the schnitzel with potato chips instead of bread crumbs is a great alternative to use on Passover, if someone cannot have the traditional breadcrumb coating, or just to switch things up a bit. The chips become nice and golden, and super crunchy! Serve this plain, or with a yummy dipping sauce!

5. Pizza Soup by Victoria Dwek

Ever since Kids Cooking Made Easy was published, this has been one of my kids’ favorite dinners to help make and eat. I do the added step of blending the onion into the soup to get rid of the “bits” kids don’t like. Blending also infuses the soup with more flavor and makes it extra creamy.

6. Potato Latke Schnitzel by Daniella Silver

7. Potato-Sweet Potato-Onion Crisp from the Dining In Cookbook

A delicious potato medley that is cooked on the stovetop, perfect for freeing up space in the oven (or those cooking in limited Pesach kitchens).

8. Sweet and Sour Chicken (Passover) by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

I’m thrilled to share my Passover-friendly sweet and sour chicken recipe, made with Heaven & Earth’s coconut aminos. This Chinese takeout-style dish is a challenge to create during Pesach, as many staple ingredients are off-limits. But with coconut aminos, I’ve achieved a depth of flavor that’s perfect for Yom Tov or Chol Hamoed dinner. The dish is not only delicious but also visually appealing, making it a great option for special occasions. I can’t wait to share it with you!

9. No-Flip Passover Crepes by Naomi Nachman

These versatile egg crepes, aka Pesach lukshen, are a staple on any Passover menu!

10. Rhubarb-Fruit Passover Crumble by Brynie Greisman

Full of delicious fruity flavor with a creamy filling and a crunchy topping. The rhubarb and fruit complement each other perfectly. You’re going to love it!

11. Traditional Potato Kugel (Kosher for Passover) from the Nitra Cookbook

Potato Kugel is perhaps one of the most classic Ashkenazi Jewish dishes. It has graced many a Shabbat table for hundreds of years. It also is a traditional Passover recipe. Many families have their own version that they swear by, but this original version is the building block for all those variations as it is from the famous Nitra Cookbook. Don’t shy away from grating your potatoes by hand, as in this recipe. It really makes a difference.

12. Beef Sliders for Passover by Rivky Kleiman

Who said Pesach food can’t be fun? Sliders: an updated way to enjoy your good ol’ meat and potatoes.

13. Perfectly Flavored Potatoes by Leah Klein

These potato wedges are crispy, spiced to perfection, and easy to make every time.

14. Fajita Chicken Marinade by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

I love making fajitas. Although I usually make them in the oven, the grill flavor really kicks it all up a notch.

15. Butternut Squash Souffle by Nechama Norman

No matter when I make this and for what occasion, there is never a single piece left. I have made this gluten free with great results, and I’ve also successfully reduced the sugar. I once served this to a neighbor and when she excitedly asked me what was in it, her face dropped at the mention of mayonnaise. She hasn’t tasted something so good with that “forbidden” ingredient in years!

16. Broccoli Poppers with Mayo Dipping Sauce (Gluten Free) by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz

These are sooo good and a nice change from the starchy, heavy sides.

17. Potato Wedges with Marinara Sauce and Cheese by Leah Leora

This cheesy combination of potatoes, cheese, and marinara sauce is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

18. Mediterranean Steak Bites by Leah Leora

Don’t want to use the grill? Try these easy stovetop steak bites which come together very quickly. Can be served over rice, in a pita (year-round), over a salad, or as is.

19. The Easiest All-Purpose Chicken Sliders by Ally Mawhirter

Toss these chicken sliders onto a salad, in a wrap, or just enjoy as a quick protein-packed snack during the day. They are so easy and kid-friendly too!

20. One-Bowl Cheddar Scallion Muffins by Ally Mawhirter

When it comes to Pesach, every year I have a hard time with breakfast. It’s super important to me to start my day off right with something nourishing and filling that will keep me going through the busy day ahead, and these One-Bowl Cheddar Scallion Muffins are a quick grab-and-go, Pesach-friendly treat that fill me up without weighing me down. 

These muffins also make a great snack during the day, or serve them alongside your favorite tomato or vegetable soup.

21. Easy Pulled Brisket by Shena Dominitz

This easy pulled brisket is slow cooked in the oven for eight hours and seasoned with crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, garlic, bay leaves, and cinnamon.

22. Sticky Sweet Chicken Legs by Nechama Norman

I came up with this recipe one day on my quest to make a “Chinese style” dish that was kosher for Pesach. This recipe is finger-licking good. It seems to please all ages and stages. You can also use the sauce over batter-fried schnitzel.