30 Delicious Ways To Use Matzo

Kosher.com Staff February 28, 2023

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We all love a great matzo sandwich, matzo brei, and matzo with dip, but we think it’s time we get even more creative with the Pesach staple!

There are so many insanely delicious ways to use it, and we couldn’t be more excited to stock up and show off our creativity this Passover!

From Beef Fry Cracked Matzo and Matzaroni and Cheese to Apple Matzo Kugel and Matzo Breakfast Bake, with the list of 30 matzo recipes below, we guarantee you’ll find it hard not to make at least one this year.

Passover comes once a year. So stock up on boxes of Manischewitz Matzo.

Cook with them, experiment with them, and enjoy!

1. Matzo Breakfast Bake by Micah Siva
Make this simple (and healthy!) Matzo Breakfast Bake for a delicious meal that is made with just one pan. Add in your favorite vegetables for a new bake every day of the week!

2. Artichoke Halves Stuffed with Ground Meat (Medias Shawki) by Poopa Dweck
Medias appeared in Aleppo courtesy of Spanish Jews who arrived in the Ottoman lands after Ferdinand and Isabella’s Edict of Expulsion . The word media is Spanish for “half.” The artichokes in this recipe are split in half lengthwise, filled with meat, and then cooked.

3. Classic Chicken Soup with Herbed Matzo Balls (Instant Pot) by Paula Shoyer

4. Chocolate Sprinkle Matzo by Stacey Berk
Our Chocolate Sprinkle Matzo celebrates the holiday putting to good use leftover unleavened flatbread. If you need a quick no-bake treat, this sweet and crunchy, Passover treat is easy to make.

5. Apple Matzo Kugel by Manischewitz
This apple kugel recipe is a perfect Pesach recipe for those of us who really miss our apple kugel over Pesach! Between the apples, nuts, cinnamon, and raisins, this kugel is packed with flavors that do not disappoint! This will quickly become a staple in your Passover recipe repertoire.

6. Savory Matzo Brei by Hallmark Ideas & Inspiration
Matzo brei is a traditional Jewish dish often served during Passover. Our savory matzo brei recipe features matzo, eggs, onion, red pepper, cheddar cheese and fresh dill scrambled in a non-stick skillet and then broiled to crispy, cheesy perfection. Serve this popular dish in generous wedges for a tasty Passover breakfast or brunch option your guests will love.

7. Butterscotch Matzo Crunch Bars by Susie Fishbein

8. Matzo Turtles by Manischewitz
These adorable matzo turtles are a really cute and easy snack that you can make with your kids. Let them help by breaking up the matzo, placing the caramel piece on the matzo, and putting on the cashew “turtle legs”. The best part about it? They get to eat them!

9. Matzo Pizza by OU Kosher
Matzo farfel is soaked in hot water and combined with egg and seasoning to make a pizza “dough” that’s kosher for Passover. While we can’t promise that this version tastes just like your favorite year-round pizza, it’s good to know that you’ll have something to fall back on when the cravings hit. Courtesy of the Women’s Branch of the OU.

10. Eggplant “Parmesan” by OU Kosher
For those of you who are looking for the perfect Chol Hamoed lunch or dinner, this is for you. This vegetarian eggplant parmesan can be made completely gluten free or made “pesachdik” by adding matzo meal. Either way your family’s going to love it. Courtesy of the Women’s Branch of the OU

11. Pesachdige Matzoh Meal Rolls from the Nitra Cookbook
A Pesach staple in many non-gebrochts homes, these Matzoh Meal Rolls come out perfectly round and fluffy. Take these on your Chol Hamoed trip, or simply serve them for lunch with a variety of salads and dips. These freeze really well.

12. Apple Kugel Muffins by Naomi Nachman
This is a totally different take on apple crumble or kugel, with the delicious batter baking on top of the apples. I love the mini muffins for a beautiful presentation, but you can save time by baking one big kugel in a 9- x 13-inch pan instead. I make this recipe in large quantities as muffins. They are great for a snack, afternoon tea, or a picnic.

13. Moist Orange-Flavored Pesach Cake by Estee Kafra
This recipe is moist and light, and has so much flavor. I use different nuts in place of the almonds to change it up. It works well with both walnuts and filberts. If you don’t eat gebrochts, use blanched almonds in place of the matzo meal.

14. Coconut Matzo Rocky Road by Lisa Stander-Horel
This recipe is an adaptation of Marcy Goldman’s original Caramel Matzo Crunch from her book, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. If you are a fan of rocky road, this will make you very happy. Be sure to use the whole box of matzo and make as many layers as possible, which leads to an incredible flaky base. You’ll never look at matzo the same way again. For those who buy matzo for Passover and then find three extra boxes in their cupboard when cleaning it out months later, this is for you. Be sure to make this well ahead of when you want to serve it—it takes a long time to cool.

15. Mamouras (Matzo Lasagna) by Manischewitz

Matzo lasagna is a fabulous filling meal to serve over Passover that your entire family can enjoy. This recipe calls for onions and tomatoes, however, if that’s not your thing, simply omit them or sub with some other sautéed veggies, such as spinach, broccoli, or eggplant.

16. Caramel Matzo Crunch by Marcy Goldman

A delicious dessert perfect for the holiday!

18. Pesach Spinach Kugel by OU KosherThis Spinach Kugel is the perfect dish to serve for Sabbath meals during the week of Passover.From the caterers Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer.

19. Matzo Almond Chocolate Brittle by Manischewitz
This snack will blow your mind with its crunch and taste! Use all that leftover broken matzo to create this treat that will have everyone coming back for me. The process of making this is worth the yummy results!

20. Passover Mexican Chocolate Souffles by Manischewitz
This rich, hot, chocolatey souffle with just a hint of a kick is the perfect dessert to whip up for a special occasion. The souffles have great height and are kosher for Passover, so you can enjoy this at a Yom Tov meal as well. If your crowd doesn’t enjoy spicy, omit the cayenne.

21. Wild Mushroom Frittata by Manischewitz
This is truly an all-in-one balanced, healthy dish that is the perfect Passover breakfast. Filled with protein and veggies, this frittata will keep you full for hours so you can enjoy a nice Chol Hamoed outing. Feel free to season lightly with freshly ground salt and pepper. 

22. Beef Fry Cracked Matzo by Naomi Nachman
With candied beef being all the rage these days, why not try it for Pesach? It’s the perfect topping to the traditional crack matzo. The combo of the salty and sweet with meat and chocolate is the answer to everyone’s dessert cravings.

23. Asparagus Tomato Matzo Brei by Amy Kritzer

24. Matzo Farfel with Feta and Basil by Jamie Geller
“Chiffonade” is a French term which means “rags.”

25. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eclairs by Manischewitz

26. Matzaroni and Cheese by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira
When the chametz cravings hit, this baked matzo and cheese dish hits the spot. Welcome to your kids’ favorite Chol Hamoed dinner.

27. Pesachdige Chicken Stuffing from the Nitra Cookbook
Roast chicken presents beautifully on your Yom Tov table. Prepared with this easy potato stuffing, yours will be a hit.

28. Sweet Farfel Kugel by Chanie Nayman
This kugel is a take on a sweet lukshen kugel. It will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, despite having eaten 15-plus seudahs already!

29. Colorful Vegetable Latkes by Estee Kafra
They may not be made of starchy potatoes, but they are fried in oil… Change up your usual Chanukah fare with grated vegetable latkes.

30. Meat Matzo Pizza by Rachel Moskowitz and Devorah Kahan
This dish is a great twist on pizza, and you can even make it on Pesach if you have the facilities—it makes a great hot meal for Chol Hamoed. It is a delicious meal to make all year round!