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65 Non-Product Passover Recipes

65 Non-Product Passover Recipes

You asked, we answered. On Instagram, we posed the question to our followers, “What kind of Pesach recipes do you need most?” We expected to hear you say, sides, desserts, fresh new salads, but no, we were wrong. The overwhelming feedback we got through Instagram were requests for recipes that do not have a lot of store-bought products, which ensures healthier results, and most relevant to us today, it solves the problem of not knowing which products will be available in stores this year.

So, if you’re worried your local grocery store will run out of particular store-bought products you were looking for, skip it entirely and opt for wholesome ingredients instead.

We also included a substitution guide for products you can either sub out easily or skip entirely with little effect on the end product.

Substitution Guide to Product-Free Passover Substitution Guide

In general, if a recipe calls for a very small amount of something you don’t use, either skip it or use the most similar ingredient that you can use.

Here are some examples of substitutions:

  • Garlic: Shallot
  • Brown Sugar: Sugar 
  • Honey: Caramelized sugar
  • Vinegar: Lemon Juice
  • Red wine vinegar: Red Wine with a small amount of lemon juice added
  • Mustard: Horseradish
  • Soy Sauce: Very deeply caramelized onions plus salt
  • Baking soda/baking powder: In some cases, you can use egg whites, in others, I would not advise to make the recipe!


Product-Free Passover Recipes

1. Full of Green Salad by Brynie Greisman

2. Chicken Soup with “Knaidlach” and “Noodles” by Estee Kafra

3. Borsht Soup by Renee Muller

4. Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup by Naomi Nachman

5. Potato Nest Appetizers by Daphna Rabinovitch

6. Best Chicken-Filled Crepes with Shallot Sauce by Esther Deutsch

7. Elegant Avocado With Smoked Salmon by Estee Kafra

8. Baked Salmon with Roasted Pepper Duo by Brynie Greisman

9. Crispy Potato Brisket Cups by Faigy Grossman

10. Rosy Beet Dip from the Nitra Cookbook

11. Citrus Baked Salmon from the Dining In Cookbook

12. Pesach Cucumber Slaw by Chayie Schlisselfeld

13. Crispy Crunchy Root Salad from the Dining In Cookbook

14. Cream of Parsnip Soup from the Dining In Cookbook

15. Zucchini, Spinach, and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette by Meike Peters

16. Hawaiian Poke by Naomi Nachman


17. Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Crusted French Roast by Rivky Kleiman

18. Caramelized Onion Minute Steak by Sina Mizrahi

19. Chinese Lemon Chicken by Estee Kafra

20. Garlic Basil Chicken by Sina Mizrahi

21. Ginger Orange Chicken by Chanie Nayman

22. Hearty Chili by Nechama Norman

23. Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata by Hallmark

24. Skinny Rollatini by Victoria Dwek

25. Herb Crusted Brick Roast by Victoria Dwek

26. Lemon Thyme Chicken by Tamar Teitelbaum


27. Butternut Squash Chremslach by Faigy Grossman

28. Doughless Potato Knishes by Yitty Zimmer

29. Grilled Vegetable Pinwheels by Brynie Greisman

30. Cabbage Kugel by Yeshiva Me’on HaTorah

31. Passover Apple Fritter by Brynie Greisman

32. Mock Lukshen Kugel by Faigy Grossman

33. Savory Zucchini Balls by Estee Kafra

34. Potato Kugel and Sweet Potato Roulade by Esther Deutsch

35. Zesty Zucchini by Chanie Nayman

36. Tropical Butternut Squash Kugel by Yidi Fischman

37. Scalloped Potatoes by Brynie Greisman

38. Pulled Beef And Gravy Fries by Chanie Nayman

39. Beef with Okra by Yael Dagan

40. Hearty Sweet Potato Stir Fry by Tehila Kohanim

41. Sweet and Smoky Sweet Potatoes by Erin Grunstein

42. Sweet Potato Tots by Naomi Hazan

43. Rosemary Baby Potatoes by Tamar Teitelbaum

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

45. Crustless Red Pepper Quiches by Chef Zissie


46. Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies by Ellen Grossman

47. Frozen Watermelon Sorbet by Chaia Frishman

48. Truffle Squares by Brynie Greisman

49. Nut-filled Pears Baked in Red Wine by Leah Barzel

50. Layer Cake with Mousse Filling by Brynie Greisman

51. Best Chocolate Cake by Brynie Greisman

52. Watermelon Granita by Victoria Dwek

53. Frozen Lemon Wafer Cake by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

54. Blood Orange Sorbet With Mint by Esther Deutsch

55. Decadent Walnut Bars by Yocheved Werther

56. Chocolate Chip Blondies by Yocheved Werther

57. Frozen Rainbow Chiffon Cake by Victoria Dwek

58. Chocolate Almond Tuiles by Miriam Pascal

59. Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies by Miriam Pascal

60. Sponge Cake by Brynie Greisman

61. Banana Fun Pops from the Dining In Cookbook

62. Coconut or Hazelnut Pesach Cookies by Shayna Hunt

63. Mango-Coconut Sorbet by Charles Sayegh

64. Strawberry Sorbet from the Nitra Cookbook

65. Spiralized Fruit Tarts by Jennifer Williams and Marilyn Haugen

Originally published March 2017- Updated and reposted March 2020.