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The Best Passover Recipes and Meal Ideas (2024)

Rachel Kor March 2, 2023

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For those of you who plan, shop, and cook for Passover, you know what a big deal it is to find the best Passover recipes. You also know that not all Passover recipes are created equal.

In a sea of recipes that all claim to be the best, trust us when we say, most of them aren’t. That’s why we’re rounding up a collection of Passover recipes that we’ve gone back to time and time again and that have been highly rated on our site by our readers.

There are a lot of days of Passover, which means a lot of meals. We’ve gathered mains, appetizers, sides, desserts and even snacks to get you through.

With the list of recipes below, you can feel confident that you’ll be well on your way to creating the best Passover meals for your loved ones this Passover.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can easily find it and have it on hand when you need it most!

1. Moist Apple Cinnamon Muffins for Passover

By Leah Nagel

Goodbye, potato starch; hello, almond meal! These muffins are light, moist, and almost gooey. They’re filled with soft, tart apples, crunchy, chopped walnuts, and spicy cinnamon for a wonderful taste and texture contrast. And you could totally make these muffins all year round, because they really don’t have that “kosher for Passover” taste.

2. Kishka-Stuffed Capons for Passover

By Rorie Weisberg

These kishka-stuffed capons are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser that you’ll want to make at least twice over the Pesach season. Not only do they taste amazing, but they freeze really well too!

3. Chocolate Paradise Passover Dessert (Nut-Free)

By Faigy Grossman

Three decadent layers of chocolate – a delicious and satisfying end to your Yom Tov seuda (meal)! This recipe yields two nine x 13-inch pans, so you have enough for the “gantze mishpacha,” and it’s nut-free, for a change on Pesach. Chocoholics – this one’s for you!

4. Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

By Rorie Weisberg

These delicious, better-for-you treats are made with coconut flour, arrowroot flour, and sweetened with applesauce and dates.

5. Passover Jam Bars

By Faigy Grossmann

I find our go-to Pesach bars tend to be chocolate chip or blondies, but I was in the mood of a change of flavors. I decided to play with oatmeal-jam bars and make them kosher for Pesach. This doesn’t have the typical crumby topping, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

6. Passover Lemon Tart 2 Ways

By Rachel Kor

This lemon tart is really easy and quick to make and has the most delicious lemon flavor. It’s perfect for a light dessert after dinner, or a refreshing dessert after lunch.

I had so much fun with this lemon tart that I actually created two topping ideas for you guys. I happen to love fresh fruit on top of lemon tarts, but I also love the idea of drizzled chocolate over the top to balance out the tart lemon curd. Whichever look you decide to go with is sure to be delicious!

7. Passover Sweet and Saucy Brisket

By Norene Gilletz

When planning your Passover seder, does brisket come to your mind as easily as it does ours? Brisket is not only “tradition,” it’s also perfect for large holiday get-togethers because it feeds a large crowd with minimum effort. You can make it in advance and it reheats and/or freezes well.

8. Caramelized Onion, Honey, and Chestnut Chicken

By Tammy Israel

Full of flavor and easy to put together- you can’t go wrong with adding this chicken, caramelized onion and chestnut dish to your menu.

9. 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.

10. Sweet Potato and Dried Cranberry Quinoa

By Erin Grunstein

Perfect for Passover or year round!

11. 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!

12. 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.

13. Passover Chocolate Cake

By The Peppermill

Nothing beats a perfect one-bowl cake in your recipe repertoire.

14. Charoset Salad

By Naomi Nachman

I wanted to include a version of charoset in my book, but I decided to take it a step further, so I created this charoset-inspired salad, with all of the flavors you expect to find: cinnamon, wine, nuts, apples, and more. During our photoshoot preparation, the kitchen support staff all raved about this salad and kept wanting to remake it just so they could enjoy it again and again.

15. Flourless Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Leah Nagel

Almond-butter-based baked goods are the new Passover staple, and these chewy nut butter cookies are among the best of the bunch.

16. Best Pesach Blondies (Gluten Free)

By Family Table

I’m always looking for new Pesach baking recipes that my family can enjoy and that won’t make them feel sick after. When I got this recipe from my neighbor I knew I’d hit the jackpot. These blondies are light, fluffy, and have a great texture. Try it and you’ll see why we love it.

17. Matzo Ball Soup

By Elizabeth Kurtz

Tradition, tradition! Jewish holidays are all about tradition…and what could be more traditional than a hearty bowl of matzah-ball soup? I’ve updated this classic, offering a new twist on this oldie but goodie—with caramelized onions adding a surprisingly tangy element.

18. Kosher for Passover Fudgy Brownies (Gluten Free)

By Michal Cohen

These brownies are seriously fudgy and dense – and, yes, are kosher for Passover. Believe it or not, they don’t contain any flour. Chocolate lovers, beware.

19. Tomato Chicken

By Michal Frischman

Let’s be honest, the only chicken my kids will eat is that which is shnitzelified, but you know what? I don’t care. More for me.

20. Softest Chicken Ever

By Brynie Greisman

This recipe starts by marinating the chicken overnight to infuse it with awesome taste in every bite. Cooking it in a Crock-Pot results in chicken that literally falls off the bone. You’re going to love it!

21. 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!

22. Mini Lemon Curd Trifles (Gluten Free)

By Naomi Nachman

My daughter Gabi loves lemon curd, so I wanted to include a recipe for it here. I love this version because it has no margarine or hydrogenated oils. Layer the curd with crushed ladyfingers or cookie crumbs for a show-stopping dessert.

23. Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

From the Dining In Cookbook

Tastes like veal scallopini – just less expensive to prepare!

24. Shallot and Fennel Chicken

By Rorie Weisberg

When creating a healthy main, avoiding sugary sauces is a must. This recipe is unique and elegant without excess sugar.

25. Lemon Berry Crumble Pie

By Rorie Weisberg

Berries are one of the top 5 super foods, loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. This recipe is perfect with ice cream for dessert or healthy enough for breakfast with pure pudding or yogurt. Or serve with silan ice cream for a scrumptious dessert.

26. Garlicky Dark Chicken Cutlets

By Chani Tawil

I love the flavor of fresh onion and garlic. This chicken is a real winner when you’re short on time and need dinner ready in a jiffy.

27. Beef Fry Cracked Matzah

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 matzah. The combo of the salty and sweet with meat and chocolate is the answer to everyone’s dessert cravings.

28. Easy Matzo Lasagna

By Batsheva Kanter

This supper literally takes five minutes to put together. Just add a salad or side of roasted veggies and you’re good to go. No need to soak the matzos first!

29. Glazed Chicken Cutlets

By Rivky Kleiman

This tasty chicken dish is one that my family looks forward to each year.

30. Simply Saucy Brisket

From the Dining In Cookbook

It doesn’t get any easier than this, and the taste is divine!

31. Roasted Delicata Squash

By Rorie Weisberg

This was one winter squash that stumped me for a long time. Somehow, I just couldn’t get the flavor right. I tried sweet. I tried savory. And then I hit on this. I knew I got the combination right when these slices literally disappeared off the cookie sheet.

32. Parsnip, Potato and Turnip Puree

From the Dining In Cookbook

This tasty, lighter version of mashed potatoes is superb topped with crisp-fried onions.

33. Pesach Chocolate Espresso Torte

By Chanie Nayman

One of the perks of my job is that I can fill in the blanks and add recipes where they’re needed. I also usually take the liberty of not giving myself recipes that will be time-consuming to create. Sometimes this backfires because what I think will be easy ends up taking forever, and then there’s no turning back! This recipe took much trial and error to perfect, but we got it. You’re going to love it!

34. Italian-Style Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta

By Norene Gilletz

Tangy, salty, and full of bright flavors. This lovely quinoa side dish is so simple to make. I came up with the recipe over Shavuos when I couldn’t find the right mix of flavors to match my menu. This dish met that challenge and then some — it’s a winner!

35. Shena’s Pesach Choco-Chip Almond Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

By Shena Dominitz

These delicious treats are the perfect snack to enjoy on a long Passover afternoon. The chocolate chip cookies are made with almond flour and contain no egg so everyone can enjoy them!

36. Saucy Meatballs and Cabbage

By Brynie Greisman

As I type this recipe, it is Isru Chag Succos, and I can still taste and smell the stuffed cabbage we ate on Hoshana Rabbah. It was classic, traditional, and tasted very much like my Bubby’s, a”h. These meatballs incorporate the cabbage as part of the meatball mixture. They come out really soft and juicy. Everyone’s fave!

37. Guacamole Salad

By Rivky Kleiman

All you avocado fans out there… this salad’s for you. Healthy, nutritious, and so delicious.

38. 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.

39. Garlic Asparagus

By Rorie Weisberg

This is one of my favorite festive, wholesome veggie dishes. Because of the marinade it requires a little advance planning, but the result is a really tender, flavorful asparagus. Serve with Root Hash and Cauliflower-Rice Stuffed Capons.

40. Sweet Potato Muffins for Pesach

By Rivky Kleiman

I developed a sweet potato muffin for The Bais Yaakov Cookbook 2. My family loved it so much that I challenged myself to make it kosher l’Pesach. This muffin is so fluffy and delicious you won’t believe it’s not chometzdig.

41. Coffee-Rubbed London Broil

By Daniella Silver

In this kosher for Passover recipe, London broil beef cuts are rubbed with a simple coffee, cocoa, and spice blend, then slathered in barbecue sauce and cooked quickly over high heat.

42. Mock Yerushalmi Kugel

By Faigy Grossman

I couldn’t get over the similar taste and texture that this kugel has to that of authentic Yerushalmi kugel! You’ll all enjoy this fantastic side dish option as much as I do. It has quickly become a “must-have” recipe among my Pesach favorites!

43. Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Pine Nuts

By Elky Friedman

I have a soft spot for this particular siman for three reasons. 1) I love dates; I snack on them all year round. 2) The date was always the siman that got my family to laugh when someone would inevitably make that famous wisecrack: “Yehi Ratzon that ‘so and so’ should get a ‘date’ real quick…” It started with me and moved down to each of my sisters as soon as they were eligible. Every Rosh Hashanah we always had someone new to tease. Now we’re up to my last sister (and may she get a date and be married real speedily)! Reason #3? This side dish. I do know that you all are always looking out for easy, quick and tasty (plus healthy) side dishes for Yom Tov. So here is my date-inspired side. Enjoy!

44. Eggplant in a Garlic Verde Dressing

By Estee Kafra

Garlic, parsley, and olive oil — three simple ingredients, but a powerful kitchen weapon! I finish vegetable side dishes, fish, and even chicken with a dab of it, and it’s divine. Here’s our favorite dip/side dish using my new kitchen staple.

45. Bubbe’s Brisket (Easy Stovetop Brisket Recipe)

By Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller

This brisket comes out beautifully tender every time! Unlike barbecued brisket, this one cooks in broth on the stovetop, which helps seal in all the juices! This sugar-free recipe is perfect for your Passover seder or Rosh Hashanah table.

46. 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!

47. Strawberries and Cream Pie for Passover

By Esty Wolbe

A sweet and easy strawberries and cream pie! If you’re feeling adventurous, follow Esty’s favorite flavor combo and top the strawberry jam with balsamic glaze.

Watch Esty create this simple crowd-pleaser here!

48. 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!

49. Moist Zucchini Muffins (Gluten Free)

By Rivky Kleiman

Have a hard time getting your family to eat their veggies? Try serving these zucchini muffins. They’re irresistible… Hard to believe they’re kosher for Passover.

50. Cauliflower Crust Lachmagine

By Naomi Nachman

I’ve always enjoyed serving — and eating! — lachmagine, a Syrian meat pizza mezze, or appetizer. With cauliflower crust pizza so popular these days, I was inspired to try a cauliflower crust lachmagine for Pesach. I debuted it at the VIP Ram Pesach program (where I run cooking classes), and the Sephardic guests gave this recipe a thumbs-up for authentic flavor!