We hate to bring this up before Passover even begins, but you’re going to need some breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas for Chol Hamoed. Matzo pizza is great and all, but it can get old quickly.
We have an entire recipe roundup dedicated to breakfast ideas here, and below you can find the rest.
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- 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!
- 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.
- Tuna and Salmon Latkes from the Nitra Cookbook
Using both salmon and tuna, these latkes are flavorful, delicious, crunchy, and healthy! Pair these with a salad, roasted potatoes, or your favorite starch, and you have an amazingly easy and filling meal!
- Spicy Thai Mango Avocado Salad by Bat-El Gershowitz
This is a fresh and interesting new salad that’s easy to make, with sweet mango, spicy Italian peppers, loads of herbs, and a zesty lime and honey dressing.
- 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.
- Calabrian Chili Shakshuka by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
Shakshuka is a breakfast favorite all the time, but especially on Passover when our options are limited! I took the classic recipe and kicked it up a notch with Tuscanini’s Calabrian chilis. They add a beautifully complex flavor and piquant kick that works beautifully in the tomato sauce. They provide a real decent amount of heat, so use accordingly!
- 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!
- Passover Eggplant Parmesan Rounds by Molly Hagler
It’s the same great taste as your favorite family-style eggplant Parmesan, but prepared in individual portions for a prettier presentation.
- 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!
- 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.
- Skinny Rollatini by Victoria Dwek
The most important part of the success of this recipe is getting the eggplant cooked well enough so they’re tender enough to be cut through with a fork when eating. If they’re thick and rubbery, it doesn’t work. Be patient and slice evenly and cook thoroughly and you’ll be rewarded with low-cal rollatini that’s just as satisfying as the original.
- Mock-o-roni (Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese) by Rorie Weisberg
Want a healthier version of mac-and-cheese that comes together even faster than the original? Try Rorie’s Mock-o-Roni. You won’t miss those elbow noodles one bit! The kids will love it too! It’s the perfect new dairy recipe to try this year. Simple and quick, and definitely delicious!
Watch how quickly this comes together here!
- Quick Baked Pesach Burgers (Gebrokts) by Chaya Piatt
Using Manischewitz Matza Meal for the binder, these patties are so easy to make. They turn out moist and delicious!
- Creamy Stuffed Baked Potato from the Dining In Cookbook
Follow this recipe to make the perfect creamy, cheesy double baked potato.
- Aromatic Chicken Nuggets by Efrat Libfroind
At home or outside, for Yom Tov or Chol Hamoed, on Pesach or any other time, this dish is always a pleasure. It’s filling, diverse, easy to prepare and delicious hot or cold.
- Passover Fried Flounder by Chayie Schlisselfeld
Sometimes keeping things super simple is best. This flounder tastes delicious fresh out of the pan, or room temperature the next day for lunch.
- Tomato-Basil Drumsticks with Baby Squash by Faigy Grossman
Do you like the tangy taste of a thick, tomato-based gravy as much as I do? The sauce in this dish pairs superbly with the soft chicken that it’s cooked in. Spoon the extra sauce over farfel, potatoes, you name it — it’ll be a winner of a dinner!
- Orange Chicken for Pesach by Malky Reinman
Add some tang to your classic Pesach meal with this Asian-inspired chicken.
- Vegetable Pad Thai by Naomi Nachman
I expanded my love for Thai cuisine here to Pesach. With some small tweaks, this recipe, which is the national dish of Thailand, makes a great addition to your Chol Hamoed repertoire!
- 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.
- Nut-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Chili Sauce by Charnie Kohn
- One-Pan Tomato Basil Chicken by Ally Mawhirter
This delicious fresh chicken is a quick and easy dinner favorite. The tomato and basil combo is always a winner. Perfect for Passover and all year round.
- 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.
- Steak with Grilled Pineapple Avocado Salad by Ally Mawhirter
When you want to break out the grill pan for supper, this easy steak dinner is the recipe you want to try – the steak is delicious and the avocado salad with pineapple-cilantro dressing is so fresh!
- Lemony Sheet Pan Fish 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.
- General Tso’s Salmon by Naomi Nachman
There’s nothing like a pretty appetizer inspired by an Asian cuisine, taking my love of travel to my Pesach Seder!
- Full ‘n Free Almond Chocolate Caramel Chew Bars by Rorie Weisberg
For a better-for-you treat on Passover, Rorie’s innovative Passover “Twix” Bars are a must-try. These bars are easy, delicious, and are made with clean ingredients.
- 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.
- Choco-Maple Pecan Bars by Chavi Feldman
These pecan bars are so delicious, they didn’t even make it to the cake dish! Loads of little hands (and some not so little) kept going back for more. Easy to make, and even easier to eat, these may just become your new fave!
- Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters by Ruth Fox and Vicky Cohen
These 3-ingredient chocolate clusters are the perfect treat for any chocolate lover. It’s sweet and salty, crunchy and decadent. Keep them in the freezer throughout Passover for whenever you’re feeling like a sweet treat!
- Nut-Free Giant ’Smore Cookies by Esty Wolbe
Jumbo chocolate marshmallow cookies!? We’re here for the fun. Today, Esty shares the most dense and fudgy s’mores cookies that you’ll adore all year round… oh, and on Passover, too. Don’t even think of taking out that mixer – the batter comes together by hand in one single bowl. Watch how it comes together on Easy Does It.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- One-Bowl Cheddar Scallion Muffins by Ally Mawhirter
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.
- Almond-Butter-Stuffed Dates Dipped in Chocolate by Ruth Fox and Vicky Cohen
These chocolate-covered dates are incredibly satisfying and always a crowd-pleaser.