Not Sure What To Cook First For Passover? Try These 9 Recipes.

Nechama Fink March 27, 2024

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As the Passover countdown begins, it’s time to have a strategic plan for all your cooking. Among the array of dishes to prepare, certain dishes stand out as perfect candidates for early preparation and freezing. From hearty mains like roasts and ribs to delightful desserts such as sorbet and cookies, choosing the right recipes to freeze ahead can be a game-changer.

By tackling these dishes first, you’ll not only alleviate last-minute stress but also ensure a delicious spread that will impress your guests. So, take a look at the 9 recipes that we suggest freezing first, and let’s kickstart your holiday cooking with confidence.


1. Cauliflower and Leek Soup by Rivky Kleiman

Always looking for something new and different led me to concoct this delectable, easy-to-prepare soup.

2. Cranberry Roast by Chani Tawil

Cranberry sauce and brown sugar are the secret to this succulent, soft roast.

3. Three-Ingredient Spare Ribs by Michal Frischman

Okay, fine, plus salt, but no one counts salt! These spare ribs are easy, delicious, and a great menu item to make in advance.

4. Garlic Baked Chicken from the Dining In Cookbook

A perfect balance of fresh flavors. Very enjoyable!

5. Saucy Meatballs and Cabbage by Brynie Greisman

This recipe is classic, traditional, and tastes 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!


6. Kiwi Ices by Tamar Ansh

I think kiwis are one of the most colorful, interesting, and just delicious fruits in the world – at least, I think so! Opening one up adds such a splash of color to just about any fruit platter, salad or even…ices.

7. Almond Butter Brownies by Elizabeth L. Mandelbaum

This almond butter brownie pie is one of my favorite chocolate desserts! The fun thing about these brownies is they are so clean and also so incredibly rich. There are a few ways to play around with this dessert and that’s what makes it one of my favorites.

8. Orange-Scented Passover Cake with Chocolate Ganache by Estee Kafra

I have made this cake numerous times, changing up the oranges with blood oranges, tangerines and even grapefruit. Each time it was divine. Pairs nicely with a chocolate cream or a white glaze with lemon juice.

9. Passover Carrot Muffins by Rivky Kleiman

Carrots and muffins are a match made in heaven and something I miss every Pesach. This year I was determined to develop a moist, fluffy, taste-like-chometz muffin… These truly deliver!