57 Easy Passover Recipes for Newbies!

Kosher.com Staff March 19, 2020

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Are you a total beginner at preparing for Passover? In that case, what you need is easy Passover recipes- nothing complicated or time-consuming like those overwhelming dessert recipes that require separating and beating ten dozen eggs.

We’ve collected the easiest, most delicious Passover recipes just for you!

Let’s face it, making your first Passover can be pretty overwhelming. With all the planning, shopping, ordering, cooking and cleaning that you’re not accustomed to, it can feel like an almost impossible task. We’ve all been there. We get it and are here to help you with all your Passover needs- seriously!

We have so many helpful resources on kosher.com that can really come in handy. Check out some below!

Making Passover for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Cookbooks You Need to Make Passover

The Essential Passover Substitution Guide

Plan Passover Meals with this Handy Menu Printable

Your Passover Cleaning Guide

As you’ll see below, we have many super-easy recipes for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for the easiest and juiciest brisket or the quickest and most delicious cookie recipe, all of the recipes we’ve chosen take minimal effort, require little hands-on time, call for few and basic ingredients, and most importantly, will hopefully make you feel less stressed!

As always, feel free to reach out to us if you have any cooking questions or need advice!

  1. Best Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Rorie Weisberg
    Rorie shares her favorite way to prepare her most favorite starchy vegetable and achieve that mouthwatering crispy exterior, creamy interior combination. Learn Rorie’s favorite tip that will take your roast potatoes to perfection.
  2. Garlic Dill Potatoes by Esty Wolbe
    Forget the rest, these garlic dill potatoes are the best. No matter how many times they appear in your menu, you won’t tire of them.
    Watch how easy these are here!
  3. 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!
  4. Easy Flourless Hazelnut Cookies by Tamar Teitelbaum
    These rich, chewy cookies are so easy to make with only five ingredients. The cookies have a deep, molasses flavor. These Easy Hazelnut Cookies are dairy-free and gluten-free, with optional decoration instructions. Skip, or substitute, the decorative topping if making these for Passover.
  5. Egg Yolk Cookies for Passover by Erin Grunstein
    If you’ve been whipping up egg whites for that showstopper sponge cake – don’t dispose of all those leftover egg yolks! Make these cookies instead.
  6. That Crunchy Salad That Goes with Anything by Rivki Rabinowitz
    As you may know by now, watermelon radishes are a staple in my fridge just as cucumbers are in many others. I love this salad because it includes vegetables that are all peeled, making it a perfect first course if your minhag is to peel all your produce.
  7. 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.
  8. Cauliflower Israeli Salad by Chanie Nayman
    This is the salad I make when I want something bright and fresh, which is pretty much necessary to go alongside every heavy Pesach meal.
  9. Salami Hash by Esty Wolbe
    Looking for that perfect dish to satisfy your family? Esty is sharing with us her perfect Pesach In a Pan recipe. This hash can be served for breakfast, dinner, and is even a great option for erev Pesach. It’s super versatile – use whatever veggies you like and you can even skip the salami if you don’t like eating meat in the morning. Enjoy!
  10. 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!
  11. Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms by Michal Frischman
    In my house, the sides are usually just a variation of roasted vegetables. They’re simple, but we love them, and I find that they’re really what our guests enjoy the most too (I mean, they eat them more than the kugels I don’t serve, so I’m guessing). This is best served the same day it was made, but it’s delicious room temperature the next day, too.
  12. 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!
  13. Pepper-Crusted London Broil with Chimichurri Sauce by Faigy Murray
    I am always very hesitant to prepare meats that have lots of sauce on them. Meat has such an unbelievable depth of flavor that sauces and condiments can just detract from it. So, when I have a recipe that I can make with the sauce as an outer component, as opposed to cooking it with the meat, it’s a win-win: for my husband, who loves a good sauce, and for me, who can eat it without.
  14. Almond Flour Schnitzel by Rena Tuchinsky
    My favorite way to make shnitzel, the shortcut way! During Passover I use this breading, which reminds me of seasoned cornflake crumbs. Make a few batches in advance to have on hand. It’s that good!
  15. 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.
  16. 3 Ingredient Nut Butter Cookies by Nathalie
    These cookies are super fun, tasty, and easy to make!
  17. Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Pine Nuts by Elky Friedman
    I love dates; I snack on them all year round. 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!
  18. Lemon Thyme Chicken by Tamar TeitelbaumCrisp, flavorful skin. Juicy, tender meat. With a tart lemon flavor and the sweet herbal notes of thyme, this chicken is so easy to make and comes out absolutely delicious every time.
  19. Best Pesach Blondies (Gluten Free) by Riki Schwartz
    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.
  20. Strawberries and Cream Pie for Passover by Esty WolbeA 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!
  21. 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!
  22. Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Bites by Naomi Hazan
    Attention all cookie dough lovers! Get your fix with these delicious no bake cookie dough bites! They’re fun to eat as little bites or even with a spoon! They’re also completely gluten-free, paleo, and vegan!
  23. Asparagus Salad from the Dining In Cookbook
    This light salad is delicious, nutritious, and easy!
  24. Pesach Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Peppermill
    These non-gebrokts cookies are easy to make and easy to enjoy on Passover.
  25. Black Olive Tapenade by Esty Wolbe
    If ever there was a holiday for dips, it would be Passover! It is in the 4 questions after all!
    Watch Esty create this dip in a flash, here!
  26. Best Gluten-Free Apple Crisp by Rorie WeisbergThe dessert I share here is one that will surprise you with its simplicity and its absolute deliciousness. I make it all year round. Best of all, it is sugar-and-potato-starch-free. Which is a good thing even if you’re not health-conscious, because potato starch can get boring after a while!
  27. 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.
  28. Roasted Chicken Bottoms with Olive Oil, Rosemary, and Root Vegetables by Zeta Olive Oil
    A warm and inviting chicken lunch or dinner with great rustic flavor.
  29. 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!
  30. Guacamole Salad by Rivky Kleiman
    All you avocado fans out there… this salad’s for you. Healthy, nutritious, and so delicious.
  31. Whole Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken by Chayie Schlisselfeld
    Sometimes the easiest suppers are the tastiest ones. This chicken takes minutes to prepare, you can put it your oven and forget about it for five hours, and come home to a delicious, moist, flavorful roasted chicken.
  32. Garlic-Mayo Skirt Steak Dinner by Rivky Kleiman
    Garlic and mayo on steak and potato: Not only do they rhyme, but they also taste positively divine!
  33. Sephardic Charoset Cheese Board by Rachel Kor
    With all the cooking involved for Passover, easy meals are the way to go. This Sephardic charoset cheese board is a great shortcut for lunch that will make you and your guests very happy! It requires no cooking and takes about five minutes to assemble.
  34. Fresh Cucumber Dill Salad by Mindy Rafalowitz
    The contrast of colors in this salad is not only eye appealing but will please your palate as well. For even more color, don’t peel the cucumbers (just be sure to scrub them well with dishwashing liquid and then rinse well).
  35. Turkey Loaf with Gravy by OU Kosher
    Ground turkey is well spiced and rolled up into a loaf in this Passover-friendly weeknight dinner dish. Courtesy of the Women’s Branch of the OU.
  36. Bubbe’s Brisket 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! Grain free, this recipe is perfect for your Passover seder or Rosh Hashanah table.
  37. Sweet and Sour Meatballs by Sari Matyas
    An easy supper that’s a favorite in everyone’s home.
  38. I Can’t Believe It’s Kosher For Pesach S’more Brownie Pie by Esty Wolbe
    This one’s a classic- one of our oldest and top-rated Passover desserts. You will not believe that this brownie s’mores pie is gluten free and really kosher for Pesach!
  39. Butternut Squash Crumble by Victoria Dwek
    Serving a sweet side dish is not my minhag. But I’m going to serve this one anyway. Use this crumble on top of your favorite sweet vegetable or mock noodle kugel. In this one, it’s the perfect complement over naturally sweet butternut squash and sweet potatoes. The cubed veggies are so much more elegant than mashed, and are even easier to prep. This perfect crumble also works well as the crowning touch to many of your own baked Passover desserts.
  40. Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers with Gluten Free Breading by Elky Friedman
    The combination of mayo, white wine, and almonds give the chicken such a rich taste, even without going anywhere near a frying pan. Our photographer enjoyed these for lunch. Leah, Renee, and Victoria came by and couldn’t believe they weren’t fried (but only for a second…they know me well enough by now). The best part…they’re easier to make than your standard fried nuggets, since there’s no standing over the frying pan.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Honey Roasted Red-Skinned Potatoes by Zehava Krohn
    Delicious four-ingredient sweet roasted potato wedges.
  45. Hearty Roasted Vegetable Soup by Faigy Grossman
    I know, I know. Chavi, you’ll never let me forget that you thought of this one and also even tested it for me! Is a public thank you enough? In any case, my sis sure is right — this soup is irresistible, with incredible flavor, due to the roasted veggies and spice combo. A “best-seller” label for this one!
  46. Before and After Chicken Legs by Julie HauserCrockpot cooking can save massive amounts of time when preparing for Passover, or when putting up a meal on Chol Hamoed morning to enjoy when you return home from wherever the day may take you.
  47. Chocolate Fudge Bars by Estee Kafra
    No need to separate the eggs for this easy fudge recipe.
  48. Orange Juice Roast by Julie Hauser
    People seem to like their roast moist, tender, and somewhat sweet, so there’s no way to go wrong with orange juice and duck sauce! This one smells great from the garlic and onions, and it literally takes five minutes to put it all together.
  49. Cauliflower and Leek Soup by Rivky Kleiman
    Always looking for something new and different led me to concoct this delectable, easy-to-prepare soup.
  50. Sweet Potato Muffins 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.
  51. Butternut Squash Fries by Rorie Weisberg
    Lightly seasoned, oven-roasted butternut squash spears.
  52. Coke Brisket by Esther Gopin
    Soda is a wonderful tenderizer, which is why this brisket comes out so incredibly soft every time. This recipe is so simple and easy to make, and it yields great results. This is sure to become a family favorite brisket recipe, you won’t be sorry you tried it!
  53. Tangy Potato Chip Shnitzel by Estee Kafra
    Shnitzel is always a family favorite, but the flavors of this ingredient combination make this recipe really unique.
  54. Tomato, Avocado, and Hearts of Palm Salad by Chanie Nayman
    This salad is a staple you can plug into so many of your meals this Yom Tov season.
  55. Sweet Potato Salad by Rivky Kleiman
    A tried-and-true side dish.
  56. Like Stuffed Cabbage by Brynie Greisman
    This tastes very similar to stuffed cabbage with minimal work. It’s really tasty!!
  57. Roasted Citrus Quinoa Salad by Estee Kafra
    Quinoa is always a healthy and easy side dish. The orange juice in this recipe gives this version a tasty twist. It goes especially well with fish and poultry dishes.

Want more? Check out our complete collection of delicious Kosher for Passover Recipes!

Originally published March 2020. Updated and improved March 2022.