Recipe Finder

This is a list of all recipes posted on this website and on my blog, with links to the recipe. This list includes traditional Jewish recipes like brisket, latkes and hamentaschen, as well as many original ideas for vegetarian or vegan Passover options like cauliflower pizza and matzah spanakopita.

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Number of Recipes Found: 40
Avocado Toast
The trendy food choice spreading mashed avocado on matzah instead of toasted bread.
Main Ingredients: matzah, avocado, nuts
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Beef and Potato Tzimmes
Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. Tzimmes can be a wide variety of dishes, usually orange in color with carrots or sweet potatoes. It is commonly eaten on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), because it symbolizes our hopes for a "sweet" new year.
Main Ingredients: stewing beef, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, carrots
Course: Main Dish
Category: Fleishik (Meat)
Holiday: Passover, Rosh Hashanah
Traditional
Beef Brisket
Brisket is normally a very fatty meat, marinated in a tart tomato sauce and broiled.
Main Ingredients: brisket beef or london broil, ketchup, onion soup mix
Course: Main Dish
Category: Fleishik (Meat)
Holiday: Passover, Shabbat
Traditional
Broccoli-Almond "Meatballs"
This meatless-ball recipe uses ground nuts to provide ample vegetarian protein.
Main Ingredients: broccoli, almonds, eggs, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Broccoli-Potato-Cheese Soup
A cheese soup thickened with potato starch instead of flour or corn starch.
Main Ingredients: broccoli, potatoes, cheese, milk, butter, broth
Course: Soup
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Butternut Squash-Cheddar "Risotto"
For Passover, I substitute quinoa for rice to make this "risotto," providing ample protein for a hearty main course.
Main Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, cheddar cheese, milk, broth
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Carrot-Pineapple Tzimmes
Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. Tzimmes can be a wide variety of dishes, usually orange in color with carrots or sweet potatoes. It is commonly eaten on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), because it symbolizes our hopes for a "sweet" new year.
Main Ingredients: carrot, pineapple
Course: Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover, Rosh Hashanah
Traditional Vegetarian Vegan
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
This popular gluten-free macaroni and cheese substitution idea works perfectly for Passover! But it feels more like a side dish than the main course I hoped for.
Main Ingredients: cauliflower, cheddar cheese, milk
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Cauliflower Pizza
A trendy gluten-free cauliflower crust makes a pizza kosher for Passover!
Main Ingredients: cauliflower, egg, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Charoset
This fruit, nut and wine mix is eaten during the Passover seder to remind us of the mortar used to build during the period of slavery. I like it with a coarse texture, but some people make it with a smoother texture, more like cement.
Main Ingredients: apples, nuts, wine
Course: Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Traditional Vegetarian Vegan
Cholent
A traditional Shabbat dish, because it is designed to be cooked very slowly, started before Shabbat and is ready to eat for lunch the next day.
Main Ingredients: fatty meat, beans, barley, potatoes, onions
Course: Main Dish
Category: Fleishik (Meat)
Holiday: Shabbat
Traditional
Creme Brulee Matzah Brei
An upscale variation on a traditional Passover brunch food, topped with a rich caramel sauce.
Main Ingredients: matzah, eggs, milk, brown sugar, butter
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Traditional Vegetarian
Eggplant Parmesan
A popular Italian main course can be made for Passover by substituting matzah meal for the traditional breading.
Main Ingredients: eggplant, matzah meal, mozzerella, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs usually contain mustard, which is traditionally considered kitniyot and forbidden for Passover. This guacamole version of deviled eggs has a zippy taste and the combination of avocado and egg yolk keeps the filling green longer than guacamole usually does!
Main Ingredients: eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes
Course: Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Hamentaschen
A popular treat for the holiday of Purim, hamentaschen (literally, Haman's pockets) are triangular fruit-filled cookies meant to represent villain Haman's three-cornered hat.
Main Ingredients: flour, butter, egg, sugar, fruit filling
Course: Dessert
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Purim
Traditional Vegetarian
Holishkes (Stuffed Cabbage)
Cabbage leaves stuffed with meatballs in a tomato-based sweet-and-sour sauce. They are known by many different names (galuptzi, praakes, stuffed cabbage), and are made in many different ways. Traditionally served during the holiday of Sukkot.
Main Ingredients: cabbage, ground beef
Course: Main Dish
Category: Fleishik (Meat)
Holiday: Passover, Sukkot
Traditional
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Ricotta cheese is usually not available for Passover because it is normally curdled with white vinegar, a grain product. This simple home recipe curdles milk with lemon juice.
Main Ingredients: milk, lemon juice
Course:
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Jewish Apple Cake
It's actually not a Jewish recipe at all! But it is a perfect Jewish dessert because it has no dairy in it and kosher laws prohibit eating meat and dairy together. Good for Rosh Hashanah because sweet apples symbolize the wish for a "sweet" new year!
Main Ingredients: apples, flour, eggs
Course: Dessert
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Rosh Hashanah
Vegetarian
Kasha Varnishkes (Buckwheat Groats with Bow Tie Noodles)
Kasha varnishkes is commonly thought of as a holiday dish today, but it comes from very humble beginnings: a poor man's fare from our Eastern European heritage, made from simple, hearty grain and noodles. The Jewish version is made by tossing the kasha (buckwheat groats) with bow tie shaped egg noodles.
Main Ingredients: kasha (buckwheat groats), bow tie shaped egg noodles
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday:
Traditional Vegetarian
Kiwi, Quinoa and Ricotta
A quick and easy meal, tossing together a few different ingredients. The only thing that needs to be cooked is the quinoa and everything is optional.
Main Ingredients: kiwi or apples, quinoa, cottage cheese or ricotta, nuts
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Latke Pizza
Use latke dough to create a pizza crust for Passover pizza!
Main Ingredients: potatoes, onion, matzah meal or potato starch, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Latkes
Latkes are a type of potato pancake, fried patties of potato and onion held together with egg and matzah meal. They are commonly eaten during Chanukkah to celebrate the miracle of the oil (because they are fried in oil), and during Passover, because the only grain in them is the permitted matzah meal.
Main Ingredients: potatoes, onion, egg, matzah meal
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Chanukkah, Passover
Traditional Vegetarian
Lokshen Kugel (Noodle Kugel)
The word "kugel" is generally translated as "pudding," in the sense of bread pudding. There are many different types, side dish or dessert. This is a dessert kugel made with fruit, nuts and noodles called lokshen kugel.
Main Ingredients: eggs, noodles, apples, raisins, nuts
Course: Dessert
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Rosh Hashanah
Traditional Vegetarian
Matzah Ball Soup (Knaydelach)
Jewish penicillin. Thin chicken broth with ping-pong-ball sized matzah balls (or one very large matzah ball). Sometimes, a few large pieces of carrot or celery are added. Commonly served at the Passover seder, but is eaten all year round.
Main Ingredients: matzah meal, eggs, broth
Course: Soup
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Traditional Vegetarian
Matzah Brie (Fried Matzah)
There are many different ways to make matzah brie (usually rhymes with "rye," although some pronounce it like the cheese), some sweet and some savory. I make it like French toast with matzah instead of bread!
Main Ingredients: matzah, eggs, milk
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Traditional Vegetarian
Matzah Lasagna
This is the ultimate expression of a substitution mentality for Passover, which is exactly what I tell people to avoid, but it's very tasty and easy to make
Main Ingredients: matzah, cottage cheese or ricotta, mozzarella, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Matzah Pizza
Is there any Jewish child who hasn't tried this already? Cover a piece of matzah with tomato sauce and shredded cheese and heat until melted. That's the whole recipe.
Main Ingredients: matzah, tomato sauce, cheese
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Matzah Spanakopita
Spanakopita is a traditional Greek dish made with layers of pastry-like phyllo dough holding together layers of spinach and feta cheese. Phyllo dough, aside from being hard to work with, is not kosher for Passover, so this recipe substitutes matzah.
Main Ingredients:
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Mediterranean Medley
This is a very simple recipe, well-suited for making after a long day at work: sliced zucchini and tomato topped with a layer of shredded mozzarella on a bed of sauteed onion and garlic!
Main Ingredients: zucchini squash, tomato, mozzarella
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa
Quinoa, zucchini and onion slowly simmered in tomato sauce, absorbing the tomato and garlic flavors.
Main Ingredients: zucchini squash, onion, quinoa, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Nut Loaf
Combine matzah farfel stuffing mix with chopped nuts and vegetables for a vegan Passover treat!
Main Ingredients: matzah farfel stuffing, nuts, vegetables of your choice (celery, onion, etc.)
Course: Main Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Potato-Cheese Gnocchi
A variation on the popular Italian dish from the Moosewood Cookbook adjusted slightly for Passover requirements
Main Ingredients: cottage cheese or ricotta, potato starch, eggs, mozzarella cheese
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage
A vegetarian and vegan variation on the traditional Holishkes (stuffed cabbage).
Main Ingredients: cabbage leaves, quinoa, tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice
Course: Main Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Traditional Vegetarian Vegan
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers substituting quinoa for meat making them vegan and tasty enough that my meat-eating co-workers wanted the recipe!
Main Ingredients: quinoa, bell peppers, onion, matzah meal, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Shepherd's Pie
The usual Shepherd's Pie recipe includes meat and peas, which are not vegetarian or kosher for Passover. I substituted cashews and asparagus and got a great result!
Main Ingredients:
Course: Main Dish
Category: Pareve (Neutral)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian Vegan
Solyanka Vegetable-Dairy Casserole
A slight variation on a favorite recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook, with ingredients that are usually easy to find for Passover. This recipe takes some time to prepare so don't try to make it after work on a weeknight!
Main Ingredients: potatoes, cottage cheese or ricotta, yogurt, onion, carrots
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Spinach-Cheese-Quinoa Fritatta
Fritatta is an egg-based dish similar to quiche. It's crust-free, so it doesn't require any substitutions for Passover!
Main Ingredients: spinach, cheddar cheese, quinoa, eggs, parsley
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Stroopmatzot (Matzah Stroopwafels)
Based on the Dutch treat that glues together two pizzele-like waffles with molasses syrup.
Main Ingredients: matzah, dark brown sugar, butter, honey
Course: Dessert
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Sweet Potato Lasagna
A gluten-free lasagna for Passover
Main Ingredients: sweet potato, cottage cheese or ricotta, mozzarella, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian
Zucchini Pizza
A carb-conscious, gluten-free zucchini crust makes a pizza kosher for Passover!
Main Ingredients: zucchini squash, eggs, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, matzah meal or potato starch, tomato sauce
Course: Main Dish
Category: Milchik (Dairy)
Holiday: Passover
Vegetarian


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