Passover Meals

Celebrate Passover with classic Jewish recipes everyone will love. From breakfast dishes to borscht, brisket, and more, these kosher Passover dishes will help create wonderful family traditions.

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Matzo Ball Soup with Dill-Horseradish Pistou

Food & Wine

Instead of sprinkling his soup with the customary bits of chopped fresh dill, Adam Perry Lang makes a vibrant horseradish and dill pistou (typically a condiment of fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil). A swirl of the flavorful pistou brightens up the soup enormously.

Total: 3 hrs 15 mins

Salmon with Matzo Crust

Better Homes and Gardens

Matzo is a crispy flatbread made of flour and water. Combined with dill, crushed matzo provides a crunchy coating to the fish in this quick and easy dish.

Total: 20 mins

Matzoh Ball Soup

The Food Channel

This savory soup is a Jewish favorite, often served during the Passover holidays.

Poached Pears

The Food Channel

Honey, cinnamon and citrus combine to give these pears a sweet and fabulous flavor. This dish makes a lovely dessert for Passover celebrations.

Chocolate Breakup

Family Circle

This traditional Passover treat layers matzoh boards with a butter and sugar mixture sprinkled with chocolate chips and walnuts.

Honeyed Carrots with Currants and Saffron

Food & Wine

A casserole of meat, vegetables, and fruit, tzimmes is often flavored with honey and cinnamon and cooked very slowly. Here, sliced carrots are quickly simmered with fresh orange juice, honey, ginger, and a pinch of saffron, then simmered with dried currants before serving.

Total: 45 mins

Potato Kugel with Fried Shallots

Food & Wine

Kugel is a baked pudding, usually made with noodles, or potatoes. This version, prepared with shredded potatoes and fried shallots, is crispy at the edges and deliciously creamy in the middle.

Total: 2 hrs

Farfel Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this apricot- and raisin-flavored dessert warm or cold.

Tropical Fruit Cobbler with Coconut Macaroon Topping

Food & Wine

Because they don't contain leavening (or dairy, which is prohibited at meat-based meals), coconut macaroon cookies are commonly served at seders. Adam Perry Lang wanted to play on the idea of a macaroon in this clever dessert, so he turned the cookie into a fluffy meringue with toasted coconut and ground almonds, which he then uses to top a juicy mixture of pineapple and mango.

Total: 2 hrs

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Apricot Almond Filling

Better Homes and Gardens

This chocolate dessert is a delightful addition to the Passover meal.

Noodle Kugel

Ladies' Home Journal
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Black-and-White Coconut Macaroons

Betty Crocker

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Fancy enough for a black tie affair -- easy enough to make for an everyday cookie treat.

Total: 2 hrs 25 mins

Passover Sponge Cake

Family Circle

Roast Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce

Food & Wine

Some of the most creative new wine lists are emphatically local. Broadway East in NYC champions New York state wines, while Terroir in Portland, Oregon, supports Pacific Northwest producers; chef Stu Stein serves this lamb with a Columbia Valley Syrah.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Passover Chocolate Macaroons

Better Homes and Gardens

These macaroon drop cookies include the perfect mix of chocolate and coconut. This make ahead recipe is a deliciously easy Passover treat.

Lemony Sesame Asparagus

The Food Channel

Asparagus is a traditional Spring vegetable that often appears on the Passover Seder table. This particular variation is simple to prepare, yet looks quite elegant.

Matzo Brownies

Better Homes and Gardens

These brownies make a terrific dessert for a meat or dairy meal. Pareve (PAHR uh vuh), or neutral foods, such as eggs, are allowed, and margarine, if labeled pareve, is permitted.

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