Passover Appetizers and Sides

Celebrate the eight days of Passover with delicious recipes for kosher appetizers and side dishes. From charoset and chopped liver to knishes, kugels, puddings, and more, we have just the right side dishes and appetizers to make Passover special.

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Matzoh Ball Soup

The Food Channel

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

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

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

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.

Mock Noodle Kugel

Diabetic Living

In this healthy version of the traditional noodle favorite, spaghetti squash serves as a low-carb alternative to pasta.

Creamy Veggies

VELVEETA®

Even kids will love eating these creamy, cheesy veggies. And busy will love that this tasty microwaved side dish can be on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Total: 18 mins

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Cook the garlic along with the potatoes, then stir in the fresh herbs before mashing. You can use any combination of herbs you like for this delicious holiday side dish recipe.

Castilian-Style Passover Potato Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

Kosher, which means proper or pure in Hebrew, refers to cuisine that meets certain standards of separation, combination, and method of cooking. This potato casserole recipe meets kosher restrictions.

Baked Potatoes with Gorgonzola

Better Homes and Gardens

Give twice-baked potatoes a flavor twist by using firm yellow-flesh potatoes, sour cream, and Gorgonzola cheese.

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a side dish for all ages and all holidays. A buttery glaze accented with ginger coats fresh, tender-sweet carrots.

Total: 30 mins

Roasted Asparagus with Tomato Jam

Better Homes and Gardens

A tomato, sweet pepper, and horseradish jam complements this roasted asparagus side dish. Serve the jam pureed if you'd prefer a smoother texture.

Carrot and Onion Puff

Better Homes and Gardens

This savory souffle makes an irresistible meatless main dish.

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Kugel Kugel Bo Boo-Gel. Banana Fanna Fo-Fugel. Fee Fi Mo-Mugel: KUGEL. Whether Shirley Ellis ever made kugel or not, one of the classic Passover recipes, is not the point. Her pop 60′s hit, The Name Game, reminds us that, a name is just a name is just a name. The proof of what's important is in the pudding. Or, the this case, the potato- or noodle-based casserole known as kugel. If you grew up with kugel, and thought it might be a little old-fashioned (you learned how to make it from your grandmother, right?), well, think again. Andread more

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