Pass the charoset, y'all. Pull out your vacuum and clear out those cupboards. It's time to rid your home of every piece of bread and speck of crumbs in anticipation of a matzo-filled seven (or eight) days. For many of us, Passover Seder preparation involves digging in your family recipe box for Bubby's brisket recipe, and, in the unleavened week that follows, Jewish homes across the South will consume more matzo brei than we can count. Though we love a Seder menu rich in tradition and we're always up for a matzo pizza right out of the oven, why not try a fresh take on some of your classic Passover favorites this year? With a little pre-Passover planning, we promise avoiding chametz and eating more than just matzo for the week is easier than you think. Take a look at some of our Passover-friendly favorites that are sure to impress while you sit back and relax at the seder.
Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
As colorful as they are delicious, the naturally sweet and earthy flavor of these honey-glazed carrots will complement any Passover main dish. Tender and flavorful carrots are a great choice in side when you have to forgo typical sides like beans and grains.
Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Impress your Seder guests with potatoes as pretty to present as they are delicious. Don’t let the beautiful display deter you. We promise they're easier to prepare than they appear.
Brisket with Carrots and Horseradish-Parsley Gremolata
Cooked low and slow, this more-traditional brisket is sure to be the star of the seder. Even those not a fan of the bitter herbs during the Passover service will love the horseradish-infused gremolata drizzled on top.
Sweet and Savory Matzo Brei
Do you prefer your matzo brei sweet or savory? Whether your a sugar and maple syrup brei fan or your go-to with matzo brei is black pepper, this Sweet and Savory Marzo Brei is sure to satisfy.
Sheet Pan Flank Steak
Pair marinated flank steak with potatoes and healthy greens in one pan, and you’ve got a Pesach dinner that’s as easy to make as it is to clean up. This meal is special enough for a holiday but easy enough for a weeknight—so you can relax and recline like the best of them.
BBQ Rub Roasted Chicken
You won’t run out of Passover dinner options with a dish like this. An easy BBQ chicken recipe that makes this much food will definitely leave you with leftovers.
Matzo Ball Soup
No Jewish holiday is complete without a round of Matzo Ball Soup, but especially Passover. These unleavened balls of goodness are comfort in a bowl.
Elevate your classic holiday chicken with a sweet and saucy twist fit for the holiday. This family recipe is so good, it simply cannot be limited to once-yearly consumption.
Though it may not be just like Bubby’s, this beef BBQ brisket will definitely be a slow cooker crowd pleaser. Think of this recipe as a Southern take on an old-school Passover classic.
Brownies for Passover
The hunt for a delicious kosher for Passover dessert isn't the easiest, but we've got you covered. A post-meal Passover favorite, these matzo meal creations are deliciously different than your everyday brownie.
Passover Macaroon Sandwich Cookies
If you've ever mixed up Passover macaroons with French macarons , this treat is for you. Use your favorite jam to fill these kosher for Passover sandwich cookies made from coconut.
This Passover dish is worth braving the Yiddish pronunciation. It's a savory, stew-ed classic that deserved a spot at the seder table.
Keeping kosher for Passover can be a doozy. Thanks to this granola, a hardy holiday breakfast is not only possible, but delicious too.
Roasted Lamb With Fresh-Herb Sauce
Accompany the shank bone on your seder plate with a roasted lamb for the main course. Our holiday-worthy lamb recipe is herbaceous, flavorful, and perfect for spring.
Flourless Pecan-Chocolate Cake
Flourless for the holiday but decadent as can be, this dessert will wow in your after-dinner spread. Pecans and a hint of coffee in the cake provide subtle flavor and texture that take this kosher for Passover treat to new heights.
Cast-Iron Potato Kugel
Kugel is a favorite in many Jewish households, but during Passover, we swap our usual noodle kugels for their potato-filled cousin. This potato kugel is baked to perfection thanks to the help of a cast-iron skillet.
Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
A dessert that's both dairy- and gluten-free and delicious passes all the Passover tests. This stunning pavlova cake will impress your seder guests and have them coming back for seconds.
The perfect Passover macaron is one that's chewy and coconut-y on the inside, and toasted brown on the outside. These ones certainly fit the bill and are sure to become a holiday hit.
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies
Passover's flour-ban is hardly a hinderance when you've got this recipe in your arsenal. Because they lack this key ingredient in most cookies, these ones are fudgier and richer than ever.
Airy and elegant, this light dessert is the ultimate Passover sweet. Pavlovas are best eaten shortly after they’re assembled, so hold off on building this dessert until you’re ready to dig in.