13 Passover Recipes

These Passover recipes include both sweet and savory dishes, including latkes, brisket, roast chicken, brownies, apple cake, and more.

A cheddar and potato latke topped with chives and applesauce on a plate with a spoonful of sour cream beside the latke.
These Cheddar and potato latkes are made like a traditional latke but with the notable (and indulgent) addition of plenty of gooey melted Cheddar. They’re served with a homemade brown sugar applesauce to complete this easy Hannukah (or weeknight) meal.
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A parchment lined deep baking pan filled with baked ricotta.
This baked ricotta is essentially a creamy, indulgent, crowd-pleasing cheese dip made from three ingredients—ricotta, eggs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano—that’s baked until it’s puffed like a souffle. Serve it with crostini, a drizzle of honey, dried fruits, blanched vegetables, anything, really.
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A yellow Le Creuset pot with Nach Waxman's sliced beef brisket inside
The brisket is partially cooked, removed from the oven, and sliced. It's then returned to the oven to cook completely. Juicy, deeply flavorful, and amazingly tender. Genius.
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A white bowl filled with matzo ball soup and sprinkled with dill
This matzo ball soup, made with roasted chicken stock, carrots, celery, and matzo balls, is soothing and satisfying. An elegant addition to a Passover meal, or the perfect meal to gift a sick friend.
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A skillet with three pieces of pan fried fish and lemon slices
Pan fried fish has never been as easy or as enticing as with these seared fish fillets with crisp skin. Easy and works with halibut, snapper, salmon, trout, and virtually any other fish.
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Roast chicken with lemon slices under the skin in a oval metal pan
The secret to this flavorful, juicy roast chicken with lemon is a dry brine. The bird is rubbed with salt and sits overnight in the fridge. The next day, it’s rinsed, lemon slices are slid under its skin, and the whole shebang is roasted. A simple pan gravy knocks this over the top.
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Assorted colors of braised carrots with orange and rosemary in a dish.
These braised carrots are a showstopping side dish that’s gently cooked with orange and rosemary until the carrots are tender, buttery, and fragrant.
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Two glass jars of homemade chrain with a silver spoon lying beside them.
Homemade chrain is a simple but transformative side for gefilte fish, rich meats like brisket and nearly anything else that needs a kick.
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Three Passover brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
Passover brownies are almost always disappointing. Not these. How could they be with matzo meal for Pesach, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, butter, eggs, brandy, and nuts? They’re slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.
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Sheets of homemade matzoh in a metal basket.
This homemade matzoh couldn’t be simpler and tastes incomparably better than the stuff you buy in a box. Here’s how to make it from scratch.
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A stack of cottage cheese chremslach on a blue plate with a glass of orange juice in the background and a fork resting on the plate.
Cottage cheese chremslach are essentially pancakes made with a matzo meal batter. Perfect for Passover.
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A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth
This flourless chocolate cloud cake is a wickedly elegant dessert that’s deceptively easy to make. Just four ingredients–chocolate, eggs, butter, and sugar–come together for a crunchy-on-the-outside, airy-on-the-inside cake.
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A square of Passover apple cake on a green plate.
Passover apple cake. A classic from the astoundingly awesome cookbook author, Arthur Schwartz. Kosher for Passover yet still tastes like any traditional apple cake. Talk about a godsend.
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