Passover begins on April 5 this year, which means it's almost time to start planning the menu for your Passover seder. As with any big holiday meal, there is a lot to consider when choosing which Passover foods to include in your seder. Besides the Passover food rules dictating that you cannot eat leavened grains (chametz) or other ingredients such as corn during the eight days of the holiday, you also want to think about the size of your party and if there are any additional dietary preferences or restrictions among your guests. These Passover recipes make it easy to incorporate traditional favorites as well as fresh spring ingredients to brighten up your Pesach table.
Whether you are looking for the perfect side dishes to accompany your family's go-to brisket recipe, or want to experiment with how you prepare your potato kugel this year, these recipe ideas have you covered. Passover food often uses ingredients like matzo meal, potato starch, and almond flour to make traditionally leavened goods Passover-friendly — and these recipes are no exception. But they also include innovative (and kosher for Passover) ways to please your vegetarian or vegan guests and family members. Ready to write up your Passover grocery list? Start by making your way through these 28 Passover recipes perfect for your 2023 seder — and for enjoying all Passover long. Once your dinner menu is set, be sure to bookmark a few of these Passover dessert recipes to try this year, too.
It wouldn't be Passover without matzo ball soup on your family's dinner table. This classic Passover recipe only take 25 minutes of active prep time, but make sure you set aside at least an hour for the matzo meal to refrigerate, and around 30 minutes for the balls to cook to the perfect consistency. Add to classic homemade chicken soup to complete the dish.
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Brisket with Dried Fruit
This thin-cut beef brisket has both spice and sweetness, seasoned with balsamic vinegar, honey, and cloves. It's topped with dried apricots and prunes for a fruity touch that will taste like spring.
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Roast Chicken with Caramelized Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
This one-pan roasted chicken and vegetable meal covers all the bases for Passover dinner, with barely any effort on your part. Pro Tip: Spatchcocking the chicken and placing it on a bed of onions cuts up to 20 minutes from the roasting time and infuses the dish with flavor.
Pot Roast and Root Vegetables
Substitute 2 tbsp. potato starch for the all-purpose flour in this recipe, and it's the perfect all-in-one Passover dinner. Add the ingredients to your slow cooker and leave it to cook all day while you prepare for your guests to arrive. When it's time to eat, your roast should be perfectly tender and ready to slice and serve up.
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Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is the perfect way to satisfy your pasta craving during Passover. Try out this plant-based "pasta" dish with marinara sauce and broccoli florets for a vegetable-dense experience.
Oven-Roasted Salmon with Charred Lemon Vinaigrette
Maybe the majority of your guests don't eat meat, or perhaps you want to cook something a little different this year. If so, then consider roasting a salmon fillet with fennel and red onion. Finished with a drizzled citrus vinaigrette, this dinner is bursting with flavor.
Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers
Another salmon option, this skillet salmon recipe is ideal for a smaller seder, but you can always double the recipe to feed a crowd. Served with a mediterranean-style side of creamy feta cucumbers, the dish will satisfy your dinner guests without being too heavy.
Apple and Potato Gratin
Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots
Roasted vegetables are an easy side dish to include in your Passover meal. These roasted carrots with chili pepper, honey, and fresh ginger will not only satisfy the vegetarians at your seder, but also meat-eaters who want a vegetable with their meat main.
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Who doesn't love potatoes? This simple recipe has the added fun component of smashing mini potatoes with the bottom of a glass. Just be careful — the recipe asks you to gently press down on the vegetable!
Marinated Beets with Rosemary
Beets are another versatile vegetable to incorporate into your seder. This recipe makes things quick and easy by using canned beets. You do have to refrigerate the beets in the marinade for at least an hour, but you can easily prepare them ahead of time as they can be chilled for up to two days.
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Peach, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad
This fruity and nutty salad is another springtime option for your Passover seder. Ready in under 15 minutes, this salad has the trifecta of juicy peaches, fresh watercress, and crunchy walnuts.
Creamy Garlic and Herb Spinach
For more greens at your Passover seder, make this easy, cheesy spinach dish that is rich in flavor and uses just three ingredients.
Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onions
This roasted butternut squash recipe calls on a slew of delicious spices. Brown sugar, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and fresh thyme combine in a side dish that will delight the senses.
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Jamie Kravitz (she/her) is the digital editor at Woman's Day, where she oversees the brand's digital platforms and covers holidays, food, and more. Before joining WD in 2021, she was a digital editor at the Rachael Ray Show. Jamie has over five years of experience writing relationship, entertainment, home, and gifting content for publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Insider, and Elite Daily. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing and lives in Brooklyn with her cats, Lumos and Linus.
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