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25 Super Easy Passover Recipes

From seder mains to quick desserts.

Passover is a cooking marathon, and we know how exhausting it can be to spend the entire holiday in the kitchen. Even if you plan and cook ahead, filling the freezer weeks beforehand, sometimes it’s not quite enough… What you need is a collection of easy recipes that require little preparation and/or cook up in a flash. 

Well, here they are: 25 super easy Passover recipes from The Nosher to keep up your sleeve. From seder mains to weeknight dinners, fresh side dishes to decadent desserts, we have you covered.


1. Matzah Mac & Cheese

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Photo credit Sonya Sanford

A decadent dish so delicious we find ourselves cooking this when it isn’t Passover.

2. Sephardi Spinach and Feta Mina (Matzah Pie)

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Photo credit Susan Barocas

A Passover staple for a reason, this vegetarian mina is perfect for brunch or lunch, alongside hard-boiled eggs.

3. Spinach and Cheese Jibn (Syrian Frittata)

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A four-ingredient dish that requires five minutes of prep = Passover perfection. The flavors are adaptable and you can make it ahead and freeze it.

4. Haroset Chicken

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Save your leftover haroset for this simple, sticky chicken dish that’s ready in an hour.

5. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Photo credit Sonya Sanford

This Passover twist on a classic Ashkenazi dish calls for leftover mashed potatoes instead of rice, for those who don’t eat kitniyot. The unstuffed cabbage soup option (see note) is less patchke.

6. Short Ribs with Honey and Orange

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This fragrant dish comes together in 10 minutes, cooking for three hours until the meat is impossibly tender.

7. Lamb Tzimmes with Apricots and Harissa

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Packed full of flavor, this aromatic lamb dish makes a strong case for eating tzimmes year-round. 

8. Crockpot Sweet and Sour Brisket

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You can make this throw-together festive dish the night before or ahead of time and freeze it. Either way, your house is guaranteed to smell amazing.

9. Chremslach

Photo credit Joe Baur

These hearty-yet-fluffy matzah meal pancakes are a lesser-known delicacy of Ashkenazi cuisine.

10. Salmon Croquettes

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These five-ingredient salmon croquettes will never go out of style. Serve with a salad for a welcome light Passover meal.

11. Jerusalem Chicken Sofrito

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There’s a reason this easy Sephardi dish has stood the test of time: Somehow, these four ingredients mingle into something magical.


12. Potato and Carrot Gratin

Don’t fight the potatoes this Passover; embrace them with this potato chip-topped gratin. Seriously heavenly.

13. Springtime Zucchini Kugel

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Photo credit Sonya Sanford

If you’re really craving something light, this zucchini kugel flavored with basil and mint tastes like spring.

14. Salt and Pepper Spaghetti Squash Kugel

Spaghetti squash is always fun, and this light, fluffy kugel has the perfect balance of salty and sweet.

15. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa is God’s gift to Ashkenazim on Passover, and a version of this fresh salad (you can use whatever veggies you like) is always on our menu.

16. Sephardi Braised Leeks

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Photo credit Susan Barocas

Serve this hot, cold or at room temperature; as part of a mezze (assortment of appetizers) or a side dish on its own or over rice or quinoa.

17. Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad

Photo credit Paula Shoyer

The crunch you’ve been craving this Passover.


18. Matzah Tiramisu

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Photo credit Sheri Silver

This stunning stack of coffee-soaked matzah and vanilla-scented mascarpone comes together in 30 minutes.

19. 3-Ingredient Fudge

Photo credit Sheri Silver

A take on nostalgic Passover chocolate lollipops, this versatile fudge recipe is delicious with or without the stick.

20. Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Photo credit Sheri Silver

Everyone needs a flourless chocolate cake recipe in their Passover repertoire, and this easy one is truly swoon-worthy.

21. One Bowl Blueberry Cake

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Photo credit Sonya Sanford

Zesty with lemon and studded with blueberries, this one-bowl cake is ready to eat in under an hour.

22. Masa Tiganitas

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Photo credit Talia Siegel

Matzah brei meets baklava in this, frankly perfect, dish from the Greek Jewish kitchen. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!).

23. Matzah Toffee

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Photo credit Shannon Sarna

With a salty-sweet crunch, this modern Passover classic hits every spot. Take it up a notch by topping with sprinkles, chopped nuts or dried fruit.

24. Dark Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Photo credit Izzy Darby

A five-ingredient, sophisticated and endlessly adaptable Passover treat. Pro tip: Sub the cashews for hazelnuts and they taste like Nutella!

25. Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream

Photo credit Emily Paster

A vegan rich and creamy chocolate pudding that you can (literally!) whip up the night before.

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