HomeCOOKING12 Passover Recipes – Leite's Culinaria

12 Passover Recipes – Leite’s Culinaria


These Passover recipes embrace each candy and savory dishes, together with matzo ball soup, brisket, roast hen, brownies, apple cake, and extra.

A white bowl filled with matzo ball soup and sprinkled with dill

This gentle, but comforting matzo ball soup is the right addition to your Passover desk, or as a treatment to no matter ails you.


I made this matzo ball soup tonight with a complete rooster and a pound of hen toes (principally doubled the inventory, and it was precisely the best proportion for the matzah balls) as a result of I couldn’t discover necks. 

I additionally made Jack’s Spouse Freda’s sizzling sauce and served that alongside, the best way they do on the restaurant. It was nice, and even my 8-year-old had seconds.–Jennifer I.

Roasted tzimmes on a large sheet pan.

With the ultimate addition of za’atar, a Center Jap spice combination, this candy carrot dish turns into one other good mixture of East meets West—a fantastic mixture of Ashkenazi custom with Center Jap flavors.


A whole simple roast chicken in a skillet, surrounded by grapes.

This easy roast hen recipe, because the identify implies, is ridiculously simple and seems a superlative hen with shatteringly crisp pores and skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No shock that it’s the similar method that Thomas Keller makes use of.


I made this roasted hen yesterday. Good. Juicy and engaging. We had some right now, and equally nice, even chilly. It is a keeper. Thanks a lot for making it so easy.–Suzie M.

French onion brisket in an oval enamel casserole dish on a white background.

This recipe is my means of taking poetic license with brisket, drawing inspiration from French onion soup for a braising liquid of caramelized onions and garlic, deglazed with apple brandy.


Roasted potatoes with dill on a baking sheet.

These roasted potatoes with dill and garlic require solely a handful of components and a bit persistence whereas they roast to crispy-edged, tender-throughout perfection.


These potatoes! Good. The feel and taste have been nice. Dill made these a fantastic accompaniment to roast salmon. I’ll repeat for certain.–Janet S.

A white oval platter filled with asparagus with raspberry-shallot vinaigrette, and pickled shallots scattered on top.

This asparagus with raspberry-shallot French dressing is a surprising facet dish made with tender blanched asparagus, and a tangy shallot-infused French dressing. It’s fast and simple and stunning as heck. Right here’s the best way to make it.


A parchment lined deep baking pan filled with baked ricotta.

This wealthy and indulgent baked ricotta is straightforward to make and supremely satisfying, making it good for entertaining.


This baked ricotta dish is wonderful…I served it for dinner with do-it-yourself focaccia…yum!! Each my husband and I believed it could make a scrumptious brunch dish…reminds us of a decadent soufflé.–Tammy

A skillet with three pieces of pan fried fish and lemon slices

Pan fried fish has by no means been as simple or as engaging as with these seared fish fillets with crisp pores and skin. Simple and works with halibut, snapper, salmon, trout, and nearly another fish.


Two glass jars of homemade chrain with a silver spoon lying beside them.

Selfmade chrain is an easy however transformative facet for gefilte fish, wealthy meats like brisket and almost anything that wants a kick.


Chrain is a brand new factor for me. I made it tonight following this recipe. It’s highly effective stuff. I can’t say how genuine my chrain was, however my Jewish pal stated, “That chrain is the nuts!” (I feel which means she preferred it).

I attempted some with a sprinkling of caraway seeds…no concept if that’s an genuine factor to do, however I preferred it!

Three Passover brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

Passover brownies are nearly at all times disappointing. Not these. How might they be with matzo meal for Pesach, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, butter, eggs, brandy, and nuts? They’re barely crumbly exterior and splendiferously fudgy inside.


LOVE these brownies. I added day-old espresso as an alternative of the chocolate liqueur as a result of it’s what I had. My stepson stated they have been good, and I like the flavour and texture! Thanks a lot!!–Charity

A square of Passover apple cake on a green plate.

Passover apple cake. A traditional from the astoundingly superior cookbook writer, Arthur Schwartz. Kosher for Passover but nonetheless tastes like all conventional apple cake. Discuss a godsend.


I made this Passover apple cake yesterday. It’s scrumptious. As a substitute of raisins, I added 1/2 can of drained tart cherries. (One thing my Hungarian mother at all times used to do when she made an apple cake). It added some fantastic “tartness.” I’ll make this cake once more subsequent Passover.–Sherry

Passover Meals FAQs

Which meals are historically served throughout Passover?

Historically, Passover meals embrace matzo ball soup, brisket, hen, potatoes, and gelfite fish.

Which meals are prevented throughout Passover?

Throughout Passover, meals made with wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye aren’t consumed. These adhering to Ashkenazic custom additionally keep away from rice, corn, millet, and all legumes.

We’ve given you a sampling of our favorites, however for those who’re in search of extra, take a look at our total assortment of Passover recipes. If dessert is what you’re after, we even have a formidable number of Passover-approved desserts.

12 Passover Recipes

A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth

If you happen to’re something like us, your favourite a part of any vacation meal, Passover included, is dessert. This is the reason we won’t assist however embrace one additional dessert that actually ‘takes the cake.’ This is the best way to make this showstopping ☞ FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CLOUD CAKE.

Prep 40 minutes

Cook dinner 35 minutes

Whole 1 hour 15 minutes

For the ending touches

Make the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line the underside of an 8-inch springform pan with a spherical of wax paper. Don’t butter the pan or the paper, that is a particular no-no.
  • Soften the chocolate in a bowl set over however not touching gently simmering water. Take away the bowl from the warmth and whisk within the butter till it is melted and utterly included.

  • In one other bowl, whisk the two entire eggs and the 4 egg yolks with 1/2 cup of the sugar till foamy and effectively mixed. Slowly whisk within the heat chocolate combination. Whisk within the Cognac or Grand Marnier and the orange zest, if utilizing.

  • In one other bowl, with an electrical mixer, beat the 4 egg whites till actually fairly foamy. Progressively add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and beat till the whites type mushy peaks that maintain their form however aren’t stiff if you take away the beaters.

  • Gently, gently fold about 1/4 of the overwhelmed egg whites into the chocolate combination to lighten it, then rigorously fold within the remaining whites. Pour the batter into the pan and clean the highest.

  • Bake the cake till the highest is puffed and cracked and the middle is now not wobbly, 35 to 40 minutes. Watch out to not overbake the cake.

  • Cool the cake within the pan on a wire rack. The middle of the cake will sink because it cools, forming a type of crater.

Put the ending touches on the cake

  • When able to serve, whip the cream with the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla till not fairly stiff. Utilizing a spatula, rigorously fill the sunken heart of the cake with the whipped cream, pushing the billowy cream gently all the best way to the sides of the cake in ornamental swoops and swirls.

  • Sprinkle the highest evenly with cocoa powder. Run the tip of a knife across the fringe of the cake, rigorously take away the facet of the pan, and serve.

Try the total recipe submit for our testers’ critiques, extra data, and recommendations on making this delicious gluten-free cloud cake.

Serving: 1portionEnergy: 580kcal (29%)Carbohydrates: 44g (15%)Protein: 8g (16%)Fats: 42g (65%)Saturated Fats: 25g (156%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 12gTrans Fats: 0.5gLdl cholesterol: 222mg (74%)Sodium: 70mg (3%)Potassium: 260mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 40g (44%)Vitamin A: 1226IU (25%)Vitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 72mg (7%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

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