Passover is quickly approaching, and this is the right time to decide which Passover recipe you are going to cook this year. While many prefer an utterly traditional meal, consider trying these modern takes on classic Passover foods. Checkout some of our favorite delicious Passover recipes.

The Jewish holiday Passover is about history, storytelling, society, and food. While much remains consistent, Passover food has seen a lot of transformation, even while remaining kosher for Passover. Today, you can find Passover food recipes in a range from traditional to gourmet to low-fat and sugar-free!

We know that different communities have different customs as to what ingredients are allowed and what are not in Passover recipes. If you’re strictly kosher, then you should only use food with a “Kosher for Passover” certification. But, don’t let these restrictions limit you from having delicious dishes and desserts though – instead enjoy all that you can eat! Here are some classic and modern Passover recipes to delight your taste buds. Bon appétit!

Classic Matzo Ball Soup

Freshly served bowl of Matzo ball soup.

This classic Passover soup may or may not help you cure any physical and psychic ills, but surely makes for a delicious dish if you add a few matzo balls to it. With lots of veggies and floaty dumplings, it can serve many, depending on the size of the bowl. Just remember, do not add too much matzo meal to make the balls float in the soup.

Roasted Potatoes with Lavender

Piping hot tray of delicious roasted potatoes.

In this vegetarian Passover recipe, potatoes take on a floral note when they’re mixed with dried lavender, just before roasting. This simple recipe adds a unique flavor to your Passover meal while you freshen up a classic dish.

Matzo Brei Recipe 

Tray of Matzo brei with slice removed.

This vegetarian Passover recipe is ideal for breakfast and brunch! A delicious dish, Matzo Brei can also be cooked like a pancake. Served with maple syrup and jam, Matzo Brei is for those who love matzo with scrambled eggs. Just make it crisp without burning the dish.

Brisket and Potato Kugel

Potato kugel being served from tray.

For those who want to try something new, this delicious meat and potato dish is just perfect. As a main-course meal, this can be made in advance so that you can spend time with your loved ones. With beef brisket, chicken stock and red potatoes, you’re sure to get a delicious, savory meal for enjoying the holiday.

Braised Chicken with Red Wine Sauce

Dish of braised chicken with garnish.

An old classic, this yummy dish is a must-have for any Passover meal. Braised chicken breasts with a simple red wine sauce and sugar, garlic, red paprika, salt, and pepper make this dish simply delicious! Use this recipe to enjoy a rich and heavenly flavored braise with red wine.

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