15 Matzo Recipes to Use Up a Box of Matzo During Passover
Whether you're keeping kosher for Passover or just have some extra matzo on hand, these matzo recipes will help you use up that half-eaten box.
Use a piece of matzo to make your own personal pizza! Slather on a few spoonfuls of tomato sauce, add a handful of shredded cheese and top with your favorite veggies, then bake until the cheese melts.
Different recipes recommend different temperatures and cook times, but this Margherita matzo pizza recipe from Jamie Geller, the author of one of our favorite Jewish cookbooks, recommends baking for five minutes at 400°F.
Matzo pies, known as minas, are a traditional Passover dish for many Sephardic Jews in places like Turkey, Greece, Spain and parts of Africa. This vegan spinach and potato matzo recipe from Nava Atlas of The Vegan Atlas blog is based on traditional minas recipes and uses a creamy blend of cashews and avocados instead of cheese.
Learn more about Passover traditions from around the world.
Bimuelos are doughy fried balls that are often considered a Hanukkah food, but you can make them with matzo for Passover. Food writer and cookbook author Samantha Ferraro makes her mother’s baklava bimuelos for Passover. Made with crushed matzo, eggs and spices, they’re fried and covered in rose water syrup and a layer of ground pistachios.
Just as you might use breadcrumbs or crushed crackers to coat fried chicken, you can use crushed matzo, like in this Herbed Matzo and Walnut Crusted Chicken recipe from the California Walnut Board. Similarly, you could substitute matzo for crackers in other recipes that use crackers.
Try these other chicken recipes for Passover, too!
This layered chocolate matzo cake comes from Israeli baker and writer Natalie Levin of the blog, Lil’ Cookie. With pieces of softened matzo sandwiched between thick layers of homemade chocolate ganache, how can you go wrong? She tops the cake with white chocolate shavings, but you could also use nuts, coconut or other toppings.
Whether you use these as bagel bites for breakfast or as rolls to serve with dinner, Passover bagels are a great way to use up a whole cup of matzo meal. Looking to add some richness to these bites? Spread with kosher-friendly cream cheese.
Inspired by Mexican chilaquiles, this matza-quiles recipe comes from food writer Emily Paster of the cooking blog, West of the Loop. A breakfast dish, it combines softened matzo, eggs, salsa, avocado, cheese, onions and cilantro.
We love a chocolate snack any day of the week, but when Passover rolls around, you are definitely going to want to keep these chocolate covered matzo crackers in your snack jar. For a little something extra, sprinkle the crackers with chopped nuts or drizzle white chocolate over the top.
Similar to matzo minas, this vegetarian matzo lasagna recipe from registered dietitian and food writer Abbey Sharp is made with layers of matzo, sauce and cheese. Paired with a red kosher wine and a fresh salad, it makes for a satisfying Passover dinner.
Oats aren’t kosher for Passover, so this matzo granola recipe from blogger Sheri Silver is a great breakfast alternative. It calls for almonds, pecans, coconut, figs and dates, but you could use any of your favorite nuts and dried fruit. Try walnuts and dried apples for charoset-inspired granola!