Matzo Pizza

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Matzo crackers make a super easy pizza crust when you are short on time. Serve this for lunch or a light dinner with a salad on busy weeknights. Instead of tomato sauce, you could also use pizza sauce, marinara sauce or crushed tomatoes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 4 unsalted matzo crackers
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Arrange matzo crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet. Top with tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano and garlic. Broil 4-in. from the heat until cheese is melted, 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with basil.
Matzo Pizza Tips

What kind of matzo crackers should you use to make matzo pizza?

To keep kosher for Passover, matzo cannot be made with salt, which is why we call for unsalted matzo in this recipe. If you're not looking for Passover recipes, there are a lot of other types of matzo to choose from, including salted and those made from different kinds of flours like rye, whole wheat, gluten-free and spelt.

What other toppings can you put on matzo pizza?

While it is a bit debated whether or not cheese is kosher for Passover, you can find cheeses labeled as such. If you're keeping kosher, you'll want to avoid adding any type of meat as a topping since this pizza has dairy. Vegetables are intrinsically kosher, with one caveat: They must be insect-free. Those following strict kosher rules may choose to avoid vegetables that are more prone to insects like broccoli, spinach and cauliflower. Instead, try veggies like bell peppers, onions and artichokes.

Is matzo pizza kosher for Passover?

Keeping kosher for Passover is not the same as generally keeping kosher. There are special rules around foods that are kosher for Passover, one being that no chametz (leavened food) is eaten. For matzo to be kosher for Passover, it must be labeled as such on the package, which indicates that there was Rabbinical supervision to ensure it was not tainted by any leavening agents. Make sure your matzo is labeled properly before beginning to make sure that this recipe is kosher for Passover.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 pizza: 248 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.