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32 Actually Tasty Passover Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Who needs leavened bread anyway?

Passover is quickly approaching, and perhaps you're still planning your holiday menu (or maybe you haven't thought about it at all). Here are some actually exciting recipes for you to serve at your holiday table and beyond.

1. Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken

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Looking for an unfussy yet delicious main dish for the centerpiece of your holiday table? This simple yet juicy garlic chicken never fails.

Recipe: Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken



2. Vegetable Kugel With Caramelized Leeks

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Loaded with potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and leeks, this veggie-packed kugel is a must-try passover side dish.

Recipe: Vegetable Kugel With Caramelized Leeks

3. Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

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Just like Bubbie used to make it, except even easier, thanks to your handy slow cooker.

Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket



4. Matzo Schnitzel

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Crushed matzo takes the place of breadcrumbs to make this crispy, pan-fried chicken dish.

Recipe: Matzo Schnitzel

5. Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Matzo Mina

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If you like spinach artichoke dip, you'll love this creative matzo creation.

Recipe: Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Matzo Mina



6. Stovetop Tzimmes

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No passover table is complete without this traditional Ashkenazi side dish made with sweet root vegetables. Sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, and prunes are coated in an orange and honey mixture, then cooked until super tender.

Recipe: Stovetop Tzimmes

7. Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini

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For a vegetarian main or side dish that feels fresh and unique, this whole roasted cauliflower is crispy on the outside, but the inside melts in your mouth.

Recipe: Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini



8. Honey Butter Roasted Carrots

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Sometimes simple is best, like in the case of these whole roasted carrots drizzled with honey, butter, and thyme and cooked until caramelized.

Recipe: Honey Butter Roasted Carrots

9. Wine Braised Short Ribs

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It takes a few hours to braise these short ribs until they're falling off the bone, but the majority of the cooking is totally hands-off. And the result is so worth the wait.

Recipe: Wine Braised Short Ribs



10. Matzo Brei

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This classic Passover recipe is basically the Jewish version of migas. Eggs are scrambled with broken up pieces of matzo, then they're served with your favorite toppings like butter or jam.

Recipe: Matzo Brei

11. Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

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Salad doesn't have to be boring. This blend of kale and Brussels sprouts is garnished with dried cranberries, almonds, and Pecorino Romano cheese and tossed in a tangy balsamic dressing.

Recipe: Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad



12. Chicken Marbella

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If you're tired of basic roast chicken, try this flavor-packed recipe. You can use any bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces like thighs or drumsticks. The result is a delicate balance of sweet and savory thanks to olives, prunes, and capers.

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

13. Matzo Nachos

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Matzo takes the place of tortilla chips in this fun-meets-festive recipe. Load the matzo with any of your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Recipe: Matzo Nachos



14. Kale Matzo Pizza

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When it comes to matzo flatbread, the combinations are endless. Top yours with marinara sauce and mozzarella or get a bit more sophisticated with this mix of kale, Parmesan, and slivered almonds.

Recipe: Kale Matzo Pizza

15. Matzo Lasagna

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Just because pasta isn't allowed on Passover doesn't mean you can't get creative with your favorite recipes. This lasagna calls for pieces of matzo in place of noodles.

Recipe: Matzo Lasagna



16. Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

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It's hard to believe that this sweet and savory glazed chicken recipe comes together with just five ingredients: chicken thighs, onion soup mix, French dressing, apricot preserves, and fresh thyme.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

17. Baked Garlic Butter Salmon

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This fork tender, flaky salmon recipe is so deceptively easy, it takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Recipe: Baked Garlic Butter Salmon



18. Chopped Endive and Romaine Salad

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Bitter herbs never tasted so good.

Recipe: Chopped Endive and Romaine Salad

19. Matzo Ball Soup

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It truly wouldn't be a Jewish holiday without a piping hot bowl of comforting matzo ball soup.

Recipe: Matzo Ball Soup



20. Israeli Chopped Salad

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This Israeli salad featuring tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and Feta cheese is a colorful and fresh addition to any dinner menu.

Recipe: Israeli Chopped Salad

21. Green Beans Almondine

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This classic French recipe elevates your average green beans with the addition of sautéed shallots, garlic, freshly grated lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Recipe: Green Beans Almondine



22. Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

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Stressed about hosting for the holidays? You can make this chickpea and carrot salad up to three days in advance and store it in the fridge. When your guests arrive, it's ready to serve.

Recipe: Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

23. Sweet Potato Kugel

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Made with spiralized sweet potato, parsnips, onion, and egg, this hearty side dish is bound to be a hit.

Sweet Potato Kugel



24. Honey Orange Salmon

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With a crispy exterior and buttery on the inside, this citrus-glazed salmon tastes restaurant quality.

Recipe: Honey Orange Salmon

25. Smoked Salmon Salad With Creamy Caper Chive Dressing

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You may not be able to eat bagels on Passover, but you can certainly still enjoy your lox on a big, crispy salad paired with jammy boiled eggs.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Salad With Creamy Caper Chive Dressing



26. Easy Roasted Chicken with Butter and Sage

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Rather than roast the whole bird, this faux roast chicken recipe cuts down on cooking time by calling for individual bone-in chicken parts.

Recipe: Easy Roasted Chicken with Butter and Sage

27. Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing

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This filling and flavorful quinoa salad pairs with just about any main dish on your table from salmon to brisket.

Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing



28. Matzo Tiramisu

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Italian and Jewish culinary traditions combine in this delightfully creative, kosher-for-Passover tiramisu. Matzo takes the place of lady finger cookies, then it's soaked in espresso and layered with chocolate whipped cream.

Recipe: Matzo Tiramisu

29. Chocolate Mousse

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Light, airy, and totally decadent, this chocolate mousse calls for just five ingredients.

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse



30. Flourless Chocolate Cake

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No flour, no problem. This chocolate cake is still rich and indulgent perfection.

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

31. Orange Honey Almond Cake

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Instead of almond meal, you can use finely ground almonds to make this flourless honey orange cake totally Passover-friendly.

Recipe: Orange Honey Almond Cake

32. Coconut Macaroons

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Not to be confused with French macarons, these coconut sweets are so easy to make. They're made with coconut flakes, condensed coconut milk, egg whites, and vanilla extract, shaped into balls, baked in the oven, and finally dipped in melted chocolate.

Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

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