7 quick Passover matzah recipes your kids will love

As Passover approaches and Jewish families around the world prepare their homes for the holiday, they will replace their leavened bread with matzah. Here are some quick and easy matzah recipes that your kids are sure to enjoy.
Matzah pizza with olives Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Passover is quickly approaching as Jewish families around the world prepare their homes for the holiday. Matzah is eaten instead of leavened bread during this week-long holiday, so here are some recipes containing matzah that you and your kids are sure to enjoy.

1. Matzah Pizza – Great pizza alternative during the holiday

Ingredients:

1 matzah sheet

1-2 tablespoons tomato sauce

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Toppings of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put a piece of matzah on a cookie sheet and spread 1-2 tablespoons of tomato sauce, or to your liking, on top.
  3. Layer shredded cheese on top of the sauce and optional toppings.
  4. Place the cookie sheet into the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

2. Matzah Brei – An classic Ashkenazi Jewish breakfast

Ingredients:

6 matzah sheets

4 eggs

Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, break matzah into fragments. You don’t want them to be too small, however.
  2. Pour water over the matzah to soften it, but no more than ¼ of a cup.
  3. Break and beat the eggs as the matzah softens (it should end up looking a bit soggy).
  4. Drain the water out of the bowl and pour the eggs over the softened matzah. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix.
  5. Oil a frying pan and place the mixture inside when the pan is hot. Cook over medium heat and stir until the mixture dries. You want it to be soft, not crispy.
  6. Serve with honey, jelly, or maple syrup (my personal favorite).

4. Matzah and Nutella (or any chocolate spread) – A delicious after school treat! You can even add some fruit, like strawberries or banana slices.

5. Dark chocolate Matzah bark – No baking necessary!

Ingredients:

5 matzah sheets

8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

  1. Place bittersweet chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir and microwave for another 15 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Break the matzah into fragments, sized to your liking and lay them out on a large sheet of wax paper.
  4. Spoon the melted chocolate onto the matzah fragments and evenly spread it to coat.

**Optional: Evenly sprinkle the coated fragments with Craisins and orange peel

  1. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

6. Matzah with peanut butter and fresh fruit slices or blueberries – Just spread the peanut butter, place fruit slices on top and eat.

7. Matzah lasagna - A unique recipe that is sure to become a family holiday favorite

Ingredients:

4 sheets matzah

1 jar tomato sauce

Filling:

1 container ricotta

1 egg

½ cup grated parmesan

Basil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. For the filling: Place 1 container of ricotta, 1 egg, and ½ cup of grated parmesan into a bowl. Add basil, salt and paper as desired. Mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Take 4 sheets of matzah and rinse them under water until soft.
  4. In an 8x8 casserole dish, lay down 1 matzah sheet. Spread tomato sauce to cover the matzah and then ½ of the ricotta mix. Repeat once more and then do another layer of matzah and sauce.


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