Passover 2019 begins Friday evening, and although there are plenty of foods not allowed during the holiday, that doesn’t mean your Seder meal this year can’t be filled with delicious dishes.
Sure, it’s part of tradition to make the same boxed chocolate cakes and matzo ball soup every year, but you can still step up your game and add in some new recipes that’ll have your guests in disbelief and triple-checking that they’re indeed kosher for Passover.
Here are 12 Passover recipes for you and your guests to enjoy during your 2019 Seder:
Matzo Ball Soup
Put that box down. As soup is usually one of the first foods to be served after going through the Haggadah for hours, treat your guests to this Bon Appétit homemade version instead.
Easy Cauliflower Soup
If matzo ball soup isn’t your thing or you’re vegan or you just want to try something new, give this simple cauliflower soup from Tori Avey a go.
Get those veggies in with this easy-to-make side dish from Susie Fishbein’s “Passover by Design: Picture-Perfect Kosher by Design Recipes for the Holiday.”
Classic Red Sangria
Take that classic Manischewitz wine, and kick it up a notch. Turn it into a fruity sangria with this Kitchen Treaty recipe, and enjoy that double dose of sweetness. Or you can use a drier wine to cut back on the sugar.
Salmon, Sweet Potato & Broccoli Instant Pot Dinner
With so many dishes to prepare for the Seder, it can be hard to juggle it all, but that’s why this Instant Pot recipe from Brit + Co is perfect for the holiday. You can make this entire main dish in minutes.
Matzo Spinach Lasagna
This Martha Stewart recipe switches out noodles with matzo, giving you an easy, scrumptious lasagna dish for your holiday meal.
Give that boring plain chicken breast some flavor with this “breaded” version from Joy of Kosher that’s all about the spices.
Creamy Vegan Risotto with Asparagus and Quinoa
When you’re vegan, Passover can be an extremely difficult time, but there are still plenty of food options to choose from; you just have to be creative. This risotto recipe from Well Plated is definitely creative (and tasty).
Cauliflower-Crust Pizza with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Have a little pizza this Passover, and we’re not talking about matzo pizza either. Instead, enjoy a cauliflower-crusted pizza with this Epicurious recipe.
Meyer Lemon Brisket with Pomegranate Gremolata
Brisket is a must for Passover, but it doesn’t have to be the same one you make every year for every Seder. This recipe from Martha Stewert has a lemon and pomegranate twist.
Matzo Farfel Stuffing
Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of year to have a healthy helping of stuffing. Let Passover in on the fun, too, with this recipe from Joy of Kosher.
Passover Apple Cake
You can still put out the usual candy fruit slices, but why not put out some delicious baked fruit, in cake form, as well? Give this recipe from Leite’s Culinaria a try to amp up your Passover dessert game.