60+ Healthy & Delicious Passover Recipes
50+ healthy Passover recipes that will take your holiday menu from traditional to gourmet!
The eight day Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up, during which there are many foods we cannot eat, including anything made from or with wheat, barley, oats, rye, and spelt – collectively called hametz (or chametz). In my family’s tradition we are also not allowed to eat rice, corn, and any legumes, including beans, lentils, and peanuts. (Here’s a good guide to what foods are Kosher for Passover.)
When I was a kid, my memories of Passover food included the classic Jewish meals of matzo ball soup, brisket, and potato kugel and then the Passover specialties of matzo pizza, lots of eggs, a special pancake my father made called bubalah (which was full of sugar), and boatloads of processed Passover cake mixes. Needless to say, Passover and healthy were not two words that were often in the same sentence!
Healthy Passover Recipes Are Here!
But times have changed, and healthy Passover recipes are easier to come by as the options available during Passover week have grown over the years, especially with the popularity of gluten free and paleo diets. Plus with all the zoodles and veggie noodles people are making these days with their spiralizers there are even more healthy Passover recipes to choose from.
While I still enjoy some of the traditional favorites of my childhood and hope you do the same, I encourage you to break from the mold of your grandparents and great-grandparents and try some modern – dare I say gourmet – recipes that are Kosher for Passover and healthy and delicious to boot! (And if you don’t celebrate Passover, but you follow a gluten-free diet, this roundup will also keep you busy in the kitchen and your palate interested!)
NOTE: Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.
Start your meal with one of these delicious kosher for Passover soups or salads. You can also enjoy them as a smaller meal. A traditional Passover soup, which can also be made in the Instant Pot. Leave out the white beans if you don't eat beans on Passover. Use frozen veggies or whatever you have on hand to make this recipe. Leave out the corn and beans if you don't eat kitniyot. Salads, casseroles, fish, chicken, beef, and more kosher for Passover entrees. Use matzo meal instead of panko. Delicious side dishes for the seders or any day of Passover. Leave out the corn and black beans if you don't eat kitniyot on Passover
Breakfast & Brunch
Apple Quinoa Bake
Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Mini Frittatas
20 Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas and an Easy Recipe
Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Omelet
Southwestern Avocado Egg Boats
Asparagus Eggs Benedict with Grain Free Biscuits & Avocado Hollandaise
Soups & Salads
Classic Chicken Soup
Tomato White Bean Soup with Kale Pesto
Creamy Asparagus Soup
Lunch & Dinner
Grilled Fresh Salmon Burgers
Cauliflower Cheesy Bread
Zoodles with Chicken and Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Butternut Squash Salad With Apples
Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto - 24 Carrot Life
Citrus Lamb Power Bowls - Kiss in the Kitchen - Simple & Healthy Recipes
Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole |
Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Roasted Parmesan, Garlic & Lemon Asparagus
Mango Quinoa Salad -Thai Inspired!
Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
Start your meal with one of these delicious kosher for Passover soups or salads. You can also enjoy them as a smaller meal.
A traditional Passover soup, which can also be made in the Instant Pot.
Leave out the white beans if you don't eat beans on Passover.
Use frozen veggies or whatever you have on hand to make this recipe. Leave out the corn and beans if you don't eat kitniyot.
Salads, casseroles, fish, chicken, beef, and more kosher for Passover entrees.
Use matzo meal instead of panko.
Delicious side dishes for the seders or any day of Passover.
Leave out the corn and black beans if you don't eat kitniyot on Passover
Whether you need something to end the seder or just want some sweet treats to enjoy over Passover, here are some delicious options.
Vegan Passover Matzo Brittle with Salted Coconut Sugar Toffee
Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Gooeiest Ever Passover Brownies
3 Ingredient Jelly Ring Cups
Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Do you have any favorite healthy Passover recipes?
Share with me in the comments below!
Wishing all who celebrate a happy and healthy Passover holiday!
*Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.
Great job, and a great resource Jessica!
Thanks so much Liz! Really appreciate your sharing!
Thanks again for the reshare love!
you’re most welcome my friend 😉
Thanks for including my potatoes in the round up ;))) love this collection!
You’re most welcome! This is a potato-heavy holiday, so it’s nice to have a healthier option!
I loved reading this and learning more about Passover foods, and your family’s own traditions! Thanks so much for including my stuffed mushroom recipe. I have to say, everything looks delicious, but especially the parfait with fresh cherries and walnuts-yum!
Thanks so much EA! I think it’s fun to learn about other people’s traditions too, so I’m glad you enjoyed that! Yes – those parfaits are calling my name! Will def be eating them for breakfast next week!
Fantastic roundup of creative Passover recipes to change up the same old same old!
Thanks Lauren! Hope it provides you with some more options for the holiday next week!
These recipes all look amazing! Thanks for sharing Rebecca’s roasted asparagus soup recipe. I hope you and your family have a happy Passover and enjoy some of these tasty foods. 🙂
Thanks so much Melanie! That soup looks so good – I can’t wait to try it!
Love the idea of breaking away from tradition and exploring other appropriate options for Passover! Thanks for sharing my salad recipe, Jessica!
Thanks Jamie! You know I love that salad – happy I could include it!
Well, everything looks good. What’s the average cost of preparing these? I think for many families the need to go modern has to be balanced with cost.
Thanks for your comment Abby. I agree it’s important to balance with cost. I haven’t calculated the cost of preparing these recipes, but I always recommend people buy items on sale, buy what’s in season since that tends to be cheaper, and look for specials at the supermarket.
awesome round-up! I’ve been having a lot of customers ask me for new passover recipe ideas. I’ll send them here!
Thanks so much Julie! Hope it’s helpful for your customers. Appreciate you sharing it with them!
What a great roundup of recipes! Hope you have a Happy Passover. 🙂
Thanks so much Janice!
Thanks for including my frittata I learned a lot about passover from you!
You’re welcome! So glad you found it interesting!
You’ve done a fantastic job with this roundup Jessica! Such a great resource – even for those of us who are gluten free. Loved reading about your family’s Passover traditions. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Passover!
Thanks so much Lindsay! I hope it’s helpful for those celebrating and for others as well!
I’m going to be on your page for a long time! What an amazing list you have going on here 🙂
Lol! Hope you find some recipes to enjoy!
Thanks for including my potatoes! What a great roundup!
You’re most welcome Julie! Thanks – hope you find some recipes to enjoy even if you’re not celebrating!
Such great ideas!!
I admit to knowing very little about passover, so this is fun for me to learn something!
You’re not alone Amanda! Most people who don’t observe the holiday don’t know about all the rules. And i mean all the rules – there are a lot!! Glad I taught you something new 🙂
AMAZING ideas, thank you for the inspiration!
Thanks so much Abbey! Hope you have a nutritious and delicious holiday!
Wonderful ideas! Sharing with my best friend as she’s looking for some healthy ideas for Pass over! Will pin it too!
Thanks Sarah. Hope your friend finds some recipes she wants to try. Appreciate you sharing it with her and Pinning too 🙂
These all look great! I just had a client looking for some of these recipes- will be forwarding this amazing round up shortly!
Thanks so much Charlene! I’m so glad this is helpful for your clients. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Jessica, These recipes look delicious. I had no idea what foods were allowed during Passover. Thanks for enlightening me!
Thanks so much Bridget! So glad you learned something new from this 🙂
What a great list! This is a list that’s hard to choose from. That cheesy cauliflower bread looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, this is definitely a list I can get into!
Thanks Kristina! Definitely a lot of good options. I made that cheesy cauliflower bread last year and it was delish!
What a great roundup!
Thank you Alysa! I hope it comes in handy for people who are celebrating, and even for those who don’t, but are looking for healthy recipes that are primarily gluten free.
Hi Jessica. I love your list of healthy passover recipes. It’s so hard not to be overwhelmed with fatty foods this time of the year. Can you please add my recipe, Sweet and Sour Broccoli With Six Variations, to your list? No added fat at all! The url is http://craftstew.com/recipes/sweet-and-sour-broccoli-with-six-variations. Thanks so much!
Thanks Annette – so glad you like it! Definitely lots of less healthy choices for this holiday, but so many nutritious and delicious ones too! Thanks for sharing your recipe – I’ll take a look at it!
This is such a great round-up! It’s always good to know of some go-to healthy options. Thanks for including me!
Thanks Brittany! There’s a lot of not-so-healthy food on Passover, so it definitely helps to have a handful of healthier options to balance it out!
Brilliant post.. !! Quite amazing recipes.
They sounds delicious as well as easy to make.
Thanks for the post . Keep Blogging !
Thanks Fiona! Glad you enjoyed!
Thanks for inspiration. May try a version of the quinoa stuffed Cornish hens, roasted veggies and macaroons. Some in my family love the same thing one year to the next, but I prefer a little more variation.
My pleasure Wendy! I’m with you on liking more variation, but I totally get the desire for the traditional foods too. Hope you get to enjoy a mix of both!