60+ Healthy & Delicious Passover Recipes

April 5, 2020

50+ healthy Passover recipes that will take your holiday menu  from traditional to gourmet!

healthy passover recipes

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.

Breakfast & Brunch

Kosher for Passover recipes to start your day!

NOTE: Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.

Soups & Salads

Start your meal with one of these delicious kosher for Passover soups or salads. You can also enjoy them as a smaller meal.

Lunch & Dinner

Salads, casseroles, fish, chicken, beef, and more kosher for Passover entrees.

Side Dishes

Delicious side dishes for the seders or any day of Passover.

Dessert Recipes

Whether you need something to end the seder or just want some sweet treats to enjoy over Passover, here are some delicious options.

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!

kosher healthy passover recipes roundup

*Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.

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  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. You’re most welcome Julie! Thanks – hope you find some recipes to enjoy even if you’re not celebrating!

    1. 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 🙂

    1. Thanks Sarah. Hope your friend finds some recipes she wants to try. Appreciate you sharing it with her and Pinning too 🙂

    1. Thanks Kristina! Definitely a lot of good options. I made that cheesy cauliflower bread last year and it was delish!

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  5. This is such a great round-up! It’s always good to know of some go-to healthy options. Thanks for including me!

    1. 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!

  6. Brilliant post.. !! Quite amazing recipes.
    They sounds delicious as well as easy to make.
    Thanks for the post . Keep Blogging !
    Thanks !!

  7. 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.