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Traditional and creative: Our favorite Passover recipes

41 Recipes
Traditional and creative: Our favorite Passover recipes

Haroset with Bible land fruits

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 10

Sephardi chicken soup with herb-flecked kneidelach

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Zehug (chile-garlic relish)

Time 10 minutes
Yields Makes 1/4 to 1/3 cup

Chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Vegetarian chopped liver

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 as an appetizer or 6 as a main course lunch salad

Quinoa-stuffed bell peppers

Time Total time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Yields Serves 8

Chicken casserole with dates and almonds

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Turkey in a bag with Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 4 hours
Yields Serves 16

Persian chicken soup with chicken dumplings

Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Pomegranate braised lamb

Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Flourless chocolate cake (Gateau d'Ariel)

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 16

Tezpisti (Turkish walnut sponge cake)

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Passover apricot bars

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 16

Spiced cauliflower kugelettes

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 12

Green vegetable pashtidah

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 9

Petite green salad

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 12

Tomato-red pepper sauce

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Walnut- and herb-stuffed eggplant rolls

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 18 rolls

Asparagus with hazelnuts and seasoned currants

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Carole Walter's Passover Lemon Chiffon Cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 14 to 16

Matzo Farfel Granola

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 4 cups.

Beef Brisket Braised With Prunes in a Wine Sauce

Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Tarragon-scented goat cheese cheesecake

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 15 first-course servings or 10 main-course servings

Glazed Apple Matzo Brei

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Central European Charoset

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Yemenite Charoset

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 1 1/2 cups

California Charoset

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 cups

Hungarian Chocolate-Walnut Torte

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 10

Chocolate haroset truffles

Time 1 hour
Yields Servings: About 2 1/2 dozen truffles

Haroset bars

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Servings: 16 bars

Sephardi syrup

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Friday night brisket

Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

French country-style almond macaroons

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen

Passover hazelnut baklava cake

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 20 pieces

Date-apple tart

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Parsley-and garlic-stuffed portobello mushrooms

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Passover profiteroles with strawberries

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen profiteroles

Passover coffee cream puffs

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 2 dozen puffs

Passover gougeres with leeks and mushrooms

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen puffs


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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