10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

Passover is upon us, and even scarier than spending forced holiday time around a table with family is the never-ending supply of matzoh.

During the Jewish holiday (which ends after eight days, or seven days in most reform Jewish communities), all leavened and grain-based foods are given up. That means no pasta, no cookies, no brownies.

But that doesn’t have to mean matzah for every meal. Skip some of the traditional recipes in favor of ones with more creativity: From a spicy take on roast chicken to matzoh brei in cupcake form, we’ve rounded up 10 unexpected Passover dishes to win over your friends and family, one bite at a time.

Creative Passover Dishes

  1. 10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

    1. Chocolate-Covered Caramel Matzoh

    This chocolate-dipped matzoh recipe is perfect for snacking on after Passover dinner (or really, anytime). Recipe: DavidLebovitz.com.

    Image: Flickr, grongar

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    2. Chile-Braised Short Ribs

    Ground New Mexico chilies add a spicy kick to classic braised short ribs. Recipe: Epicurious.com

    Image: Flickr, emleung

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    3. Matzoh Pizza

    The key to great matzoh pizza is keeping sauce to a minimum. Instead, opt for drained canned tomato chunks. Recipe: SeriousEats.com

  4. 10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

    4. Apricot-Glazed Sriracha Ginger Chicken

    Skip the traditional roast chicken and opt for a dish that features brighter flavors for spring. Recipe:SassyRadish.com

    Image: Flickr, loridagirlindc

  5. 10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

    5. Matzoh Lasagna

    Craving pasta midway through Passover? Curb your cravings with this lasagna recipe featuring fresh ricotta, caramelized onions and Swiss chard. Recipe: MarthaStewart.com

  6. 10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

    6. Flourless Chocolate Coconut Butter Cake

    Flourless cakes are often a staple at Passover dinner. Add a creative twist to yours using coconut butter. Recipe: TheCoconutMama.com

    Image: Flickr, Tim Sackton

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    7. Picadillo-Stuffed Matzoh Balls

    Instead of traditional matzoh ball soup, skip the broth and serve these stuffed versions over a light tomato sauce. Recipe: CarasCravings.com

    Image: Flickr, infowidget

  8. 10 Scrumptious Passover Recipes to Help You Survive Without Bread

    8. Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

    This alternative take on traditional macaroons packs rich dark chocolate into each bite. Recipe: SmittenKitchen.com

    Image: Flickr, SweetOnVeg

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    9. Matzoh Brei Cupcakes

    When you think of Passover, you typically don’t think “cupcakes.” But these breakfast cupcakes totally reimagine matzoh brei — with any jams of your choice. Recipe: CupcakeProject.com

    Image: Flickr, grongar

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    10. Potato Kugel Gratin

    This potato kugel gets its golden crust from fresh ground matzoh meal. Recipe: MarthaStewart.com

    Image: Flickr, sassmastery

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