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Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. It is celebrated with a special meal called the Seder, which includes a variety of symbolic foods and dishes. Passover recipes are the traditional dishes that are prepared and eaten during the Passover holiday.

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Recipe for Passover.
  1. Matzo ball soup: This is a soup made with chicken broth and matzo meal dumplings.
  2. Gefilte fish: This is a dish made from ground fish, typically carp, mixed with vegetables and seasonings, and then poached in fish stock.
  3. Brisket: This is a slow-cooked beef dish that is often served as the main course during the Passover Seder.

Gefilte Fish with Beet Horseradish

The gefilte fish is a traditional Jewish recipe that's made during festive times like Passover and Rosh hashana. In fact, it is a must-have dish on the seder table. Traditionally made with carp or pike fish, boiled eggs, matzo meal, then shaped into fish cakes that are simmered in fish broth.
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Passover fish on a white plate.

Main course recipes

Beef Brisket in Red Wine Gravy

Beef brisket can be a challenging cut of meat to cook, but with the right approach, it can be absolutely delicious. Choose the right cut of meat, prepare it properly, and use the right cooking techniques. Whether you prefer braised beef brisket or brisket in red wine, you'll find recipes and techniques in this ultimate guide that will help you make a perfect dish every time.
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Sliced brisket with red wine gravy on a wooden board.

Roast Chicken in Oven

Here's how to make whole roast chicken in the oven perfectly every single time. This chicken is juicy on the inside with a crisp golden skin on the outside that looks perfect on the center of any festive dinner. The best part is it's using simple and easy-to-find ingredients. Leftovers are perfect for sandwiches and wraps.
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A roasted chicken on a wooden board.

Cast-Iron Roast Chicken

This cast-iron roast chicken is marinated with garlic butter and cooked on high until golden on the outside while still tender and juicy on the inside. Perfect when you want a simple fuss-free dinner. Serve it with mashed potatoes or roast potatoes along with a side of veggies. Leftovers make delicious sandwiches and wraps
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A cast iron skillet with whole roasted chicken.

Roast Leg of Lamb – Garlic Butter Marinade

This is how to roast a leg of lamb perfectly every single time. With a simple garlic butter marinade, this meat is tender, juicy, and cooked to perfection. Serve with a side and bread for a complete meal. Leftovers are great for sandwiches and wraps
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A sliced leg of lamb.

Leg of Lamb (garlic herb marinade)

This leg of lamb is simple, easy, and uses my fool-proof method of roasting. If you are new to cooking meat, this is the recipe you can make to impress family and friends.
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Lamb leg on a serving platter.

Moroccan Roast Leg of Lamb

This roast leg of lamb is marinated with Morrocan spice ras el hanout and is slow-roasted in the oven for almost 4 hours until fork tender. We use both dry rub and a wet marinade to pack as much flavor into the meat as possible
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A Moroccan leg of lamb with Ras El Hanout.

Boneless Leg of Lamb

This roasted boneless leg of lamb needs only 15 minutes for the marinade and less than 2 hours of roasting. Perfect for the whole family to celebrate festive dinners. Serve over mashed potatoes with or without gravy.
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Slices of boneless leg of lamb.

Braised Lamb Shanks in the Oven

These braised lamb shanks are slow-cooked in the oven with red wine gravy. A delicious and simple recipe that needs only 20 minutes to prep and 2 hours to cook. Served over mashed potato and sides for a complete meal.
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Shanks of lamb in a Dutch oven.

Beef Chuck Roast

This beef chuck roast is tender, juicy, and delicious. It's cooked in the oven using a marinade made with garlic and cayenne. And, served with a gravy made with pan drippings. A simple and easy recipe perfect main dish for entertaining guests.
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A wooden board with sliced chuck roast.

Standing Prime Rib Roast

This prime rib roast or standing rib roast is seasoned with a dry spice rib marinade. Then, cooked to a perfect medium-rare, and served with pomegranate gravy. The perfect roast to serve on special occasions
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A sliced standing rib on a wooden board.

Roast Lamb Shoulder in Red Wine

This roast lamb shoulder is marinated with garlic, ginger, and fresh herbs. It's roasted alongside veggies, then served with a rich red wine gravy. Perfect for the weekend or festive dinner with family and friends.
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A platter with a leg of lamb on a platter

Maple Roast Chicken with Fruits and Veggies

This roast chicken is flavored with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Accompanied by baby potatoes and grapes, which add a wonderful fruity flavor to the final gravy. Also, the leftover chicken, if any, makes the most delicious sandwiches and wraps.
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A roast chicken on a board

Salads, and side dish recipes

Easy Celery Salad Recipe

Celery contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, with few calories. A crunchy, slightly sweet celery salad is a great addition to any meal! Find out how to make a simple and tasty salad here.
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Celery salad in a bowl with cranberries.

Easy Cabbage Salad

This cabbage salad makes a nice accompaniment to a variety of main dishes. It's got a tangy taste and is loaded with fiber, making it a healthy addition to your diet
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A bowl with salad made with cabbage, carrots, dried fruits.

Fresh Carrot Salad

Most carrot salads use only carrots and are served as a side dish. This fresh carrot salad is much more by using raisins, cranberries, nuts, and a honey-lemon vinaigrette that keeps it refreshing, light, and tastes great
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Bowl with carrot salad made of cranberries, raisins, walnuts.

Roast Potatoes(Rosemary and Lemon)

These roast potatoes are a perfect side dish to serve alongside any dinner, be it festive or weekday meal.  Flavored with rosemary and lemon these baby potatoes are especially moist and tender in just 45 minutes.
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A white bowl with roast potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These roasted sweet potatoes have crisp caramelized edges with soft insides. The recipe is simple and easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Perfect to serve as a sided dish with main courses or in burritos and wraps.
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A tray with sweet potato cubes.

Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes

What is the secret to making garlic roasted potatoes crispy? Here's my simple and easy method that makes them crisp on the outside while still moist and tender on the inside.
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roasted potatoes on a baking tray

Sautéed Sesame Green Beans

This green bean dish uses fresh green beans, sesame seeds, and garlic. Sesame Green Beans are served warm and can be an entree or a side dish. This recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free.
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A plate with green beans and sesame seeds.

Sautéed Asparagus with Cranberry and Nuts

This sautéed asparagus recipe is the perfect side dish with almost any main courses such as leg of lamb, roast chicken, or roast beef. With crunchy nuts and tart cranberries, it takes less than 15 minutes to make.
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Asparagus on a bowl

Baked Sweet Potato Slices

Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables around. They pair well with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These baked sweet potato slices are simple to make and impressive to serve.
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A skillet with sweet potato slices.

Baked Sliced Hasselback Potatoes

Baked Hasselback potatoes have thin, crispy edges and soft, creamy centers. They take some time and finesse to make, but the results are well worth it! The perfect side to impress guests on special occasions.
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Cast iron baked sliced potatoes.

Hasselback Potatoes

Baked Hasselback potatoes have thin, crispy edges and soft, creamy centers. They take some time and finesse to make, but the results are well worth it! The perfect side to impress guests on special occasions
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Stovetop Melting Potatoes

This is the best recipe for melting potatoes in less than 20 minutes. Made on the stovetop, these are soft as a mashed potato on the inside but crisp and crunchy as baked potatoes on the outside. A great side dish with any main course.
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Cooked potatoes in a serving dish.

Sautéed Broccoli Recipe

This easy sautéed broccoli is both delicious and nutritious, making it the perfect way to get your vegetables in for the day. It needs just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Serve it as a side with any main course be it pasta, rice, chicken, or meat.
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Broccoli side dish in a bowl.

Sautéed Mushrooms – Garlic Butter Mushrooms

This garlic and butter sauté recipe is a quick and flavorful way to serve mushrooms. These sautéed mushrooms make a great side dish with any main course or topping for a steak. Learn how to make this simple sauté with this step-by-step and video recipe.
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A bowl with sautéed mushrooms.

Dessert recipes

Passover is a Jewish holiday that has specific dietary restrictions, including avoiding leavened bread and grains. As a result, traditional Passover desserts do not contain wheat, barley, oats, spelt, or rye. Here are a few examples of Passover desserts:

These are just a few examples of the many delicious Passover desserts that are enjoyed during the holiday.

Chocolate Flourless Cake (Pecans)

This Chocolate flourless cake is a pecan chocolate cake. Unlike the chocolate torte, this has a light and airy texture from the ground pecans and whipped egg whites. The recipe does not use any flour so it makes a perfect dessert during Passover too.
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A chocolate pecan cake.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Dense, creamy dark chocolate goodness, almost like a chocolate custard that melts in the mouth. Naturally gluten-free this is an absolute treat.
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Gluten-free cake on a plate.

Best Pavlova Recipe

Crisp outside with a soft marshmallow-like inside is what makes the pavlova so unique. Topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits this naturally gluten-free dessert uses my no-fail recipe and method.
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pavlova with whipped cream on the table.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Mousse is a dessert with a smooth, airy texture and a light, creamy taste. Most mousse recipes are too labor-intensive to make at home, but not this chocolate mousse recipe! Made with cooked eggs, heavy cream, and good quality chocolate. Check it out!!
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Chocolate mousse in the glass.

Best Strawberry Mousse

This strawberry mousse recipe is the perfect way to celebrate strawberries. Made with fresh or frozen strawberries, whipped cream, and gelatin (or agar-agar) this takes less than 30 minutes to make.
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Six glasses with strawberry mousse

Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse

Give your classic chocolate mousse a lift with this Bailey's chocolate mousse. Made with homemade Bailey's Irish cream, cooked eggs, and real chocolate this one is rich, creamy, and easy to make.
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A dessert glass with baileys chocolate mousse.

Blackberry Panna Cotta

Summer brings an abundance of wonderful berries, so why not make a classic berry dessert with this blackberry panna cotta. A simple and easy recipe with five ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Perfect make-ahead dessert especially when you want to entertain guests.
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A wine glass filled with blackberry Panna Cotta.

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Give your classic Italian dessert a strawberry treat with this elegant strawberry panna cotta. Surprisingly easy to make with just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare. Perfect make-ahead dessert for entertaining guests or date nights.
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A dessert bowl with panna cotta and strawberry puree.

Bavarian Cream Recipe

A classic French dessert that is delicious as it looks. A vanilla Bavarian Cream also called Creme Bavaria or Creme Bavarois is a custard-based dessert made with vanilla pastry cream as a base. Infused with vanilla or liquor then lightened with fresh whipped cream. A simple, easy, yet very impressive dessert that's perfect at any time of the year.
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Dessert cups with creme bavaria and strawberry sauce.

Easy Creme Brûlée Recipe

A creme brûlée is a rich decadent baked dessert with cream and egg yolks. It needs only 5 ingredients, 10 minutes to prep, and 30 minutes to bake. A surprisingly simple and easy recipe that looks impressive and elegant. And, this makes it the perfect dessert to entertain.
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A ramekin with baked Creme Brulee.

Creme Caramel – Flan

Creme caramel is a baked custard with a layer of clear caramel. Rich, creamy, with a velvety smooth texture; this is sheer luxury. Often, perceived as a difficult dessert to make, this is actually surprisingly easy with my video tutorial.
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three plates of caramel flan.

Snack recipes

Strawberry Macarons – French

French macarons are delicate cookies that are often difficult to master. But, not with this recipe. These strawberry macarons are filled with strawberry jam and Swiss meringue buttercream. With my tips and troubleshooting, you got this!
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A white plate with Strawberry French macarons.

French Lemon Macarons

These lemon macarons filled with lemon curd and Swiss meringue buttercream are especially refreshing and light. This is of course using my foolproof macaron recipe as a base. Follow these tips below and people are going to think you are a macaron master baker!!
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Stack of yellow lemon macarons on the plate.

Rice Flour Sugar Cookies (naturally gluten-free)

These rice flour sugar cookies are also gluten-free sugar cookies because rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Also, the recipe has no eggs, so the color of these cookies is white. As kids, we called them 'snow white cookies'. Just like sugar cookies, these rice flour sugar cookies are crisp and crumbly. They hold their shape well and can be used to make beautifully frosted cookies.
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A stack of gluten-free sugar cookies on a table.

More Passover recipes

  • Charoset: This is a sweet paste made from fruit, nuts, and wine that is used to symbolize the mortar that the Israelites used to build the pyramids.
  • Matzo brei: This is a dish made with scrambled eggs and crumbled matzo, often served for breakfast during Passover.
  • Tzimmes: This is a sweet stew made with carrots, sweet potatoes, and dried fruits.
  • Kugel: This is a baked dish made with noodles or potatoes, eggs, and cheese or other ingredients.

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  1. Amy Liu Dong says:

    These recipes are all delicious and look so easy. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes at home.

  2. Loreto and Nicoletta says:

    so many great recipes, very gard to choose which one to do first! This is one delicious pist. Thanks for sharing a culture that is passionate about the food they prepare with such love and passion! ❤️ 😍

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