Whether this is your first Passover or your forty-first, seder preparation is just one piece of the Passover puzzle. What about meals during the rest of the holiday? We’ve got you covered with recipes and menu plans to make sure your celebration is more focused on the themes of freedom and family than on stress.
Here we’ve assembled eight of our favorite breakfast ideas, one for every day of the holiday. You can prepare these “as is” or come up with your own variations according to your family’s tastes.
Throughout Passover, PJ Library is also sharing tons of meal planning ideas on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to follow those accounts for even more tips and suggestions.
When you have seder meal leftovers, like potatoes, put them in a filling and fluffy frittata. This crustless version of a quiche is completely customizable to your family’s liking. A dish like this is also versatile enough to be breakfast, brunch, or lunch. And if your family enjoys breakfast for dinner, this recipe is a must.
For grab-and-go Passover breakfasts, look no further. These fruit-based breakfast balls, with apples, cinnamon, dates, and nuts, are reminiscent of the charoset from the seder plate. They’re satisfyingly chewy and have protein to keep you going. Make them ahead of time for breakfasts and after school snacks.
Dina’s Matzah Brei
If there’s one breakfast item that comes to mind when you think of Passover, it’s likely matzah brei. Brei is the German word for a mashed food, and in Yiddish it means to fry, so matzah brei is the perfect combination of both. Eggs and broken matzah pieces are all you need to get started. From there, you can make it sweet or savory and as elaborate as you want. For a full demo, check out former PJ Our Way subscriber Dina making her favorite version.
This frozen treat might not be a Passover staple, but it should be. There’s just one ingredient: bananas. Peel and slice a couple of ripe bananas and then freeze them overnight. The next day (or whenever you’re ready to use them) just pop them into the blender or food processor. You can even add kosher for Passover mix-ins if you want to get fancy.
Make Your Own Matzah
DIY matzah just needs two ingredients: flour and water. Make breakfast a meal and an activity by baking your own unleavened bread. The key element is the whole matzah making process needs to happen in under 18 minutes to commemorate the hurried feeling of the Israelites leaving Egypt. We have a recipe and a demo to walk you through all the steps.
Shakshuka is a sumptuous and savory Middle Eastern dish that’s totally Passover ready. This easy version just takes minutes to cook, and it’s a warm, filling meal that’s especially nice when spring weather is still a little chilly. If your house is stocked with eggs and a can of tomato sauce or cooked, peeled tomatoes, you’re basically ready to start cooking.
Weekday breakfasts can be hectic whether it’s Passover or not, and this layered parfait recipe makes it so simple and family friendly, you might just make it a regular thing. Have the kids help layer the ingredients the night before, and breakfast will be ready when they wake up in the morning.
Ricotta Breakfast Clips
While everyone else is putting cream cheese on their matzah, branch out and spread some ricotta. Ricotta cheese has less tang than cream cheese, which makes it a great base for add-ons like fruit and honey. When it comes to meal preparation, it doesn’t get any faster than ricotta and fruit on matzah.
March 23, 2021