Lotsa Matzo: Fun Recipes for Passover
This Passover, find new ways to incorporate more matzo into your life.
Have you grown a little weary of the standard Passover fare? Sure, matzo pizza and PB&J make great after-school snacks when you’re 12 (and we love them still), but perhaps you’re looking to expand your options a bit. Here are some delicious new ways to incorporate more matzo into your life. All of these ideas are vegetarian to help keep them kosher for Passover, but feel free to add meat if you want.
Matzo Vegetarian Lasagna
Who needs noodles when matzo is around? This lasagna has a satisfying crunchiness around the edges, even though most of the matzo is softened by the sauce, ricotta and veggies as it cooks. Just layer, stack and bake as usual, using matzo in place of no-boil noodles.
If it’s square, is it still a tostada? Of course! We topped these with refried pinto beans, scallions, shredded cabbage, romaine, red onion, radishes and soft, crumbly Mexican cheese, plus pico de gallo salsa.
Break matzo into chip-sized pieces. Top with a blend of shredded Mexican cheeses, scallions, pickled chiles and pinto beans, then bake at 400 degrees F for 2 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Matzo Chicken Tenders
Pulse pieces of matzo in a food processor, or enclose in a resealable plastic bag and pulverize with a rolling pin. Use the crumbs instead of breadcrumbs in your favorite baked chicken-tender recipe.
Matzo Cinnamon Sugar Crisps
Brush both sides of matzo squares with melted butter, then sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 325 degrees F on a parchment-lined baking sheet until sugar is melted and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely, then break into pieces and enjoy.