18 Fun Things To Do With Matzo


I look forward to Passover every year. I love getting together with family and friends. I’m a big fan of charoset, and I even have a special place in my stomach for gefilte fish. But around day three or four, I’ve had enough matzo! There are however a few recipes that make matzo feel less like the “bread of affliction” and more crave-worthy. Below are 18 fun ways to use matzo. How do you like to eat your matzo? Let me know in the comments below!

Apple Matzo Kugel

For a sweet kugel, I like this Apple Matzo Kugel from epicurious. If you in the mood for more of a savory dinner, check out this Cheese Matzo Kugel recipe.

Drunken Matzo Grilled Cheese

You won’t even miss the chametz in this recipe from Doves and Figs which features matzo, cheese, Manischewitz and butter!

Hillel Sandwich

This might be obvious, but you don’t have to be around the seder table to enjoy matzo with some horseradish and charoset. Learn more about the so called “Hillel Sandwich” here.

Matzo Ball Soup

The quintessential Jewish penicillin. I’ve been known to enjoy this outside of Passover, especially when I am sick. Make it from scratch with this recipe from Bon Appétit.

Matzo Bark

Martha Stewart’s
recipe calls for matzo, butter, brown sugar and chocolate. I’ve seen several variations on this recipe and all look like they’re worth trying. This one from Zöey Bakes looks delicious. And so does this one from Jelly Toast!

Matzo Bars

Ditch the macaroons and weird jelly fruit and opt for this easy dessert from Half Baked Harvest with just five ingredients, and five minutes prep time.

Matzo Brei

In my family this is the traditional first night of Passover dinner. Serve with powdered sugar, sour cream and pepper or apple sauce and cinnamon. Recipe a la Saveur.

Matzo Crusted Salmon

Use Matzo in place of breadcrumbs or panko on salmon in this recipe from Whole Foods.

Matzo Granola

Chowhound’s granola is great on top of yogurt, with a little milk or by the handful. Make with farfel, or crumble your own matzo by tossing it in the blender for a few seconds.

Matzo House

Not exactly traditional, but tons of fun and a great way to get rid of extra Passover candies no one wants. Check out POPSUGAR for inspiration.

Matzo Lasagna

Go traditional with tomato sauce and cheese, or try Whole Foods’ recipe which tastes a little like spanakopita.

Matzo Latkes

Traditional Hanukkah food turned kosher for Passover. Recipe a la Martha Stewart.

Matzo Nachos

Also from What Jew Wanna Eat, try the matzo nachos AKA machos. This recipe uses matzo in place of tortilla chips.

Matzo Pizza

Please the kids (or picky husbands) with this classic Passover dish from What Jew Wanna Eat.

Matzo S’mores

Thank you Martha Stewart for giving us an excuse to eat more s’mores. Opt for Elyon marshmallows to make it kosher.

Matzo Toast

Schmear it with your favorite schmear: butter, peanut butter, gefilte fish and horseradish, chèvre or nutella or check out these suggestions from Bon Appetit.

Matzo Wraps

This recipe from Tori Avey features brisket, but it could easily be made with cheese to make this a vegetarian dish.

And if all else fails

Matzo can be substituted any place you would normally use cardboard (thank you for the suggestion Liz Torczyner). It also makes great duck food, dog treats or can be pawned off on non-Jewish coworkers who haven’t eaten it every meal for the last week.

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