Passover 2020: A year where simple, wholesome meals are more important than ever. Here you’ll find a group of recipes that are Kosher for Passover and also nutritious, delicious and easy to make. I’m focusing on healthy passover recipes that use ingredients that are easy to come by and easy to substitute. I know how hard it is right now to get exactly what you are looking for.
I know this year Passover will look different than it has in the past. There will be fewer people at your Seder table or you may be setting up a Passover kitchen for the first time. You may not be able to find some of the ingredients for your favorite recipes and you may be focusing on more healthy recipes this year. I want you to know that YOU’VE GOT THIS. Whatever your circumstance, it’s all going to work out. Passover may look different in 2020, but it’s still Passover….and although there are a whole lot of folks suffering either physically, financially or emotionally, we can still celebrate. It’s OK to celebrate, and to do so with wholesome, nutritious meals.
- Simple Veggie Burgers. I know this recipe calls for 1 can of kidney beans. I have made these without beans and still had success. Add an additional ½ cup of sweet potatoes and then double the broccoli. No broccoli? Use cauliflower. No cauliflower? Chop up some cabbage. Whatever veggie you have will work well. If you’re not vegan, add in an egg. Remember, veggie burgers are a good way to use up leftover cooked veggies, so throw some in!
- Stuffed Squash. This recipe is PERFECT for both Passover and pantry cooking! I scored a few mini acorn squash in my delivery last week and made these as individual meals. AWESOME. You can not only use any type of hard squash you have, but you can also substitute the nuts and dried fruit….and if you do not eat quinoa during Passover, then replace it with riced cauliflower.
- Stuffed Mushrooms. If you can’t get mushrooms, use zucchini. DELISH! Scoop out the insides, insert into the recipe where it calls for the chopped mushrooms stems. Whatever size portobellos you have, this is a must make recipe. Large mushrooms make perfect vessels for a main entree and smaller ones can be served as an appetizer (hello zoom happy hour!) or a side dish. Omit the nutritional yeast, but otherwise follow the directions as written.
- Balsamic Roasted Root Veggies. Not only is this recipe delicious, but the ingredients should be easier to come by. Anything missing? Skip it. Other root veggies that would taste good to add in, if you have: parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, beets, leeks.
- Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri. Too many cauliflower recipes? Make this with cabbage. YES! Cabbage steaks roast up more quickly too. Follow recipes directions, but roast for 15 minutes, with no flip.
- Mashed Potatoes and Roots. Tons of suggestions inside the recipe for veggies to include besides potatoes.
- Moroccan Carrots. Super simple….with ONE main ingredient and tons of flavor.
- Brussels Sprouts Latkes. Substitute the oat flour for almond meal and skip the baking soda. If your’e allergic to nuts, pulse some matzo in the food processor and use that instead of the oat flour.
- Cauliflower Rice. It’s a simple recipe….but go for it and add in some other veggies if you have them.
- Tzimmes. This one’s EASY, tasty and Passover nostalgic.
- Parsnip and Kale Soup. An unsung hero in the immunity boosting department. This one has both ingredients that are easy to get and good for you. Plus, this one is super easy to make and freezes well too.
- Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup. If you can’t get broccoli, use cauliflower or romanesco.
- Carrot Ginger Soup.
- Asparagus Soup. Asparagus just came into season, so this should be easy. If you’d like to save your cauliflower for another dish, substitute the ¼ head cauliflower with ¾ cup chopped veggie. Good choices would be parsnips, zucchini or turnips.
- Creamy Vegan Mushroom.
If you’re looking for more salad recipes that are kosher for Passover, check out the salad category of my Healthy Passover Recipes post.
- Chopped Salad. It is so important (especially during Passover when so many are prone to constipation) to get as many greens and raw veggies into our systems to maintain healthy and regular bowel movements. Use this chopped salad recipe as a guideline and make it YOURS by using whatever veggies you have ONE MAJOR SUBSTITUTION though: in the dressing, substitute the canned beans for 1 small zucchini.
- Orange and Fennel Salad. PERFECT since the fresh citrus is still offered in abundance. One of those still in stock for delivery options. If you don’t have watercress, substitute spinach or parsley. Or, just omit the greens.
- Cabbage Salad. This simple recipe will work no matter what type of cabbage you have. No scallions? No problem. Either omit or use chopped shallot, if you have. Also, I showed how I’m growing scallions from a water bottle on my instagram stories. Follow along for this and other cooking tips and tricks.
- Tabbouleh. A classic recipe with a secret sub for the grains.
- Strawberry Pie. A classic for us at Passover for almost 10 years….but I know strawberries may be hard to get this year. I have made this successfully with blueberries and raspberries before. Use what you have and enjoy this raw fruit pie however you can.
- Double Chocolate Cookies. My best advice on this one is to make a double or triple batch. Throw some in the freezer to enjoy throughout the holiday.
- Brownies. I make these year round, they’re that good.
- Chocolate Pie. The most popular dessert recipe on this site….and for good reason!
- Fruit dipped in melted chocolate. If you’re keeping things simple, this is the way to go. We often section clementines, dip one end in melted chocolate, sprinkle with sea salt and stick in the fridge to firm up.
Breakfast and Snacks
- Sheet Pan Veggies and Eggs. Super simple…and forgiving recipe that allows you to sit with your family to enjoy breakfast together.
- Carrot muffins. Carrots are in the stores in abundance. This is a tasty way to use them.
- Chocolate Smoothie. Shh….you don’t have to tell them there are greens hidden inside.
- Cauliflower Onion Rolls.
- Mashed Potato Pancakes. Use the recipe for waffles and if you don’t have a kosher for Passover waffle iron, turn them into pancakes instead. This also works with leftover mashed sweet potatoes or squash.
- Sweet potato fries. No explanation needed….but if you’re out of sweets, use parsnips or russet potatoes.
My best advice for Passover this year: do your best, and be OK with it. That second part of the advice is really where it’s at. Your best, in the midst of trying circumstances is worth celebrating. You are doing a great job!
Wishing you and your families a healthy and sweet Passover. Debra