10 of Our Favorite Recipes for Passover and Easter!
Both Passover and Easter celebrations are often centered around large, family-style meals. We’ve created a round up of some of our favorite recipes to share during the holidays, such as an easy, make ahead breakfast strata, tender, juicy braised leg of lamb, and some of our most loved spring side dishes.
If you happen to have an extra box of matzo lying around, we highly suggest you give our toffee matzo crack recipe a try, it is salty, crunchy, and so unbelievably delicious! In fact, it’s the only Passover dessert we serve every single year.
While there is endless inspiration to create holiday menus, we absolutely love these 10 recipes for Passover and Easter and hope they inspire meals for your special day!
Easy Breakfast Strata
This savory challah breakfast strata is made with sausage, mushrooms, onion, and fresh sage. It is entirely made ahead a day in advance, then baked off in the morning a half hour before sitting down to eat. You’ll love the custard-like texture of this fluffy breakfast casserole, which is similar in preparation to a bread pudding. A brunch dream from true, perfect for weekend and holiday entertaining!
Also check out: Breakfast Polenta with Pesto
Roast Leg of Lamb
Slow roast leg of lamb is perfect for Passover or Easter! Braised bone-in lamb leg cooks low and slow until juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender. Serve with lots of white wine sauce for a flavorful and special celebratory meal!
Also check out: Roast Rack of Lamb
Roasted Turkey Breast with White Wine Gravy
Whole roasted turkey breast with sage butter and white wine gravy is simple enough to create on a weeknight (seriously, we’ve done it!), but elegant enough to feed a group of 6-8 people without cooking up an entire turkey. The best part? You’ve still got a place to make the most delicious stuffing. You won’t get that with a boneless turkey breast recipe. Read on for tips!
Also check out: Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Tenderloin
Sous Vide Lamb Chops
These sous vide lamb chops are so tender and juicy, you’ll never want to cook them any other way! Use the sous vide cooking method to achieve perfectly cooked proteins every single time. Flavor lamb with garlic, oregano, and fresh lemon peel, then cook slowly for 3 hours in an immersion circulator. Finish by reverse searing quickly in a cast-iron skillet. A delicious dinner recipe that is impressive, yet easy!
Also check out: Pan Fried Lamb Chops
Dinner Party Chicken
Roast chicken gets an upgrade with shallots, black olives, and red grapes for the ultimate sweet and savory weeknight dinner! Serve with your favorite potatoes for a cozy, hearty dinner.
Also check out: Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Grapes And Shallots
Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
Mashed potatoes with sour cream is a classic recipe that can be enjoyed all year long. Use a ricer to achieve that silky smooth, creamy texture, then flavor with sour cream and lots of fresh chives. An easy family favorite you’ll make again and again!
Also check out: Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
French Green Beans with Walnut Vinaigrette
Every day sautéed string beans get the star treatment with the addition of a salty, crunchy walnut and anchovy vinaigrette. Add lots of fresh herbs and scallions to brighten up the flavor. An easy, light side dish for holiday meals and weeknights alike!
Also check out: Oven Roasted Broccoli
Tandoori Oven Roasted Carrots
These quick and simple tandoori oven roasted carrots are an elegant side dish that is packed with Middle Eastern flavor. Carrots are coated in a yogurt and tandoori spice blend, then roasted until tender. Serve on top of a creamy herbed yogurt sauce, then top with crunchy, finely chopped pecans.
Also check out: Roasted Leeks
Toffee Matzo Crack
Chocolate covered matzo with sea salt — lovingly referred to as matzo crack — is hands down the delicious way to eat matzo! Thin, unleavened crackers are topped with homemade toffee, then covered with melted chocolate and flaky sea salt. Wait till cool, then break into small pieces. Your family will beg for this year round, not just on Passover!
Also check out: Almond Ricotta Cake
Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting
The secret to the incredible texture in this carrot cake loaf is ground walnuts! They give the exterior a crisp crust while keeping the center of the cake moist and nutty. The best carrot loaf ever, especially with homemade cream cheese frosting!
Also check out: Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake
If you make any of these favorite recipes for Passover or Easter, please let us know by leaving a review below or on the specific blog
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