12 Passover Dinner Menu Ideas for Your Seder Meal
Passover is a not only a great opportunity to get together with family you may not have seen in a while; it’s also a great opportunity to eat traditional holiday food. Putting together a Passover menu that appeals to everyone can be hard work. Here, the work is all done for you. Use this curated menu to serve an epic feast, or, if you prefer, pick and choose dishes that suit your own family’s needs and add them to your traditional menu. There is something for everyone here: the fish eater, the vegetarian, the meat lover, and even the sweet tooth. And as a bonus, many of these Seder meal recipes are sized for a family, so if you're unable to see your family this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, you can still enjoy your favorite Seder meal dishes on a smaller scale.
Val’s Hungarian Jewish Chopped Liver
Wow your guests with this traditional appetizer of chopped liver, made from cooked chicken livers and chopped egg. Besides butter, it is an absolute must when it comes to improving the taste of plain old matzoh. This recipe does right by Jewish tradition. “My husband said it’s the best he’s ever had,” says reviewer MWHANKIN.
Matzoh Ball Soup
Passover just wouldn't be the same without the Jewish staple that is matzoh ball soup. But a good matzoh ball — one that has both flavor and heft without being leaden — can be hard to come by. In that regard, this recipe is a home run. "I’m headed straight for the kitchen to make some soup," Allrecipes cook Lesley Carol says.
Raw Beet Salad
For a pop of color on your Seder table, try this raw beet salad with dinner. It's crunchy, sweet salad that is reminiscent of the red horseradish used on gefilte fish around the world. Reviewers agree that this salad is tops: "I will be making this one over and over again," says Doc Simonson.
Carrot-Sweet Potato Mash
This dish is a great stand-in for tzimmes, the slow-cooked Jewish dish of carrot and sweet potato that takes hours to prepare. With the same sweet profile and some of the same ingredients, this mash scratches the tzimmes itch without taking up hours in your oven. As a bonus, it keeps for days. "I think it even tastes better as a leftover the next night," Erin Petta Kreuger says.
Old Fashioned Potato Kugel
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Get something green on the table with these crispy oven-roasted sprouts, which turn brown and burnished from high-heat roasting. "The super dark caramelized parts of the roasted Brussels sprouts were the best," says BAYSIDE.
Easy Elegant Baked Fish
Entrees can be a point of debate when it comes to Passover dinner. Some families do brisket. Others do chicken. To give your favorite pescatarian a dining option, too, try this baked fish, which, as Allrecipes user John1 can tell you, is "very tasty and easy to put together."
Juicy Roasted Chicken
For a more traditional feast, roast chicken is always a Passover winner, and this recipe will definitely live up to your holiday expectations. Serve the juiciest ever roast chicken this year, and watch your family members admire your prowess in the kitchen. "My family and I absolutely love this recipe," boog says of this popular chicken.
Jewish Style Sweet and Sour Brisket
Brisket is the quintessential Passover food, and this sweet and sour version offers a compelling version for your family dinner. A hint of vinegar — the sour — cuts through the meat's natural fats. "This is the best brisket recipe I have made," says Michele Speier. "It came out perfect."
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Making dessert without yeast or flour can be a challenging feat. For Passover, flourless chocolate cake is often served as an alternative. This decadent version is not for the faint of heart. "This is a fantastic recipe for chocolate lovers," says GUYCHEF.
The humble apple also provides a great opportunity to cater to that Passover sweet tooth. Topped with sugar and cinnamon and baked until spoon-soft, these apples are like apple pie without the actual pie. "They turned out so good, and the smell alone is enough to make your mouth water," says VERUCASALT.
Finish your meal with classic coconut macaroons, Passover-approved and delicious, to boot. These airy, coconut dream cookies are made from chopped coconut, sugar, and egg white, so there’s no yeast to worry about. "After many trials and errors for the perfect macaroon, this is it," swoons BUBINK.