11 Ways to Use Up a Package of Matzo
Bread is not allowed during the week of Passover, but matzo happens to be a great substitute for that morning toast or nut butter snack before a workout. Yet, sometimes you don't finish the whole matzo box in time, or you get tired of just smearing something on a slice as is. You can actually use matzo in a variety of fun, delicious recipes that are more creative and help you make the most of your supply — and they're not all matzo balls. Here are a few other recipes to use up leftover matzo.
Sweet Matzo Brei
Instead of pancakes or French toast for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, try this sweet matzo brei instead. Serve warm with cinnamon sugar or syrup, honey, or even powdered sugar. It's a fun reason to rise and shine.
Chocolate Covered Matzo
How simple is this? It's basically just matzo covered with chocolate, but it makes for the perfect dessert and sweet snack. Use brown sugar to add a bit of sweetness to it or go with salt for that sweet-salty balance. Get creative with toppings, like crumbled nuts or toffee.
Passover Matzo Lasagna
You can still enjoy Italian night without the bread rolls, pasta, and pizza when you have matzo. This recipe still has the same great cheesiness and tomato sauce flavors you want in lasagna, and it's an easy way to make the most of that leftover matzo. Whole matzo boards are used in place of the noodles.
This fried egg and matzo dish is great for an easy breakfast idea or for a high-protein snack that is still kosher for Passover. It is easy to make, and it is done in just 30 minutes. Season how you like!
Delicious Matzo Candy
Another great dessert, this matzo candy is sweet and crunchy, as it has crushed nuts, like walnuts (though you can swap for a different nut you happen to have on hand). Use dark chocolate for more antioxidants and a richer taste.
Apple Matzo Kugel
Despite being made with crispy matzo, this kugel is soft and moist, and the apples give it a nice tart-sweet flavor, too. Add cinnamon for spice and raisins for some extra sweetness and fiber. It is good as a side dish, breakfast, dessert or snack.
Mushroom Matzo Kugel
Browned onions and sliced mushrooms boost the umami factor of this Passover dish made with matzo and eggs, so enjoy it as a side with a bit of protein, like fish or meat, or as a main dish with a salad or side of roasted carrots. Add in parsley and other herbs you have on hand to complement the mushrooms.
Salty and sweet with a crunch, this matzo candy is a great dessert to make in bulk and enjoy throughout the week or to give as a gift, even. You can easily substitute different types of chocolate or peanut butter, too, and nuts are a great addition for extra texture.
Matzo Apple Kugel
Another sweet kugel recipe, this one uses Granny smith apples for a tart flavor and cranberries to complement it, too. There is also applesauce to make it smooth and moist.
Passover Spinach Fritatta
Enjoy this tasty frittata for a protein-packed breakfast that uses up any leftover matzo. Add cheese for flavor, like Parmesan, and feel free to swap for a different cheese or add in extra veggies or a meat, too.
Kid's Favorite Passover Pizza
It might say kids in the recipe title, but adults will love this one, too. Transform those matzo cracker sheets into personal-sized pizzas. You can get creative with toppings so everyone has just what they like.