10 Passover Recipes to Impress Your Extended Family!

10 Passover Recipes to Impress Your Extended Family without having to pull out old dusty cookbooks or comb the internet.

10 Passover Recipes to Impress Your Extended Family without having to pull out old dusty cookbooks or comb the internet.

10 Passover Recipes will hopefully give you an awesome jump start on any last minute Passover meal planning you’re working on. I always work on menus with my husband’s mom about a week before our big family dinner and about three days before we start cooking. It is always a labor of love and … well.. being grossed out by jarred gefilte fish (this is the best brand we’ve found). His mom and I are not Jewish so we didn’t grow up with the pleasure of eating it, so when we plan plate placement at the table we always conveniently leave the dish on the opposite end of the table.

We aren’t home (Southern California) this year to celebrate Passover with our family and life has been impossibly hectic this month so I didn’t even get around to making my favorite Passover treat, Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Crunch. I may have to head to the store to see if any matzoh is left because this would be the first year since I married my husband that I didn’t  make them and I mean… tradition… right?

So lets get to it, you’re probably already up to your ears planning for everything!

Check for notes next to the recipe titles.



Bacon Wrapped Shr- haha, just kidding!

Roasted Eggplant, Garlic and Walnut Spread from Peas and Peonies (Who will be guest posting here tomorrow!)


Classic Chicken Matzoh Ball Soup from Girl and The Kitchen


Main Course:

Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco – swap flour for potato starch if you are avoiding cornstarch. Otherwise use corn starch

Osso Top bright

Brisket with Merlot and Prunes – From Epicurious, it is a family favorite.

Side Dish:

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower is a quick side dish that is versatile enough to stand alone or be used as a topping in pastas, salads or on pizzas. The perfect easy roasted vegetable.

Individual Carrot Souffles

Carrot Souffle Side

Tin Roof Bistro Brussels Sprouts – skip the bread

Tin Roof Bistro Brussels Sprouts are caramelized and tossed in a lemony caper butter sauce. The most popular item on the menu will make anyone a fan!


Flourless Chocolate Cake – Swap butter for margarine, chocolate with kosher for Passover chocolate.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. Perfect for Passover, Easter or anytime you want the richest, easiest cake.

Flourless Mocha Cake with Berries – Skip the Cream sauce, swap butter for margarine, chocolate with kosher for Passover chocolate.

Flourless Mocha Cake with Creme Anglaise will leave your guests thinking it came from a bakery or restaurant. Dense mocha cake with vanilla cream is like the best coffee and cream dessert you've ever had.

Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Crunch – From Epicurious, but really from my favorite client of all time who I totally adore 😉

Tomorrow will be the beginning of a series of guest posts from Katalina over at Peas and Peonies. We have become so close over the past year and she is thrilled to be contributing to the blog. I think you guys are going to love the Sriracha Brown Sugar Chicken she is making for Friday!

Have a wonderful Passover and weekend!


10 Passover Recipes to Impress Your Extended Family without having to pull out old dusty cookbooks or comb the internet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Love most of the recipes! But the carrot soufflé has flour and baking power. I think I will try it another time. Is there a Passover friendly version?

  2. I’m Jewish, Sabrina, and can’t stand gefilte fish, either…no surprise, as I don’t eat fish in general. So my Seders never include it–and n one misses it, either, with all the other food. I am sure you will find matzo when you get back, though it may not be the kosher for Passover kind. I made Mia’s soup and brisket for my Seder and boy, were they delicious!

    1. Mila’s soup is amazing! And as we start to take over the holiday meals from parents I can totally see the gefilte fish disappearing off the table! Loved reading along with your Seder Marlene! Made me miss home even more.

      1. Thanks, Sabrina. I’d hoped to post more about it but was totally wiped out! Glad you enjoyed my FB updates.

  3. Number 1…I knew there was some Jew in you 🙂 And thank you for including me in this FABULOUS round up 🙂

  4. How have you been making this since you met your husband since you already knew him when I made it for you? Just wondering if there is another favorite client out there (nah, can’t be). this recipe is so popular that Marcy Goldman who developed it has received copies in the mail from fans who think she should try it.

    1. Whoops, I meant to write “married,” not “met”! This is what happens when you write a post at 1 AM! And of course you’re my favorite client – and always will be!