Healthy Passover Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Passover recipes including Passover breakfast, dinner and dessert recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Pear Cranberry Sauce

This dazzling pink pear & cranberry sauce has a perfect balance of tart and sweet tastes. It stands in for the applesauce that traditionally accompanies latkes.

Simple Noodle Kugel

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Several readers challenged our test kitchen to come up with a tasty, but healthful, revival of a Jewish dish that usually flaunts a pint of sour cream, a pint of cottage cheese, half a stick of butter, 4 eggs and a cup of milk. We took the challenge--lightly.

Rocky Road Brownies

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These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of cocoa powder have less fat than other brownies, but stay extra gooey and good with marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chunks on top.

Israeli Chocolate-Coated Orange Peels

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Often when you drop in at someone's home in Israel, the hostess will set them out for nibbles.

Matzo Ball Soup

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Floating in a flavorful broth, our matzo balls are light and fluffy but bound together with whisked eggs and only a small amount of canola oil rather than the traditional chicken fat. Plus, this version of Jewish penicillin has plenty of added vegetables, making it a good source for vitamins A and C. Now that's what Doctor Mom ordered!

Rice Pudding

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Made with nonfat milk, this comforting rice pudding (delicious for breakfast, too) has a lovely creamy consistency because Italian arborio rice is used.

Mushroom & Herb Matzo Ball Soup

With the addition of flavorful mushrooms, celery root, garlic, herbs and spices, this matzo ball soup recipe has more vegetables and less sodium than a traditional recipe.

Quick Applesauce

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This quick homemade applesauce recipe makes a healthy snack or fruit dessert for kids. Applesauce is also a fabulous complement to potato pancakes or latkes.

Apple-Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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Whether you're partial to the fragrant maple and apple goodness warm from the oven or prefer it cold and luxuriously creamy, this simple rice pudding is pure comfort. A teakettle makes neat work of the hot water bath.

Matzo Ball Soup with Fresh Dill

The secret to light, fluffy matzo balls is twofold: using seltzer instead of tap water and letting the mixture rest in the refrigerator so it's fully hydrated before cooking. In this easy soup recipe, the vegetables can be finely sliced to make an elegant soup or coarsely chopped or sliced for a more rustic presentation.

Flourless Sponge Cake

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A perfect ending to a Passover seder.

Wilted Spinach

Olive oil and pine nuts are a simple addition to sautéed spinach.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Latkes in Your Waffle Maker

Use this waffle-iron hack to make classic potato latkes without the greasy mess.

Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce

A flourless cake with fruit and wine flavors which is a dessert perfect for Passover!

Pesto Latkes

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This twist on a classic latke is baked in a muffin tin, avoiding lots of oil for frying. One caveat: There's no standard size for the tins sold in kitchen stores. You'll need a pan with muffin cups that hold about 1/2 cup water. Serve with Pear Cranberry Sauce.