30 Minute or Less Matzah Meals

Chag Sameach! Happy Passover Everyone! 

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During this wonderful time of year, Jewish people around the world stop eating breads and pastas and instead fill their homes with boxes and boxes of unleavened crackers known as matzah for 8 days!

One of my favorite things to eat during this time, of course, is Matzo Ball Soup!

But I love making all different kinds of creations with my matzah!

Here’s three different recipes that can be done in 30 minutes or less:

Matzah Pizza

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1 unsalted Matzah
Tomato Paste
Dried Basil
Garlic powder
Shredded Cheese
Pizza toppings of your choice

My pizza topping suggestions? Onions, peppers, mushrooms! Go crazy with the veggies!

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Top your matzah with all of the toppings and just stick in the microwave or toaster oven until the cheese is nice and melted! I like to put a little extra cheese on top at the end as well!

Savory Matzo Brei with Peppers and Onions 

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4 unsalted Matzot (Matzahs)
4 Eggs, beaten
1-2 cloves of Garlic
1 Red Pepper
1/2 Red Onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
Basil
Cayenne Pepper
Shredded Cheese
Olive oil
Spray oil/Butter

Break your matzah into 1″ pieces and soften it with warm water in a colander. Then chop up your desired vegetables — I chose red pepper and red onion. Scramble your eggs in a mixing bowl and then add your matzah. Whisk together until the mixture becomes batter-like.

This is where I made my mistake! Don’t be lazy like me — use TWO different frying pans! 

In a small frying pan, sauté the garlic, onions, and peppers in olive oil until they’ve reached a nice consistency.

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Now, in a large deep frying pan, either melt butter or (like I did) use a spray oil to coat the pan. Heat up your pan up to medium – high heat. Pour your batter mixture in and evenly spread in your sautéed vegetables as well as the shredded cheese.

Let the brei cook for awhile until the edges begin to lift from the bottom of the pan. You can use a spatula to loosen the brei a little bit. Then with ease, like you’ve been doing this for years, place a plate on top of your pan and flip the entire brei onto the plate. And voila!

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Chocolate Covered Matzah

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4 unsalted Matzot (Matzahs)
1 Chocolate Bar of your choice
1/2 T. Vegetable Oil

Instead of using a double boiler, I simply topped a saucepan of boiling water with a metal mixing bowl. (Make sure to use oven mitts!)

Melt the chocolate and mix in the 1/2 T. of Olive oil to keep it nice and smooth. Then dip and spread your matzah pieces in.

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For added deliciousness, try throwing in some crumbled pretzels into the melted chocolate or dried cranberries!

Enjoy the rest of your Passover, everyone!

With love,

Mimi

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