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15 Minute Prep Passover Meals


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Enhance your Yom Tov meal without spending all day in the kitchen.

Passover is known to old-timers as a “Kitchen Yuntif,” but that doesn’t mean we must be chained to our stoves for a whole week. Slavery, my friends, is over — gone forever since the exodus! Our Festival of Freedom is no time to enslave ourselves, even if we’re scheduled to serve up 10 banquets in eight days, not to mention K for P lunches and snacks.

I’m one of those rare birds who looks forward to Pesach, and I want you to anticipate it with joy too. And I mean it. These glorious recipes will help you cook food that everyone actually will want to eat, and none of them will prevent you from getting out of the kitchen to enjoy the holiday with your family. Even if you’re known for patchke-ing in your neighborhood, you surely don’t want every meal to involve a long, fussy prep — because there’s more to Pesach than cooking.

And that’s where I come in, ’cause I was born to cook quick. I’ve designed these easy, 15-minute prep entrees and sides just for you — and they’re elegant enough to serve at a yuntif meal. Use these versatile recipes to round out your meals and keep them on hand for a quick Chol Hamoed lunch or dinner.

For your Seder, choose a main that is light and appetizing, such as my poached chicken or chicken meatball stew. Both are scrumptious and comply with the custom of not eating roasted meat at the Seder. If you want something more substantial, try my pomegranate braised brisket. Each of these recipes looks and tastes like you slaved over it all day, only you didn’t. Slavery is so yesterday.


Stuffed Turkey Breast 

White Wine Poached Chicken with Dill 

Pomegranate Braised Brisket 

Chicken Meatball Stew 


Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes 

Zucchini & Red Bell Pepper Sauté 

Vegetable Egg Crepes 

Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake 

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




5 Responses to 15 Minute Prep Passover Meals

  1. Hi All! Just wanted to say thanks for the love — over 4,000 views of this post. If you try the recipes leave a comment and let us know how you like. Happy Pesach!

  2. Will definitely try some of these quick prep Passover ideas!,,

  3. Your pesach recipes look wonderful and simple.

  4. Oh Babette! That’s what we were going for – glad it came thru!

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