15 Minute Passover Meal Recipes

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Chicken Meatball Stew

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.

MAINS

Stuffed Turkey Breast

Stuffed Turkey Breast


White Wine Poached Chicken with Dill

White Wine Poached Chicken with Dill
pomegranate braised brisket

Pomegranate Braised Brisket

Chicken Meatball Stew

Chicken Meatball Stew

SIDES

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes


Zucchini & Red Bell Pepper Sauté 

Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper Sauté


Vegetable Egg Crepes

Vegetable Egg Crepes


Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake 

Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake