Welcome, culinary explorers, to my Passover Pizza Recipe! If you are looking for a unique meal to make during Passover or simply want to try something new and tasty, then you have come to the right place. This recipe combines the beloved pizza concept with the traditional Passover flavors that you know and love.
Passover can be a challenging holiday when it comes to food options. With strict dietary restrictions, it can be difficult to find meals that satisfy both your taste buds and religious requirements. That’s why I’ve created this Passover Pizza Recipe, which is not only kosher but also delicious.
In this recipe, we will be using matzo meal to create a thin crust pizza that is crispy and flavorful. We will then top it off with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and other Passover-friendly toppings of your choice. Trust me when I say that this pizza will be one of the most exciting dishes at your Passover dinner table.
So why not switch things up this year and try out my Passover Pizza Recipe? It’s a kid favorite and an excellent way to bring some fun to your favorite Passover dinner recipes. Let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Looking for a delicious Passover-friendly meal that the whole family will love? Look no further than this incredible Passover pizza recipe! Not only is this recipe incredibly easy to make at home, but it also uses simple and affordable ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store.
At the heart of this recipe is the delicious matzo pizza crust, which is made from matzo meal and eggs. This crust is then topped with a tasty homemade tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese, making for a mouth-watering combination that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty dinner option for Passover or just want to switch up your usual pizza night routine, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household. Plus, with so many possible variations and toppings to choose from, you can easily customize this recipe to your own tastes and preferences.
So why wait? Give this delicious Passover pizza recipe a try today and discover why it’s quickly becoming a beloved classic among families around the world!
Here are the ingredients needed for this Passover Pizza Recipe:
For the pizza dough:
- 1 cup matzo meal
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup margarine (100% kosher-for-Passover)
- Pinch of salt
For the toppings:
- 3 ounces tomato sauce (kosher for Passover)
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 matzo crackers
- 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (Passover approved)
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 5 large eggs
- Pinch of dried oregano, garlic salt, and pepper
- Lemon zest
The Recipe How-To
Instructions Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
- First, let’s make the crust. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of matzo meal, ⅓ cup of almond flour, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.
- In another bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs, ¼ cup of margarine (melted), and 1 cup of water until thoroughly combined.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients from step 1.
- Stir until the dough is smooth and fully mixed.
- Spread the dough onto a greased baking sheet, using a rolling pin or your hands. Make sure that the crust is thin and even.
- Bake the crust for approximately 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until it turns golden brown.
Spread Tomato Sauce onto Matzo Top with Cheese and Toppings
- Once you have finished baking the pizza crust, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before adding toppings.
- Spread ½–¾ cup of tomato sauce evenly over each piece of matzo. Leave some space around the edges for a crust.
- Add your desired toppings on top of the tomato sauce, such as shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces) and dried oregano (1 pinch).
- Then, bake in the oven at 400°F for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and edges are crispy.
Optional Matzo Pizza Toppings
- Bell peppers
- Diced Tomatoes
- Cooked sausage or Deli meat
That’s it! Now you can enjoy this delicious Passover Pizza Recipe at home with friends and family!
Substitutions and Variations
One of the best things about cooking is that you can always make tweaks to recipes and customize them to your liking. This Passover pizza recipe is no exception, as there are many possible substitutions and variations you can try. Here are some ideas:
– Crust: Instead of using matzo meal, try making a pizza crust out of almond flour or a gluten-free flour blend. You can also experiment with using store-bought matzo crackers as the base for your pizza.
– Sauce: While tomato sauce is a classic choice, you can mix it up by using other sauces such as pesto, Alfredo, or even spaghetti sauce. If you like spice, add red pepper flakes to your tomato sauce.
– Cheese: Shredded mozzarella cheese is the standard choice for this recipe, but you can use any cheese that melts well such as cheddar, provolone, or Parmesan. Or, substitute cream cheese for a unique twist on the classic pizza.
– Toppings: Get creative with your toppings! Try sliced vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms, olives, cooked sausage or bacon, diced chicken or turkey, or even smoked salmon. For a vegetarian option, sautee spinach and garlic together and use the mixture as a topping. You could also top your Passover pizza with some homemade matzo ball dough.
– Seasonings: In addition to the oregano and garlic salt already called for in the recipe, feel free to experiment with other seasonings like lemon zest or thyme.
No matter what substitutions or variations you choose for this Passover Pizza Recipe, remember to have fun and enjoy exploring new flavors!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your Passover Pizza is out of the oven and ready to be devoured, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it with drinks and sides. Because let’s face it, food is always better when enjoyed with the right company, surroundings, and ambiance.
One of the great things about this pizza recipe is its versatility in serving. You can cut it into small squares for a casual appetizer or serve larger slices as a main dish. The classic flavors of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese make this pizza a kid favorite for dinner or lunch.
Pair with refreshing beverages such as sparkling water infused with lemon zest, or a light-bodied red wine. If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, opt for an ice-cold glass of fresh lemonade garnished with mint leaves.
Side dishes such as Caesar salad or roasted vegetables like zucchini or bell peppers can complement this pizza quite well. Another great idea is to serve a bowl of matzo ball soup as an appetizer for your Passover-themed dinner party.
No matter how you serve your Passover Pizza, it will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy every slice and savor every bite of this thin crust pizza with a deliciously crisp bottom layer, soft chewy middle, and golden-brown edges that emit irresistible aromas of oregano and garlic.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the best things about this Passover Pizza Recipe is that it’s so easy to make ahead, store, and reheat. This is ideal for those hectic days when you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen but still want a delicious meal on the table.
To make ahead, you can either prepare the pizza dough up to two days in advance following the pizza dough recipe, or bake the entire pizza ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. If you choose to bake ahead, I recommend baking at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes and then cooling it down completely before storing it.
When reheating the pizza, there are several options depending on your preference. The easiest way is to preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), place the pizza in the oven, and heat it up for about 5-8 minutes until it’s warm all the way through. You can also reheat slices of pizza in the microwave for about 30 seconds each, although they may not be as crispy as when freshly baked.
If you happen to have any leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for up to one month. Just remember to thaw them in the refrigerator before reheating.
Lastly, I recommend to not overload this pizza with too much sauce or toppings as it can lead to sogginess when reheating. Keep it simple by using thin layers of tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese or try adding some thinly sliced vegetables like mushrooms or bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.
With these storing and reheating tips, you can enjoy this passover pizza anytime even on your busiest days!
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to making the perfect passover pizza, attention to detail is key. Here are a few tips that can help ensure success:
1. Use high-quality ingredients: Since the list of ingredients in this recipe is short, using high-quality products with good flavor will make a difference. Choose fresh and flavorful toppings, such as ripe tomatoes, fragrant oregano and good quality mozzarella cheese.
2. Don’t skimp on the tomato sauce: The tomato sauce is what holds all of the toppings together and gives the pizza its classic flavor. Spread an even layer of tomato sauce on top of the matzo crust, making sure not to spread it too thin.
3. Experiment with toppings: One of the fun things about pizza is that you can customize it as you like! Try adding different toppings to your passover pizza, such as sliced bell peppers or olives for added flavor.
4. Keep an eye on it while baking: Due to its thin crust, matzo pizza cooks quickly in the oven. Keep an eye on it and check frequently to prevent over-baking or burning.
5. Add a splash of color: Adding some colorful veggies like cherry tomatoes, yellow peppers or green onions will give your passover pizza some visual appeal and add some extra nutrients to your meal.
6. Be mindful of the temperature: Make sure your oven has reached 400 degrees before putting your pizza inside, and avoid opening and shutting the door too frequently, as this can affect how evenly your pizza bakes.
7. Get creative with matzo toppings: Beyond passover-specific ingredients such as matzo meal, you can use other items such as almond flour or crushed matzah on top instead of shredded cheese for a gluten-free version.
8. Savor every bite: Once your delicious passover pizza has finished baking in the oven and is garnished uniquely with topping selections of your preference, let yourself enjoy every mouthful while basking in feeling connected from tradition while indulging in a healthy interpretation of a chic favorite!
Now, let’s move on to the FAQ section, where I answer some of the most common questions people have about making Passover Pizza or Matzo Pizza. Before that, I’d like to remind you that this pizza recipe is unique in every way, from the crust to the toppings, so it’s natural to have some questions. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
Can you have pizza for Passover?
For those observing Passover, consuming any baked goods with yeast or leavening agents is forbidden. As a result, some individuals opt for using matzo as a substitute for pizza crust.
Is pizza dough kosher?
Food is considered “kosher” when all of its ingredients follow the necessary guidelines. The three main components found in pizza – dough, sauce, and cheese – require their individual ingredients to abide by these rules. Typically, the ingredients used in making the dough, such as flour, sugar, salt, and water, are selected to meet the high standards of kosher cooking.
What do you put on matzah?
When it comes to toppings for our Savory Matzo Brei, my personal favorite combination consists of sour cream and chives. However, if you’re in the mood for something sweeter, using applesauce, jam, or even maple syrup would make for a delightful breakfast option. Alternatively, if you’re in a dessert mood, simply omit the onions and add some sugar and cinnamon for a deliciously sweet treat. You can check out the recipe for our Savory Matzo Brei on February 16th, 2023.
In conclusion, Passover Pizza Recipe is a tasty and unique dish to add to your dinner recipes. With its thin crust made out of matzo meal and almond flour, it is a perfect dish for kosher households or anyone looking for a fun new take on pizza. The combination of tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and dried oregano will leave your taste buds begging for more.
The best part about this recipe is that it is kid-friendly and easy to make with your family or friends. You can also easily substitute ingredients and add toppings to fit your preferences. Additionally, it can be prepped ahead of time and reheated later for those busy weeknights.
Overall, this Passover Pizza Recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the traditional flavors of pizza during the Passover holiday. So next time you’re in the mood for pizza but want something kosher-friendly, give this recipe a try!
Passover Pizza Recipe
Passover Roll Dough
- 1 cup water
- 4 ounces margarine (100 grams or 1/2 a cup)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups fine matzo meal
- 5 large eggs
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/2 lb grated yellow cheese
- oregano, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Heat the water, margarine and salt in a pot until the margarine is melted.
- If you are using kosher for Passover margarine this may take some time.
- Bring this mixture to a boil, remove from the flame and tip all the matzoh meal into the pot at once, stirring furiously.
- Return to low heat and cook for 1 minute.
- Keep stirring.
- The dough should come away from the sides of the pot and form a rough ball.
- Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Beat in 1 egg.
- When the dough is smooth and the egg has been fully incorporated into it, beat in another.
- Keep doing this until all 5 eggs have been added and the mixture is completely smooth.
- You will get a good workout if you do this by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Spread the dough on the baking sheet covered in parchment paper in pizza crust formation.
- You can make one large of several smaller crusts.
- I would go with the smaller crusts, as the dough bakes into a delicate"bread" and one large crust may not be supportive enough.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until the crusts can hold their shape.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza crusts.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle oregano over the top.
- If you want to add any toppings, this is the time and place.
- One of my kids likes olives on her pizza, another likes chopped tomatoes.
- Bake in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.
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Mishra Vikas is a digital nomad who loves to explore the world and learn about its cultures. As a programmer, backpacker, and cook, he enjoys sharing his adventures and cooking up delectable dishes. Writing about his experiences, creating tasty recipes, and discovering new places are some of his favorite activities. He’s an avid traveler and passionate chef, always on the lookout for an exciting new journey.