9 reasons why you need to get matzo right now



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If you've ever eaten matzo, you know it's delicious. And if you haven't, then get thee to the supermarket and find some. Here are nine reasons why.


1. Mexican Matzo Salad

The Joy of Kosher 

The Joy of Kosher whipped up this awesome bit of fusion as filler during the holiday for the forever-hungry teenagers in her family.


2. Beet Maror

Elana's Pantry 

Elana's Pantry tops a sheet of matzo with some homemade beet maror, which is made with horseradish. She cautions that you mind the horseradish fumes, especially if you prepare the savory topping in a food processor, so be careful! (Maror, a bitter herb, is one of the six traditional foods on the Seder plate.)


3. Matzo Latkes

Martha Stewart 

Martha Stewart uses matzo to make these cheesy latkes. She explains that while the dish makes a great Passover breakfast, it cannot be served at the Seder — the feast that marks the holiday's start — because of the cottage cheese, which is not kosher.


4. Matzo Brei (Scrambled Eggs and Matzo)

Photo by André Baranowski for Saveur 

This dish was submitted to Saveur by Barbara Wand, a home cook in Newton, Massachusetts. She prepares it during Passover and serves it with jam or maple syrup.


5. Drunken Passover Grilled Cheese

The Jewish Journal 

Julie Bien, writing for Jewish Journal, was looking for different ways to eat matzo during Passover while she was still in college. This decadent and delicious concoction is what she dreamed up: egg matzo (two pieces per sandwich), Kosher for Passover cheddar cheese and — wait for it — Manischewitz. Yes, please, indeed.


6. Skinny Passover Matzo Pizza


If you can take a bagel and make it into a pizza, then why not a matzo cracker? Skinnytaste took a sheet of matzo, topped it with some veggies and cheese and there you go. Quick meal, sorted.


7. Vegetable Matzo Pie

Tori Avey 

Tori Avey used matzo to create this gorgeous, hearty vegetable pie, which is perfect for the Seder, the rest of Passover and beyond!


8. Mama J-Cat's Passover Matzo Lasagna

The Nest 

If we can have matzo pizza, then we can have matzo lasagna. Mama J-Cat's recipe makes a giant pan appropriate for a large Seder (serves 8 to 10).


9. Matzo, Mushroom, and Onion Kugel

Photo Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke for Cooking Light 

Cooking Light featured this recipe for kugel — a baked pudding typically made with egg noodles. The secret to this particular recipe, submitted by Marcy Goldman, is to first brown the matzo in the oven. Kugel may be one of the most delicious things you will ever eat so count this as a must-have if you've never had the pleasure.