8 Matzo Recipes That Will Add Some Spark to Your Seder — Brisket Bruschetta, Anyone?

The holiday of Passover is upon us and it's time to spice up those dull traditional recipes — even if they only grace the table once a year. Matzo — a thin, crisp unleavened bread — is one of those ingredients that has a lot of potential, but sometimes ends up taking the passenger's seat to the other dishes on your Seder table. Check out these eight recipes, some traditional and others a little more unexpected, that will have matzo rivaling lamb and brisket dishes for Seder supremacy.

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by Erika Owen

Homemade Matzo

Why use store-bought when you can just make your own? If you’re one of those kitchenistas, check out this recipe from Crepes of Wrath. You’ve got to start somewhere for this batch of recipes.

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Matzoh Brei with Tomatoes, Spinach and Avocado

Mix it up with this fresh combo of some of the season’s best ingredients. Thanks, Endless Simmer!

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Matzo Ball Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe

Meat-eaters rejoice: A savory soup featuring meatballs and matzo dumplings from Foodie Crush. Because what carnivore doesn’t love both? No one.

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Almond Chocolate Toffee (and Matzo) Crunchies

Savory and sweet — sounds about right, considering this dessert is courtesy of those who know the combination best at Savory Sweet Life. This original ingredient list doesn’t call for matzo, but as the recipe directs, it’s easily substituted for the saltines.

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Brisket & Matzo Breakfast Bruschetta

This bruschetta is a brunch showstopper. Big props to Crepes of Wrath for the ingenious recipe.

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Matzo Crisp with Pear, Apple and Cranberries

The Shiksa sweetens up the Seder with a throwback to a favorite fall-time dessert, and the fruity flavors are a perfect counterpoint to the heavier dishes on the table

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Vegetarian Matzoh Ball Soup

Big Girls Small Kitchen sticks to tradition and creates matzo dumplings for the herbivores in your life.

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Chocolate Matzo Buttercrunch and White Chocolate-Pistachio Buttercrunch

It’s sort of like the different variations of Christmas “bark” (peppermint bark, anyone?) but for Passover. And anything that involves chocolate is worth celebrating. This how-to from Cleo Coyle Recipes is great to make and share.

Image: Cleo Coyle Recipes