9 Passover Side Dish Recipes That Are Essential For Your Seder Supper

Chag sameach my chosen people! As we approach Passover, Jewish families around the world are getting ready for their seder suppers. This means stocking up on matzo and Manischewitz, braising the brisket, and preparing a long list of Passover side dishes.

Now to a non-Jew, cooking a couple of side dishes seems like a simple task. But goys often forget that the Passover seder comes with its share of dietary restrictions. Any type of leavened bread or bread product is quite literally off the Passover table. And no, it's not because Jewish folks are watching their carbs. When the Jews escaped Egypt many years ago, they did not have time to let their bread rise before leaving their home. As a result, they relied on unleavened bread to get them through their 40-day journey through the desert. Today, Jews go a week without leavened products to pay tribute to their ancestors and commemorate their freedom from Egyptian slavery.

But I digress. . .

Whether you are hosting your first seder or want to add something new to your traditional feast, it is important that your side dishes (and every dish for that matter) adhere to the Passover guidelines. Here are nine Passover side dishes that are completely kosher and taste great too.

Image: Cara’s Cravings

by Leah Rocketto

Vegetable Kugel

A simple Google search will show you that there’s more than one way to cook kugel. But What Jew Wanna Eat’s potato casserole packs in more vegetables and flavor than any other recipe.

Image and recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

Smoky Ratatouille Casserole

Add a little spice to your Passover — literally — with Tori Avey’s smoky ratatouille casserole. Using a powerful combination of chiles and poblano peppers, this veggie dish is sure to add some kick to your seder.

Image and recipe: Tori Avey

Vegetable Soup

Since there’s still a chill in the area, Big Girl, Small Kitchen’s simple vegetable soup is the perfect way to warm your guests and fill their stomachs.

Image and recipe: Big Girl, Small Kitchen

Matzo and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

Turn your extra matzo into an elevated side, like What Jew Wanna Eat’s stuffed tomatoes. The lightness of the dish pairs perfectly with a slice of brisket.

Image and recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

Cheddar Chipotle Latkes

Latkes aren’t just for Hanukkah! Serve Half Baked Harvest’s potato pancakes, and watch everyone’s jaws drop.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Picadillo Stuffed Matzo Balls

You’ve never seen a matzo ball like this! Cara’s Cravings’ picadillo-stuffed matzo balls are a great way to upgrade a Passover classic.

Image and recipe: Cara’s Cravings

Roasted Vegetables

If you want the entrée to be the star of the seder, serve a simple side dish like Table For Two’s roasted vegetables.

Image and recipe: Table For Two

Matzo Ball Soup

We wouldn’t want to step on your bubbe’s toes, but Brown Eyed Baker’s matzo ball soup is perfect for those who don’t have a sacred family recipe.

Image and recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Quinoa Salad With Sweet Potatoes, Pine Nuts, & Cranberries

Want to serve a heartier side? You can’t go wrong with The Kitchn’s sweet and crunchy quinoa salad.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn