Passover Menu Plan 2021

With a little over a week until Passover, I have finally put pen to paper (technically fingers to keyboard) and come up with a menu plan for Pesach.

Unlike last year (covid year #1), this year (covid year #2) we will be sharing the seder with my husband’s family. Out of the 11 of us, everyone over the age of 16 has been fully vaccinated (thank you, Israel!) and we are really looking forward to being together after such a long time apart.

That said, as you may remember, I like to plan out every meal for Pesach. Not because I’m so organized, but because that’s the only way I can make sure I get the right groceries in advance!

Also, keep in mind that since I’m in Israel, I’ve got one less day of meals to plan (this post is really turning into a “reasons to make aliyah” post!) — so our chametz fest will be a day earlier than on your plan.

Friday, March 26

(I’m hoping the weather holds and we can eat outside)


  • Challah
  • Chicken & rice in disposable tin (obviously sub margarine for butter)
  • Roasted brussels sprouts
  • Green salad
  • Dessert? (maybe none?)

Saturday, March 27

Shabbat lunch:


  • Seder Plate: Charoset, Baby Potatoes/Parsley, Romaine Lettuce, Fresh grated horseradish, Matzah 
  • HB Eggs / egg soup (basically just HB eggs mashed with salt water — it’s a thing in my husband’s family!)
  • Gefilte fish
  • Chicken soup / vegetable soup (for the vegetarians) with matzah balls
  • Coca-Cola brisket (just omit the soy sauce)
  • No-peel potato kugel (the recipe is in my Guide to a Stress-Free Passover)
  • Roasted vegetables with chimichurri sauce (I use the one in this recipe
  • Strawberry lemon sorbet
  • Chocolate frogs (I use this mold)

Lemon Strawberry Sorbet Passover

Sunday, March 28


  • Grilled chicken breasts w/ chimichurri sauce 
  • Sweet potato w/ thyme
  • Fennel & dill salad
  • Tomato & basil salad
  • Crumb cake 

Matzah pizza

Monday, March 29 

Scrambled eggs, fruit

Picnic food to-go (we’re going on an all-day hike with friends) — tuna, hb egg, sliced cheese, avocado, matzah, chips, cut-up veggies, fruit, homemade trail mix, almond cookies


  • Hot dogs
  • Wings 
  • Chopped salad
  • Cole slaw
  • Homemade pickles
  • French fries
  • Leftover dessert from chag

Tuesday, March 30 

Omelettes, smoothies, matzah & cream cheese

Eat out (we’ll be out all day, so I’m hoping to find a place near the beach where we can eat outside. I’m pretty excited about this because we haven’t eaten out in … well, a year+… but restaurants are open for those with a green pass and/or we can eat outdoors)

Wednesday, March 31


Build your own salad bar

Veggie soup & cauliflower pizza 

Thursday, April 1

“hotel breakfast” (If you’ve ever stayed at a hotel in Israel, you know what I mean!) 

Grilled chicken, roasted asparagus, onion roasted potatoes

Friday, April 2 (Erev Chag Sheni)

Breakfast / Lunch:


Saturday, April 3 (Chag Sheni)


  • Dips / spreads from Friday night
  • Salmon w/ homemade “tartar” sauce
  • Roasted sweet potatoes w/ fresh thyme
  • Green vegetable (whatever’s left)
  • Caesar salad with garlic matzah “croutons”
  • Matzah crack

Chametz time! 

What’s on your menu plan? Any traditional favorites that make the list year in and year out? Please share below – I know we all need more inspiration!


  1. Your chag meal plans have been so helpful to me over the years, I was inspired to share mine this year! Thanks so much for sharing these. (Mine is at: )

  2. Robin Latman says

    You are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Mara, this is super helpful, as always. Lots of great ideas for menus and your calm, organized vibe is seeping into me. Thanks also for the chocolate frog molds link. I love them! Chag Sameach, friend.

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