Passover‘s weeklong restrictions against eating leavened grains can be a bummer, particularly at breakfast. With cereal, toast, waffles, pancakes, bagels, scones, English muffins, croissants, and biscuits off the table, what’s left to eat? Quite a lot, it turns out. The recipes below take advantage of ingredients that are kosher for Passover—things like eggs, potatoes, fish, and vegetables—to create breakfast and brunch dishes so delicious, you won’t miss the bread. We’ve even worked in some of the leftovers you’ll have from the Seder table, like horseradish and parsley.
Fresh spring asparagus in an easy frittata (crustless, so quicker than a quiche, but just as rich and satisfying), this eggy delight has a piquant counterpoint in horseradish sour cream. Get our Asparagus Frittata with Horseradish Sour Cream recipe.
You may not be able to eat the bagel, but the smoked salmon is still fair game. Paired with fresh parsley, lemon, and buttery potatoes, you won’t even miss the bread. Get our Smoked Salmon Hash with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette recipe.
Matzo crack is amazing, but probably not optimal for breakfast. Enter: matzo brei, the classic egg-enriched dish of unleavened bread fried in butter. This version gets sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar and topped with lush and juicy roasted cherries flavored with vanilla and orange. Who needs Belgian waffles? Get our Matzo Brei with Roasted Cherries recipe.
Quinoa is also kosher for Passover, but don’t relegate it to savory meals. Turn it into a breakfast porridge with dried figs, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Get our Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Figs recipe.
Can’t live without your avocado toast for a whole week? Make it with matzo and you won’t have to! Get the Avocado Matzo Toast recipe.
Heartier appetites will be satisfied with this classic dish of eggs cooked in tomato sauce; shakshuka can be dressed up any way you want too, with zhug, feta, roasted veggies, even leftover brisket if you’re feeling adventurous (and really hungry)! (And if tomatoes are too acidic in the a.m. try a mellower green shakshuka.) Get our Shakshuka recipe.