Matza Lasagna

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Love this. A simple Passover-friendly version of a classic comfort dish. This recipe uses matza instead of noodles in a layered lasagna.


Yep, no joke.

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With a brief soak in water and bake in the oven, matza substitutes for noodles, and you get your doughy fix for the week.

Matza Lasagna

I have not tested this recipe on kids, but I bet it would be a winner if you are trying to ease kids into keeping Passover. Let me know if you try it for that purpose!

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I love that this recipe makes an 8″ x 8″ (or 9″ x 9″) lasagna; not so much that you are slave to the pan for the week, but enough to have around for a bite whenever you need your fix.

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Like any lasagna, you can make this recipe as low-maintenance or as fancy as you would like. This family version (thanks, Ga!) uses cottage cheese and muenster cheese. Try it before you make your judgment – it’s delicious! You can also use ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, add veggies, and more.

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A Passover-friendly lasagna that will satisfy your carb craving!
Recipe type: Casserole, Holiday, Passover
Serves: 8 x 8 pan
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 lb (16 oz container) light cottage cheese
  • ½ t granulated garlic
  • Pinch of kosher salt and a few cranks of freshly ground pepper
  • 3 to 4 boards of matza
  • 2.5 c tomato sauce (your favorite recipe or store-bought)
  • 1 lb shredded muenster cheese (you may not use it all)
  1. Heat the oven to 350 and grab an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" pan for baking, and another larger pan for soaking the matza.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the egg and egg white, and add the cottage cheese, granulated garlic, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Fill a shallow pan with water, and place 4 matza boards in the water to soak (it doesn't need to soak for long - they will still hold their shape).
  4. Have the sauce and muenster cheese nearby, and you are now ready to assemble!
  5. Layer in this order: Tomato sauce ---> Matza (you may just need one board, or you may want to break one of the boards to fill in the corners) ---> Cottage cheese mixture ---> Sauce ---> Muenster cheese ---> Matza
  6. Repeat until you are out of something or you get close to the top of the pan. End with muenster cheese on top!
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 50 minutes, in the center of the oven. You might want to put a tray under the pan in case it drips. It is done when it puffs up and the cheese is melted.

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