My favorite Passover snack and meal isn't a fancy roast or elaborate dinner… Instead, it's this 4-ingredient matzo pizza! You can make my matzo pizza easily in your oven or even toaster oven.
You can customize it with whatever toppings you like and I’m going for classic pizza sauce, mozzarella, and basil today. This snack satisfies all the cravings that I'm having for those foods we don't eat this week!
Why this Recipe Works
This one is a no-brainer - Matzo cracker crust plus your favorite toppings! It's almost like a thin crust pizza in texture, and I think it works the best with a rich pizza sauce and mozzarella.
A thicker sauce like pizza sauce instead of pasta sauce works best because then the matzah doesn't get too soggy when baking. You can also prevent sogginess by baking it on a wire rack instead of on a baking sheet.
Using a cheese that melts well like mozzarella works best for matzo pizza. Many of the kosher for Passover sliced cheeses also work well in this recipe.
Ingredients & Topping Ideas
matzah - not all matzah is kosher for Passover. Please check for the certification.
pizza sauce - less watery than marinara or other pasta sauce. If you can find it, it works much better for this recipe. Requires kosher for Passover certification. If you can't find it in your grocery store, it's available on Amazon!
cheese - any melty cheese works, and I usually use mozzarella. Requires kosher for Passover certification.
Kosher for Passover Pizza Topping Ideas
When using toppings, remember that the pizza only takes a few minutes to cook. Therefore, you'll need to slice them as thinly as possible or pre-cook them so they cook properly.
- leftover veggies
- any kosher for Passover cheese that is melty
- fermented vegetables like pickled peppers
How to Make this Recipe
Simply spread about 1/4 cup of the pizza sauce evenly and to the edges of the matzo, top with toppings and approximately 4 ounces of cheese, and broil for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Tip: If you're trying to avoid the soggy matzah (I actually like it) roast it on a wire cooling rack instead of on a baking sheet. The moisture won't be trapped under the matzah, keeping it from getting soggy.
More Kosher for Passover Dishes
I have a whole Passover section on Proportional Plate, so be sure to check it out. Try some of these kosher for Passover favorites:
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- 4 matzo kosher for passover
- 1 cup pizza sauce kosher for passover, marinara works, too
- 12 oz. mozzarella kosher for passover
- 2 oz. fresh basil
- Place your matzo on a baking sheet (or two).
- Spread 1/4 cup of sauce on each of your matzo.
- Shred 3 oz. of mozzarella over each of your matzo.
- With the oven rack just below the broiler, broil on high until the cheese melts, ~5 minutes. Keep your eyes on it so the matzah doesn't burn.
- Remove from oven, top with fresh basil, and let cool slightly before eating!
This post was originally published in April of 2019 but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, FAQs, and tips in March of 2021.