One of my favorite Jewish holidays is here—Passover! I love Passover for many reasons, but the most delicious is the multitude of ways to eat matzo over the course of the week. Jewish observance of this holiday dictates that we cannot eat leavened bread. Instead, we get to eat matzah—a flat cracker made without yeast so it doesn’t rise. Because we eat matzah all week long, it can become challenging to come up with different ways to serve it in unique and tasty ways every day. As always, I find that simple is the most delicious, and this vegan matzah pizza recipe is just that!
Matzah is vegan by default (it is simply made from flour and water), and there are countless ways to use it in vegan Passover recipes. My family loves to eat matzah plain with Earth Balance butter or vegan cream cheese spread across it, but we also love to grind it up as matzah meal for making pancakes or break it into pieces for layering into casseroles.
Because this recipe is so interactive, it’s a great recipe for little hands to get in on the action. Line up your favorite toppings on the counter and let your family make their own matzah pizza creation.
For extra fun, try making thematic matzah pizzas with some of these ideas:
- Mexican Matzah Pizza (Refried beans, Soyrizo, jalapeño, vegan cheddar shreds and avocado)
- My Big Fat Greek Matzah Pizza (Chickpeas, Kalamata olives, red onion, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers)
- Italian Matzah Pizza (Basil, black olives, and vegan Italian sausage or meatballs)
- Falafel Matzah Pizza (Tahini sauce, sliced falafel, and Greek pickles)
- BBQ Matzah Pizza (BBQ tofu or jackfruit, vegan ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, corn, tomatoes, and avocado)
However you top your matzah, your family will love this fun meal!
Why is Matzah Eaten on Passover?
The Jewish Holiday of Passover celebrates the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their freedom from Egyptian slavery over 3000 years ago. When the Jewish people left Egypt they did so in a hurry and had no time to wait for the bread they were baking to rise. The bread they baked was flat came out flat and thus the Torah commands Jews to eat Matzah every year on the first night of Passover, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt.
Because Passover lasts for eight days and does not permit for the consumption of leavened foods, Jewish people will often get creative with how they prepare matzah, sometimes making it into sweet recipes or even creating a new kind of meal to enjoy during the holiday.
How to Serve Up Your Vegan Matzah Pizza
Want to turn your matzah pizza into more of a meal? Luckily we have a whole bunch of suggestions for keeping both the tradition and the taste.
- Soup’s On! – While Vegan Matzo Ball Soup is a classic choice for pairing with your pizza, you may find Beet and Ginger Soup, Easy Pea of Broccoli Soup, or even Easy Vegan Squash & Cauliflower Soup to be delightful options.
- Gimme Greens – Want to bring some color to your plate? Add a side of greens! Feel free to make your own salad, sauté some kale, or bake some asparagus. Yum!
- Pass the Potatoes – Potatoes with pizza? Why not! They’re safe for Passover and will be a hit with your tastebuds. Get devilish with some Vegan Deviled Potatoes or slice up some Vegan Hasselback Potatoes (they’ll look great on the ‘gram, too)
Can I Store Matzah Pizza?
Due to the delicate nature of matzah, we’d recommend making these pizzas fresh since they won’t hold up well afterwards in the fridge or freezer. The last thing you’d want is for your pretty pizza to turn soggy overnight! Matzah can be surprisingly filling so even one pizza may be enough for you!Print
Pizza for Passover? That’s right! Customize your own matzah pizzas that are both vegan and kosher for Passover with this delicious and simple recipe. Kids will love it, too!
- 4 matzah crackers
- 4 tablespoons of pizza sauce or vegan pesto sauce
- ½ cup of shredded vegan Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
- Toppings of choice
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place each matzah cracker on a baking sheet and top with 1 tablespoon of sauce, your selected toppings and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.
- Bake for about 5 minutes.
Keywords: pizza, passover, matzah, jewish, dairy-free, vegan, kosher, holidays, pareve
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More Awesome Jewish Recipes to Try:
- Classic Pita Bread
- Vegan Noodle Kugel
- Vegan Chopped Liver
- Awesome Aquafaba Latkes
- Vegan Coconut Raisin Rum Tapioca Pudding
- New York Style Bagels With Vegan Carrot Lox & Cashew Cream Cheese
Vegan Matzah Pizza recipe and photo by Stephanie Dreyer. Article written by Stephanie Dreyer and edited by Amanda Meth. For more family-friendly vegan recipes and to stay tuned to the latest from Stephanie Dreyer, subscribe to the VeegMama newsletter here. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which supports our work at World of Vegan.