Most likely, you’ve got one too many boxes of matzah for Passover and are looking for ways to use them. Well, Birthright Israel alumna and Chef Alexis Sicklick suggests making a delicious kosher for Passover lasagna by swapping the pasta for matzah. This matzah lasagna recipe is simple and a great weeknight meal for the Passover holiday.

Matzah Lasagna Recipe

Yield: 6 portions


Tomato Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white onion, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 12 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp. sugar (adjust as needed)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 eggs
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ bunch chives, chopped into small ringlets
  • 3 pieces matzah
  • 12 oz. tomato sauce
  • 4 oz. shredded muenster cheese
  • 4 oz. shredded parmesan/gruyère cheese


Tomato Sauce

  1. In a 2-quart saucepot over medium heat, cook the onions and garlic until soft and lightly browned, stirring every few minutes to prevent scorching.
  2. Add the tomato sauce and herbs (wrap in cheesecloth or twine to make removal easy). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce to low and let cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Remove the thyme and bay leaf. Blend until smooth and set aside to cool.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs and mix with cottage cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chives.
  4. Moisten matzah by quickly running through warm water. Do not allow the matzah to become soggy.
  5. Cover the bottom of the pan with 3 oz. of sauce.
  6. Create a layer of matzah, cottage cheese mix, tomato sauce, muenster cheese, and cheddar cheese.
  7. Repeat two more times (three total), finishing with the cheddar cheese on top.
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes.
  9. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  10. Cut into six portions.

Note: Add additional layers of cheese or vegetables, if desired. You can also add partially roasted vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, or eggplant.

More Passover Recipes

If you are looking for more Passover recipes, check out our coffee-rubbed beef brisket recipe that puts a new twist on an all-time favorite. But, if you’ve got extra matzah still laying around, indulge your sweet tooth with alumna and influencer Erica Eckman’s matzah brittle.

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