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6 Ingredient Passover Rolls – Easy Recipe

This simple Passover Rolls Recipe makes soft and tender rolls using only 6 ingredients and bakes in less than an hour. Every Passover Feast should include a batch of delicious Passover Rolls.

Top-down view of a baked Passover roll on a cooking rack.

Why You’ll Love these Rolls for Passover

Classic recipe with only 6 ingredients. If you love the classic roll like Grandma used to make, you are going to love these rolls.

Quick and easy to make. Mix the dry ingredients, add the wet, bake it all. You don’t have to worry about confusing steps or strange ingredients.

Perfect as is or used as a sandwich. This flexible recipe can be used as rolls or used as the base of a sandwich without any changes.

Equipment I use

  • Clear mixing bowls – I use this set of bowls for mixing, serving, storing, and transporting food. The pretty lids guarantee no spilling too!
  • Danish Dough Hook – The Passover Rolls Recipe forms a thick dough and this hook makes it so much easier to mix.
  • Baking Sheet – These sheet pans are durable and I have four of them so I can get everything baked in a jiffy!
  • Large Cookie Scoop – Ever wonder how every cookie, meatball, or muffin is the same size? Scoops! I’ve had this set of 3 for years and the large one works great for these rolls.

What Are Passover Rolls

Passover dietary rules restrict the use of grains that can ferment and become leavened. These grains are wheat, barley, spelt, oats, and rye.

Passover bread is made of matzo, which is an unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the holiday of Passover in commemoration of their Exodus from Egypt.

What is Matzo meal?

Matzo meal is a Kosher form of bread crumbs that serve as a substitute for flour. It has a coarse texture and is made from a product that’s already been baked, making it permissible to use for Passover.

Ingredients for your Passover Rolls Recipe

Ingredients used to bake passover rolls including Matzo, eggs, water, sugar and olive oil.
  • Matzo meal. You can find Matzo meal in the Passover or Kosher section of your grocery store or order some from Amazon.
  • Salt.
  • White Granulated Sugar.
  • Warm Water – Approximately 90ºF.
  • Olive Oil. You can substitute for oil of your choice
  • Eggs. Grade A Large.

Please note, that the recipe card has more complete instructions. This is intended as an overview.

How to Make Passover Rolls

Step One. Mix the dry ingredients.

Matzo combined with salt in a bowl.

Step Two. Mix the warmed water and oil.

Step Three. Combine the two.

A bowl filled with a mixture of Matzo and water with a raw egg being mixed in.

Step Four. Add the eggs.

Step Five. Mix to form a thick dough.

Step Six. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step Seven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step Eight. Oil your hands and use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoon size) to measure the dough. Roll the dough into balls.

Step Nine. Slightly flatten them out in the shape of a thick disc.

5 formed matzo rolls on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet.

Step Ten. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes.

Rolls will puff up and crack in the middle. They are ready when you tap on them and they sound hollow and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Rolls for Passover

These rolls are great warm with a smear of soft butter, cream cheese, or jam. They can also be cut in half and served as a sandwich with egg salad or a piece of cheese.

A buttered baked roll sitting in front of a whole roll.

Substitutions and Additions

Sprinkle with coarse sugar or add a bit more sugar to the recipe to use these as a base for dessert fillings such as berries and cream or chocolate ganache.

Add a sprinkling of crushed rosemary or thyme for a fun variety.

How To Reheat & Store Passover Rolls

Best Way To Store

Keep leftover rolls in a freezer-quality zipper bag at room temperature for up to three days.

How Long Will These Rolls Last In the Fridge?

Three days in an airtight container.

Can Passover rolls be frozen?

Yes. Place them in a freezer-quality zipper bag or airtight container. They freeze well.

How To Reheat Leftover Rolls after Passover

Place a roll in the microwave. Reheat it for thirty seconds. Check it and repeat if necessary.

A baked roll broken in half showing a soft open crumb.

Passover Rolls FAQ

Is matzo meal the same as flour?

No. Matzo meal is matzo that has been ground up. During Passover, it is used as a substitute for flour in recipes. Matzo meal is very coarse.

Are these Passover rolls Gluten-Free?

No. Your typical Matzo meal isn’t gluten-free. However, some Passover rolls are made with gluten-free products such as potato starch. You can also try using this gluten-free Matzo meal, however, I have not tested it.

Can you freeze Passover rolls?

Yes. They freeze beautifully. Place them in a freezer-quality zipper bag and throw them in the freezer. Grab one or two when you need them and microwave for a few seconds to thaw.

Tips to Make the Perfect Passover Rolls

If you make your rolls smaller than a large cookie scoop (which is about three tablespoons) you should check them at thirty minutes or so. Smaller rolls will bake faster.

Serve your rolls warm. If you aren’t eating them straight out of the oven, reheat them in the microwave for ten or fifteen seconds for the best results.

These rolls are easier to form if you oil your hands or use a cookie scoop that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

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6 Ingredient Passover Rolls

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Easy Passover Rolls Recipe – 6 Ingredients

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 12
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Matzo meal
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water – approximately 90 degrees
  • cup olive oil – can substitute for oil of your choice
  • 4 eggs – grade A large

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, mix Matzo meal, salt, and sugar until combined.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, warm up your water to 90-95 degrees F. Add oil to the water and mix.
  • Add the water/oil mixture to the Matzo meal mixture. Mix well.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between.
  • *Mix until all ingredients are combined. It will be a thick dough. (See note below)
  • **Preheat the oven to 400°F. (See Note below)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Oil your hands and using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) scoop the dough and roll them into balls.
  • Slightly flatten them out into the shape of a thick disc.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Check at 30 minutes if they are smaller
    Rolls will puff up and crack in the middle. They are ready when you tap on them they sound hallow and, a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Notes

*NOTE* I used a Danish Dough Hook as the dough is easy to mix but too thick for a hand mixer.
**NOTE* Preheating the oven at this point allows the dough to rest just enough before making them into balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Faithe

Monday 18th of April 2022

Can I double the recipe when mixing and still have great results?

Julie Menghini

Monday 18th of April 2022

You can absolutely double this recipe when mixing.

Mindy

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

YUM! These are amazing. Everyone loved it!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Thank you, Mindy!