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Passover Matzo Ball Soup Tips

Passover Matzo Ball Soup Tips

Passover is here, and while we know there’s nothing quite like grandmas homemade recipe that you’ve had since you were little, we’re all needing some comfort food right now! There are so many different recipes out there for Matzo Ball soup, and we love that it has the ability to mix and match with what you’ve got available in your kitchen right now (even kale if you’re looking for some extra veggies!). Our Social Media Manager, Marissa, asked some of the women in her life for some helpful tips to make Matzo Ball soup even better this Passover!

The recipe we’re following:

For the Matzo Balls
Quick tip from my Grandma: Use Manischewitz branded matzo balls—it’s the easiest way to do it, and they are fluffy and tasty!

Follow the steps on the box to make the matzo balls
Quick Tip from my Aunt: Boil the matzo balls in the broth! 

For the Soup
2 chicken breasts seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, dry basil, dried oregano, garlic powder
Bake at 375 F
Quick tips from my Aunt: Use a rotisserie chicken

Sauteé one onion and chopped 2 garlic cloves in olive oil

Pour two organic chicken broth boxes in a pot, bring to a boil, add chopped celery, chopped carrots, the sauteéd onions and the garlic. Add in chopped fine parsley.
Quick tip from my mom: Taste as you go, you may need to add more spices.

Once the chickens done, chop it up, add it and all the juices it cooks in to the soup

Put matzo balls in soup, and ENJOY!

 And as my family always says, you can never make too much, and good thing is, matzo ball soup makes great leftovers. Even if all the matzo balls are eaten, you can add egg noodles the next day! 

Happy Passover!


  • Barbara  |  April 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Sounds yummy, but most pasta isn’t kosher for Passover

    • The Bay Club  |  April 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Barbara! Great point, we made it optional 🙂 We’ve used homemade egg noodles! Happy Passover!

  • Alicia Albek  |  April 9, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I make vegan soup and matzeballs with Follow Your Heart egg replacer.

    • The Bay Club  |  April 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Sounds delicious!

    • Wendy  |  April 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      My mom boiled the chicken. It seems like it would be too dry to bake the chicken. Let me know. Now i want to make it! Haven’t made it for years.

      • The Bay Club  |  April 9, 2020 at 2:01 pm

        There are so many ways to make it, that’s what we love so much about it—we’ve heard both are delicious though! We’ve made it with both boiled and baked—and if you’re looking for an easier way while still delcious, pre-made rotisserie chickens are great too! Enjoy Wendy — Marissa

  • Gary Bazel  |  April 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Yum. Happy Passover. Will be doing remote Sedar tonight👍

    • The Bay Club  |  April 9, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Happy Passover to you too! My family is doing a Zoom Passover tonight as well 🙂 — Marissa

  • Ona Schissel MA  |  April 9, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Matzah ball soup comes out better if you sauté your onions garlic and a little part of the chicken in schmaltz ( chicken fat) My parents and Bubbie always let the chicken and Veggies cook in the broth!
    They would never use a prepared matzah ball . One of the clues to making a fluffy matzah ball is to separate some of the eggs separately beating the whites til ,creamy. Another trick is adding seltzer!
    Happy Passover!

    • The Bay Club  |  April 9, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      We love this! It sounds delicious! That’s why it’s one of our favorites, because there are so many different ways that families have made it. Thank you for sharing. Happy Passover!

    • Cjs  |  April 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Awesome hints Ona. Thank you.

  • Irit  |  April 10, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Interesting version for sure. I’m going to try and add chicken to the broth next time. I always make sure the matzah balls are cold and the broth is boiling when I drop them in to make sure they come out fluffy and puffed. Works 100% of the time!

  • Nina Moore  |  April 10, 2020 at 11:31 am

    The Matzo Ball soup brings back a pleasant and endearing memory ….. the first time my late husband Don, asked me over for dinner … he went all out … he made matzo ball soup from scratch … I mean even the matzo balls … they were light and fluffy and it was the first time I had that … it was quite a treat …
    Thinking back on that brings me joy and warms my heart.
    Happy Passover Happy Easter Happy Spring. Thank you for all you do. I miss all the great friends I made over the years members and staff. Stay safe everyone.

    • The Bay Club  |  April 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful story, Nina. We miss you too, and hope all is well and we will see you at the clubs as soon as they open back up! Happy Passover, Easter, and Spring to you as well. Stay healthy and safe!

  • Terry  |  April 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    But there are Kosher brands in almost every decent grocery store during this time.

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