Self Care – Recipe: Matzah and Cheese

I did promise a couple Passover recipes.

This is one Mom found and then slightly modified. The original idea was a macaroni and cheese, but for Passover. Because matzah farfel (basically crushed matzah) is used, it turned into a very dairy casserole. And it is delicious… assuming you aren’t vegan or lactose intolerant. If you’re either or both of those things… you might want to skip this one…



First things first…

-3 large eggs
-3.5 cups matzah farfel (crushed matzah)
-1 cup 2% milk
-0.25 tsp white pepper
-0.5 cup (1 stick) salted butter
-16 oz fat free sour cream
-8 oz cheddar cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

2. Pour the matzah farfel into a medium-sized bowl.

Matzah Farfel

Matzah Farfel

3. Crack 2 of the large eggs into a bowl, beat them with a whisk, and pour them over the farfel.

Farfel n' Egg

Farfel n’ Egg

4. Shred the cheddar cheese.

Shredding Cheddar Cheese

Shredding Cheddar Cheese

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

5. Combine the milk and pepper, then beat 3rd egg into the mixture.

Milk, Egg, n' Pepper

Milk, Egg, n’ Pepper

6. Now chop the butter into 16 piece but cutting in half long-wise, then slicing short-ways into eighths.

Chopped Butter

Chopped Butter

7. Now that you have everything prepared, grab your casserole dish and layer your ingredients into it as follows:

  • 1/2 of the farfel mixture
  • 1/2 of the cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 of the sour cream (don’t let the sour cream spread out, otherwise it’ll seal and the whole thing won’t cook properly)
  • 1/2 of the butter

Then repeat that with the rest of the ingredients.

Here’s pictures of each layer in order…

Layer 1 - Farfel n' Egg

Layer 1 – Farfel n’ Egg

Layer 2 - Shredded Cheese

Layer 2 – Shredded Cheese

Layer 3 - Sour Cream (in dabs)

Layer 3 – Sour Cream (in dabs)

Layer 4 - Butter

Layer 4 – Butter

8. Pour the milk, egg, and pepper mixture over the top of the now layered mixture.

Pouring the milk mixture over the casserole...

Pouring the milk mixture over the casserole…

Here’s the final product, but raw…

Final Raw Product

Final Raw Product

9. Cover the casserole dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until browned.

Covered Casserole Dish

Covered Casserole Dish

And here’s what it looks like when it comes out of the oven…

Matzah n' Cheese Cooked

Matzah n’ Cheese Cooked

And here’s a slice of it…

Matzah n' Cheese Slice

Matzah n’ Cheese Slice

Allow to cool before serving! This makes about 4-8 servings, depending on how you want to serve it. It is mushy, obviously, but serves fine with a spatula.

And, as usual, here’s the nutrition facts for an 1/8 of the casserole…

Nutrition Facts for an 1/8 of the casserole... see below for transcription...

Nutrition Facts for an 1/8 of the casserole… see below for transcription…

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size – 1 serving (173 grams)
Servings Per Container – 8

Calories 397

  • Calories from Fat 210

Total Fat 23 grams

  • Saturated Fat 14 grams
  • Trans Fat 0.5 grams
  • Polyunsatured fat 1.1 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat 6.5 grams

Cholesterol 138 milligrams
Potassium 5 milligrams
Sodium 388 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 33 grams

  • Dietary Fiber 0.9 grams
  • Sugars 2 grams

Protein 15 grams

Vitamin A 510%
Calcium 99%
Iron 5%
Vitamin D 6%

Vitamin E 3%
Vitamin K 1%
Thiamin 3%
Riboflavin 25%
Vitamin B6 6%
Folate 9%
Vitamin B12 28%
Pantothenic Acid 11%
Phosphorus 109%
Magnesium 9%
Zinc 12%
Selenium 23%
Copper 294%
Manganese 1%

The food score is 2.8, if… that… um… matters to you at all…


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