From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Vegan Matzah Tater Tots (i.e. Passover Nuggets)

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These Matzah Tater Tots are baked, giving them a nice consistency.  They are a bit crispy and  be made during passover as a “matzo nugget” dipped in your favorite oil-free sauce or served as a topping on a lovely salad.  Gluten free option given.

Vegan Matzah Tater Tots (i.e. Passover Nuggets)

Makes 12-16 nuggets

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2-quart saucepan

Baking sheet

Parchment paper

Large mixing bowl

Garlic Press


1½ cups boiling water

1½ cups matzo meal (or quinoa flakes to make gluten free)

½ teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon onion powder

2-4 cloves garlic (optional and to taste)

2 tablespoons cooked potato puree

Baking oil spray


Using the 2-quart saucepan:

  • Boil small potato and mash well with fork and set aside
  • Bring ½ cup water to boil over medium high heat

In a large glass bowl:

  • mix together the matzah meal (or quinoa flakes), sea salt, black pepper and onion powder
  • Prepare garlic using garlic press
  • Mix potato puree and pressed garlic
  • Add the boiling water and potato puree
  • Mix well using your hands
  • Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes

To bake the matzah balls:

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius) while the matzo mixture are in the refrigerator
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Form walnut-size balls of the matzo mixture and place them on the prepared baking sheet
  • Lightly spray the matzo nuggets with baking oil spray
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Carefully turn the matzo nuggets
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.

To serve:

  • Serve with your favorite oil free dressing or with natural ketchup
  • Serve as a topping on a salad

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