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Passover Meatballs and Carrots in Onion Sauce

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Passover Meatballs and Carrots in Onion Sauce is a simple and savory meal and quick to prepare. Perfect for when you need a delicious meal on Passover fast!

Meatballs with carrots in onion sauce with mashed potatoes on a square white plate and a white wood board background
Passover Meatballs and Carrots in Onion Sauce has got to be one of the easiest passover meatball recipes ever! Just three ingredients and it tastes terrific!

While I dislike making complicated recipes, passover brings with it its own set of challenges. I can’t even tell you how many times I have seen posts that ask for new ideas because someone’s family is tired of the same old food.

This dish is a good change from the usual. If you eat kitniyot, it is terrific if served over rice, but it is no less good served over mashed potatoes.

Food on Passover

Torah observant Jews do not eat chametz (the fermented products of five grains: wheat, spelt, barley, oats and rye).

In addition, Torah observant Ashkenazi Jews do not eat kitniyot (or kitniyos as pronunced in Ashkenazi Hebrew). These include: legumes, corn, rice, and similar that were deemed forbidden to eat by rabbis in the medieval period and are still not eaten today. Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews do not follow this tradition.

Many ovservant Ashkenazi Jews will not even eat the derivatives of these kitniyot, while others do (each family holds their own traditions regarding this).

Then, there are Ashkenazim who don’t eat “gebrochts”.

Gebrochts means “broken” in Yiddish – and in this case refers to matza that has absorbed liquid. Not eating gebrochts is observed by many in the Hasidic Jewish community and Ashkenazim who have taken on this tradition where they basically don’t mix anything wet with matza.

So, things like matzo sandwhiches, fried matzo, and even matzo balls are a no-no for them.

There is a joke that sums it all up:

On Passover, we should remember people who have little to eat on this holiday. They are called Ashkenazim.

Over the years, I have learned to adapt “normal” food for passover so that my family won’t complain about boring, tasteless, or repetitive meals.

I find that having good food and variety makes the week of Passover a very pleasant experience and I hope this recipe will help make yours just that!

How good is Meatballs and Carrots in Onion Sauce?

I was always looking for something quick for my kids to eat, especially on Passover when pasta just isn’t an option. They loved burgers and they loved carrots, so voila!

While they didn’t love a wide variety of foods, this went over well and right away! The next test was on adults and they loved it to.

It is great as a main course with a side (such as mashed potatoes as shown in the photo), as an appetizer while everyone is waiting for that amazing main course, or as a side to something more. Enjoy!

Yield: 6 servings

Passover Meatballs and Carrots in Onion Sauce

Meatballs with carrots in onion sauce with mashed potatoes on a square white plate and a white wood board background

Carrots and meatballs cooked in savory onion soup gravy, kosher for Passover.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef, rolled into 1-inch balls.
  • 6 medium thin carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch thick disks
  • 6 tablespoons onion soup mix, kosher for Passover
  • 4 cups of water


  1. Slice carrots into 1/2" disks or angles.
  2. Roll ground beef into 1-inch balls.
  3. Bring water to a boil and turn down heat to medium
  4. Slowly add onion soup mix while stirring, making sure there are no clumps.
  5. Add carrots and meatballs and boil until carrots are tender (around 8 minutes)


*Add a little more water if mixture becomes to thick and salty.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1240mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

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