Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

Healthy Jewish comfort food is usually an oxymoron. This is actually healthy for you, and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the dough, beat together mashed potatoes, oil, and salt.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well.
  3. Mix in the water and knead into a smooth dough.
  4. Let rest on a board, covered with a cloth, for 1/2 hour.
  5. To make the filling, sautè the onions in oil until transparent.
  6. Mix together with the rest of the filling ingredients.
  7. Cut the dough into 4 sections, then roll each section as thin as possible (about 1/16-inch thick).
  8. Cut into 5 x 6-inch rectangles.
  9. Place 2 or 3 tTablspoons of the filling in the middle of each rectangle.
  10. Fold the sides in first, then the ends.
  11. Place folded side down on an oiled cookie sheet.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until golden.
  13. Serve with mustard.
Most Helpful

nice recipe for great jewish comfort food. thanks! i doubled the onions and added scallions -- will probably add some garlic next time. also, i brushed the knishes with a little olive oil and cooked them at 375F for about 35 minutes, which is when they started browning.

georgie March 20, 2002

These were quite bland, nice texture though. They need either a very tasty sauce or something in the filling. The dough I really enjoyed, Thanks Mirjam. I'll work with this recipe to get it to my own tastes, as it is a sneaky way to get people to eat tofu! UPDATE: Right, just to add a note- my brother can't stop eating these. He loves them.

angelina ballerina February 28, 2002