Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Scacchi (Mediterranean Passover "lasagna") Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Scacchi (Mediterranean Passover "lasagna")

    Scacchi (Mediterranean Passover "lasagna"). Photo by Belgophile

    1/2 Photos of Scacchi (Mediterranean Passover "lasagna")

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr

    30 mins

    Sephardi Kitchen's Note:

    This traditional Sephardic Passover main course uses leaven-free matzo in place of regular lasagna noodles, and has a delicious meat and spinach/mushroom filling.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 8 -10 matzos
    • 1 cup chicken broth or 1 cup stock, warm
    • 3 eggs, beaten with a little broth




    1. 1
      Prepare the meat filling. In a medium pan, cook the meat with the onions and a little olive oil until browned, drain off fat. Add the raisins, parsley, allspice and cinnamon, cook for another couple of minutes. Set the meat mixture aside.
    2. 2
      Now for the vegetable filling! In a little olive oil, cook the onions until translucent, then add the pine nuts and sliced mushrooms, cook for a couple minutes longer. Stir in the spinach (with a bit of water if the spinach isn't frozen) and nutmeg. Cook until the spinach is wilted, set aside.
    3. 3
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and soak the matzah in the warm broth until slightly softened and flexible.
    4. 4
      Grease a 9x13" glass pan, and place two soaked matzo in the bottom of the dish, with the edges overlapping slightly.
    5. 5
      Spread a layer of the meat mixture atop the matzo, followed by more matzo. Add a layer of the vegetables. Continue until the filling runs out, then top the pan with a final soaked matzo layer.
    6. 6
      Drizzle the beaten egg/chicken broth along the top of the dish.
    7. 7
      Bake until golden brown on top, about 30-45 minutes. If the top layer of matzo curls up or gets too crispy, you may want to pour a little additional broth over it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 11, 2010


      We're not Jewish and Passover was two weeks ago, but this caught my eye. It sounded good, and it was. For us, it was a completely new take on lasagna -- a delicious combination of unexpected spices and ingredients. Made for PAC 2010.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Scacchi (Mediterranean Passover "lasagna")

    Serving Size: 1 (328 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 398.7
    Calories from Fat 165
    Total Fat 18.4 g
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    Cholesterol 127.5 mg
    Sodium 249.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 13.8 g
    Protein 25.2 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes