Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the only knish recipe I've made. It always turns out so great and you can alter the filling to suit your tastes. Today I made the dough with yams instead of white potato. I also added some spinach and mushrooms to the filling. I added some dill and thyme to the filling instead of the parsley. The first 6 ingredients are for the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet. Spray a little oil on the parchment. Set aside.
  2. Prepare 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes.
  3. DOUGH.
  4. Beat together 1 cup of the mashed potatoes, the 1 tablespoons of oil and the salt. Add the flour, and baking powder, mix well.
  5. Mix in the water and knead into a smooth dough. I used my mix master to mix this and it worked great. The dough was wonderfully soft.
  6. Let the dough rest in a bowl covered with a damp cloth for about 1/2 hour.
  8. Saute the onions in the tablespoons of oil until transparent. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. I mixed it with the mix master just until combined.
  9. Cut the dough into 4 sections and roll each section out thin. Cut the circle into 4 more pieces and put 1-2 tablespoons of the filling in each.
  10. Gather up the edges and join in the middle and pinch together so the filling doesn't leak out.
  11. Put the knish on the parchment covered baking tray with the pinched side down.
  12. Brush the top with soy creamer if desired.
  13. Set the oven to 350'F and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve with horseradish or mustard.
  14. Bon Appetit.
Most Helpful

These were great! My 21 mo old loved them as well! Instead of the tofu (which i avoid as much as possible because of the estrogen) I used mashed beans. They were so good! I also don't use oil to sauté. I used either just some water or worchestershire sauce. Also using the same to brush on top of the knishes instead of the soy cream. My son could not get enough of them! So yummy! They are a bit time consuming, but so worth it!

kburly77 April 22, 2009

These were pretty good hot, not so good the next day. We tried the sweet potato variation and it was very interesting!

Never trust a skinny cook October 27, 2008

My husband loved these. next time I am going to try indian spices and spinach. The pastry was delicious. Thanks :)

Divinevegan October 22, 2008