Menu Planning: Pareve Mashed Potato Recipes

Menu Planning: Pareve Mashed Potato Recipes

Here are some ideas for Pareve Mashed Potatoes. Some of these recipes call for chicken stock that could easily be substituted for a pareve stock. I chose recipes that specifically used a dairy substitute or no dairy at all. In our house, we have found that substituting for milk doesn’t always work the right way.

Basic Mashed Potatoes (OU)
Creamy Garlic Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes (Brooklyn Farm Girl)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes (Kosher Gourmet Cooking)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes (Joy of Kosher)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes (Delicious & Kosher)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes (The Kosher Channel)
Creamy Pareve Mashed Potatoes (Busy in Brooklyn)
Creamy Pareve Mashed Potatoes (Joodie the Foodie)
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes (Jewish Week)
Easy Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes (The Spruce Eats)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Ellie Krieger via Food Network)
Mashed Potatoes (Batel’s Kitchen)
Mashed Potatoes, Pears, & Leeks (Bon Appetit)
Non-Dairy Mashed Potatoes (Big Oven)
Olive Oil Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Panning the Globe)
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary (Tori Avey)
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes (The Nourishing Gourmet)
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes (Vegan in the Kitchen)
Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (Love & Lemons)
Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Minimalist Baker)
Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Food Network)
Very Best Mashed Potatoes (Steamy Kitchen)

And if you have leftover Mashed Potatoes, you can always repurpose for Bourekas, Empanadas, Knishes, Samosas, or Shepard’s Pie.

Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

After all the holidays, we had a bunch of challot that we froze. Normally we put all the challah and bread ends in a bag in the freezer and then as needed make breadcrumbs out of the leftovers. But this year, I made some very large chocolate chip challot and I didn’t think those would work so well. So I was looking for ideas of what you could do with challot.

We make our challot pareve and our challah boards and knives are pareve. But I realize that some people make their challot in fleish ovens or fleish vessels. There are a couple of fleish or pareve recipes below, but most of these are dairy and call for milk or creamers. For some of them you might be able to substitute a pareve milk product like Soy, Almond, or Cashew.

Let me know if you have any good ideas.

  • Bread Crumbs
  • Bread Pudding
  • Croutons
  • Kugels
  • French Toast/French Toast Bake
  • Stuffings

Bread Crumbs/Croutons

Homemade Kosher Bread Crumbs (Kosher Eye) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (The PaperMill) – PAREVE
Croutons (Kosher Frugal) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (AFooda) – PAREVE
Croutons & Bread Crumbs (Granoladox) – PAREVE

French Toast/Bake

Challah French Toast with Fruity Sauce (My Recipes) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Skewers (Jewlish) – DAIRY
Bailey’s Challah French Toast (What Jew Wanna Eat) – DAIRY
Bananas Foster French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Churro French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Peanut Banana French Toast with Honey Drizzle (Community Table) – DAIRY
PB & J French Toast (Tablespoon) – DAIRY
Smore Challah French Toast (Kveller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (PDXFoodLove) – DAIRY
French Toast A La Creme Brulee (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (Food Network) – DAIRY
French Toast (Renana’s Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Casserole (Jewish Boot Camp) – DAIRY
Cinnamon Baked French Toast (The Pioneer Woman) – DAIRY

Bread Pudding/Kugel

Grandma’s Bread Pudding (Live Well Bake Often) – DAIRY
Apple Bread Pudding (Mango Tomato) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chip Challah Bread Pudding (Soni’s Food) – DAIRY
Bread pudding from leftover Challah (The Kosher Blogger) – DAIRY
Bubby’s Challah Kuggle (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Challah Kuggle (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding with Pecan Butterscotch Sauce  (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate or Cherries (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Banana Foster Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Cream Cheese Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Bell-Less, Whistle-less Bread Pudding (Food 52) – DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Raspberries (Food 52) – DAIRY
Chocolate-Chocolate Bread Pudding (My Jewish Learning) – DAIRY
Simple Bread Pudding (NY Times Cooking) – DAIRY
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Breaking Matzo) – DAIRY + OPTIONAL NUTS
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Ronnie Fein) – DAIRY
Bread pudding (Marble Spoon) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chile Bread Pudding (Epicurious) – DAIRY


Challah, Wild Mushroom & Herb Stuffing (Once Upon a Chef) – PAREVE
Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Apple Date Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Mushroom, Rosemary, Thyme Challah Stuffing (I am Food Blog) – PAREVE
Mushroom Stuffing with Rice and Raisins (Food Network) – PAREVE
Bubbe’s Challah Dressing (The Nosher) – PAREVE


Challah Strata Muffins (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Kale & Cheddar Strata (Babble) – DAIRY
Spinach & Cheese Strata (Smitten Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah Strata with Mushrooms, Peppers, & Asparagus (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY

Other Ideas

Danish (Pragmatic Attic) – DAIRY
Challah Brushett with Lemon Ricotta & Honey (Tori Avey) – DAIRY
The Perfect Challah Grilled Cheese (Chai & Home) – DAIRY
Tuscan Ribollita (Food 52) – DAIRY
Cheesy Garlic Challah Toast (Imperrfections) – DAIRY
Bread Soup (Food Network) – MEAT, Skip Cheese
Vegan Bread Dumplings (Elephantastic Vegan) – PAREVE




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Clip the $4.00 off coupon.

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  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free
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These bars are OU

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There is a $5.00 off coupon for the chocolate chips and a 20% off for the Candy. They are CRC Certified Kosher and are Pareve.

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Shabbat Menu Planning: Latin American Themed

Shabbat Menu Planning: Latin American Themed

We love Mexican or Tex-Mex food. I grew up in California, so it’s not a surprise that I would take an enchilada any day or fish tacos. Here are some ideas that you might enjoy:


Orange Blossom Margarita (Tori Avey)
Rhubarb Rosewater Margarita (Tori Avey)
Mexican Hot Chocolate (Joy of Kosher)
Non-Alcoholic Margaritas (Joy of Kosher)
Mojito Cocktail (Tori Avey)


Spicy Jalapeno Hummus (Tori Avey)
Smoky Guacamole (Tori Avey)
Spring Pea Guacamole (Tori Avey)
Smoky Chipotle-Avocado Salsa (Tori Avey)
Homemade Tortilla Chips (Joy of Kosher)
Fresh Tomato Salsa (Joy of Kosher)
7 Layer Dip (McCormicks)
Vegan 7 Layer Dip (Love and Lemons) VEGAN
Mexican Starter (Bayis)
Pico De Gallo (Courtney’s Sweets)


Vegetarian Chili & Cornbread (Busy in Brooklyn)
Black Bean Chorizo Chocolate Chili (Busy in Brooklyn)
Homemade Beef Chili (Tales of an Overtime Cook) MEAT
Sedona Corn Tortilla Soup (Copy Kat Recipes)
White Chicken Chili (Gimme Some Oven) MEAT
Chicken Pozole (Joy of Kosher) MEAT
Black Bean and Rice Soup (Kalyn’s Kitchen) VEGETARIAN


Mexican Cavatappi & Chicken Salad (Gush Gourmet Salad) MEAT
Mexican Cabbage Slaw (Gourmet Kosher Cooking)
Mexican Bean Salad (All Recipes)
Corn Edamame and Quinoa Salad (Two Healthy Kitchens)
Southwest Chicken Salad (Kosher in the Kitch) MEAT
Mexican Taco Salad (Joy of Kosher)
Taco Salad (


Arro Con Pollo, Rice with Chicken (Tori Avey) MEAT
Mexican Rice (Joy of Kosher)
Mexican Rice (The Kitchn)
Mexican Rice (All Recipes)
Mayan Couscous (All Recipes)Cheesy Mexican Latkes (Gush Gourmet Blog) DAIRY
Mexican Rice and Beans (Gush Gourmet Blog)
Pareve Cornbread Muffins (Joy of Kosher)
Cornbread (Couldn’t be Pareve)
Pareve Cornbread (Chick in the Kitchen)
Orange Cornmeal Bread (Kosher by Design)
Elote Mexican Grilled Corn (Bon Appetit)
Mini Taco Cups Meatless Tacos (Kosher in the Kitch)
Vegetarian Empanadas (Kosher Foodies) VEGETARIAN
Meat Empanadas (Super Delicious) MEAT
Beef Empanadas (Kosher Treif Cooking) MEAT
Taquitos (Kosher in the Kitch) MEAT


Mexican Shakshuka (Busy in Brooklyn)
Huevos Shakshukos (Tori Avey)
Old Bay Fish Tacos (Busy in Brooklyn) FISH
Crispy Panko Fish Tacos (Tori Avey) FISH
Vegan Lentil Cauliflower Tacos (Tori Avey) VEGAN
Tortilla Crusted Chicken Fingers (Busy in Brooklyn) MEAT
Ground Beef or Chicken Tacos Tostadas (Joy of Kosher) MEAT
Cauliflower Nachos with Harissa Cheddar Sauce (Busy in Brooklyn) DAIRY
Slow Cooker Brisket with Chipotle Cranberry Sauce (Tori Avey) MEAT
Quinoa Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Mexican Skillet Chicken with Jicama Noodles (Tales of an Overtime Cooke) MEAT
Black Bean & Rice Enchiladas (Gush Gourmet Blog) DAIRY
Mexican Stuffed Peppers (Gush Gourmet Blog) VEGETARIAN
Mexican Pot Roast (Gourmet Kosher Cooking) MEAT
Mexican Short Ribs (Gourmet Kosher Cooking) MEAT
Mexican Carne Asada (Gourmet Kosher Cooking) MEAT
Texas Stacked Enchiladas with Corn and Black Beans (Simply Recipes)
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (Cooking for my People
Southwestern Pulled Brisket (Smitten Kitchen) MEAT
Homemade Burrito Bowl Cilantro Lime Rice (Serious Spice) This recipe might not be for you if you are one of those people who cilantro tastes like dish soap.
Chocolate Chicken Mole (Cooking Channel)
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos (All Recipes)
Steak Carnita Meat in Crockpot (Bless this Mess)
Mexican Zucchini Burritos Boats (Making Thyme for Health)
Cheese and Black Bean Chimichangas (Chabad) DAIRY
Tamale Pie (The Kosher Channel) DAIRY


I did see that Aldi has OU-D Churrios on Sale.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies (Busy in Brooklyn)
Mexican Hot Chocolate Pecan Pie (Busy in Brooklyn)
Ensalada de Frutas con Chile (Tori Avey)
Sopapillas (Tori Avey)
Mexican Brownies (Joy of Kosher)
Mexican Rice Pudding (Gourmet Kosher Cooking)
Mexican Wedding Cookies (Gourmet Kosher Cooking)
Mexican Chocolate Pudding (Gourmet Kosher Cooking)
Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones (Cookie & Kate)
Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Eitan Bernath)
Mexican Chocolate Cake (Genius Kitchen)
Baked Churro Bites (Tasty)
Margarita Cupcakes (Brown Eyed Baker)
Margarita Ice Cream (Chabad)