Beef and Spinach Matzo Pie

Total Time
1 hr 25 min
20 min
1 hr
Here’s a Passover-friendly version of a meat lasagna. Feel free to swap lean ground chicken or turkey for the beef.


vegetable oil

2½ tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked lean ground beef

1½ pound(s)

fresh spinach

6 oz, baby leaves, coarsely chopped (about 6 packed cups)

canned crushed tomatoes

29 oz

canned tomato paste

2 Tbsp

dried oregano

1 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp


1 tsp

cooking spray

2 spray(s)


4 item(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef to skillet and cook, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5-7 minutes; drain off fat.
  2. Add spinach, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, pepper, and paprika to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender and sauce reduces and thickens, about 15 minutes.
  3. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Place 2 pieces of matzo in bottom of pan; spread 3 cups meat sauce on top. Place remaining 2 pieces of matzo on top; spoon on remaining meat sauce. Bake until matzo is softened and dish is heated through, about 30 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting into 8 pieces with a sharp knife.
  4. Serving size: 1 piece


If you eat dairy and meat together, consider sprinkling with Parmesan cheese before serving (could affect SmartPoints value).

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