matzah pizza

Alternative Spellings

matzo pizza, matza pizza, matzo-pizza, matzah-pizza, matza-pizza


  • A nickname for Massapequa, a Long Island, NY, suburb with sizable Jewish and Italian populations.
  • a dish eaten by American Jews during Passover, where a piece of matzah is covered with tomato sauce and cheese, and placed in the oven.

Example Sentences

  • "I can't wait to have a matzah pizza." "Massapequa isn't as Jewish as Merrick or Jericho, but it didn't get the nickname Matzoh-Pizza for nothing. Granted it is much more Italian than Jewish, but it does have a decent sized Jewish population." --
  • "We can't have matzah pizza this year- I couldn't find kosher l'pesach tomato sauce."
  • "Affectionately called Matzo-Pizza because of its mix of Jews and Italians, Massapequa, population 80,000, is also a melting pot of Irish, German, and many other ethnic backgrounds." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America




For many Jews, matzah pizza is associated with college students since it is a relatively easy meal to prepare with limited resources.

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