A Tale of Two Kugels

Sweet or Savory? Which kugel should rule?

This holiday I made a savory kugel for Rosh Hashanah

IMG_7923.JPGand my mother’s sweet pareve kugel for Yom Kippur.IMG_7998.JPGThe reviews are in… The savory Salt and Pepper Kugel was a great side dish.  It stood up well to foods with bold flavors and sauces.  And the paprika on top was a nice touch. The sweet Mom’s Noodle Kugel was an equal hit, standing up well to brisket and beckoning the next day for lunch. so the winner was…both!

Salt and Pepper Noodle Kugel

from myjewishlearning.com

1 12 ounce package of wide or extra wide egg noodles

2 Tbsp minced garlic (from the garden)

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

6 eggs (from Powers Farm)


3-4 Tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. When oven is heated, add 3-4 heaping Tbsp of olive oil to baking dish and place pan in oven for the oil to heat. This step will make for a crispier kugel.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook noodles as directed on package, around 7-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

While noodles are cooking, whisk together eggs, garlic, garlic powder, salt and pepper.


Add cooked noodles to egg mixture and mix gently until completely coated.


Remove baking dish with hot oil from the oven and add noodles to the dish. It will sizzle slightly – this is a good thing. Sprinkle top with paprika.


Bake for 40 minutes uncovered or until noodles are desired crispiness.


Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!

IMG_7923.JPGServes 8 – 10.


Mom’s Noodle Kugel

1/2 -3/4 lb medium-wide egg noodles

3 eggs, separated

1 cup raisins

1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar

1 – 2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg



Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Boil noodles.

Beat egg whites until peaks form.IMG_7992.JPGIn a large bowl, beat egg yolks, add sugar, spices and raisins, mix well.IMG_7993-0.JPGDrain noodles, add to egg yolk mixture.IMG_7994.JPGFold in egg whites.  IMG_7995.JPGTransfer to baking dish.IMG_7996.JPGBake for 45 minutes.IMG_7997.JPGCut into squares and serve.  Enjoy!IMG_7998.JPGServes 8 – 10.


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  1. chefceaser says:

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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