Sweet Potato Kugel

We had a bountiful sweet potato harvest this year.  Not only are they plentiful, they are huge! So I guess you will be seeing a bunch of sweet potato posts this fall and winter.


To start off with, I made a sweet potato kugel for Rosh Hashanah.



I loved the flavor, but the cayenne pepper was a bit much for my 7 year old, so you can, and probably should, omit that if you make this for children. But the cayenne really did give it a nice kick!


The kugel called for 2 pounds of sweet potatoes.  Here they are.  As you can see, this didn’t even make a dent in my supply, and we will be eating the kugel for days. Man, the sweet potatoes really are going to last through the winter.



Sweet Potato Kugel

slightly adapted from Jewish Food: The World at Table by Matthew Goodman

6 Tbsp canola oil

3 large onions, halved lengthwise then thinly sliced

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled (from the garden)

1 pound russet potatoes, peeled (from the garden)

3 eggs, lightly beaten (from Farmer Kim)

2 Tbsp honey

3/4 cup matzoh meal

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp salt


Heat 3 Tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until soft and lightly colored. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 400F.  Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Grate the sweet potatoes and russet potatoes. Place in a large bowl.


Add the rest of the oil, the onions, eggs, honey, matzoh meal, cayenne, cumin and salt. Stir to combine.


Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and smooth the top. Bake until the kugel is well browned on top, about an hour.  Cool for 10 minutes to make it easier to cut. Serve warm.




Serves 8 – 12


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jasmine S. says:

    How awesome that you grew them yourself! Bet that makes it even sweeter. 🙂 These look delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! I am always amazed at how much more flavor the sweet potatoes have from the garden. It makes how much room they take in the garden worth it!

      Liked by 1 person

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

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s