Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding Recipe

Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding Recipe

Ellen Easton shares with us her family recipe for a Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding.  Kugel, also pronounced as koogle or keegal in Eastern European countries, is a baked noodle pudding recipe that is a traditional casserole side dish to serve for the weekly Jewish Sabbath meals and special holidays.  Alternatively, kugel can be made with potatoes instead of egg noodles.  The noodle kugel pudding results are creamy and cheesy.

For Ellen’s Passover Dinner Menu, she features her family kugel recipe as a comforting starchy side dish to accompany her Holiday Brisket Roast.  Foods to warm the heart and feed the soul.

Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding

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Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Savory Noodle Kugel Pudding Recipe
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 (12-ounce) package extra-wide egg noddles (or no yoke noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted, sweet butter
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, 2% milk, large curd
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream or non fat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons Romano-Parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a food processor mince the onion, garlic, and shallot together. Set aside.

  3. In a large sauce pan over high heat, add the egg noodles and cover noodles with at least an inch of water.  Bring the water to a boil and continue to let boil until the noodles are soft.  Pour the noodles into a collander to let the water drain out.  Return the noodles to the sauce pan.

  4. Add half of the minced onion, garlic and shallot mixture to the noodles.  Next add the butter, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, sour cream, raisins (optional if you want to add a little sweetness), Lea and Perrin's sauce, cinnamon, and salt.  Stir ingredients until well mixed together.  

  5. Taste the noodle mixture.  If needed, add in the other half of the onion, garlic ,and shallot mixture.  Note: The texture should be creamy but not wet.  Place noodle mixture in a casserole dish.  Sprinkle the grated Romano-Parmesan cheese on top.

  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 15 to 20 minutes until heated all the way through. Remove and serve.

  7. Serves 6.

  8. Note: This may be made a day in advance and baked the next day.  Individual servings may also be baked in ramekins.

  9. Seasonings may be adjusted up or down for personal taste.

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