This is a side dish commonly served with roasted chicken for Friday night (Shabbat) dinner. It doesn't have to accompany chicken only, but, as my mother once told us, when she was a child, chicken and noodles were more affordable than other foods. This is a great accompaniment to any meat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • While pasta is cooking, in medium saucepan, cook onions in oil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until brown and soft.

  • In very large mixing bowl, combine pasta, onions, eggs, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle paprika over the top. Sprinkle with oil, if desired, and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is crispy and golden.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 36.2g 12% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 122.9mg 41% DV; sodium 106.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2006
I found this dish to be excellent and serves as a great basis for a kugel. Every Jewish family makes it differently ex. dairy no dairy sweet or savory raisins no raisins etc. I reduced to 1 onion and added 1 pint (2 cups)of cottage cheese 1 cup sour cream and no bread crumbs (VIEW MY PHOTO). Depending on your dietary guidlines or preference the recipe is very flexible. I also serve this with a roast chicken or beef brisket. Thank you Goldie for the recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2003
I was disappointed in this. It was too dry, and in spite of all the onion, I thought it lacked flavor. Read More
(17)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
I found this dish to be excellent and serves as a great basis for a kugel. Every Jewish family makes it differently ex. dairy no dairy sweet or savory raisins no raisins etc. I reduced to 1 onion and added 1 pint (2 cups)of cottage cheese 1 cup sour cream and no bread crumbs (VIEW MY PHOTO). Depending on your dietary guidlines or preference the recipe is very flexible. I also serve this with a roast chicken or beef brisket. Thank you Goldie for the recipe!! Read More
(30)
Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2003
I was disappointed in this. It was too dry, and in spite of all the onion, I thought it lacked flavor. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2006
We made it with fewer onions and in a smaller dish was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2003
The recipe should have called for sour creme or something to take away from the dryness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
After reading the reviews of being dry - i added 1/2 cup of Kosher Chicken Broth to the onions then mixed everything together in the bowl. I was also liberal with the salt/pepper and only used 3 onions. But it turned out moist. Good non-dairy Kugel. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2010
I made some helpful healthy changes. I used whole wheat noodles used 8 egg whites I added some seasoned salt and omitted the breadcrumbs. The most important thing I did was COVER the baking dish! It kept it all soft instead of making the tops all hard and inedible. My 5 year olds loved it as well as my baby:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
I thought it was a little dry but some family members loved it. I would make again but try to figure out how to give it a little more moisture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2013
This was pretty tasty but I didn't put enough salt and pepper in it. Next time I'll try about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Also it was just a bit dry. I think it needs a little liquid maybe a little broth or cream. I will definitely try again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2015
Good recipe. I suggest reducing the amount of onion to 1-2 onions max or skip all together. I just thought that this much sautéed onion overpowers the dish making it sweet instead of salty as it is supposed to be. Also skip the paprika. That really doesn't present it right. Read More
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