Mushroom Matzo Kugel


Browned onions and sliced mushrooms boost the flavor of this favorite Passover dish made with matzo and eggs.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 matzo crackers, broken into small pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package assorted sliced mushrooms

  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 6 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate or 2-quart casserole dish.

  2. Heat broth in the microwave or on stovetop until hot, but not boiling. Pour broth over matzo pieces in a large bowl; let soak until matzo absorbs broth, about 15 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Cook and stir onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in the hot oil until browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until wilted and browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Stir mushroom mixture and parsley into matzo mixture. Beat eggs with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl until blended; stir into matzo mixture and pour into prepared pie plate.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vegetable broth for chicken to make this dish pareve (containing no meat or dairy) and vegetarian!

Cremini, oyster, and shiitake mushrooms work well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 271mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.