Sweet Noodle Kugel


This is the style of kugel we'd get in a New York City area Jewish deli, and that my relatives would make for holidays. There seems to be endless variations of this noodle pudding now, but for me this is the authentic original version. Refrigerate leftovers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 8-inch square kugel


  • 1 (8 ounce) package wide egg noodles

  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese

  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rapid boil. Cook egg noodles at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain.

  3. Mix cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, raisins, eggs, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Mix in cooked noodles. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven, until golden brown on top, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do not use light versions of sour cream or cottage cheese.

You can use regular or golden raisins.

To fill a 9x13-inch pan, multiply all ingredients by 1.5.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
15g Fat
44g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 281mg 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.

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