Vegetable and Farfel Kugel


Farfel kugel for Passover.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch kugel


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 2 cups coarsely grated carrots

  • 2 medium onions, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 6 ounces matzo farfel

  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 5 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 pinch ground paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery, and bell pepper; saute until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in spinach.

  3. Place farfel in a strainer and pour about 4 cups boiling water over it to moisten. Add farfel to the vegetables along with pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Remove from the heat and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  4. Fold eggs into the farfel mixture and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika.

  5. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You could use finely chopped fresh broccoli instead of the spinach.

If you don't want to use egg yolks, substitute 7 large egg whites for the 5 eggs, beat them until stiff, and then fold in.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 359mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 330mg 7%

* 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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