Butternut Squash Kugel II


A noodle kugel with butternut squash and caramelized onions.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 (12 ounce) package yolk-free egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one baking sheet and one 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bake the butter squash on the prepared baking sheet, cut side down, in the preheated oven until tender, about 50 minutes.

  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the egg noodles, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  5. Beat eggs and egg whites lightly in a large bowl. Stir in the noodles and onion. Scoop the flesh from the butternut squash into the noodle mixture. Season with rosemary, sage, salt, and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Pour mixture into the prepared 9x12-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
4g Fat
36g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 433mg 9%

* 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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