Hanukkah Kugel Recipes

Browse recipes for traditional noodle kugel, potato kugel, and farfel kugel, both savory and sweet, and find a new favorite for your Hanukkah celebration.

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Applesauce Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
Tender noodles are stirred with a comforting blend of margarine, sour cream, egg substitute, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, chunky applesauce, and raisins. Bake over a light sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs and top with cinnamon for a sweet treat.


Rating: 4.5 stars 135
This is a wonderful side dish generally made for Jewish holidays. Your guests cannot guess the ingredient used for the topping. Very rich!
By Ann

The Best Ever Classic Jewish Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
This is the classic noodle kugel that my mom always made for Shabbat dinner. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes so good!

Old Fashioned Potato Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
I got this recipe from a British grandmother. It is hands-down the best potato kugel my family (and most of my guests) ever tasted. It's fabulous served hot with sour cream. It's also incredible put in a cholent overnight.

Pecan Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Noodle kugel coated with a brown sugar/pecan mixture hot out of the oven is sweet enough it could also work as a dessert. This is an old family recipe guaranteed to be loved by all!

Apricot Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is an old family recipe that I recently entered in the 2001 Ventura County Fair and won 'Honorable Mention' for in the Pudding Division. There was no category for Kugel, but the judges loved it and still wanted to honor me with a ribbon! Hope you enjoy it as well.

Cinnamon Noodle Kugel

Rating: 5 stars 48
I try and find any excuse to make this recipe, as it is one of my favorites. With the perfect combination of crunchy and sweet, you will never want to use another kugel recipe again.

Classic Lukshen Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4 stars 4
Most kugels are loaded with sugar and dairy products. This simple family favorite is savory and is the prefect accompaniment to roast chicken.

Holiday Apricot Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
I first came across this recipe while visiting my wife's family in Buck's County, PA. It goes great with Thanksgiving dinner as a side dish. The original recipe was savory and comes from Eastern Europe and dates back more than 1,000 years. This particular recipe is most likely a variation of a recipe brought over to the new world by German/Dutch immigrants.

Apple Matzo Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
The BEST kugel ever. I'm not Jewish but have a lot of Jewish friends, and they love this recipe! Good as a side dish, breakfast, dessert or snack!

Pineapple Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Although it is sweet enough for dessert, this noodle dish is usually served as a side dish. It's fluffy, creamy, and wonderful!
By Kevin Ryan

Kugeli Comfort Potato Dish

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This comfort food favorite has been passed down in my family. I remember getting so excited every time my grandfather would make it for us! Although I loved the way my grandfather made it, I've added a few flavorful ingredients of my own. You'll love the bacon, potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and bella mushrooms in a potato bake covered with melted Cheddar cheese. Even extra tasty when served with sour cream! This dish is an excellent side dish at dinner or a wonderful addition to a brunch!

Inspiration and Ideas

Potato Kugel
Rating: Unrated 11
"These potatoes were delicious! And if you have a food processor, this recipe is sooo easy. Next time I’ll wring the liquid from the shredded potatoes." – lutzflcat
Savory Kugel
Rating: Unrated 25
"Yum! This is the simple kugel recipe I've been looking for." – nivae
Grandma's Noodle Pudding (Kugel)
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

My grandma gave me her recipe for this family favorite. We always ate this at Hanukkah dinner, but I could really eat it for any meal, anytime!