Hanukkah Kugel Recipes

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This is a wonderful side dish generally made for Jewish holidays. Your guests cannot guess the ingredient used for the topping. Very rich!

The Best Ever Classic Jewish Noodle Kugel

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

Holiday Apricot Kugel

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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.

Pecan Noodle Kugel

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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!

Pineapple Kugel

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Although it is sweet enough for dessert, this noodle dish is usually served as a side dish. It's fluffy, creamy, and wonderful!

Raisin Farfel Kugel

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Nice dish for a sweet afternoon snack.

Old Fashioned Potato Kugel

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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.

Cinnamon Noodle Kugel

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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.

Lithuanian Kugela

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Ah, Kugela! The national dish of Lithuania! What celebration would be complete without it? Remember, Kugela is an art, not just a recipe. Experiment with ingredients and techniques to make your own Kugela statement. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if you like.

New Mom Broccoli Kugel

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This quick dairy-free broccoli casserole is a must at every event I host or attend. Based on the Jewish version of a crustless quiche (kugel), it utilizes basic ingredients and easy to put together before popping it into the oven. So easy, I could do it with a new baby in the house.

Classic Lukshen Noodle Kugel

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

Lokshin Kugel (Noodle Pudding)

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This is a side dish commonly served with roasted chicken for Friday night (Shabbat) dinner. It doesn't have to accompany chicken only, but, as my mother once told us, when she was a child, chicken and noodles were more affordable than other foods. This is a great accompaniment to any meat.

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Potato Kugel

"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

"Yum! This is the simple kugel recipe I've been looking for." – nivae

Butternut Squash Kugel I

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Not too sweet, but creamy and delicious side dish that's very easy to make.