Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This kugel involves some work, but it is worth it. I got it from one of my new cookbooks that promotes "new-ish Jewish" cuisine, combining traditional recipes with a modern slant. I usually make this when we have vegetarian guests. It makes a huge amount, so it's a good recipe to bring to potlucks or parties, and you will get all the ooohs and aaaahs when everyone sees the layers, and then again, when they taste a piece.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare 9" X 13" baking dish by rubbing with olive oil or non-dairy margarine.
  2. For Broccoli Layer: Combine broccoli, eggs, matzo meal, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread in even layer in baking pan.
  4. For Carrot Layer: Cream together oil, brown sugar and egg.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine matzo meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to oil mixture.
  6. Blend in carrots, orange and lemon juice.
  7. Spread over broccoli layer in pan, taking care not to mix vegetables.
  8. For Cauliflower Layer: Heat oil onions over low heat 20-25 minutes until translucent and golden brown.
  9. In a separate pan, saute mushrooms.
  10. Let cool.
  11. In a large mixing bowl, combine cauliflower, eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper.
  12. Add sauteed vegetables.
  13. Spread over carrot layer, taking care not to mix vegetables.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a tester inserted in center comes out dry.
Most Helpful

I made this for the second night of Passover. Everyone really liked it. The broccoli portion of the recipe is absolutely delicious and I think I will make a kugel just of that next time! It is a time consuming dish but I was very pleased to bring something different and tasty to my FIL's for dinner. Thanks for another great recipe Mirjam.

Miraklegirl April 19, 2003

Finally got to try this. Very hard to rate. I'm with the group that didn't particularly care for the flavors together. Apart the layers were fabulous (I would double the broccoli layer though!) The smell of the carrot layer while assembling was mouth watering - the brown sugar, cinnamon and juices are a PERFECT combo. But I didn't care for it in conjunction with the garlic from the broccoli layer and the mushrooms from the cauliflower layer. Oddly enough - the cauliflower layer was the one I was unsure of, but it was my favorite! I used an 8oz package of mushrooms and slightly more onion then called for. I would make it again leaving out the carrot layer, and doubling the broccoli. Or make the carrot layer on it's own. I also want to say a BIG thank you to Mirj who got back to me ON Thanksgiving day to answer a question I had!

Nikoma December 02, 2010

This is one of our family's favorites, and I keep forgetting to put my review here. The work involved is not that bad and it is well worth it. The flavors are perfect together, as these are flavors joined together quite often in vegetable 'medleys'. It always is beautiful to look at on the table as well. I need to remember to take photos this next time! This is a keeper we use time and time again!

JeanieK March 19, 2010