Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my mom's recipe for a traditional Eastern European nonsweet kugel - or "kigel" which is how my her side of the family pronounced it. (I didn't know kugels could be sweet until I was a teen.) It's easy comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 12 cups cooked egg noodles
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon schmaltz or 1 tablespoon margarine
  • salt (if using margarine, you may replace the salt with some powdered chicken soup to add more flavor)
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Put in greased or Pam'd 13 inch square pan.
  4. Bake about 1 hour or until set.


Most Helpful

I was in a comfort food state of mind last night and threw this together very quickly. I used butter because we were having a dairy meal, it was delicious! I added some vegetarian chicken soup powder and used very broad noodles. Yum! BTW, in our house it's never kigel, always kugel. But either way, Jewish comfort food for me!

Mirj April 28, 2008

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