savory sweet potato kugel

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

not your usual sweet potato dish

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs sweet potatoes or 2 12 lbs yams, unpeeled,cut into 3 inch chunks
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 cup breadcrumbs


  1. preheat oven to 350.
  2. in saucepan boil potatoes, then lower to simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. drain and cool heat 3 tbsp oil in skillet, add onions, cook until slightly brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. peel potatoes and mash in large bowl.
  5. add oil and onions, ginger, salt, pepper.
  6. add eggs and mix well.
  7. pour into greased baking dish, top with breadcrumbs and drizzle with 1 tbsp oil bake 45 minutes, uncovered.


Most Helpful

This was excellent! The flavor was very different from any baked sweet potato dish I have made before and I really enjoyed it. I used red onions, which provided little specks of color that was vey appealing and gave a nice flavor to the dish. I halved the recipe and it came out perfectly (half recipe was ready 10 minutes earlier). If you are looking for an alternative to the usually sweet versions of a baked sweet potato casserole, then you've found your dish. A real winner enjoyed by all tasters.

HeatherFeather February 11, 2003

I doubled the recipe. I added 20 minutes to cook time, but it is still not cooked. Should this be cooked for 45 minutes or 1 hour and 15 minutes? I'll keep cooking it until the bottom browns. Hopefully, it will turn out okay.

Susan L. October 04, 2013

What a wonderful kugel! I used one red onion and one yellow. The ginger gave it a most unusual flavor. Since I made this for Passover, I used matzah meal instead of breadcrumbs. Everyone raved! Will definitely make this again!

msliny April 14, 2009

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