Monday, October 5, 2009

Lokshen Kugel...Noodle Pudding

Why I only make this recipe once or twice a year during the Jewish holidays I do not know. It is really a great recipe to make for brunch or a light lunch ,or dinner. It is not too sweet and just delicious. We usually serve this at our Yom Kippur break the fast dinner which consists of bagels, and lox, and lots of salads...this is sweet but it is not dessert. You could of course serve it as dessert. It is delicious piping hot straight from the oven. The top becomes brown and crisp and the inside creamy. It is also very good reheated and can be frozen as well. I adapted this recipe from one I got on a cooking message board I frequent. This is bakinfool's Mom's Famous Noodle Kugel

Famous Noodle Kugel
1 pound Wide Egg Noodles
2 cups Sour Cream
16 oz. container Cottage Cheese
6 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 stick Butter
2 tsp Vanilla
splash of Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 350, grease a 13 by 9 baking dish
cook noodles, drain well
combine sour cream, cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar
melted butter and vanilla, mix well
add the lemon juice, mix well
stir in the noodles, pour into prepared pan
sprinkle the top with cinnamon
bake for 1hr 15 min

optional - Add 1/2 cup raisins and/ or one diced peeled apple
While you can use reduced fat sour cream and cottage cheese, I think this is really best with
full fat. Do not use non fat sour cream or cottage cheese.

This recipe also halves very nicely.


  1. OHMYGosh:) Linda.. why you only make itso few times is beyond me..IT looks gorgeous first of all:) And all the ingredients are so perfect..I can even imagine the cinnamon..Thank you!

  2. It looks delicious, Linda! Kind of a noodle version of rice pudding! So beautiful - I want some right now!

  3. I love this but when I saw it was sweet rather than savory...I went like WHOA....delish!

  4. We actually eat a non dairy version of this with savory foods. If one is not kosher this would be eaten with say, roasted chicken and veggies as the starchy portion of the dinner...
    my Mom makes one with no dairy products...well the butter or actually margarine and the raisins and the apples...with roasted chicken it is heavenly...

    I just think this would make a lovely part of a Sunday brunch....
    It is really, really, good....
    I hope you will all give it a whirl!

  5. I've never tried noodle Kugel. It looks like it would be lovely for breakfast too

  6. Linda........I could eat this everyday. My Mom [RIP]used to make one almost every Sunday. Sometimes she would throw raisins in there. Great pictures as usual.
    I'm going to try and make this recipe....mine is a bit different.

    Thanks for sharing.......

  7. Linda! That first photo! Gorgeous! I love the way the frilly edges browned to a crisp. So pretty and I am very sure, very tasty. Kudos!!

  8. I love noodle Kugel and this is a fabulous recipe! This brings back many happy memories growing up in Miami Beach. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This looks oh, so good, Linda. I'm a pasta kind of gal and this sauce looks fantastic.

  10. I LOVE Lokshen Kugel and don't make it enough! Mine is different than yours (haven't even put it on my blog yet) but yours looks amazing and so rich and delicious! A must try! We eat it for dessert, breakfast, whenever it is so good. And Happy New Year!

  11. i never heard of this just yet, even if i recently was engaged in some jewish recipes and jewish eating habits. that looks so delicious.

  12. This looks wonderful! I love the combination of ingredients so I know I will love this dish! Thank you.

  13. Comfort food at its finest!

    I like the combination of ingredients in this one Linda ~ cottage cheese, sour cream, butter and a kiss of lemon juice and cinnamon. What is not to like?!

    I'm sure your kitchen smells heavenly while it is baking, too. I hope your holiday was perfect dear friend. xo

  14. I made this last night. DELICIOUS! Best Kugel I have ever had. From a Jewish girl who has attended MANY Jewish-holiday dinners over the years, that is saying a LOT.

  15. Sorry this took me so long to reply...
    I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  16. Made this for Yom Kippur..absolutely delicious!

  17. I make Kugel for the holidays every year...lost my paper recipe and was blessed to find yours on your is exact and so excited to eat it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.