The Best Kugel Recipes


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K is for Kugels. Kugels, kugels, kugels.

And we would not be a kosher site worth our weight in kosher salt if we didn’t try to bring you the absolute most comprehensive listing of kosher kugel recipes known to man, woman and child.

Broccoli Kugel

It all started a few months ago when I did a search for kugels and wasn’t happy with the number of results. T (Tamar), H (Hadassah) and I looked at each other and were like “we must do our part to bring the beauty and range of kosher kugels the public.” Quite a noble undertaking if you ask me.

Roasted Garlic Kugel

Thus began our mission, helped along by you, our wonderful JoK-ers, who gleefully entered our kugel competition and helped build up our kosher kugel database to 62 recipes and growing. How very cool.

Spinach Noodle Kugel

I also felt it my duty to add some of the traditional kugel recipes to round out our repertoire. So I called my step-mother-in-law – the family appointed and anointed kugel queen – for some of her famous recipes.  Together she and I bring you some of the time-honored favorites from our family:

Broccoli Kugel
Spinach Mushroom Kugel
Spinach Noodle Kugel
Sweet Noodle Kugel
Butternut Squash Kugel
Salt and Pepper Noodle Kugel
Salt and Pepper Kugel with Roasted Garlic
Potato Kugel
Cran Apple Crunch Kugel

Cran-Apple Crunch Kugel

But don’t you worry because T’s also got you covered with a bunch of healthy exotic nouveau fusion style “kugels” like Bite Size Zucchini Kugel, Spaghetti Squasheroles with Curry and Soba Noodle Kugel.

Thank you all for taking the kugel call as seriously as you did. Did you check out our two finalists’ recipes? The contest closed this morning, and I am so thrilled to announce that Bitzenkif’s Layered Mushroom Kugel is the winner after a final tally of votes!! Bitzenkif wins a $500 shopping spree at the Butcher Shop and both finalists will receive a 1-year subscription to the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine.

We have another cooking contest coming up! Chicken Recipe Contest.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."