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Layered Mushroom Kugel


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Layered Mushroom Kugel

I came up with this recipe to satisfy my love of mushrooms and as a dish that fills my gluten-free needs. I've made this pareve but to make it more decadent use dairy ingredients.


  • Prep Time : 25 mins min
  • Cook Time : 20 mins min
  • Ready Time : 45 min




  • 10 - 12 oz. mushrooms, chopped, crimini, shitake and portabello about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup sour cream substitute
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease 9 in round baking dish. Heat the oil and margarine in a large skillet. Saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic over medium heat about 20 minutes, until soft. Mix in the salt.
Add the wine and stir until absorbed.
While the mushrooms are cooking prepare the cornbread mixture.
In a bowl, mix together the cornmeal, salt and baking powder. Add the soy milk, sour cream substitute, eggs and margarine. Take 1/3 of the sauteed mushrooms and add to the cornbread mixture. Mix gently. It’s o.k. if there are lumps!
Spread half the cornbread mixture into prepared baking dish. Spread the mushroom mixture and then top with remaining cornbread mixture.
Bake about 20 minutes.





59 Responses to Layered Mushroom Kugel

  1. avatar says: Lauren

    Can you substitute corn meal with flour?

  2. I would substitute just a portion of the cornmeal with flour but not the entire recipe.

  3. avatar says: Abe

    I can’t wait to taste it!Healthy and delicious….

  4. Looks delicious

  5. THIS is amazing!

  6. avatar says: Margalit

    Wow, this looks mighty delicious!

  7. avatar says: Bat-Sheva

    This is quite a yummy kugel. I’d eat it every Friday night! Thanks, bitzenkif! It has a perfect balance of a casual look and an exquisite taste.

  8. I’m excited to try this dish!

  9. avatar says: Bat-Sheva

    This is a delicious kugel! I’m a big fan of corn bread, not so much mushrooms but this kugel pulls it off! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck!

  10. avatar says: aliza

    I never saw mushrooms in a kugel before. It sounds like it will be delicious good luck to you!

  11. I love it! Are you writting a cookbook? If not, you

  12. That’s strange- last time I looked the votes on this (delicious) kugel were much higher… Is there a glitch in this website?

  13. This kugel is the best, give it a thumbs up!

  14. avatar says: Elik

    Best kugel ever!! I made this kugel for my whole mishpacha and they loved it. The definition of shalom bais

  15. We made this kugel for a family simcha…it was a hit! The local supermarket only had portabello and button mushrooms at the time so that’s what we used. We love the unique flavor of the cornmeal with the mushrooms …we think it will be an excellent SUKKOT dish to have this year!

  16. Had this over shabbos… sooooo good! Thanks!

  17. I find this kugel to be irresistible. The onions just do wonders to the whole recipe. An A+ Kugel.

  18. Absolutely loved it! This is the first kugel I ever ate that brought in a flavor of colonial Americas dishes where cornmeal was always a staple.

  19. avatar says: Leah L

    Well, I voted for this, because I love mushrooms. But if I make it again, I will double the mushrooms, onions and wine. I already added pepper to the cornbread, but I think it still needs something more. Maybe some herbs.
    I think 3 layers, with 2 layers of mushrooms will distribute the taste better, as well.

  20. avatar says: Leah L

    BTW I put dried parsley in a sieve, and sifted it over the top, which really improved the appearance.

  21. avatar says: Terese

    Love this mushroom and cornbread combo. I’m sure the sour cream makes it super moist. THIS SHOULD WIN! Hands down over the other one!!! And Gluten free to boot.

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  23. avatar says: AK382

    I love this dish! it’s easy to make. It takes almost no time or effort to make. And it’s delicious.

  24. This is a very good recipe and a original use for mushrooms

  25. avatar says: Sophie

    As a gluten-free sufferer myself I was amazed by the taste of this dish, and the simplicity of cooking. 45 minutes it’s all it takes for a dish full of taste and a combination of ingredients that not only go well together, but are also very healthy.

  26. avatar says: Carmen

    Yum! I also love that it’s gluten free as well. That’s a plus. My husband is going to love this recipe. I will give it a try:)

  27. avatar says: JBfromTX

    I would not change a thing; all the things I like.

  28. avatar says: Francis

    It looks amazing, best Kugel I have ever seen, I can’t wait to try it. Can I increase the wine ?

  29. avatar says: alan jhon

    wow, look delicious. I will surely try to make one for my love.

  30. avatar says: Tornea V

    those 45 minutes were the hardest of my tasting “career”

  31. I have to say my mouth is watering just reading the recipe. It sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

  32. avatar says: bj

    this recipe is very tasty and easy to prepare.
    I absolutley loved it!

  33. avatar says: Marta

    I really love this type of recipes! Its simple enough for blonde (read:me) to make it and also ok for my celiak husband. Thanks a lot for it!
    I’d try with only one clove of garlic, but mild mushrooms need some flavour so maybe 2 isnt such a bad idea?

  34. This Kugel is the best! This is the first Kugel I ever ate. Mushroom is good for health and it is so delicious. Just love this.

  35. avatar says: ryno001

    What a wonderful recipe!! I am so anxious to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  36. This kugel looks good. I am definitely interested. The only problem I have is can I double the time on a 220 deg oven?

  37. This was my first time making this Kugel. One word: Amazing. I’m a lover of mushrooms, as well as my whole family. This will become a staple food in our household!

  38. avatar says: cherish77

    Very delicious dish. I love the fact that it is gluten-free. When you bite into it, the onions and the garlic just seem to flow together. Yummy!!

    And the smell…Oh my gosh….smells just as good as it tastes. :)

  39. avatar says: Ian S

    This is an excellent recipe. There is little sugar and is incredibly low in fat. I have baked a dish that was very similar and was extremely tasty.

  40. The Kugel is amazing. Mushrooms are so yummy and delicious! So mouth watering. I gotta make this more and more after each time i have it because it gets better and better!

  41. This is a great recipe and was very straightforward to follow. The end product was fantastic – would definately do again and recommend to others!

  42. avatar says: Brian Lee

    This is really gross looking. I’ve never tried it but I don’t want to and I would not recommend it at all.

  43. This looks very good and for alot of us Kosher is the only way we can eat to be healthy so thank you for this recipe.

  44. avatar says: Angel

    I love this recipe!

    I am a big fan of mushrooms, and this recipe is perfect for mushroom lovers! It tastes amazing and goes great with certain soups, and many southern/country meals that we are used to in my area.

    Also, I absolutely love how easy it is to make! I don’t think I will ever make regular corn bread again! This is so better and more flavorful!

  45. avatar says: Jessica

    Very delicious dish. I love the fact that it is gluten-free. When you bite into it, the onions and the garlic just seem to flow together.I am a big fan of mushrooms, and this recipe is perfect for mushroom lovers.

  46. avatar says: Carla

    I just bought some mushrooms last night now I can make something new with them! My kids hate them but maybe this recipe will get them to eat them now!

  47. avatar says: monoroma

    oooo yumm I love mushroom and so does my family. It’ll be perfect for me for friday night dinners. The only downside is the prep time but other than I Will Definitely Try It!

  48. This recipe here has been a wonderful one.I tried this and got the amazing result.Gluten free,on top of better taste-wonderful,delicious and my thumbs up for this recipe.Loved it!Awesome!!!

  49. avatar says: Jenifer

    Very delicious dish.As a gluten-free sufferer myself I was amazed by the taste of this dish, and the simplicity of cooking. I’m a lover of mushrooms, as well as my whole family. This will become a staple food in our household.

  50. I have never heard of this but it sure does look good. I may have to try this sometime.

  51. It looks very delicious. Thank you for your awesome recipe, I will try it at the weekend and I hope I can make it’s yummy like yours.

  52. avatar says: NiNa

    Wow, really this looks amazing :)
    i love everything about it, the colors, the shape and the look of it.
    Its just very delicious and well made, you must be a pro to do this kind of cakes.
    well i hope i can taste it soon because it just look amazing :)

  53. this looks great! but can it be doubled? a 9″ round won’t feed my typical shabbos crowd!
    thanks :)

  54. avatar says: chaya

    hi sounds great, but most importantly, how does it freeze??

  55. I’m going to have to try this!

  56. avatar says: Susan

    My daughter is vegan. Any substitutes for the eggs?

  57. avatar says: mirishosh

    This recipe was appealing to me, but I was extremely disappointed with the way it turned out. The cornbread was very dense and dry, and completely out of proportion to the mushrooms. I agree Leah L. who commented that the amount of the mushroom mixture needs to be doubled, though I am not sure that would be enough. I think that the amount of the cornmeal mixture should also be cut down. However, I don’t think that I liked this recipe enough to bother trying it again.

  58. Need to disagree with prior reviewers. Not sure why this rates so highly. Somewhat bland and grainy. Was expecting more flavor and it was drier than I expected.

  59. avatar says: Rose

    What couldI use instead of cornmeal?

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