Kugel seems like a minhag, a tradition, for many families, although it's not actually compulsory for the holiday celebration! This is because kugels are such a treat 1) to eat and 2) to make in advance and freeze. If you haven't yet experimented with making some of kugels below, now is a great time to experiment before the height of holiday cooking season is underway. Below are just a few of the many kugel recipes on the site (we have almost 100!); for more great ideas check out all of the great new recipes in the latest issue of Joy of Kosher Magazine. What’s your favorite kugel recipe to serve at the holidays? Please share below!
Two Jews, three opinions is how the saying goes, even more so when it comes to food. Some crowd-pleasing kugels include the classic Challah Kugel, Salt and Pepper Noodle Kugel and the Broccoli Kugel. These are a cinch to prepare and bonus points to the balesbusta who makes extras to keep in the freezer. The Healthier Potato Kugel is a healthy modification on the addictive potato kugel. But if you're a traditionalist, check out Jamie's video for tips on making a stellar potato kugel.
Call them fancy or call them healthy (depending on your definition of healthy!), either way these out of the ordinary kugels hit the ball out of the park when it comes to taste and presentation. The Butternut Squash Kugel is very reminiscent to a soufflé and has an lightness that you don't normally expect from a kugel. The Layered Mushroom Kugel is an easy way to dazzle a crowd, while the Spaghetti Squash Pineapple Kugel is a healthy and exotic spin on the traditional noodle kugel.
These kugel bites make for great side dishes because they allow guests to try a bit of everything without feeling the pressure to eat a huge piece. Plus, they are an easy way to dress up this classic side. These three bites are elegant both in presentation and ingredients. There's the Leek Onion Noodle Cups, the Cauliflower Kugel Bites and the Mini Spinach and Artichoke Kugels. (I know, I know...it's too tough to pick just one these! Check out more kugel ideas here!