Dairy Kugel Recipe
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Dairy Kugel Recipe

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Kugel is served often in our region. It's really rich and tastes like cheesecake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 15-20 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 244 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0g fiber), 8g protein .


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Toss with butter; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs for 3-4 minutes or until thickened and lemon-colored. Beat in the cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in noodles.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over noodle mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Dairy Kugel in Country Extra May 2002, p51

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1914skin 245247
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"We all loved it ..... have made it three times already. Thanks for the recipe."

Hannah0418 60598
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Not that good. The apricot kugel on this site is MUCH better."

delowenstein 48561
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"I'd entered this recipe in the "Oodles of Noodles" cooking contest in Taste of Home. In 2002, I heard from Country Extra that it was an Honorable Mention! I was thrilled to hear about that! delowenstein"

delowenstein 104656
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"This is my recipe & I've made it MANY times!

It wins raves from my family-I make it for the Passover & Rosh Hashanah holidays with my family!
It IS VERY rich & does taste like cheesecake! A friend gave me the recipe
& I've used the recipe since!
Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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