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Lemon Noodle Kugel Recipe

Lemon Noodle Kugel Recipe

Comforting kugel is a traditional dessert at our family's Polish Christmas Eve supper. Rich with butter, sugar, sour cream and cinnamon, it suits any special-occasion meal. —Romaine Smith, Garden Grove, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and return to the pan. Toss with butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream, cottage cheese, milk, 3/4 cup sugar and extracts until well blended. Stir in noodles.
  • 3. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over noodle mixture.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 321 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein .

Reviews for Lemon Noodle Kugel

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Delta Dawn 172629
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This was the first Kugel I'd made or tasted. It was not bad, but I thought the lemon extract flavor was a little strong and kind of off putting. Maybe it was just my taster, becuase it was well received by those at the church supper I took it to. I'm going to try other recipes to see if I like them better."

Miss Jen 111898
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"I love kugel and this is a great one! I also added the zest of one lemon and substituted nutmeg for the cinnamon, which I think is a better combo. The kids and I gobbled it up :)"

Zittybitty 172330
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2008 Edited Apr. 8, 2009

"I made this for a family gathering several months ago. My two nephews loved it as did everyone else. hey were given the left over to take home but forgot it. They returnrd the following day to retrieve it, traveling 35 miles. I certainly will make it again, especially when they are coming to the get together Rose--Harrisburg PA"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.