Lemon Noodle Kugel

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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
Lemon Noodle Kugel Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup whole 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. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Toss with butter; set aside.
  2. Beat eggs, sour cream, cottage cheese, milk, 3/4 cup sugar and extracts until well blended. Stir in noodles. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over noodles.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 55-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

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