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Noodle Kugel

I make this traditional dish along with other Jewish specialties for an annual Hanukkah/Christmas party with our friends. -Lauren Kargen Williamsville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1 package (1 pound) egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Toss with butter; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, sour cream and cottage cheese until well blended. Stir in noodles.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 432 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


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  • Susiew122
    Dec 16, 2020

    That is way too much sugar, perhaps only need 1/2 cup. With other ingredients not needed.

  • JGa2595176
    Dec 16, 2020

    I thought this was a delicious recipe- easy and fast to pull together. Made for Hannukkah 2020, we all needed some comfort food this year! Smelled great while baking. I cut the sugar down to 1 cup (as per alot of people's suggestions), and I thought it actually could use more time I would try 1.5 cups. I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon. Will make again!

  • Lisa
    Dec 15, 2020

    I would omit the sugar and add fruit instead. I have made this with crushed pineapple packed in it's own juice (nothing else). Drain off the juice, reserve for another opportunity. One added chopped up dried apricots, chopped up mangoes, even apples. Mix well. Choose those fruits which are natural with no added sugar.

  • Debra
    Dec 11, 2020

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  • Dorie
    Dec 11, 2020

    The simplicity of this kugel was so nice to see. I cut the recipe in half as there were only 6 for dinner and substituted stevia for the sugar as we had 3 diabetics at table and it turned out as wonderful as the kugel I'd had in Brooklyn when in grad school. Thank you!

  • Holly
    Dec 11, 2020

    I am sorry but this sounds like a dessert. There are many versions of kugel but none with this much SUGAR!!!! I personally make an apricot kugel DUSTED with cinnamon sugar so the top will crisp up but that’s it. 2 cups of sugar seems way out of line. Then topped with graham crackers?!?! Who created this recipe?

  • Stephanie
    Dec 5, 2020

    Simple and so yummy! Just what my family needed, a tasty, tempting, easy, and satisfying "anytime" at any temp dish.

  • Jellybug
    Dec 4, 2020

    I was looking for a Kugel recipe to share with my neighbors at card night and it was light and delicious. Everyone loved it. I had a little left and ate it cold and it was just as good!

  • Darlin
    Mar 27, 2018

    This is a traditional recipe for our family. It is a sweet Kugel that has even been eaten as dessert. And is almost as yummy cold as warm.

  • luvdemgrits
    Oct 18, 2017

    I had been looking for a non sweet Kugel recipe for a long time!This is a great recipe, but I subbed seasoned breadcrumbs for the graham crackers.. and omitted the sugar.Thank you for sharing! Shalom :)