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Noodle Kugel

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing


15 servings

Updated: Mar. 30, 2023
I make this traditional sweet noodle kugel recipe, along with other Jewish specialties, for an annual Hanukkah/Christmas party with our friends. —Lauren Kargen, Buffalo, New York


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a thermometer reads 160°, 50-55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold.

Noodle Kugel Tips

What do you serve with sweet noodle kugel?

Sweet noodle kugel is a traditional Jewish side dish casserole that can be served warm or cold at holiday gatherings, parties, potlucks and brunches. It’s commonly served with signature Jewish dishes, such as latkes, roast chicken or smoked brisket. There are many delicious variations of kugel, including lemon kugel and potato kugel. Here are more fun facts about kugel.

How long does noodle kugel last in the fridge?

Kugel is best enjoyed right away, but if you’re planning a special event, it can be made ahead and stored for up to two days in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to two months, but be sure to wrap it very well.

Can you make egg noodles for noodle kugel from scratch?

Definitely! Follow these tips for making egg noodles from scratch.

Note that this kugel recipe includes dairy, so be sure to keep that in mind if you or your guests follow strict kosher guidelines.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 432 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.