Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (2024)

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Noodle Kugel or Noodle Pudding is a dish commonly served at Jewish holidays or events. I love making my sweet noodle kugel recipe each year for Hanukkah because it is so darn delicious. Plus, if I’m being honest, I enjoy the splurge of calories with all the yummy ingredients like noodles, sugar, butter and eggs that go into making it. If you can’t indulge like this over the holidays, when can you?!?!

It’s the second night of Hanukkah and I’m making my sweet noodle kugel recipe along with some delicious potato latkes as my side dishes for dinner. I’m pretty much counting down the minutes until dinnertime, folks!

Unless you’re Jewish, I’m sure there’s a pretty big chance that you have never heard of noodle kugel. Let me give you a quick lesson about this easy and delicious side dish before I share the recipe with you below. It’s a must try for anyone and everyone!

Kugel, pronounced either koo-gull or kuh-gull, is somewhat similar to a noodle casserole. The preparation is basically the same. You cook some noodles in boiling water, stir together your wet ingredients in a bowl, and then combine the noodles with the wet ingredients before placing it all in a casserole dish and putting it in the oven to bake.

You won’t notice the main difference between noodle kugel and a noodle casserole until it cooks. The consistency of the two is completely different. While a noodle casserole will still be a little wet and runny when cutting into it, noodle kugel is made of a custard filling that holds perfectly together.

Most noodle casseroles also tend to be savory. Noodle kugel can be made savory, but in our family, we go for the sweet variety instead. I’m not exactly sure why, but if I had to guess, it’s probably because there are more calories found in the sweet version.

My family is infamous for going towards the “least unhealthy route” when cooking…a blessing and a curse all at one time!

Sweet noodles might sound a little odd at first, but I promise that you’ll be in love with this dish after one single bite. The flavors of sugar and cinnamon will hit your tongue right away and you’ll be a Kugel Fan, forever. Trust me on this! Have I steered you wrong yet?

The preparation of this recipe is SUPER EASY! If you can boil water and stir ingredients together, you can make this side dish. It takes about 10 minutes to whip everything together and an additional 40 to 45 minutes to cook. You can even prep the noodle kugel ahead of time and cook it off later in the day when you’re ready for dinner.

So what do I need to make this Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe?

12 oz. package of Wide Egg Noodles, 6 eggs, 16 oz. sour cream (try to stay away from Fat-Free), 16 oz. cottage cheese, ½ cup of raisins, ½ cup of sugar (additional to sprinkle on for the topping),1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (additional to sprinkle on for the topping), ¼ cup of melted butter

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (2)Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a 9×13 casserole dish and put it aside.

Cook your egg noodles in a pot of boiling water for about 4 minutes. Note:This is less than the recommended cooking time on the package.

After 4 minutes, strain the noodles from the water.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (3)Place all your other ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (4)Give all the wet ingredients a good stir.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (5)Once the wet ingredients are all combined, add your strained noodle to the bowl and mix everything together.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (6)Grab your casserole dish and pour your noodle mixture inside of it.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (7)Sprinkle the top of the noodle kugel with some cinnamon and sugar.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (8)Place the noodle kugel in your preheated 375-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The custard should be set and the top golden brown when done.

Whether you’re Jewish or not, this recipe is a keeper and a must-try! My sweet noodle kugel recipe is so addicting you’ll still find yourself eating it WAY after you’re stomach tells you to stop. It’s just too hard to stop when something tastes this delicious.

I hope I’ve convinced you to try this sweet noodle kugel recipe for yourself. You and your family will love it! And if you want to go all out, may I suggest trying it with these potato latkes and this crockpot brisket from the blog.

Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe | Lake Life State of Mind (10)

Yield: 9x13 Casserole Dish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

This Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe is the perfect addition to your Hanukkah meal! This easy Chanukah side dish takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Made with egg noodles, sugar, butter, raisins, cinnamon a few more ingredients that will leave you begging for more!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. package of Wide Egg Noodles, 6 eggs, 16 oz. sour cream (try to stay away from Fat-Free), 16 oz. cottage cheese, ½ cup of raisins, ½ cup of sugar (additional to sprinkle on for the topping),1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (additional to sprinkle on for the topping), ¼ cup of melted butter

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish and put it aside.
  3. Cook your egg noodles in a pot of boiling water for about 4 minutes. Note:This is less than the recommended cooking time on the package.
  4. After 4 minutes, strain the noodles from the water.
  5. Place all your other ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Give all the wet ingredients a good stir.
  7. Once the wet ingredients are all combined, add your strained noodle to the bowl and mix everything together.
  8. Grab your casserole dish and pour your noodle mixture inside of it.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the noodle kugel with some cinnamon and sugar.
  10. Place the noodle kugel in your preheated 375-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The custard should be set and the top golden brown when done.

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