Best Rosh Hashanah Kugel Recipe Ever in History


The Jewish standard. The ol' fave. Bubby's best boop. Try this kugel recipe and make your Rosh Hashanah a little extra special.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) wide egg noodles (like Manischewitz or Streit's)
  • ¾ stick of butter (= 6 tablespoons), divided
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced small.
  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, melted
  • 1-3/4 cups milk, 4 or 2% fat, warmed
  • 8 ounce small curd cottage cheese (small container), regular or lowfat
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 6 large eggs, beaten


Place a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Use a small amount of the butter to grease a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex glass pan or ceramic casserole dish.

Cook the noodles in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Put a few drops of cooking oil in the boiling water to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Noodles should be softened, but still a little firm. Drain and set aside.

Prep all ingredients: peel and dice the apples; melt the cream cheese and remaining butter in the microwave; warm the milk, and beat the eggs.

In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, milk, and butter. Add in the cottage cheese, sugar, vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and beaten eggs. Stir to combine well. Fold in the noodles and apples until evenly distributed.

Pour the mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle remaining ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon on top. Check at 40 minutes to see if the top is brown enough. If so, cover with foil and continue cooking. Bake for about 1 hour total or until the center is set, and the top is golden brown.

Cool at least 10 minutes. Cut into squares to serve. Serve warm.

For Night-Before Prep

Option 1: Assemble and refrigerate overnight. The next day leave out for a half hour, then bake.

Option 2: Assemble and underbake (cook about 45 minutes). Let cool and then refrigerate. Before serving warm in the oven for 30 minutes.

From all of us at Proud Jews T-Shirts, enjoy your kugel and Shanah Tovah u' Metukah!

Credit to Foodie Goes Healthy for the recipe. 

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