Noodle Kugel (Noodle Pudding)
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Noodle Pudding

Noodle Kugel (Noodle Pudding)

Noodle Pudding

It’s Recipe Redux time!

Today’s task:  “Spring Cleaning”, choosing an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the love it deserves. My choice? The good old No Yolk wide egg noodles. 

Honestly, there’s only one thing I use these for and that’s a Noodle Kugel, or Noodle Pudding. It’s one of those tradition foods-and any Jewish person will have a preference between a sweet or a savory kugel and a preference between a crunchy topping and a non-crunchy topping. Me? I’m all about the sweet, non-crunchy topping.  It’s just one of those dishes that makes you feel good….like when you get a hug from a long lost friend. It says “Hiya, friend. I haven’t seen you in a while. But, as you can see, I’m still the same.” Do you know what I mean when I say a hug from a long lost friend? These are called Food Memories. And they can run the gauntlet between very, very good and very, very not-so-good.

Kugel is a very, very good memory. I rarely make it, but when I do, it’s always eaten and appreciated with a smile.


Healthy Noodle Kugel


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  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    Posted at 09:27h, 22 April

    Love the history lesson on the noodle kugel (and your photo of the bag in the store – classic 🙂 I love me some kugel but it’s been years since I had it – I need to make it for my goyum self!

    • Robin
      Posted at 09:35h, 22 April

      Knew you would love the in-store photo.
      And of particular interest to me are the words that rhyme with kugel. So good to know for party fodder.
      Yes–make some kugel this week!! 🙂

  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    Posted at 10:25h, 22 April

    i am always learning something new here..thanks for sharing this delicious pudding.

    • Robin
      Posted at 10:37h, 22 April

      Thanks so much, Dixya!

  • Brittany
    Posted at 10:35h, 22 April

    I had never heard of noodle pudding, or kugel! I think I would like the non-crunchy sweet topping, as well. I am pinning this to make sometime! Thanks for sharing!

    • Robin
      Posted at 10:38h, 22 April

      Hi Brittany-people are very devout in their topping preferences!! 🙂 Hope you make it sometime–please stop back and let me know how it turned out when you do!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 12:57h, 22 April

    I’m sure you guessed that I love noodle kugel and mine (which is really a makeover of my mom’s) looks pretty similar, except it doesn’t have dairy. I’ve been meaning to post it for a while. It actually bugs me that my husband calls it noodle pudding. It’s a KUGEL dammit!!

    • Robin
      Posted at 10:35h, 23 April


  • Dieititan Jess
    Posted at 15:34h, 22 April

    I’ve actually never had kugel before which is a shame because it sounds delicious! Definitely putting this on my to make list!

  • Megan Ware
    Posted at 16:29h, 22 April

    I have never heard of kugel but I have a feeling it’s going to make it on my table very soon. I’m not a sweet noodle person– what are some savory topping options?

    • Robin
      Posted at 10:35h, 23 April

      Megan, you’ll see most recipes with onions, garlic, shallots and/or a combo of these. You can also add greens to them or any veg, really–all to be mixed into the noodle mixture and not on top. For a topping, you can always do breadcrumbs. Let me know what you do!

  • dr barb, nutrition budgeteer
    Posted at 14:13h, 23 April

    It’s been years since I’ve made or eaten kugel. I love it. I like the sweet type, with or without the crunchy topping. I worked for a pasta company back in the 80s and one of the recipes we came up with was a kugel. I’ll have to give your recipe a try. Sounds good.

    • Robin @Robinsbite
      Posted at 11:55h, 08 May

      Thanks, Barb!!

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