Kugel: The Ultimate Comfort Food.

To me kugel is the ultimate comfort food and to be honest it might be my favorite food.  Kugel is a Jewish noodle pudding that sounds interesting when you describe it to someone for the first time, but tastes like a dream.  My roommate was even skeptical but after she had a couple bites she understood.  I decided to make kugel one weekend when everyone seemed stressed at school.  It was the perfect food to give out because it makes people feel warm inside.  I took this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen, except I added golden raisins!

Me with the Kugel before it went into the Oven!

Meredith and Hannah with the kugel!  They helped!


  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 pounds full-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 sticks melted butter)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 ¾ cup of golden raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles as directed.  (Place in boiling water for 7 minutes or until tender).
  3. In a bow beat eggs and then add the sugar, cottage cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Add the noodles and stir in raisins.
  5. Pour into a 9×13-inch pan.
  6. Bake for 1 ½ hours or until the kugel has set.

Meredith loved her kugel, it was her first time!

See Smitten Kitchen’s version here!




One thought on “Kugel: The Ultimate Comfort Food.

  1. MK

    Looks great, Liz! I’m sorry I wasn’t ambitious enough to try it myself. Money, you are the ultimate chicago-blairstown chef. Love, MK


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