Easy Noodle Kugel for Kids

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One of my favorite things about working as a nanny is learning and sharing cultural customs with families. One of the festive holiday Jewish family recipes I miss most from when I was as a kid is a sweet, rich, and soft kugel. There is no better time to share this super easy festive noodle custard recipe than during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah, which begins this evening. The house will smell amazing while it’s  cooking. You and the kids don’t have to be Jewish to love this yummy, sweet, satisfying dish! So go ahead and make this noodle kugel for the Jewish New Year,  or anytime of the year. Trust me, the kids will love it.

You Will Need:

1/2 pound wide egg noodles
1/2 stick melted butter
1 pound cottage cheese
1/2 cup sugar
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Boil the noodles in salted water for about 4 minutes. Strain noodles from water. In a large mixing bowl, combine noodles with remaining ingredients and pour into a greased, approximately 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

3. Bake until custard is set and top is golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Tip: First let kids dip apples in honey to represent a sweet new year and I like to serve kugel with a hearty chicken soup, baked chicken, or brisket. Some traditional foods to serve for the Jewish new year include challah, fish, pomegranates, and honey cake.


Recipe by foodnetwork
Photo  by Steph F


  1. Scrap the ‘raisins’ and use GOLDEN RAISINS instead – they aren’t as dry and they bake beautifully while remaining sweet and juicy.


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