Classic Noodle Kugel

Why do women have to pretend to be something that they’re not? Why do we have to pretend to be stupid, when we’re not stupid? Why do we have to pretend we are helpless when we’re not helpless? Why do we have to pretend to be sorry when we have nothing to be sorry about? Why do we have to pretend we’re not hungry when we’re hungry.

-Mrs. Maisel from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” an Amazon original series.

If you have talked to me for at least 10 seconds over the last 2 months, you have been sure to find out that I am a HUGE fan of the Amazon series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” If you have found yourself at my house for any extended period of time over the last year, you have been asked to watch this show with me and I may have whipped up an Old Fashioned or three for you in the process. All of the excitement surrounding the premier of Season 3 on December 6th has me equally excited to share some Jewish recipes I’ve come to know and love.

My recipe for Classic Noodle Kugle might even cause Midge to overeat – and yes, that’s a vintage Pyrex because how ELSE can I properly represent her Marvelous Mrs. Majesty? This dish is a very traditional Jewish dish and is many times served during the holidays. It has a ton of dairy in it along with eggs to form a very comforting custard. The noodles help give this dish some texture and they crisp up very nicely on top. For sweetness, you’ll find some sugar, raisins, and a hint of cinnamon.

Classic Noodle Kugel is super simple to make and preparation time is only 10 minutes. I’ll be saving some of my kugel as a side dish to eat along with the other two Jewish dishes I’ll be serving up this week while I binge-watch Season 3 on Friday. You can serve noodle kugel at warm temperature or cold – some do prefer it warm but please, please, allow the kugel a chance to sit for at least 20 minutes before indulging. If you need warm kugel, get that temperature by softly reheating. This dish is very easily made a head and can be whipped up in no time! Now say ,”Noodle Kugel,” five times fast and enjoy!

Classic Noodle Kugel

Recipe by The Work From Home ChefDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Classic Noodle Kugle is a traditional Jewish dish and is many times served during the holidays. It has a considerable amount of dairy in it along with eggs to form a very comforting custard. The noodles help give this dish some texture and they crisp up very nicely on top. For sweetness, you’ll find some sugar, raisins, and a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound wide egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 8 ounces of whole milk cottage cheese

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 3 eggs, whisked

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Salt to taste (I use just a pinch)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 1 1/2 quart Pyrex (or any other baking dish this size will also do. 🙂 )
  • Cook the noodles in salted, boiling water for about 5 minutes. Strain the noodles and run cool water over them until they are no longer hot.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, combine the noodles and the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased dish and cover. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Bake uncovered for an additional 40-45 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top has browned. After baking, allow the kugel to sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Noodle Kugel is easy to make up ahead by about 2 days. You can also simply make up the filling a day ahead and then bake before you plan to serve.
  • It is important to allow the Noodle Kugel time to rest after baking.
 

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