Grandma Busch's Noodle Kugel

Marsha Gardner


A kugel is a baked pudding or casserole, similar to a pie, most commonly made from egg noodles or potatoes.

Sweet or savory, potato or noodle they are a wonderful side dish.

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1 lb
wide egg noodles
8 large
1 1/2 c
2 lb
cottage cheese, any type as long as it is full fat
1 1/2 stick
butter, unsalted
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
kosher salt

How to Make Grandma Busch's Noodle Kugel


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Parboil the noodles (five to seven minutes).
  • 2In a very large bowl beat eggs until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, then the cottage cheese, margarine or butter and vanilla. Stir in the drained noodles.
  • 3Pour into a 9×13-inch pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until kugel is set.
  • 4To make a Cherry Noodle Kugel top the noodle kugel with one can of Cherry Pie filling after the first hour of baking. I like to add a teaspoon of almond extract to my cherry pie filling before spreading over the kugel. Continue baking for 30 minutes.

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About Grandma Busch's Noodle Kugel

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides