Classic Kosher Potato Kugel Recipe (Parve)

classic potato kugel

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
134 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 849mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 5g
Calcium 53mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This kosher recipe for dairy-free (parve) potato kugel made with potatoes, onions, and eggs is a classic. It can be eaten with a meat or dairy meal. Potato kugel, sometimes called potato pudding, is a staple Shabbat and holiday dish in Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish cooking.

The best potato kugels are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and make the perfect side dish for roast chicken or brisket. There are lots of delicious variations on the classic potato kugel, some of which include carrots, zucchini, garlic, or a host of other vegetables. But for many people, nothing beats a kugel like this one made simply with potatoes, onions, and eggs. Purely vegetarian options are easy too!



  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional garnish: sour cream and chopped chives

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for potato kugel
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  2. Heat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Oil a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish.

    Oil a baking dish
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  3. Using a box grater or food processor fitted with a shredding disc, you must coarsely grate the potatoes and onions.

    Food mixer
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  4. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes, then place in a colander or clean tea towel and squeeze out any excess liquid.

    Shredded potato
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  5. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, flour, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

    Beat the eggs
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  6. Add the grated potatoes and onions to the egg-flour mixture. Mix with a large spoon just until smooth.

    Add the onions
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  7. Pour the kugel batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.

    Pour the kugel batter into dish
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  8. Bake the kugel, uncovered, in the heated oven for 1 hour, or until golden brown on top. When the kugel is done, a knife inserted in the center should come out clean.

    Bake the kugel
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  9. Place the baking dish on a rack to cool slightly before cutting into squares to serve.

    Place the dish on cooling rack
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  10. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle with chives if desired.

    Serve with sour cream
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  11. Enjoy!