Vegan Sweet Potato Kugel Recipe

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
495 Calories
1g Fat
116g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 116g 42%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 931mg 20%
*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 vegetarian and vegan kugel recipe is cholesterol-free and lower in fat than a traditional kugel with eggs. Sweet potatoes and apples are sweetened with raisins and spices in this homemade Jewish kugel recipe. The potatoes and apples are grated in a food processor and then mixed with the remaining ingredients and baked. This kugel recipe is suitable for a vegetarian Passover or for a vegetarian Hanukkah.

This kugel can be served as an entree or a side dish. Enjoy it with other vegan and vegetarian dishes such as vegan matzo ball soup, beet casserole, or blintzes. 


  • 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled

  • 3 medium apples, peeled

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup matzo meal

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

  • 1 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. Use a food processor to grate the sweet potatoes and apples. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients—grated potatoes and apples, raising, matzo meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, and walnuts, if using—together.

  3. Gently press into a baking dish.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly crisp on top.

Glass Bakeware Warning

For premade casseroles or leftovers that are in a glass baking dish and have been refrigerated, do not place directly into a hot oven as the glass can shatter. Instead, place any cold glass bakeware into a cold oven to warm up while it preheats. Or, allow the bakeware to rest outside of the fridge for 30 minutes to reach room temperature while the oven preheats.


  • For a tarter taste, use Granny Smith or Cortland apples. If you would like more of a sweeter dish, try using Fuji apples.

Recipe Variation

  • Make this kugel without the optional walnuts, so it can be enjoyed by family and guests who have a nut allergy or sensitivity.

How to Store

  • You can refrigerate leftover kugel in a dish that has been covered tightly, with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, for up to three days.
  • Plan to eat your kugel within the allotted time frame, as it does not freeze well. Enjoy it while you can!

What is matzo meal?

Matzo meal is made from the two-ingredient unleavened Jewish bread, matzo. The bread is ground into meal and then used in many recipes, especially during Passover.