Vegetarian Vegetable Kugel With Matzo Meal Pareve Recipe

Vegetarian Vegetable Kugel
Vegetarian Vegetable Kugel. Giora Shimoni
  • 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
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Potato kugel may get all of the attention, but if you're looking for a lighter, more colorful option, Giora Shimoni's Vegetarian Vegetable Kugel is a nice alternative. Shimoni adds zucchini, carrots, and onions to the usual potatoes, but feel free to experiment with other favorite veggies. If you want to adapt the recipe for Passover use, substitute matzo meal for the flour, this kugel is a favorite among vegetarians who keep kosher for Passover.

Updated by Miri Rotkovitz

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium, trimmed and peeled if desired)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and trimmed)
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and trimmed)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped, or basil)
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (extra-virgin, plus extra for the pan)
  • 3 tablespoons matzo meal (or flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste (freshly ground)

How to Make It

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Oil a 9x13x2-inch baking dish or similarly sized casserole. 

2. Using a box grater or a food processor fitted with a shredding disc, coarsely grate the potatoes, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, and onion.  

3. Transfer the grated vegetables to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the garlic and parsley or basil.

4. Add the eggs and olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with the flour. Mix well.

5. Pour the vegetable mixture into the prepared baking dish.

6. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, the kugel is set, and the top is browned. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 198
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 194 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 7 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)