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Cooking with the Library–Savory Noodle Kugel

pan of kugel

This time of year, it’s nice to have a hot dinner, straight from the oven. This recipe for Savory Noodle Kugel will check that box for you and is so easy to make! Kugel is similar to a casserole and is a traditional Eastern European Jewish dish, that is perfect to make during Hanukkah.  Kugel is a versatile recipe and it can be made as a sweeter dish with sugar and cinnamon or you can even substitute the noodles for potatoes.  

Savory Noodle Kugel


  • 1 1⁄2 Cups sour cream 
  • 1 1⁄4 Cups cottage cheese 
  • 6 tbsp. Unsalted butter 
  • 4 Eggs 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Ground black pepper 
  • 4 Cloves garlic 
  • 1 Large yellow onion 
  • 8 oz. Egg noodles 
  • 12” Iron skillet 


  1. Combine the sour cream, cottage cheese, eggs and melted butter in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and then fold all the ingredients together until the consistency is the same throughout.
  3. Set the mixture aside and boil your egg noodles until they are al dente, then drain and allow noodles to cool.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the cooled noodles and stir, then set aside. 
  5. Caramelize the chopped onions and garlic in a buttered 12” iron skillet. 
  6. Stir the noodles into the iron skillet and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Most importantly, be sure to enjoy! 















Born in the Mahoning Valley and lived in Washington D.C and Pittsburgh. I love learning new skills and cultivating hobbies. I’m usually sitting in front of a computer, which is my favorite place to be. I love teaching coding, 3d design and getting people of all ages to enjoy technology. You can see me at the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba libraries.