Savory Noodle Kugel with Leeks and Mushrooms

Linguine noodles with sliced mushrooms and leeks in a metal casserole dish.

Recipe Information
Total Time: 1 hour; 20 minutes active
Servings: 8

Kugel is a Jewish casserole or baked pudding, often served on Jewish holidays or special events. For a more traditional version, use egg noodles.


  • 8 ounces linguini noodles, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups leeks, cleaned and sliced (about 2 thin leeks)
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Cook the noodles in boiling water for 5-6 minutes, until just al dente. Drain and rinse noodles.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the leeks for a few minutes and then add the mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cooked noodles, sautéed vegetables, eggs, sour cream, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of paprika. Pour into the casserole dish, sprinkle with the remaining paprika, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes to brown the top. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestion

Typically served as a side dish, enjoy this rich kugel with sweet potato latkes, lentil soup or fattoush, which is a Middle-Eastern chopped flatbread and vegetable salad.

Nutritional Information

183 calories, 8 g. fat, 81 mg. cholesterol, 207 mg. sodium, 21 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 7 g. protein