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Grandma Ricky’s Noodle Kugel

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 10 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Every Jewish Grandma makes her own version of kugel. This recipe maven Mariko’s Grandma Ricky is no exception. Full of eggs, and filled with raisins, her kugel makes for a very rich and very delicious...

This treat is easy to cook, perfect for when feeling fatigued after treatment. It is also suitable for patients on a neutropenic diet.


  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup cottage cheese or mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ cup cane sugar, plus
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, plus
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
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Nutrition Facts


365 cals


11 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


53 g


18 g


3 g


14 g


145 mg


  1. Boil the noodles in salted water until al dente. Drain and toss with butter. Let cool slightly.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and generously grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, cottage cheese, sugar, and cinnamon until well blended. Mix in the buttered noodles and raisins.
  4. Pour the noodle mixture into the prepared baking pan and let sit for 15 minutes. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until set. Cut into square and serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef Tips

Sweets like this, delicious though they are, should always be eaten in moderation. No matter how much Grandma insists of having another piece, remember that it will never taste better than that first bite. A little goes a long way.

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