Typically a sweet casserole, this version of noodle kugel is savory, flavored with garlic and onions. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue along with Katie Robbins's story Season of Rejoicing.
Lokshen Kugel (Savory Noodle Kugel)
Typically a sweet casserole, this version of noodle kugel is savory, flavored with garlic and onions.
1 1⁄2 cups (12 oz.) sour cream
1 1⁄4 cups (12 oz.) cottage cheese
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Kosher salt, to taste
8 oz. wide egg noodles
Ground black pepper, to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, minced
Heat oven to 350°. Whisk sour cream, cottage cheese, 6 tbsp. butter, and eggs in a bowl; set aside. Bring a 4-qt. pot of salted water to a boil; cook noodles until al dente. Drain; stir into cheese mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Heat remaining butter in a 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions; cook, stirring, until lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes. Stir in noodles, and bake until browned, 35-40 minutes.