Side Dish

The Best Potato Kugel Recipe Ever

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Over the years, many of you have asked which products I use and recommend. This post contains some of my affiliate links for “making every day the best day” while cooking, entertaining and living life.  If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but I’ll get a small commission which helps keep the lights on. Thanks!

This delicious traditional potato kugel recipe will make everyone happy around the table.

It is often served on Shabbat as a dinner side dish or as a side for lunch the following day. This cozy, comfort food is an Ashkenazi Jewish recipe that will have everyone feeling at home.

I usually double this potato kugel recipe. This way, there is one for Shabbat and one for Friday afternoon so everyone can “Taste a little bit of Shabbat” before Shabbat actually begins.

The Best Potato Kugel Ever

4.55 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
A classic family recipe!


  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil to heat in pan (optional)


  • Grate potatoes and onion with a food processor like the one in the notes or by hand
  • Squeeze out a little of the liquid
  • Place in a large mixing bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients, except for vegetable oil.
  • Mix well
  • Heat vegetable oil in an empty baking pan. This helps cook the bottom of the kugel. (I've found that in larger ovens, it helps with getting that yummy crispiness).
  • Carefully remove the pan and pour in the mixed kugel ingredients.
  • Gently smooth out the top of the kugel with a spatula or back of a tablespoon.
  • Bake at 350F / 175C for approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on your oven


Tip: If at some point during the cooking, you achieve the color you want, cover with aluminum foil for the remainder of the cook time. (I need to do this when I use my smaller oven because the kugel browns more quickly).
My family loves to dip the kugel in matbucha!  I pulse fresh tomatoes for the matbucha with this food processor that I also use to grate the potatoes and onion for this potato kugel.  It is large enough for all my recipes and small enough to put away in a cabinet when I need more counter space. 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: kugel, potato, recipes, Shabbat, side dishes


  1. What size pan do you use to cook your Kugel in? Thank you for this recipe. So many of the recipes call for canola oil. I perfer eating olive oil. Do you see a difference in using the different oils?

    • Rebbetzin Unplugged Reply

      Hello Jen! Yes, I see a difference using olive oil. My family loves the taste. One can substitute any oil they prefer. This potato kugel can be made in a standard 9 x 13 inch pan, but you can also use a pan that’s a bit smaller and the finished kugel will just be a bit taller, but it will cook up well. Sometimes, I use this recipe to make two smaller kugels. Thanks for being in touch! You can also find me on 🙏

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious kugel! I’ve tried many recipes. This yields the best texture and taste as well!

    • Rebbetzin Unplugged Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the potato kugel recipe. It’s always a pleasure to share a dish that brings joy to others. Have you tried any other traditional recipes lately? I’d love to hear about your culinary adventures!

  3. I know locshen Kugel can be served, warm or cold, but what about a potato kugel?

    • Rebbetzin Unplugged Reply

      Great question, Glenna! I serve it hot on Friday night and then at room temperature on Shabbat afternoon, and it is delicious!

    • Rebbetzin Unplugged Reply

      Great question, Glenna! I’d say it’s the same with potato kugel, it can be served hot or room temperature. I try to cook it as close to serving time as possible, but we all enjoy it at room temp too! Happy Passover! (Check out my Passover posts and free downloads too).

Write A Comment

Recipe Rating

Pin It