How to Make Sweet Noodle Kugel

Serve this quintessential comfort food for Shavuot, for Shabbat, Yom Kippur break-fast, or just because.

Sweet dairy noodle kugel is a quintessential Jewish-American comfort food, and many families often have their own beloved recipe.

It is perhaps one of the simplest kinds of kugels to make, with egg noodles, cheese, butter, eggs and fruit or vanilla for seasoning. But despite its simple production, it packs a creamy, comforting punch. Serve it for Shavuot, for Shabbat, for the annual Yom Kippur break-the-fast or just because.

Wondering a little more about different kinds of kugel? Read all about “What Is Kugel?” And check out one of our favorite recipes for sweet dairy noodle kugel below, as well as our short how-to video above to take all the guess work out of making this delicious dish.

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Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe

The sweet dairy noodle kugel is a beloved Jewish-American comfort food, known for its creamy and comforting taste. With a straightforward recipe that includes egg noodles, cheese, butter, eggs, and fruit or vanilla, it’s often served on various occasions such as Shavuot, Shabbat, Yom Kippur break-the-fast or simply to indulge in its delectable flavors.

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 servings 1x


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  • 1 12 oz package wide egg noodles
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 8 oz full fat sour cream
  • 10 oz canned, crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a deep, square baking dish (8×8- or 9×9-inch). If your baking dish not a square, the kugel will be too thin and you won’t be able to scoop the kugel into balls.
  2. Cook noodles according to directions (around 8-10 minutes). Drain and use right away.
  3. Place butter in a large bowl. Add hot noodles right on top and allow the butter to melt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Pour mixture on top of noodles and mix. Add sour cream, crushed pineapple and salt and mix again.
  5. Pour noodle mixture into greased baking dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until just golden on top.
  • Author: Shannon Sarna
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Holiday

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