Lokshin kugel (Jewish pasta bake)

Lokshin kugel (Jewish pasta bake)


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About this recipe: Lokshin kugel is a Jewish pasta side dish traditionally served with the Friday evening Sabbath dinner and with Jewish holiday meals. Thin egg pasta is baked with onion, breadcrumbs, egg, spices, salt and pepper in this classic version - there are many variations on the basic!


Serves: 8 

  • 350g filini (thin egg) pasta
  • 6 onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • paprika to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in medium saucepan cook onions in oil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until brown and soft.
  3. In very large mixing bowl, combine pasta, onions, eggs, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle paprika over the top. Sprinkle with oil, if desired, and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is crispy and golden.

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