Kugel, a sweet or savory baked pudding often served at Hanukkah celebrations, usually contains pasta or matzo. This sweet version contains orzo, a small rice-shaped pasta.

Wendy Kalen
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007


Recipe Summary

16 servings (serving size: 1 piece)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°.

  • Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.

  • Combine 3/4 cup sugar and the next 9 ingredients (through egg substitute) in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine cooked pasta and cottage cheese mixture in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Spoon orzo mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes.

  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar, sliced almonds, and next 3 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt) in a small bowl; stir in butter. Sprinkle kugel with almond mixture; bake an additional 20 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; cut into 16 pieces. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 7.6g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 38.6g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 323mg; calcium 79mg.