Everybody knows the kugel or kigel (depending on your origins) and there are many versions to this casserole type dish. This recipe is a bit lighter because this kugel is made mainly of vegetables. During Passover, we don’t eat lokshen (egg noodles) and I didn’t want to use only potatoes for my holiday kugel.
The vegetables I used are sweet potato, carrots, zucchinis and as I mentioned before - potato. I didn’t add onion but if you want, you can add some. You can call this dish a vegetable quiche if you prefer because it is some sort of quiche, just with no dairy ingredients (parve).
Usually, in quiche recipes you use flour as one of the ingredients but because this kugel is kosher for Passover, I used wet broken matzos instead.
Often, kugel is a sweet dish but I wanted mine more savory and not sweet. Usually to make the kugel sweet you add raisins, cinnamon and sometimes sugar.
Because my kugel is savory and made with vegetables, it is a healthy side dish for Passover alongside the heavy, main dishes.
To make the kugel, you don’t have to use complicated methods, simply grate the vegetables, mix with the other ingredients and bake. I didn’t even use a blender!
Other Passover recipes on my blog:
Passover Chocolate Coconut Balls (non-dairy)
Maple Passover Cake
Sweet Potato Mini Pizzas
Passover Pancakes (Parve)
Passover Apple Crumble (Parve)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
GF Lemon Crinkle Cookies (Parve)
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
Here is the recipe for this perfect Passover vegetable kugel:
Passover Vegetable Kugel
- 5 eggs
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 carrots
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 potato
- 3 matzos
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper by your taste
- Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F with the fan.
- In a bowl, grate all vegetables.
- Wet the matzos under tap water for 30 seconds.
- With your hands, break the matzos to small pieces and add to the vegetables.
- Add the eggs, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Mix well to a unified batter.
- Pour to a baking pan (9x13).
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Cool at room temperature.
- Have a piece and Happy Passover!