Butternut Squash Kugel

What is a kugel? It is a baked kind of pudding…it can be noodles, potatoes, butternut squash….the main ingredient of a kugel is sometimes pre-cooked…mashed…grated… eggs are added ….put it into a baking dish & you have a kugel!  

Usually I think of eating butternut squash roasted with some maple syrup or in a delicious soup. Here is recipe for a butternut kugel that is savoury although it is a bit sweet with the added sugar. Feel free to leave this out if you want!

I used to make this many years ago and had forgotten about it but happily I have rediscovered it.  Simple yet satisfying.  A good side with any kind of protein. This recipe can easily be adapted  for Passover, using matzo meal ( matzo crumbs) instead of bread crumbs in the mixture.


3 lb butternut squash, peeled & seed cut in cubes *** you ca use froze butternut for this…just cook it according to the package instrutions so you can mash it

1/4 cup oil

2 eggs

1/2 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped onion


Preheat oven to 375f

Grease a 9 inch square baking dish or casserole dish of the same size

  1. Boil the prepared butternut squash util soft. Drain off the water then mash using a frok or potato masher
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the squash, combining well
  3. Put the squash mixture evenly into the greased baking dish
  4. Bake for approximately 1 hour until it is cooked through and browned



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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