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Nana's Noodle Kugel

Nana’s Noodle Kugel


A delicious sweet side dish that’s perfect for any holiday, brunch or dinner! This Noodle Kugel will become your new favorite dish!


  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 6 eggs (separated)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces regular cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (diced and at room temperature)
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream (or greek yogurt)
  • 1 pound regular cottage cheese

Graham Cracker Topping

  • 4 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles for 7-9 minutes until al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat 6 large egg yolks. Add the egg whites to a separate large bowl to beat later. (I use a stand mixer but you can also use a hand mixer.)
  4. Add the sugar and cream cheese to the egg yolks and mix until combined.
  5. Drain and rinse the noodles.
  6. Mix the noodles with the egg yolk, sugar, and cream cheese mixture. Add the butter, sour cream and cottage cheese. Mix together until well combined. Set aside. 
  7. Beat 6 eggs whites in separate bowl until very stiff. Fold egg whites into noodle mixture.
  8. Pour into 9×13 baking dish, and crumble the graham cracker mixture on top. (See directions below) Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve warm or at room temp. 

Graham Cracker Topping

  1. Mush together softened butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. I like to use my hands to get the mixture really well combined.