Spaghetti Squash Kugel Recipe

I made this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as a simpler alternative to my favorite potato kugel – basically because I can use much fewer dishes. Watch the video below for the instructions and then scroll down for details. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

 

 

 

For those of you who are not familiar with kugel, it’s pretty much a Jewish casserole.

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

Kugel is a baked dish that has some sort of binder, and is served in slices. It usually does not contain dairy ingredients like a traditional casserole would, since we don’t eat dairy with meat products at the same meal. You can probably add cheese to any of my kugel recipes and it will be simply heavenly.

 

This spaghetti squash kugel recipe was created out of desperation one Thursday night when I was cooking for our Sabbath meals and needed a crowd-pleaser that wouldn’t take over the kitchen.

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

 

It was inspired by noodle kugels (which are made with actual noodles) and created as a crossover dish – since potato kugel is really also made from a starchy vegetable.

 

While I typically make this as a side dish for a big meal with guests, it’s actually an amazing one-dish dinner.

It has in it starchy vegetables, plus protein since it has plenty of eggs. You just need to serve it in slightly larger portions…

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

 

I tried this recipe in two versions – the “oil inside” version and the “sprayed dish” version.

In the sprayed dish version, I left the oil out of the recipe and sprayed the dish and the top before I baked it.

This is a little less caloric, but also not as tasty. I definitely recommend sticking to the oil inside version if you’re not trying to lose weight.

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

 

The oil inside version can also be done in one dish – meaning you don’t need a separate mixing bowl. Just mix it up in your casserole dish.

I will be sharing the oil inside version below – the video is the sprayed dish version

 

I used a simple spiralizer to process the zucchini, while I simply sliced the onion thinly with a chef’s knife.

The spaghetti squash was microwaved before I processed it to allow me to pull out the flesh. If you don’t do “microwaves” you can definitely bake it until it’s soft enough to slice open and fork out.

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

 


 

Ingredients needed for this spaghetti squash kugel recipe:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • One large onion
  • 6 large eggs (use less if you’re using a smaller squash)
  • 1/4 c oil
  • 1 T salt (approximately)

 

Kitchen equipment needed to make a spaghetti squash kugel:

 

 

How to make your spaghetti squash kugel:

 

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in your spaghetti squash and microwave on high for about 10-15 minutes, or until the insides are slightly softened.

2. Let it cool enough to handle. Slice in half using a chef’s knife, remove the seeds, and use a fork to scrape the flesh into your baking dish.

3. Spiralize your zucchini using a vegetable spiralizer and add it to the dish.

4. Slice your onion thinly and add it to your dish, separating the rings as you go along.

5. Add your eggs, oil, and salt to the dish.

6. Mix it up till it’s combined well – you’ll get a nice, foamy texture. Hands work best for mixing….

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

Smooth out the top if you want, or use a spatula to make some peaks if you like it more crusty.

7. Place your spaghetti squash kugel in the oven and bake uncovered for about an hour and a half, or until crispy and golden on the top. Note: cooking times vary widely, you may need two – or even 2.5 hours. Cook until it’s golden – that will be your measuring point. I have done it in as little as an hour and a half with smaller squash, and I don’t want you to overcook. A golden, crispy top as pictured is your best measuring point for readiness.

 

Mmmm... make this delicious spaghetti squash kugel recipe as an alternative to potato kugel. This delicious vegetable casserole is a great side dish or one-pan dinner idea. An easy, protein-rich dinner recipe for busy moms - win-win indeed!

 

Spaghetti Squash Kugel (Casserole)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large spaghetti squash
  2. 1 medium zucchini
  3. One large onion
  4. 4-6 large eggs (depending on size of squash)
  5. 1/4 c oil
  6. 1 T salt (approximately)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in your spaghetti squash and microwave on high for about 10-15 minutes, or until the insides are slightly softened.
  2. 2. Let it cool enough to handle. Slice in half using a chef's knife, remove the seeds, and use a fork to scrape the flesh into your baking dish.
  3. 3. Spiralize your zucchini using a vegetable spiralizer and add it to the dish.
  4. 4. Slice your onion thinly and add it to your dish, separating the rings as you go along.
  5. 5. Add your eggs, oil, and salt to the dish.
  6. 6. Mix it up till it's combined well - you'll get a nice, foamy texture. Hands work best for mixing....
  7. Smooth out the top if you want, or use a spatula to make some peaks if you like it more crusty.
  8. 7. Place your spaghetti squash kugel in the oven and bake uncovered for about an hour and a half, or until crispy and golden on the top. Note: cooking times vary widely, you may need two - or even 2.5 hours. Cook until it's golden - that will be your measuring point. I have done it in as little as an hour and a half with smaller squash, and I don't want you to overcook. A golden, crispy top is your best measuring point for readiness.
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14 Comments

  1. Why is there no option for a printable version of this recipe? It’s so awkward to try and follow it on my phone and I don’t want to print the entire post, phot5and all.

  2. I made this today and it was sooo good. I didn’t have zucchini but did have mushrooms so I used that. I sautéed the onions and mushrooms before adding to the rest of the ingredients (I know, another pan to wash). Will definitely be making this again. With zucchini.

  3. Nicole Incardone

    Can this be made-ahead and frozen?

  4. Does the spaghetti squash kugel freeze well?

  5. I make spaghetti squash kugel quite often
    I have added sautéed kale and onions . For this pesach I used spinach instead
    I bake mine in a disposable angel food cake tin
    I serve it on a plate and everyone takes a slice!

  6. Love that this is useable for pesach – no gebrokts and not even potato starch! I have it in the oven now, looking forward to eating it at the seder!

  7. Ditto with regard to a printable version. It’s actually obnoxious to scroll through the entire item, including very long descriptions, ads, what kinds of utensils to use, the pitch for the book, etc. it will keep people from using this delicious recipe.

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