Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Zucchini-Onion Kugel

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
8 Servings

The combo of zucchini and onions in a kugel is not a novel idea, but little twists on an old pairing makes for a fresh dish. Here the proportion of onion to zucchini is higher, so the onion flavor is more prominent. Then the addition of apple adds just the right touch of sweetness, apparent only to the most discerning palates. Grating the veggies on different discs adds interesting textural element. Can be frozen.


Main ingredients

  • 2/3 cup oil

  • 3 eggs

  • salt and pepper, to taste (be generous)

  • dash of garlic powder (optional)

  • paprika and parsley, for topping


Make the Kugel


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Peel zucchini. Grate half on the smaller size grater of the food processor and chop half on the knife attachment. Transfer to a strainer. Squeeze out all liquid. Transfer to a large bowl.


Grate onion on the larger size grater. Drain excess liquid and add to the bowl. Peel apple and process on the knife attachment. Mix together with veggies in the bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix together well.


Pour into a 9- x 13-inch (20- x 30-centimeter) baking pan lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley if desired. Bake for one hour or until golden. Close oven and leave kugel in for additional half hour.


Can be frozen.


Photography: Hudi Greenburger Styling: Renee Muller

Zucchini-Onion Kugel

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Kira Finkenberg
Kira Finkenberg
3 years ago

Taste was delicious but as the comment below, they were a little mushy on the inside!

Shirley Poling
Shirley Poling
5 years ago

Too wet I followed this recipe, using cheesecloth to squeeze the liquid from the zucchini and onion…and then I added the 1/2 cup of water as per the recipe. I baked the kugel in muffin cups, as pictured. The top browned nicely but the inside was mushy, never firmed up.

I like the ingredients and will try again, omitting the 1/2 cup of water!

Reply to  Shirley Poling
5 years ago

Hi, I am so sorry the recipe did not work out for you! Thank you for the modification of omitting the 1/2 cup of water, please let us know how it turns out!