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Grandma Ricki’s Spinach Kugel

Grandma Ricki’s Spinach Kugel Related:   family gatherings, kid-friendly, pareve, vegetarian

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 45 min

Yield: 9-15 serving squares

This recipe came from Grandma Ricki’s synagogue’s cookbook. It is the first prepared food that my oldest son Aaron, who had a lot of restrictions, could eat. I ate it daily as a new mother because it was healthy, easy to prepare ahead of time and could be frozen in serving portions to be easily reheated. It is still a favorite at-home lunch. We love it and always have it when Grandma Ricki visits. It’s a great way to get your kids eating spinach.


  • 1/2 pound medium noodles
  • 1 cup Coffee Rich or milk
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 pound margarine, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and liquid squeezed out


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Beat Coffee Rich or milk, soup mix, margarine, eggs and pepper together. Combine mixture with noodles and spinach. our into greased pan, either 8x8 or 9x13 inch depending on if you like your kugel thicker or thinner. Bake for 45-50 minutes, uncovered. Kugel freezes well, either whole in the pan or cut into smaller portions.

4 Responses

  1. Michael Molder says:

    I grew up on this kugel, and it has gained wider fame among my friends, who look forward to it every year at break fast, among other occasions.
    I’m writing to suggest that you mention that the recipe is actually based on Kluski noodles. Obviously, it can be made with other types, but it really just isn’t the same. I know. I’ve tried others and gotten the complaints.

  2. Andrea says:

    Coffee Rich is getting hard to find in the markets near me. I tried Half and Half and it worked just as well.

    • Merav Levkowitz Merav Levkowitz says:

      Good to know! Thanks!

    • Michael Molder says:

      FYI the reason the recipe calls for Coffee Rich is so that it can be served with meat meals in a kosher home. The rules of Kashrut prohibit mixing meat & dairy. So to make a recipe suitable for all meals, dairy is omitted (margarine instead of butter too).

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