ku·​gel | \ ˈkü-gəl How to pronounce kugel (audio) \

Definition of kugel

: a baked pudding (as of potatoes or noodles) usually served as a side dish

Examples of kugel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These sugary-savory poles made up the entirety of my kugel universe for most of my life. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Kugel That’s Savory and Sweet (and Crispy, Too)," 7 Dec. 2020 But other comforting dishes like matzo ball soup, brisket and kugel often get thrown into the mix. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "9 Bay Area restaurants serving Hanukkah feasts for takeout," 3 Dec. 2020 There is also an à la carte menu with items like stuffed cabbage and kugel. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Breads Bakery, Eli’s Market and Others Offer Holiday Packages," 31 Mar. 2020 The menu is $70 per person and includes Flannery Farms brisket, haricot verts, potato kugel, chicken soup, flourless chocolate cake and coconut macaroons. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Restaurants offering delivery and takeout Passover meals," 2 Apr. 2020 If reserved now, their dinner comes with a full Seder plate, matzo ball soup, kugel, brisket, and more — all topped off with a bottle of kosher wine. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "This Passover Is Not Like Other Passovers — Here’s How You Can Still Celebrate," 7 Apr. 2020 The traditional dinner for four includes items like matzo ball soup, braised carrots with prunes, potato kugel, roast brisket and braised lamb shank, plus two desserts. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, "Where to Order Passover Seder Dishes in Los Angeles," 3 Apr. 2020 At the end, the grandmother combines all her gifts to make the girl’s favorite treat — kugel (noodle casserole, traditionally eaten during Passover). Washington Post, "10 great holiday-season books to enjoy with your little ones," 2 Dec. 2019 And in my house, this means the noodle kugel and the cucumber salad. Stacey Ballis, chicagotribune.com, "Break the fast for Yom Kippur with mini noodle kugels and everything bagel salad," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of kugel

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kugel

Yiddish kugl, from Middle High German kugel ball — more at cudgel

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“Kugel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kugel. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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