ku·​gel ˈkü-gəl How to pronounce kugel (audio)
: 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 Just keep them away from my kugel. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Along with noodle kugel and potato latkes, there are appetizing cases selling spreads and salads by the half-pound (including hummus, macaroni, Greek orzo, chicken and tuna), plus 14 fresh-baked bagel flavors, bialys and flagels (aka flat bagels). Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023 Spread topping to cover the entire kugel evenly. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Journal Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2022 What makes a good kugel? Aviya Kushner, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2022 The mixture is tucked into a baking dish and an hour later, your kugel is done. Olga Massov, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2022 Lokshen kugel is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish, but adding the crunchy topping is a tweak on this classic. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Journal Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2022 Her lokshen kugel, or noodle pudding, sold out immediately. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 The first step to making this kugel is to cook your noodles. USA TODAY, 6 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kugel was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Kugel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kugel. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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