"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Matzah Vegetable Kugel Recipe

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This recipe for Matzah Vegetable Kugel, by , is from Nourishing Noshes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Amy Lieberman


3 onions chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots grated
1/2 green pepper chopped
4 Tbsp. butter
4 cups matzah farfel

1 pkg. frozen spinach (thawed and drained well)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. paprika
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 can clear chicken soup or 10 oz. water & 2 chicken bullion cubes
1-1/4 cups hot water

Saute onions, carrots, celery and green pepper in butter until tender.
Add farfel.
Combine remaining ingredients and add to farfel mixture.
Pour into a well greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake at 375 until kugel is fairly dry, ~50-60 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe comes from my husband's grandmother, Ruth Miller, and is one of his all-time favorites. It is truly a winner, making a wonderful side dish for any time of year. It also freezes well!




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