Butternut Squash Keugel

A keugel is somewhat like a soufflé with a melt-in-your mouth texture.   It is a pillowy mixture of purée squash and eggs sweetened with a little brown sugar and some spices.  With just 4 main ingredients plus the spices it is so easy to throw together.  I made a version with the spices sprinkled on top as Joy of Kosher recommends and another with the spices mixed in the batter.  I preferred the later version.  Both had a drizzle of maple syrup on top. It can be enjoyed warm or cold and can be made ahead and frozen for up to 2 months.


Butternut Squash Keugel

2 10oz packages of frozen butternut squash, thawed or 2 1/2 c puréed cooked squash

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 c flour

1/2 c light brown sugar, packed

1/2 t cinnamon

1/t nutmeg

drizzle of maple syrup, optional

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix together the eggs, squash, flour and sugar until smooth.  In a greased 9″ round dish, pour the squash mixture.   Sprinkle with the spices and drizzle with maple syrup.  Bake 30 minutes until the edges are golden


Above, is the version with the spices sprinkled on top.

To give the dish a festive twist, I also did a version with a crunchy topping.  I glazed the top with some sage  brown butter (2 T  butter, melted until browned, with 8 sage leaves sautéed until crisped, and a squeeze of lemon juice) and topped with crushed amaretti cookie crumbs, toasted pepitas and pomegranate seeds. It was colorful and tasty!



15 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Keugel

  1. Johanne, I am pinning this recipe! I have never made keugel before and your recipe looks divine. the crunchy and festive topping is a treat for the eyes and tastebuds too!

  2. Love, love, love your kugel recipe and it is so beautiful on top! I have had many a kugel that I was not crazy about, but this one I will try very soon. I can tell just by reading the recipe and looking at it that this one is a Wow!

    • Thank you Teresa! I had the most amazing brown butter sage butternut squash ravioli with crumbled amaretti cookies on top in NYC last Monday, and was inspired to crown my 3 rd kugel with a similar topping for a pot luck. I felt the sweet-salty contrast was really nice. I am honored you’ll give it a try!

      Johanne Lamarche


  3. Welcome to Fiesta Friday Johanne, love this gorgeous looking kugel that you’ve contributed to the Fiesta. I especially love the topping in the second picture, so seasonal and festive. By the way, I don’t think you’ve linked this post to the Fiesta Friday link-up party, I did not see it. Also your embedded recipe might have to be re-done, there might be an error right at the top? Enjoy your Thanksgiving time with family.

    • I reposted and verified all the links Loretta. Sorry for the glitches. I updated my operating systems and now I have crazy spellchecks going and changing so much of what I type. Let me know if there are still problems. Thanks for hosting us! Happy Thankgiving!

      Johanne Lamarche


      • Oh gosh don’t be sorry Johanne it was probably an oversight on your part, I noticed because you did link up to the party on your post, but you probably forgot to link it with the other contributions. Also, your recipe did not embed, I think I can see why……it shows on your top line [/recipe title= there is a forward slash there that should be removed. I hope this helps 🙂

      • Thanks for catching this Loretta. You should give your student an F on embedding. I have been fighting vertigo and minimizing screen time recently. Appreciate your help.

        Johanne Lamarche


      • No worries Johanne, happy to help :). How odd that you are suffering from vertigo too. Last week my head was spinning so much, I could barely make it out of bed. I did my exercises as I usually do which helped it a bit. But again this week, it has come back, and what a time to be spinning! 🙂 Yikes! I hope you feel better.

      • Oh no! This is my 3 rd year. Usually comes on with cold weather but this year it surprised me early. Did you see an ENT to rule out if it is a crystal leak out of the inner ear canal? That type of vertigo is easily corrected by a an Epley Maneuver. Mine was not of that variety. I have seen so many specialists. There is a kind that is a symptom of menopause and instead of getting migraines, women get vertigo episodes. Mine started after my head was inverted in a yoga class. A chiropractor was able to help after 3 months of misery but by then it was also spring, Keeps coming back like an unwanted guest! Hope you feel better!

        Johanne Lamarche


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