Paleo Vegan Potato Kugel Recipe -- Egg Free, Gluten Free, Potato Casserole

European Jews have developed a whole repertoire of dishes called "kugel", a baked pudding or casserole, and of them all, potato kugel and noodle kugel are the most common. I've always loved potato kugel; it's like this giant baked hash browns, and tastes delicious.

However, most kugels are out for me since they use lots of eggs to hold the other ingredients together, and my body can't tolerate eggs. There are egg free versions of kugel too, but they nearly all use flour or some other gluten or grain to bind it.

I decided to try to make my own gluten free, Paleo, and egg free version of potato kugel, and it was a smashing success. If you're a fan of potato kugel but haven't had it in a while because of your special dietary needs, you've gotta try this recipe out.

And if you've never tasted potato kugel before, especially if you're a fan of anything potatoes (as I am) try this out and let me know what you think!

Paleo Vegan Potato Kugel Recipe -- Egg Free, Gluten Free, Potato Casserole

8 packed cups grated potatoes
6 tablespoons ground flax
1 onion
6 tablespoons ground almonds
1/2 cup potato starch
1 to 2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup oil


1. Grate your potatoes.

2. Grate an onion.

3. Add all the ingredients together. Mix well.

4. Pour into a 9x13 pan and smooth out.

5. Bake in an oven at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until the top is somewhere between golden and brown, depending on your preference.

6. Cut into pieces and serve hot.


Have you ever had kugel before, and more specifically, potato kugel? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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  1. I am definitely going to try this!! I would love to use fewer eggs!
    Have you ever substituted half a sweet potato for 1 or 2 of the potatoes?
    And have you ever heard of the trick of heating the oil in the kugel pan in the oven while it is preheating and while you are shredding the potatoes and then throwing the ingredients into the oil in the pan?

  2. I would try this if I was willing to put that much work into a potato dish.
    That reminds me of what some people say when I tell them I quilt: "You cut all that fabric into small pieces and then sew them back together again."
    I am willing to do that. To grate potatoes and onions? I don't think so. I would be happy to eat it, though.

    1. That is what food processors are for! Then I think about how I hate washing the food processor, and then I remember that that's what a dishwasher is for.

  3. My wife is Lithuanian and they have a dish called Kugeli that her family makes often. It's the same thing except without the almonds and flax, but with bacon and eggs added. Then you serve it topped with sour cream and/or sauerkraut.

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