Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here is another family recipe that has been in our family for generations. While most people that I know are eating cornbread stuffing or bread stuffing, we are eating matzo stuffing which can also be called a 'kugel'. I didn't even know that any other stuffing existed until I went out into the world and saw what others made. Even though I do love all types of stuffing or dressing, this remains my very favorite.


1 box of matzo

3 eggs

2 lbs of white button mushrooms

2 or 3 stalks of celery

1 large onion

tons of butter

cut up the mushrooms, celery and onion in pieces about 1"x 1"

take at least 1/4 lb of sweet butter and put in pan and slowly melt - then put the mushrooms,celery and onions in to sweat - not saute.

break up the matzo into pieces - not teeny pieces but about 2 X 3

put them in a large collander and just run water over them to soften a little.

Place the matzo in a bowl -

beat the 3 eggs and put in the matzo

pour the vegetable mixture in the bowl

melt at least 1/4 lb butter again or 1/2 stick of butter and pour over mixture and mix everything together. You want you mixture to be moist but held together.

Put in a buttered casserole dish and bake at 375 until firm and looks cooked to you. DO NOT DRY OUT.

This recipe is just another that should not use any substitutes such as yucky margarine because margarine contains water and just tastes different.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and try it at least once.
Please check out my creamed mushroom dish a few blogs down. Another very old family recipe.

Happy Holidays!!


new creationz said...

Sounds delicious Sue!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe Sue! I love seeing recipes. I don't make new things very often but I buy cook books just to look at all the great pictures!

Judi B said...

I had never heard of this type of stuffing -- but it really looks yummy, Sue. Thanks for sharing! -- and the picture is worth a thousand words!

Dionne said...

Oh! What a cool recipe. Brian and I love adding new elements to our Thanksgiving menu, this sounds perfect! LOVE IT!

knitblitz said...

Yum! I will have to make some!

myeuropeantouch said...

Yummy, Sue..and such know my Mom went to work for a Jewish Family in her younger years to learn to cook, clean and be a governess for teir children.
When I was a child we ate all the Jewish meals and such in our family becasue thats what my Mom had learned. For the longest time I thought I was jewish until I was send to Confirmation Class...LOL..
But I remember Motza Kugeln, Yummy. The word Kugel is German maybe even Yiddish German and means Ball.
Lotsa love, Monika

Tricia said...

ohhhh another yummy recipe to try. I'll have to try this one out for sure, it sounds delicious!

Faith Caroline said...

Oh, my, that sounds good!!!

The wedding planner said...

im going try something different, this year will be different and that's not a bad thing

Sue Runyon said...

I've never had matzo stuffing. Looks good!

sammysgrammy said...

I've had kugel with noodles, both sweet and savory. Didn't know t could also be made with matzo. Sounds delish.

The REAL EverSewSweet said...

This sounds yummy, and the best part is that it comes down from other generations.

krafterskorner said...

Yum, looks delicious!

Becky K. said...

You had me at "Lots of butter"!!


*~Niki~* said...

Haven't heard of that before, what's matzo? Blessings Niki x

ZudaGay said...

Sounds yummy!

Valerie Weller said...

looking yummy! Thanks for the recipe... andmany blessings to you as we start his season of Thanks!