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Tri-Layered Vegetable Kugel

Tri-Layered Vegetable Kugel


Here's another vegetable recipe that is sure to please, and I bet you didn’t realize you could do this idea without using any flour! I got this idea from Rebbetzin Sarah Meisels of Bobov and it works so amazingly well. But don’t freeze it. It is best used the same day it's made or one day later after you’ve cooked it, refrigerated it, and then re-warmed it.

Yields: 10 servings


Bowl 1: Orange

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp. potato starch
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Bowl 2: White

  • 5 potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp. potato starch
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Bowl 3: Green

  • 6 firm, large green zucchinis
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp. potato starch
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Frying pan:

  • 4 large onions, diced
  • 3 T. olive oil


  1. For each layer, boil the vegetables, drain and mash.
  2. Mix the vegetables in each bowl together with the other ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Sautee the onions in olive oil until golden. Divide evenly among the three bowls.
  4. Take out a 10 inch round pie pan with removable sides, a springform pan, and coat it very lightly with some oil, very little.
  5. Pour in the potato layer, and smooth it around. Pour the orange layer on top, and smooth it around. Add the green layer, smooth it down. Bake for 45-55 minutes, on 350, until firm and set.
  6. Present this on a beautiful serving platter, cut one slice out to show off its layers, and serve.
Tamar Ansh is a renowned recipe developer, food columnist, and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). She is the author of three cookbooks, most recently A Taste of Tradition: Pesach—Anything’s Possible! Over 350 non-gebrochts, gluten-free, and wheat-free recipes, published by Targum Press.
Reprinted with permission from A Taste of Tradition: Pesach—Anything’s Possible!   by Tamar Ansh.
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Anonymous Jerusalem May 18, 2016

Please, is it freezable? Could someone answer ASAP? Reply

Anonymous April 19, 2016

Why is mayonnaise added to the Kosher Tri-Layered Vegetable Kugel? Reply

BARB April 10, 2016

is this freezable the recipe sounds great and looks beautiful.... I'd like to make it but want to do it a week ahead of seder...can I freeze it Reply

Shayna Swartz Thornhill April 15, 2015

Tri-layered vegetable kugrl I made this for the first seder. I had to cook it twice as long as stated. I refrigerated it and cut it while cold, then reheated it. It looked and tasted fantastic. Reply

hannah Canada April 4, 2015

This is fab and beautiful but mine did not cook through. I will definitely make it again but in the future will grate the veggies and cook each layer for 10 minutes before putting the next layer on top. It's gorgeous though, tastes divine and was a big hit for adults and kids. Thank you! Reply

Tamar Ansh Jerusalem April 1, 2015

Individual ones Hi I normally make it in the size pan you see here but I could see it being really great as individual small ones also! Just make sure you use a deep muffin cup, the firm kind that stands on its own is what I bought this year to try this with myself. I would make sure that if you do choose to use a 12 muffin tray that you put a baking paper muffin liner into each one, otherwise it will not remove easily.
Have a great Pesach!
Tamar Ansh Reply

Shayna S. Thornhill, ON March 31, 2015

Has anyone made these in individual muffins? Reply

Joyce Oxfeld Philadelphia December 26, 2013

Wow quite a challenge here. A tasty one also. May be someday. Reply

Rivkah Z. NJ March 26, 2013

Tri Layered Kugel I made this for a seder last night and it was a big hit. It looked and tasted great. I had left over zucchinis from the recipe. When I make it again, I will use 4 large zucchinis. Reply

Shalhevet March 19, 2013

mayo Do you need the mayo in this recipe? I don't want to use it; what is a good substitute? Reply

Anonymous sydney, australia April 8, 2012

tri layered vegetable kugel my sister-in-law made this as a side dish for first night seder, it was delicious, you could use it as a main meal with salad for lunch, even cutting and frying pieces for brunch even breakfast for those who like a solid meal to start the day. Reply

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