Apr 052009

Many thanks for this tasty recipe to Mrs. S. who posted it to her own blog, Our Shiputzim, and suggested it to me privately.  It met with my family’s approval and I’ll be making it again over Pesach. It’s a real easy pleaser; a reliable vegetable dish that takes almost no trouble to make.

The recipe calls for an entire 32-oz. bag of frozen broccoli. I knew that would be too much for us, so I halved it. But multiply it at will. I also had to fool around with it a little… something I do with most recipes.

Simple Broccoli Kugel (no gebrochts)

Serves 4


1 large onion, chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

3 Tblsp. potato starch

1 lb. – 450 grams frozen broccoli – about 1/2 bag

1 tsp. salt

pepper to taste

2 garlic cloves

a pinch of thyme

3 eggs, beaten


1. Sauté the chopped onion in the olive oil.

2. When the onions are golden, add the potato starch. Mix.

3. Add the broccoli and heat through.

4. Remove from the fire. Mix remaining ingredients in.

5. Grease a pan, or line it with baking paper, and bake at 350°F – 180°C for 45 minutes. Test for tenderness: if the broccoli is still underdone, bake a further 15 minutes.

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  11 Responses to “Passover Cooking: Broccoli Kugel Without Matzah Meal”

  1. Sounds yummy. I have also a Pesach recipe for you, about a really yummy cake I came up with years ago.The recipe is in my blog in Finnish, but I can translate it for you if you want to.

  2. Shavua tov, Mimi. I really like your idea of using thyme and garlic!
    Thanks for the link, and chag kasher v’same’ach to you and yours.

  3. Yaelian, yes, please do! I’d love to see a good cake recipe.

    Mrs. S., thank *you* for the successful recipe.

  4. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t like the idea of broccoli kugel. But your broccoli looks so good! I would have to use fresh broccoli and then steam it. I can’t get frozen broccoli that looks that tasty.

  5. Leora, I almost never buy frozen either. I take the trouble to check fresh broccoli. But I know that many religious Israeli are too troubled by the bug problem to trust the fresh stuff, so I decided to go with the frozen for this post.

  6. looks great.
    i love Broccoli in all forms.

    have a great Seder


  7. I made this with fresh broccoli and cauliflower. I had a head of both and had to up the eggs and potato starch in order to get it “kugely”. I added chopped fresh almonds with some garlic powder and paprika on top. It came out light and delish! Thanks

  8. Great, Abbi, I’m glad your adaptation came out well. Mo’adim le-simcha!

  9. Made this today on yom tov (baked it extra long bc my oven was lower than 350). Quite tasty. I didn’t have thyme, and I used garlic powder. Quite nice, and guests really enjoyed it. (inexplicably, my friend’s one-year-old could not stop eating it!)

  10. Thanks for letting me know, Jennifer!

  11. Jennifer, I’m totally happy that the toddler loved the broccoli kugel. My kind of little guy (or gal?). Oh, and I’m glad you like it, too!

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