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Instant Pot® Noodle Kugel

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If you are already familiar with noodle kugel, then you may know how much of a holiday classic it is. That sweet noodle taste and the crispy noodle top- it just can’t be beaten! If you have never tried noodle kugel, now is the time to do so! Make this recipe part of your family holiday tradition and everyone will be singing your praises. You’ll have to weigh in on what you like best, the crunchy top or the soft noodle center- it’s an age-old debate!

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Instant Pot® Noodle Kugel

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Calories 1156 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • 5” Springform pan
  • Medium bowl
  • Large Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Rubber Spatula


  • 1 Pound Spiral Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 0.25 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Raisins


  • Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak for one hour.
  • Place the noodles in the Instant Pot® bowl and fill the bowl with enough water to cover the noodles. Place the lid on the Instant Pot® and seal, making sure the steamer valve is set to “seal”. Press the “manual” button and set the timer for one minute, cooking at high pressure. When the Instant Pot® is done cooking, do a quick pressure release by carefully opening the steamer valve. Pour the pasta into a strainer, discarding any extra water.
  • Put cooked noodles into a large bowl and toss with the olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream cheese, cottage cheese, salt and spices. Pour the mix into the pasta bowl and stir together with the noodles.
  • Drain the water from the raisins and fold the raisins into the noodle mix.
  • Prepare and Instant Pot® baking pan by coating it with butter. Add the noodle mix to the pan and then place on top of a trivet. Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot® bowl. Close the lid and seal the Instant Pot®, making sure the steamer valve is set to “seal”. Press the “manual” button and set the timer for 24 minutes on high pressure. When the timer goes off, let the Instant pot sit and naturally release the pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the kugel from the Instant Pot® and immediately put under a preheater boiler for 3 minutes to crispy the top. Serve once cooled to room temperature.

Are you a huge kugel fan now? Or interested to give it a try? Let us know if you have any questions before starting! We will answer them all.


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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