Try this mashed potato kugel recipe with parsnips for the Passover / Pesach festival. Certain vegetarian recipes can be a challenge to formulate and create, but the following mashed potato kugel recipe respects specific vegetarian sub-group concerns. For instance, lacto-ovo vegetarians, like all vegetarians, eat no meat or meat by-products, but lacto-ovo vegetarians consume dairy products, eggs and honey. Another vegetarian sub-group, lacto vegetarians, eat no meat or meat by-products, eat no eggs, but consume dairy products and honey. Therefore, the following mashed potato recipe with parsnips complies with the dietary philosophies of these two vegetarian sub-groups.

What is kugel? The word "kugel" (alternate spelling: "kugal") is taken from the Yiddish word "kugl" which in turn is taken from the Middle High German word "kugel", meaning "ball" (Middle High German is the German used in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries). The word "kugel" has been transferred to Jewish culinary terminology to mean a baked "pudding", traditionally of potato and/or noodles, but other recipe variations of kugel have been created. Kugel is usually served as a side dish.

The following mashed potato kugel recipe is a variation of the traditional potato kugel recipe by including parsnips in the ingredients.

Mashed Potato Kugel Recipe With Parsnips For Passover

3 pounds potatoes, peeled, chunked
1 1/2 pounds (0.68 kilograms) parsnips, peeled, chunked
1/2 cup margarine
3 cups onions, coarsely chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt, pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup matzo meal

Instructions for the Mashed Potato Kugel recipe with Parsnips For Passover:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius or Centigrade).
  2. Boil potatoes with the parsnips until both are tender. Drain well.
  3. Sauté onions in margarine until very soft and translucent.
  4. When potatoes are cool, mash with parsnips.
  5. Mix in all the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour into a greased baking dish dusted with matzo meal.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius or Centigrade), 25 to 30 minutes, until top is golden.

Serves 8.

Nutrition Values Per Serving: Calories: 385; Fat: 14 grams; Carbohydrates: 60 grams; Fiber: 8 grams; Protein: 8 grams; Cholesterol: 111 milligrams; Sodium: 44 milligrams.

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