Delicious and Nutritious Slow-Cook Potato Kugel Recipe

Ahoy there, dear readers! This here’s your friendly nutritionist and food blogger, spinnin’ you some tasty tales about the best potato kugel recipe in town. Yessiree, we’re talkin’ about a slow cook potato kugel that’ll make even ol’ Granny Smith tip her hat to the heavens above.

Now, I know some of y’all might be a bit skeptical when it comes to gluten-free recipes, but trust me on this one. This here potato kugel recipe is not only sans-gluten, but also sans-dairy, makin’ it a healthy option for all kinds of folks lookin’ to chow down on somethin’ scrumptious.

If you’re a fan of traditional Hanukkah or Passover recipes, then you’ll definitely want to add this potato pudding to your repertoire. And even if you ain’t no kosher keeper, this dish makes for a mighty fine dinner or side dish any day of the week.

So what are ya waitin’ for, mateys? Let’s hoist that anchor and get cookin’!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Slow Cook Potato Kugel (Gluten Free!)
Slow Cook Potato Kugel (Gluten Free!)

Folks, let me tell you, this slow-cooked potato kugel is something special. There are countless reasons why you’ll fall head over heels in love with this recipe. Firstly, it’s gluten-free! And secondly, it’s both healthy and delicious – a rare combination, wouldn’t you agree?

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Gluten-free? Is it going to taste like cardboard?” Not at all! This kugel is packed with flavor that will tickle your taste buds in all the right ways. Garlic cloves and onions give it that sharp kick, while pepper and seasoning salt make sure it’s perfectly balanced.

But the ingredients don’t stop there. White potatoes are the star of the show here, but don’t let them hog all the limelight – sweet potatoes also lend their unique sweetness to this dish. We’re talking a serious tastebud party here!

But wait, there’s more. This potato kugel is made in a slow cooker, so you can whack everything in there and let it do its thing for a few hours. It takes a hands-off approach and will leave you with juicy, tender potatoes that are simply to die for.

Not only is this a great dinner recipe to add to your arsenal, but it also makes for an unforgettable side dish at any event or holiday dinner. It’s perfect for traditional Hanukkah or Passover dinners. And when combined with a matzo ball soup or noodle kugel? Forget about it!

So folks, the moral of the story is: Don’t miss out on this delicious recipe! Whether you’re gluten-free or just looking for a healthy twist on a classic side dish, this potato kugel won’t disappoint. Trust me – even smitten kitchen can’t top this one!

Ingredient List

 A warm slice of potato kugel, fresh out of the slow cooker
A warm slice of potato kugel, fresh out of the slow cooker

Let’s take a look at what you will need to make this tasty Slow Cook Potato Kugel Recipe. Here is the list of ingredients divided into two parts:

Recipe Ingredients 1:

  • 3 large white potatoes, peeled and julienned
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • Seasoning salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil

Recipe Ingredients 2:

  • 1/4 cup of potato starch
  • 1/4 cup of cold water

Make sure that all your ingredients are guaranteed gluten-free. You can substitute any items for other gluten-free options according to your dietary preference.

The Recipe How-To

 Gluten-free never tasted so good with this potato kugel recipe
Gluten-free never tasted so good with this potato kugel recipe

Now it’s time for the fun part – making the delicious slow cooked potato kugel! Don’t worry, it’s a simple process that will lead to an amazing result. Here are all the steps you need to follow:


  • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of potato starch


  1. Start by greasing your slow cooker with some vegetable oil.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together your shredded potatoes, diced onions and minced garlic cloves.

  3. Add in the eggs, vegetable oil, seasoning salt and pepper. Mix well.

  4. Sprinkle the potato starch on top of the mixture and stir until well combined.

  5. Pour everything into your greased slow cooker and either smooth out the top or leave it slightly uneven for some extra texture.

  6. Set on low heat and cook for around 6-8 hours or until your potato kugel is crispy brown and cooked through.

  7. Once it’s finished cooking, use a spatula to gently slice through the crispy kugel and serve hot.

Congratulations! You have just made a perfect gluten-free slow cooked potato kugel!

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't let the simplicity of this dish fool you - it's bursting with flavor
Don’t let the simplicity of this dish fool you – it’s bursting with flavor

If you’re looking for ways to mix things up with this gluten-free Slow Cook Potato Kugel recipe, I’ve got you covered! Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations to try:

– Sweet Potatoes: Swap out some or all of the white potatoes with sweet potatoes for a different flavor profile. Just make sure to adjust the seasonings to taste.

– Onion Varieties: You can use yellow onions, Vidalia onions, or even shallots in this recipe. Experiment with different onion varieties to find your favorite combination.

– Garlic: Add some chopped garlic cloves to the mixture for an extra boost of flavor.

– Different Seasonings: If you don’t have seasoning salt on hand, you can use regular salt and pepper instead. Or, switch it up by using a different seasoning blend that you enjoy.

– Other Vegetables: Feel free to add other vegetables to the kugel like carrots, zucchini or bell peppers. It’s a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients!

– Dairy-Free Options: To make this potato kugel dairy-free, simply swap out the vegetable oil with your preferred oil and use egg replacer instead of eggs.

With these substitutions and variations, you can create a wide range of flavorful and nutrient-dense dishes that will cater to specific dietary needs and taste preferences. Don’t be afraid to try something new and see what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your comfort food cravings with a hearty serving of slow-cooked potato kugel
Satisfy your comfort food cravings with a hearty serving of slow-cooked potato kugel

Now that you have a big pot of scrumptious gluten-free slow cooker potato kugel, it’s time to talk about serving and pairing.

This dish is the perfect side for any meal. It goes well with roasted chicken or beef, grilled fish, and even a vegetable stir-fry. You can pair it with a light salad, marinated veggies or just some fresh fruit to add an extra punch of healthy nutrients to your plate.

One of my favorite ways to serve this dish is on the side of a traditional Hanukkah dinner or a Passover Seder. With its creamy texture and rich flavor, this hearty kugel will make the perfect addition to any festive family gathering.

If you want to take things up a notch, try pairing your kugel with sour cream or apple sauce. The tangy flavor of the sour cream pairs beautifully with the rich, savory flavors of the kugel while the apple sauce adds a refreshing sweetness that cuts through the richness of the dish.

No matter how you choose to enjoy your potato kugel, it’s sure to be delicious and satisfying. So why not try something new and serve up some gluten-free potato goodness at your next family dinner or gathering? Your taste buds won’t be disappointed!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This recipe is perfect for those looking for dairy-free and gluten-free options
This recipe is perfect for those looking for dairy-free and gluten-free options

Now, listen up folks, because this is important: this Slow Cook Potato Kugel recipe can be prepared ahead of time, stored in the fridge or freezer and reheated quickly to perfection.

If you’re planning on whipping up a batch for your next dinner party or holiday celebration, you probably don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. I mean, who has time for that? That’s why this recipe is great: you can make it ahead of time.

After cooking the potato kugel in your trusty slow cooker and letting it cool a bit, you can store it in an airtight container and pop it in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to eat it again, simply heat it through in the oven or microwave.

Now, let’s talk about storage. To keep your potato kugel fresh as a daisy, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you want to keep it longer than that, freeze it. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil to prevent freezer burn and store for up to 3 months.

To reheat your delicious kugel, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake covered with foil for around 20-30 minutes until hot all the way through. You can also reheat individual slices of the kugel in the microwave if you’re short on time.

I’ll tell you what, folks – having a meal prepped and ready to go at a moment’s notice is a real lifesaver. Trust me, you’ll thank me later when everyone around the table is raving about how delicious this kugel is!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Your kitchen will smell heavenly as this delicious kugel cooks low and slow
Your kitchen will smell heavenly as this delicious kugel cooks low and slow

When it comes to cooking, there are always ways to improve the process and end result. Here are some tips to keep in mind while making this delicious Slow Cook Potato Kugel recipe:

1. Use a non-stick slow cooker or line the inside with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

2. Go for a low and slow cooking method as it helps the dish cook evenly and avoid burn out. The ideal time for most slow cookers is about 6 hours on low heat, but cooking time can vary depending on your oven or cooker.

3. Make sure you shred the potatoes and onions very thinly (think julienned) to help them cook faster since they will be baked in a slow-cooker.

4. Adding moisture is key! Use about 1/4 cup of water per pound of potatoes to avoid dry kugel – nobody likes that!

5. As tempting as it may be, resist the urge to lift the lid of your slow cooker often as every time you do it adds an extra 20-30 minutes of cooking time due to heat flow being interrupted each time.

6. If you want a crispy top crust, remove the kugel from the slow cooker and put it under the broiler for a few minutes until browned.

7. For variety, consider adding different herbs like thyme or rosemary, or extra seasonings like cumin, paprika or turmeric.

8. Let your kugel rest for at least 15 minutes before serving if you want it to keep its shape when cut into slices.

Follow these tips, and you’ll end up with a tasty and healthy gluten-free Slow Cook Potato Kugel that will impress all your guests and customers alike!

Bottom Line

Now that you have all the details about this amazing slow cook potato kugel recipe, I urge you to give it a try! It has all the right ingredients to make both your taste buds and health happy. Whether you’re looking for a side dish to go along with your dinner or something special for your next Passover celebration, this potato kugel is sure to impress.

So, why not ditch your usual sides and try out something new? This dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with nutrients that are perfect for anyone who wants to adopt a healthy lifestyle. And the best part? You don’t have to be a chef to make this recipe – it’s so simple that anyone can do it!

I hope my tips and tricks help you create the best version of this dish yet, and I encourage you to experiment with different variations and substitutions until you find your perfect match. Remember, there’s no one right way to make a potato kugel – as long as it tastes great and nourishes your body, it’s a winner in my book.

In conclusion, I highly recommend trying out this delicious slow cook potato kugel recipe. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Slow Cook Potato Kugel (Gluten Free!)

Slow Cook Potato Kugel (Gluten Free!) Recipe

Potato Kugel is always better the longer you bake it! So keep it in that oven!!! A good tip for potato kugel, is always to use a food processor - otherwise you end up with a gooey grey mess - and I don't know anyone that actually likes grey potato kugel! Keep a bowl of cold water on had for your peeled potatoes as well, to keep them that much whiter!
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jewish
Servings 2 medium rectangle aluminun foil trays
Calories 553.2 kcal


  • 2 1/2 kg white potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 3 dashes pepper (3 grinds)
  • 2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 420°F.
  • Take your baking trays - 2 medium rectangle - and place the oil in them and swirl around a bit. Then place them in the oven to heat.
  • Peel all your potatoes and place them in to your bowl of cold water.
  • In a seperate bowl, place your eggs, oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Beat together till combined.
  • Get out your food processor and using the smallest grater setting, grate the onions and potatoes.
  • Immediately add to the liquid.
  • Mix together thoroughly.
  • Take baking trays out of the oven - CAREFULLY!
  • Pour any excess oil in to the grated potatoes.
  • Place grated potatoes in to the baking tray, without squeezing out any of the liquid.
  • Pour liquid that is left in the bowl over the potatoes and place in the oven.
  • Bake on 420f for 30 minutes then turn down to 200f. Leave in for 5-7 hours.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 217gCalories: 553.2kcalCarbohydrates: 52.7gProtein: 7.4gFat: 35.9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 84.6mgSodium: 628.7mgFiber: 5.3gSugar: 3.3g
Keyword Easy, European, Free Of..., Potato, Vegetable
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