How to Make Vegan Potato Kugel

Did you know that kids are more likely to eat foods that they help prepare? PJ Library Engagement Officer Lori shares one of her family’s favorite crowd-pleasing recipes plus tips for steps where kids can get involved. This generous kugel serves 12! So invite some friends over or make a batch and freeze some for leftovers and stay-in Saturday brunch – whatever you do, be sure to don your favorite apron and get cooking together.


1.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
1 medium onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon neutral oil
1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup boiling hot water
2/3 cups quick oats or quinoa flakes


  1. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole or baking dish and set aside.
  2. Add the boiling water to the oats in a separate dish and stir.
  3. Combine the other ingredients  in a food processor and mix until smooth.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the potato mixture and the oats and mix until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your 9 by 13 dish.
  6.  Bake for 60 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. Cool and then enjoy!

TIP: If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender and pulse or harness the power of kid-muscles and potato mashers.


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