How to make potato kugel from latke mix

Potato kugel is a delicious Jewish dish that can be made using latke mix as a shortcut. Here’s how to make potato kugel from latke mix:


  • 1 box of latke mix (about 6-8 ounces)
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 large eggs
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper (optional, adjust to taste)
  • Cooking spray or extra oil for greasing the baking dish


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Potatoes and Onion:
    • Peel the potatoes and the onion.
    • Grate the potatoes and onion using a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment. You can also do this by hand with a fine grater.
    • Place the grated potatoes and onion in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. This step is crucial to prevent a soggy kugel.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes and onion with the latke mix, eggs, vegetable oil, salt, and black pepper (if using).
    • Mix everything together until well combined. The latke mix contains seasoning, so you may not need as much additional salt or pepper, so taste and adjust as necessary.
  4. Grease the Baking Dish:
    • Grease a 9×13-inch (or similar size) baking dish with cooking spray or a little extra oil.
  5. Transfer the Mixture to the Baking Dish:
    • Pour the potato and latke mix mixture into the greased baking dish.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes or until the kugel is golden brown and the center is set. The exact baking time may vary, so keep an eye on it. You can also use a toothpick or knife to check if the center is cooked through; it should come out clean.
  7. Serve:
    • Once the kugel is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve your potato kugel as a side dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It’s delicious on its own or with a dollop of sour cream or applesauce.

This potato kugel made from latke mix is a convenient and tasty way to enjoy this classic Jewish dish without all the effort of making it entirely from scratch.

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