This cauliflower pastrami kugel shows that a little meat goes a long way. You can use a food processor to grate the cauliflower, but I like the texture of the box grater. Even vegetable haters will enjoy this version of kugel, the pastrami gives so much flavor.

Duration: 60 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10-12


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup potato starch or flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup small diced pastrami pieces


Preheat oven to 375.

In a food processor or with a box grater, coarsely grind the cauliflower and onion.  Transfer to a bowl and add all remaining ingredients.  Mix well with hands.

Spray a 9×13 souffle pan with cooking spray.  Transfer cauliflower mixture to the pan and bake for about 40-50 minutes until top begins to turn golden brown.

This kugel freezes well and reheats well.

Tamar is the Executive Editor of  She recently moved from New York City to Beer Sheva, Israel.  She is the mother of three amazing children, a registered dietitian, nutrition educator, and major foodie!!  Always on the search for the best of everything and often found in the kitchen cooking up new healthy foods, Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

Originally published May 12, 2015

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