Super Yummy, Low Fat Noodle Pudding Casserole

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So yummy to serve for Hanukkah or the Jewish New Year. It’s easy to make, dreamy, sweet, vegetarian and just plain delicious!  In Jewish cooking this traditional noodle casserole is called Kugel. Normally it’s served as a side dish for chicken, turkey or beef.  But, it would be terrific as a vegetarian meal served with roasted vegetables or a salad.  Any which way you choose to serve, it’s so, so good.  It’s much skinnier than a normal recipe thanks to using reduced-fat cottage, fat-free sour cream and some egg whites. The skinny for 1 slice, 217 calories, 2 gram of fat and 8 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 8 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50-60 minutes


Ingredients

1 package (12-ounces) “no yolk” egg noodles

1 pint reduced-fat cottage cheese

1 pint fat-free sour cream

1¼ cup sugar

2 eggs

2 egg whites

1 can (8 ounces) crushed unsweetened pineapple, drained

¾ cup raisins

2-3 teaspoons cinnamon for topping


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Cook the noodles as directed on the package. Drain and rinse in cold water.

3. In a large bowl, mix together cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, eggs and egg whites, pineapple and raisins. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in noodles. Mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the top.

4. Bake for 50-60 minutes until light golden brown on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 16 slices


Food Facts

The first kugels were made with bread and flour and had a savory not sweet taste. Years ago in Germany, they replaced the bread mixture with noodles or farfel. Later, eggs were incorporated. Today anything goes. From savory to sweet, noodles, potatoes, matzo and dairy, there are so many varieties of kugel.


Healthy Benefits

Cottage cheese and sour cream provide lean sources of calcium.


Shopping Tips

Most large supermarkets sell “no yolk” noodles. These are an egg noodle but only contain egg whites. You’ll find them in the pasta section.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints 8-Blue
WW SmartPoints
8-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice
217 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 30mg chol, 9g protein, 43g carbs, 2g fiber, 163mg sodium, 24g sugar

FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
196 calories, 0g sat. fat, 7g protein, 23g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!