This Low Fat Noodle Pudding is delicious enough to fool any kugel lover and a perfect addition to your holiday table!
Holidays always bring back fond memories of my childhood. As far back as I can remember, at all of my family gatherings, someone brought a noodle pudding otherwise known as a kugel. There are many different versions of this sweet side dish. Some feature peaches or apricots, my family’s recipe was all about the apples. I love the sweetness of the apples and raisins which pair so well with turkey, chicken or brisket.
My version of a Low Fat Noodle Pudding is much lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than a traditional recipe. By substituting low-fat and nonfat versions of cottage cheese, sour cream, butter and eggs, the numbers fall dramatically, yet it’s still super tasty. I also swapped traditional egg noodles for fiber-enriched noodles to bump up the nutritional value. It’s a deliciously sweet addition to any holiday meal or other celebration. Always a crowd pleaser and simple to prepare, it will become a family favorite. No one will know it’s lighter than the original! Happy Holidays!
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- 8oz dry wide high fiber egg noodles or other whole grain egg noodles
- ¼ cup light whipped butter or light butter with olive oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups egg substitute (equals 6 eggs)
- 1 pound container nonfat sour cream (2 cups)
- 1 pound container low fat cottage cheese (2 cups)
- 1 ½ cups skim or 1% milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3oz golden raisins (3 large single boxes)
- 2 medium-large red delicious apples, peeled and grated
- Cinnamon on top
- Spray a 9x13 glass or Corningware pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Cook noodles to lower end of cooking range on package directions.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Drain noodles and transfer to a large bowl.
- Add butter and sugar, stir until well combined.
- Add remaining ingredients except cinnamon and combine well.
- Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle top heavily with cinnamon.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 400F and then lower temperature to 325F and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove from oven and let set for 5-10 minutes.
- Cut into 24 pieces.
Makes 24 servings: 149 calories, 1g fat, .5g sat fat, 4mg chol, 127mg sodium, 2g fiber, 13g sugar, 8g protein
You can add different dried fruits to change the flavor. Apricots, dates, pineapple or other favorites work well. If you wish to lower the sugar content even further, you can replace 2 teaspoons with one packet of stevia, or use spoonable stevia 1:1.