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Vegetarian Skinny Noodle Pudding Casserole

You’re going to love this! 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, 204 calories, 1 gram of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS.

Vegetarian Skinny Noodle Pudding Casserole

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


1 package (12- 16 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


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13×9 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 Fact

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 Benefit

Cottage cheese and sour cream provide lean sources of calcium.

Shopping Tip

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.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice
204 calories, 1g fat, 9g protein, 40g carbs, 1g fiber, 225mg sodium, 20g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 slice made with full fat ingredients
356 calories, 18g fat, 9g protein, 42g carbs, 2g fiber, 285mg sodium, 24g sugar

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Wednesday 25th of February 2015

I like the food facts section at the end of your post. I'm certainly glad the food science department has reversed it's warnings on eggs; whole eggs are once again good for you due to the properties in the yolk. Next they will say they were wrong about fats being bad for you.. oh wait.. they already did..

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Thanks you sweet ladies for featuring my casserole. It's nostalgic for many of us only skinny. Enjoy! My best, Nancy

Suzanne Fluhr

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Oh yum. This has all the ingredients my grandmother used in her noodle pudding. My problem is that I would probably eat so much of the "skinny" version, that it would no longer be "skinny".

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