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Noodle Pudding(Kugel)

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Does anyone have an EASY, but tried and true recipe for a noodle pudding? I don't want one with pineapple or raisins, and one that is somewhat healthy (no cream cheese, if that's possible)would be a plus.

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  1. This is one of my favorite kugel recipes. It has raisins (and other dried fruit) but you could easily skip them. No cream cheese here ... though I guess cottage cheese and yogurt aren't too far off (but you could use the lower percentages--I always do).

    From Joan Nathan's Jewish Cooking in America:

    Noodle Kugel Served at the American Embassy in Rome

    1/2 lb broad noodles
    2 c cottage cheese
    2 c milk
    1/3 c butter or margerine, melted
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 c plus 2 Tbs sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 tsp salt
    1 c sour cream or yogurt
    1/4 c raisins
    1/4 c dried apricots or other dried fruit
    1/4 slivered almonds

    1. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package and drain.
    2. Combine the cottage cheese, milk, butter/margerine, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 c sugar, eggs, salt, sour cream/yogurt, raisins, and apricots. Fold in the noodles.
    3. Place in a greased 9 x 12-inch casserole.
    4. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 Tbs sugar. Cover with almonds.
    5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 min. to 1 hour, or until firm. Serve as a side dish with a fish or dairy meal or as a dessert.