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Swiss Noodle Kugel

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Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Main Dishes

Three cheeses and egg substitute make this noodle dish a hit among both kids and adults.

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces wide no-yolk noodles
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided*
  • 1 cup fat-free egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • * In this recipe, use regular Parmesan cheese, not a fat-free product.

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Directions:

  1. Cook the noodles al dente according to package directions. Drain well, and return to the pot.
  2. Add the spinach, mushrooms, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, and 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese to the noodles, and toss to mix well.
  3. Coat a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray, and spread the noodle mixture evenly in the dish. Place the egg substitute, evaporated milk, and nutmeg in a small bowl, and stir to mix well. Pour the mixture over the noodles, and sprinkle the remaining 3 tablespoons of Parmesan over the top.
  4. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake uncovered for 10 additional minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and a sharp knife inserted in the center of the dish comes out clean.
  5. Remove the dish from the oven, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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