Dietician's Tip

Using low-fat dairy products reduces the calories in this noodle dessert.


  • 1/2 pound wide egg noodles
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 cups nonfat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease 9 X 13-inch baking dish.

Boil the noodles for 4 to 5 minutes. Pour noodles into colander, then rinse and drain. Pour into a large bowl. Blend remaining ingredients except raisins and almonds. Combine the creamy sauce with noodles, and stir in the raisins. Pour into baking dish. Top with almonds.

Bake until kugel is set and top is golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Serving Information

Serves 12

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 257
Total carbohydrate: 31 g
Cholesterol: 93 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
Protein: 13 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Serving size: 1/12 of recipe
Sodium: 287 mg
Total fat: 9 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1
Fats and oils: 1
Grains and grain products: 2
Meats, poultry and fish: 0

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Meat and meat substitutes: 1
Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2
Fats: 1
Protein and dairy: 1/2

Last Updated Dec 4, 2015

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