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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 250.1
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.6 mg
  • Sodium: 295.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g

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Sweet & Savory Mushroom Onion Kugel

Submitted by: BESEVEN

Introduction

I totally made this up! It's loosely based on a traditional, Jewish noodle kugel, but I wanted something that was also savory and had a lot of mushrooms and onions that I wanted to use. My husband said he never tasted anything like it before, but he really liked it, as did I. You could dramatically lower the calories by using fat free ricotta and fat free cream cheese, and you could spray the pan instead of the oil. I think that would probably cut your cals in half, but I had to calculate it for the way I made it. I totally made this up! It's loosely based on a traditional, Jewish noodle kugel, but I wanted something that was also savory and had a lot of mushrooms and onions that I wanted to use. My husband said he never tasted anything like it before, but he really liked it, as did I. You could dramatically lower the calories by using fat free ricotta and fat free cream cheese, and you could spray the pan instead of the oil. I think that would probably cut your cals in half, but I had to calculate it for the way I made it.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    Egg Noodles, enriched, 16 oz
    Portabella Mushrooms, 20 oz, thinly sliced
    Onions, raw, 3 medium, thinly sliced
    Ricotta Cheese, part skim milk, 30 oz
    Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese (Imitation Cream Cheese), 16 tbsp (one container)
    3 large eggs
    Canola Oil, 1/4 cup
    Granulated Sugar, 1/2 cup
    Molasses, blackstrap, 3 tbsp
    Stevia, about 6 packets worth
    Garlic, 4 tsp
    Ginger, ground, 1 tbsp
    Pepper, black, 1.5 tsp
    Morton Lite Salt, 3 tsp
    Cumin (ground), .5 tsp
    Turmeric, ground, 2 tsp
    Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Directions

Boil noodles with a teaspoon of salt according to package directions, minimum time--maybe 6 minutes. Drain. While you're waiting for the water to boil slice mushrooms and onions (food processor makes this go much faster!). In a big pan or wok, sautee in oil, add sugar, stevia and molasses, until it starts to get nice and brown. Add the other ingredients except the eggs and cheeses, continue sauteeing until everything is very well cooked. Then dump in the ricotta and tofutti cream cheese. Use your spatula or spoon to mash the cheese into the mushroom/onion mixture and blend it well. In a separate bowl, beat 3 eggs with a fork then add them to the pan. When everything in the pan is well-mixed, dump it all into the pot with the noodles and mix well with a spoon. Grease a large lasagna pan, and dump the mixture in. Bake at 400 covered for about an hour and a half, and then uncovered for about another half hour. When the noodles at the top are starting to turn brown, you know it's done. Let it cool for about half an hour, and then you should be able to cut it into about 20 squares. The eggs make it hold together. (That's more or less the definition of a kugel--basically any combination of ingredients held together by eggs.)

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BESEVEN.






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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried making just a quarter of the recipe, but it cooked in 75 minutes, even at a lower temperature [350F instead of 400F]. The flavor was still good, but I'll definitely watch the cooking time and temp more closely next time. - 2/17/12

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