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Noodle Kugel, Creamy Broccoli (D)
Source: Faye Levy's "1000 Jewish Recipes"
Serves: 6 side-dish servings

12 ounces broccoli, divided into large florets (12 to 16)
8 ounces medium egg noodles
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 large onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 large eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and noodles; cook until broccoli is crisp-tender and noodles are nearly tender but firmer than usual, about 4 minutes. Drain broccoli and noodles, rinse with cold water and drain well.

Remove broccoli with tongs; chop coarsely.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Add onion; sauté over medium heat, stirring, until it begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon paprika.

Add broccoli to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste; mix well.

Transfer noodles to large bowl. Add sour cream and cottage cheese; mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add eggs; mix well.

Add half of noodle mixture to lightly oiled 2-quart baking dish. Top with broccoli mixture, then with remaining noodle mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then with a little paprika.

Bake, uncovered, until kugel is set and firm to touch, 25 minutes. Serve from baking dish.

Poster's Notes:
This kugel is enriched with sour cream and cottage cheese and accented with sautéed onions and garlic. If you desire, sprinkle the kugel lightly with grated Parmesan cheese before baking. For a little more spice, add 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes along with the garlic. If your family likes milder tastes, omit the garlic and add 1 teaspoon dried dill to the cheese mixture.

To make the kugel low in fat, use low-fat or fat-free sour cream and cottage cheese. If time is short, remember that kugels bake faster in shallow dishes than in deep ones.

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A