Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel

We searched high and low and are so excited to finally have a kidney-friendly noodle kugel pudding recipe to share with all of you! Traditionally served on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, noodle kugel is a baked pudding casserole, which can be sweet or savory and is often a side dish. We are thrilled to add this kidney-friendly noodle kugel to our recipe section! Now, let’s get cooking!

Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel
Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel

Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel Ingredients

Appropriate for: CKD, Non-dialysis, Diabetes, Dialysis, Vegetarian, Heart Healthy, Low Protein, Low Sodium

15 servings

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound whole-grain wide noodles
  • 5 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (a little more to sprinkle on top)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil

How to Prepare Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel

  • Preheat oven to bake at 350° F
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook noodles for 5 minutes
  • Drain and rinse noodles with cold water
  • Note: While noodles are cooking, whisk together eggs, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, sugar, salt, and applesauce
  • Coat the same pot that cooked the noodles with oil
  • Add cooked noodles back to pot
  • Fold in oil and egg/applesauce mixture
  • Transfer noodles to prepared baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes until the kugel is completely set and the noodles on top are slightly crispy and browned
  • Optional: Sprinkle remaining cinnamon on top

Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel Nutrition Facts

(makes 15 servings)

Calories 200
Carbohydrates 35 g
Protein 6 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Fat 4 g
Sodium 25 mg
Potassium Not listed
Phosphorus Not listed

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like this Kidney-Friendly Noodle Kugel recipe! We try to share a new recipe every week. So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your kidney diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add a kidney-friendly version to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.


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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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Kidney-Friendly Recipes from The Kidney Experts

One of the goals we have at The Kidney Experts is to make sure you have the resources you need to help you on your kidney health journey. Questions we are asked all the time include, “What can I eat with kidney disease,” “What foods should I avoid with kidney disease,” and “Where can I find good kidney disease diet recipes?” These are excellent questions. Challenge accepted!

Truth time! Chefs, we are not… so we consistently scour websites known for their kidney-healthy recipes. Our focus is to find kidney-friendly recipes that are healthy, easy to make, satisfying, and that have that mouthwatering taste factor. Each week, we post a new recipe that we can share with you.

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