Mushroom Noodle Pudding


2 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
2 scallions, minced
1 small onion, minced
16 ounces firm, fresh mushrooms, stemmed, halved, and sliced
1/4 cup mushroom broth or white wine
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup sour cream
1/4 c. mild cheese, grated
2 large eggs, beaten
pinch paprika
pinch dill
4 c. cooked cooked pasta, penne or ziti or regular noodles
2 tbsp. chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and scallions, sauté 10 minutes or until very tender. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper,  sauté 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender and limp. If liquid remains in pan, cook over high heat, stirring, 2 minutes until it evaporates.   Add broth or wine and simmer for 5 min.

Cook noodles uncovered in a large pan of boiling salted water over high heat 4 minutes or until nearly tender but firmer than usual. Transfer to a large bowl.

In mixing bowl add beat eggs, cottage cheese, sour cream and cheese, transfer mushroom mixture to bowl. Stir in paprika, dill, parsley and noodles.

Grease an 8″  baking dish and add noodle mixture. Bake until firm and golden brown, about 45 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.