Easy Egg Noodles are so delicious you will make these over and over again! These noodles are not only tasty but they have a texture that is tender and almost dumpling like, making them the perfect side dish for your favorite fall recipes.
Top them with Beef Stew or Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger) or just add some butter, salt and pepper for the perfect side. They’re great tossed into Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup or sprinkled with parmesan cheese too!
Homemade Egg Noodles
I was the lucky recipient of an antique box of recipes which I treasure so much! I try to imagine the stories and love behind each handwritten card as I go through them. Some of the recipes are strange (lime jello and tuna is NOT a thing) but some are downright wonderful like this one!
What are Egg Noodles?
Egg noodles are simply noodles made with flour and, you guessed it… eggs! The dough is rolled thin, cut into strips and cooked in boiling water. Egg noodles are easy to prepare and cook in no time at all and are perfect for goulash, stroganoff or in soups!
How to Make Egg Noodles
Homemade egg noodles are very easy to make. These homemade egg noodles are made with flour, eggs and milk and a touch of butter. The butter adds great flavor but makes the dough velvety smooth.
- Combine flour with salt, then add milk, eggs and butter.
- Mix with a fork or a pastry cutter until it becomes sticky.
- Turn the sticky dough onto a floured surface and knead it, adding flour if needed, until it becomes smooth.
- Allow the dough to rest (I learned this while making pasta in Italy).
- Roll out the dough to about 1/4 or 1/8 inch thickness and cut into strips.
You can allow the noodles to rest for a while, but do not let them dry out as they don’t cook properly (speaking from experience). If you need they can be covered for up to a couple of hours.
How to Cook Egg Noodles
Start with fresh soft noodles to make this recipe. Keep in mind they only take a few minutes to cook so have the rest of your meal ready to go! They will plump and thicken once cooked so be sure to roll them a bit thinner than you think you will want them.
- It is important to use a large pot of boiling, salted water when cooking egg noodles. The noodles need space to cook properly and the salt adds taste.
- If the noodles are fresh, you only need to cook them for about 3-4 minutes. (Keep in mind, dried store bought egg noodles need to cook about 6-8 minutes).
- Once cooked, drain and serve immediately.
Homemade Egg Noodles are very different from store bought. They’re thicker and have different texture, more dumpling like.
The main difference between regular pasta and egg noodles is in the eggs. Egg noodles are made with a higher proportion of eggs to flour, typical pasta (which I learned to make in Italy) can contain a combination of semolina and wheat flour, water and a smaller ratio of egg. Dried pasta in the store usually doesn’t contain any egg at all.
While delicious served plain, I love to serve these Easy Egg Noodles with butter, salt and pepper and sometimes a sprinkle of parmesan cheese! The texture of homemade egg noodles is thicker and almost dumpling like (although the ingredients are different than my Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings) making them the perfect base to top with any saucy recipe!
A few favorite things to serve egg noodles with are:
Homemade egg noodles are the perfect addition when making soup! Add them to Fresh Tomato Soup for a delicious twist!
More Egg Noodle Recipes You’ll Love:
- Cabbage and Noodles – So Yummy!
- Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
- Beef Stroganoff Casserole
- Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
- Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch)
Easy Egg Noodles
- 2 cups flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- ¼ cup flour for dusting
- In a large bowl, stir flour together with salt. Set aside.
- Whisk together eggs in a small bowl. Add eggs, milk and butter to flour mixture. Stir with a fork at first and then mix well with your hands.
- Knead dough on a floured surface adding more flour a little bit at a time if it's sticky. Continue kneading about 5 minutes or until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and rest for 20 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼ or ⅛ inch thickness. Cut into strips and dust with flour.
- To prepare, add noodles to a large pot of boiling, salted water and cook about 3 minutes. Serve with butter or your favorite pasta sauce.
Are egg noodles gluten free? Only if you are using gluten free flour will egg noodles be gluten free. If you are using store bought noodles always check the ingredients on the packaging to be sure. In my homemade egg noodle recipe, you can substitute gluten free flour in a 1:1 ratio, but if you find the dough a bit dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk at at time until the dough is the proper consistency.