These Egg Noodles are the perfect comfort food. Easy to make and delicious, you’ll want to make extra and freeze some for later!
Egg Noodles, whether they’re smothered in butter, or added to chicken noodle soup are just all around amazing. There’s something really special about making homemade egg noodles, too. It’s one of those things I do and pretend that now I could totally live as a pioneer woman. Step aside wild west, I’m coming for ya!
Chicken noodle soup is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Having some frozen egg noodles in my freezer makes it super easy to whip up a batch whenever someone starts sniffling. And having noodles pre-made for a quick ground beef stroganoff is always helpful on those busy nights!
Egg Noodles, Ingredients:
Flour – All purpose flour is fine, or you can mix in some whole wheat
Eggs – medium or large
Milk – Depending on the size of the egg, you may need a little less or a little more milk. Gauge as you mix your dough.
Salt – just a pinch!
How Do You Make Egg Noodles
First, put the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
Next, add eggs, milk, and salt to well and whisk to combine.
Then, roll or cut dough into noodles.
Next, drop noodles into boiling water or soup and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Finally, drain and serve with butter, or ladle out some yummy homemade soup!
How Long Will Egg Noodles Last in the Refrigerator
Egg Noodles will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
Can you Freeze Egg Noodles
Yes, you can freeze egg noodles. After cutting, allow them to dry overnight and then store in freezer safe container. To use, you can take from freezer and drop directly into soup or boiling water and cook as directed (they may need a couple extra minutes, so keep an eye on them).
Can I Reheat Egg Noodles
Yes, you can reheat egg noodles if they are in a soup or sauce by zapping them in the microwave. If the noodles are plain, you can briefly drop them in some boiling water. If they are in butter or a light sauce, reheat in a skillet on medium heat.
Can I Cook Egg Noodles in a Crock Pot
If you are cooking soup in your crock pot and want to add egg noodles, it is best to let the soup cook completely, then add the noodles at the end to cook for about 20 minutes or so.
Can I Pan Fry Egg Noodles
You can pan fry cooked egg noodles. After cooking and draining, add to some melted butter in a saute pan. Do not crowd the pan and don’t over stir. You want to develop some crusty bits, which are a nice side to a meat dish like pot roast or meatloaf.
What Can I Boil Egg Noodles In
You can boil egg noodles in salted water, soups, or water to which you have added vegetable, chicken, or beef bouillon cubes for flavor.
What Can I Flavor Egg Noodles With
Egg noodles can be flavored with many things! One of my favorites is a mix of olive oil, Italian seasonings, garlic and onion powders, and a healthy sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
You could also go for oriental flavors with some soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Are Egg Noodles the Same as Pasta
Egg noodles are similar to pasta and can be used in place of pasta in most recipes. Most pastas contain some egg; egg noodles just have a higher proportion.
Are Egg Noodles Better For You
Egg noodles are better for you than regular pasta because of the addition of the egg, which adds protein and essential amino acids. It also has an insignificant increase in cholesterol.
Are Egg Noodles Low Carb
Egg noodles are NOT low carb, despite the addition of the egg to the dough.
Are Egg Noodles Gluten Free
No, egg noodles are not gluten free, as they are made with wheat flour.
Are Egg Noodles Dairy Free
No, my recipe for egg noodles contain milk, so are not dairy free. You could substitute water but it may change the flavor and consistency of the finished product.
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Egg Noodle Making Tools
End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
Calphalon everyday pan – This is a 12″ two handled pan that you will use pretty much every day. Which, of course is why it’s called an everyday pan. I have this one and the Le Creuset version. I use a whole lot of pots and pans in my line of work (apologies to my husband, the dishwasher!) and these are by far my most frequently used pans.
How To Make Egg Noodles
- 2 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 eggshell of milk
- dash of salt
- Put flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
- Add eggs, milk and salt to well and whisk together until dough forms.
- Roll dough out onto a floured surface, very thin and cut into shapes or noodles. (If you don't have cookie cutters, get creative. I raided my kids' toy chest to find fun shapes!)
- Drop into soup or boiling water.
- Cook for an additional 5 - 7 minutes.
- Reduce heat and serve, or drain and serve! We like ours in homemade chicken noodle soup, or smothered in butter.