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Egg Noodles made with just flour, eggs, and a dash of milk, are the perfect comfort food. Add to your favorite dish or just smother them in butter!

Egg noodles are simple to make and taste delicious. They can be enjoyed on their own with a pat of butter, or in your favorite dishes like our easy ground beef stroganoff, or a simple chicken noodle soup.

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Homemade Egg Noodle 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!

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Only three ingredients: flour, egg, milk!

How do you make egg noodles? (Step-by-step)

First, put the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. 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!

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For long noodles, roll it thin and slice with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.


Can you pan fry egg noodles?

You can pan fry the cooked 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 the noodles in salted water, soups, or water to which you have added vegetable, chicken, or beef bouillon cubes for flavor.

How can I flavor them?

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 Asian flavors with some soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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Flour the surface and rolling pin to keep the noodles from sticking.

Leftovers and storage

How long do they last in the refrigerator?

Egg Noodles will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze egg noodles?

Yes, you can freeze the 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).

How do you reheat egg noodles?

You can reheat the noodles if they are in a soup or sauce by zapping them in the microwave. If they 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 you cook them in a crock pot or slow cooker?

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.

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You can boil them immediately or allow to dry and cook later.

Frequently asked questions

What are egg noodles made of?

The basic recipe consists of just egg, flour, a dash of milk, and a pinch of salt. You can jazz them up with spices, herbs, and by cooking them in broth or sauces.

Are they the same as pasta?

Egg noodles are a type of pasta. The difference between them and traditional pasta is that egg noodles have a higher ratio of egg.

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Try mixing things up by adding seasoning to the dough!


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?

They are NOT low carb, despite the addition of the egg to the dough.

Are egg noodles gluten free?

They are not gluten-free as flour (made from wheat which contains gluten) is the primary ingredient.

Are egg noodles dairy free?

This recipe contains milk, so are not dairy free. You could substitute water or a non-dairy milk as alternatives.

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Or use cookie cutters (or even kids blocks 😂) to make fun shapes.

Serving suggestions

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Curry Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Blender Spaghetti Sauce

More awesome sides

  • Microwave Spaghetti Squash
  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Cauliflower Rice

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I let my kids make stars , squares, and circles to put in their soup!

Tools we love

  • 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.

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Egg Noodles made with just flour, eggs, and a dash of milk, are the perfect comfort food. Add to your favorite dish or just smother them in butter!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: egg noodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 135kcal

Author: April Woods


  • 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.



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