Homemade Egg Noodles are the perfect addition, side dish or entree to just about any meal. With 30 minutes and 4 ingredients your life is sure to be changed. Tender homemade noodles add an earthy, hearty flavor and texture to any dish.
Making homemade egg noodles is simple. In fact it is so easy, that once you have experienced the difference between fresh pasta and store bought pasta you may decide to never go back.
There is nothing better than pairing fresh cut pasta with a beloved recipe. A few of our favorites like, Chicken Noodle Soup and Beef Stroganoff are that much more delicious with the addition of these homemade egg noodles.
Enjoy a bowl of this pasta with a scoop of marinara or fresh pesto and you've got a quick and easy meal option.
Ingredients for Homemade Egg Noodles
With just 4 simple ingredients it is easy to make a quick batch of pasta anytime you need. Flour, eggs, salt and water is all it takes!
How to Make Homemade Egg Noodles
In a bowl add yolks and whole egg. Whisk eggs together. Add salt, flour and water to the bowl. Mix everything together until a sticky dough begins to form.
Continue to add flour a little at a time until dough comes together in a ball shape. Sprinkle hands and ball of dough with flour. Knead dough continuing to sprinkle more flour on until dough is no longer sticky to the touch.
One of the great things about this homemade egg noodle recipe is that the dough is basically fool proof. This dough is very forgiving and making it basically impossible to over work it.
Roll Out Dough
Transfer dough to a floured pastry cloth or countertop. Sprinkle a little extra flour on and begin to roll out dough. Continue to sprinkle with flour as needed so dough doesn't stick to counter, rolling pin or your hands. Roll dough out and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
How to Cook Homemade Pasta
Cooking Pasta Right Away
If wanting to enjoy your homemade egg noodles immediately you definitely can. When ready to cook drop noodles into the pot one by one to avoid any clumping.
Fresh pasta cooks VERY quickly. Once added to boiling water it really only takes between 2 to 4 minutes to cook. If adding directly to a soup like our favorite Chicken Noodle Soup, be sure to watch it closely so noodles don't become mushy.
Drying and Cooking Pasta Later
You can also choose to use your pasta later by leaving it out to dry. After cutting place the pasta on a drying rack for 2 hours.
The longer the pasta dries out the less it swells when cooking. Drying fresh pasta is what gives it its more traditional, smooth thinner appearance or texture when cooked.
When my grandma would make homemade egg noodles for chicken soup she would prepare the pasta in the morning and leave it out to dry all day. Then she would add the noodles to her soup and cook the pasta 12-15 minutes until it was tender.
How to Store Fresh Pasta
After allowing egg noodles to dry entirely they are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months and 6 months in the freezer.
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 whole egg
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup water
- In a bowl separate 3 eggs so that you have only the yolks.
- Add 1 whole egg to the bowl. Whisk eggs together.
- Add salt, flour and water to the bowl. Mix everything together until a ball of dough begins to form.
- Sprinkle your hands and ball of dough with flour. Knead dough continuing to sprinkle more flour on until dough is no longer sticky to the touch.
- Transfer dough to a floured pastry cloth or floured countertop. You do not want your dough to stick.
- Sprinkle a little extra flour on and begin to roll out dough. Continue to sprinkle with flour as needed so dough doesn't stick to counter or rolling pin.
- Roll dough out. Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.
- Using a knife, pizza cutter or pasta cutter carefully begin cutting pasta into thin strips. Be careful not to scratch counter or cut cloth.
- You can choose to cook your pasta immediately or allow it to dry on the counter for a few hours. If cooking immediately only cook for 2-4 minutes. If allowing to dry then cook, it will be closer to 12-15 minutes cook time.
- If choosing to dry pasta and store, hang pasta on drying rack for 2 hours. When dry store in an air tight container for 3 months in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 547mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g