I had a meal planning flop today. I forgot to buy an essential ingredient for the meal I had planned for lunch, so I headed to the pantry to look for a Plan B. I decided to heat up a jar of chicken vegetable soup I canned last fall, and add some egg noodles for a hearty soup. It’s moments like this that I’m super thankful for this simple homemade egg noodle recipe.
These homemade noodles are so yummy that I never, ever buy egg noodles at the store anymore. It’s a super simple recipe that’s decades old, from one of my mom’s old cookbooks.
My kids love to help in the kitchen, and this recipe is so simple they can practically do it on their own…with a little help rolling and cutting noodles from Mom. 😉
There are a few kitchen staples I try to make from scratch to save money. This is one of them. It only has four ingredients, and you most likely have them all in your kitchen already. I’ve tried so many egg noodle recipes out there and none of them come anywhere close to this one. It’s a keeper.
A quick note: these are really fast and easy to prepare, but they do need to sit and dry for about two hours before using them.
When it comes to cutting noodles, I just eyeball it and use a pizza cutter. (If you like to be a little more exact, a pasta cutter can be handy.) Cut ’em to whatever width and length your family prefers – wide or narrow, short or long, it all works.
You can use these in so many meals; beef and noodles and chicken noodle soup are our faves. They also dry and freeze well for use later use.
We added a baguette on the side and it totally hit the spot on this chilly, cloudy spring day.
I hope you give these a try! Let me know how they turn out for you.
Simple Homemade Noodles
An easy, no-frills noodle recipe
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
Combine beaten egg, milk, and salt. Add enough sifted flour to make stiff dough, about 1 cup. Roll very thin on floured surface; let stand 20 minutes. Cut to desired width and length, spread out and let dry 2 hours. (If desired, store in container until needed.)
Drop into boiling soup or boiling, salted water and cook uncovered about 10 minutes. Makes about 3 cups cooked noodles.