You are only a few ingredients away from fresh, made-from-scratch egg noodles! Made completely with your hands, rolling pin, and a knife, a fresh batch of homemade egg noodles can be prepared under 15 minutes and without any special equipment. I share another version of Homemade Egg Noodles on my other blog, iambaker.

Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade Egg Noodles

This is your basic old-fashioned recipe for homemade egg noodles, just like grandma used to make. Consider trying this egg noodle recipe next time you prepare your favorite soup or stew. These noodles will be a delicious addition to either the Chicken Noodle Soup or Turkey Noodle Soup! Don’t forget that fresh pasta will cook much quicker than store bought dried pasta!

You may use a dough hook attachment on your electric mixer to make homemade noodles, but there is something so very charming about using your hands. Plus it’s easy!

How to Knead and Roll the Dough

Striking the right level of gluten is key to the perfect fresh pasta! If you are kneading with your hands, you should be doing it rather vigorously for 10-15 minutes: it is definitely a workout. Maybe preparing your body for all of the fresh pasta you are about to eat?!  The kneading process is simple.  You just press the heel of your hand into the ball of dough and push forward. Rotate the ball and repeat. Keep going until the ball no longer looks powdery. On the flip side, if your dough feels wet or sticky, you will need to add more flour.  Just a small amount at a time.  Once you finish kneading, roll the dough to the desired thickness and cut into your desired width.   We usually aim for the thinnest pasta as possible.  Collect any leftover scraps and re-roll and cut until all the dough has been used.

If you don’t want to use your noodles yet, you can let dry for a couple hours then package them in an airtight container and store in a cool place for up to a week. To cook, drop homemade noodles into boiling water and boil until fully cooked, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how thick your noodles are. Always test first and adjust the time as necessary.

How to Make Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade Egg Noodle Recipe

Once you realize just how easy it is to make your own fresh pasta, you might just never go back.  If you have chickens at home, this is a great way to use up some of those eggs you have in abundance too!  Fresh eggs make fresh pasta that much better!

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Homemade Egg Noodles

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
You are only a few ingredients away from fresh, made-from-scratch egg noodles! Made completely with your hands, rolling pin, and a knife, a fresh batch of homemade egg noodles can be prepared under 15 minutes and without any special equipment.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Mix together the flour and salt with clean fingers on the work surface. Create a well and add the yolks and egg. Continuing with your fingers, work the egg into the dough.
  • Add the water 1 teaspoon at a time and work the dough until it holds together. Continue kneading the dough for 10-15 minutes. Roll the dough to the desired thickness and cut it into your desired width. Collect any leftover scraps and re-roll and cut until all the dough has been used.
  • To cook, drop noodles into boiling water and boil until fully cooked, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how thick your noodles are. Always test first and adjust the time as necessary.

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  1. I learned to make these from my grandmother and I even use her rolling pin. My recipe is similar to this for noodles. I also make dumplings to add to my beef stew by just pulling hunks of dough and dropping them in the pot. My favorite however comes for Appalachia. After rolling out the dough, make sure there is plenty of flour on it and drop into boiling homemade chicken broth. The extra flour will thicken the broth into a gravy and then I serve it over mashed potatoes. My children always asked for this as their birthday dinner and now my grandkids do too.

  2. I was wondering if 00 flour would work or is it an absolute to use all purpose flour. 00 is so fine and is used for pasta like a ravioli or other type of more delicate pastas. I have so much of it and no all purpose.

  3. 5 stars
    I usually buy Reames Homemade Egg Noodles… sadly they do not have any in stock. So I am going to make these. When I make my chicken noodle soup I usually simmer the egg noodles for 25 to 30 minutes. Is this going to work for these noodles? The instructions say put them in in the last 3 to 5 minutes. Also if there is left over soup are the noodles going to hold up?

    thank you for your help

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Cindy. I used to use Reames Egg Noodles as well and sometimes I still do, but I absolutely prefer to make my own and they are so easy to make. They do not require the same length of time cooking like the recipe states, I usually do mine for about 7 to 8 min in my chicken noodle soup, of course I taste test just to make sure lol. They absolutely hold up well as leftover too. My children and grandchildren prefer them over the store bought anyday! I am making chicken noodle soup as well today and will be using my homemade egg noodles.

    2. Hey, can you drop noodles in boiling broth and use the broth for the chicken and noodles in making or does it have to be in boiling water?

    3. 4 stars
      Noodles are very easy to make and I tried your recipe. Nice tender noodles but I think I’d cut back the salt to 1t, they seemed salty to me. I adjusted my stock and chicken to reflect the saltier noodle, excellent! To those who are new to making noodles you can add salt later and I do sift my flour with the salt before I make the well.

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