For some reason, people tend to think making homemade noodles from scratch is difficult. The truth is, it is simpler than you think. I wanted to share this simple recipe on how to make homemade noodles, so you can try making them instead of picking up a package of frozen noodles from the store.
My grandma used to tell me about making her own noodles all the time when I was young. She’d tell me about how she’d cut them into strips and lay them over chairs to let them dry. I miss her so much!
I always like to make things from scratch, but most of the time, the convenience of buying things like noodles pre-made wins. However, when it comes to this egg noodle recipe, I always use it when I have the time to make them. And anytime I make my homemade chicken noodle soup or beef stroganoff, these are a must-have.
This super easy homemade noodles recipe requires just a few simple ingredients (and you don’t have to dry them over a chair). I make these fresh and use them immediately. We’ve had users who freeze them for future use, but I’ve not personally tried that (so let us know if it works well for you).
These are delicious and have an excellent flavor. They absorb the liquid they are cooked in, so always cook them in something with flavor, such as chicken broth.
These have the consistency of dumplings and make every recipe something special! OK, OK, enough of me rambling on. Read on to learn how to make homemade noodles!
Easy Homemade Noodles
Easy Homemade Noodles
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- Category: Entree
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- Black pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Once fully combined, form the dough into a ball.
- Flour a flat, lightly foured surface, and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out.
- Once the dough reaches 1/4″ thickness, cut the dough into large strips with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Cut the strips into your desired length.
- This is optional, but if you have time, I recommend letting them dry out by putting them on a cooling or drying rack, dry towel, or parchment paper for a day or so, depending on the thickness.
- Drop them directly into the soup you are making or into a large pot with non-salted boiling water.
- Gently stir to prevent sticking
- They should float once fully cooked, which should take between 2 and 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the noodle.
Can you freeze egg noodles?
Many people wonder after making a big batch whether they can freeze their egg noodles for later use, and the good news is that, yes, you can safely store cooked or uncooked egg noodles in the refrigerator or freezer. To store in the refrigerator, dry the noodles for at least 2 hours. After drying, place the noodles in an airtight container and chill for up to 3 days. To freeze the noodles, let the noodles dry for at least 1 hour and then place them in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
The key to successful freezing is to ensure that the noodles are completely cooled before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. This will prevent ice crystals from forming and damaging the texture of the noodles.
When ready to use, you can thaw the noodles in the refrigerator overnight or by running them under warm water. Either way, make sure they are heated through before serving as usual.
Freezing your egg noodles is a great way to save time on busy weeknights or stretch leftover ingredients into multiple meals.