Homemade Egg Noodles with four simple ingredients and no special equipment. These delicious noodles are perfect for soups, stews, stroganoff or plain with butter and cheese.

Homemade Egg Noodles with 4 simple ingredients and no special equipment needed. These delicious noodles are perfect for soups, stews, stroganoff of plain with butter and cheese. | tastesbetterfromscratch.com

I feel like homemade noodles is like most things. You don’t realize how amazing a dish is with the extra homemade factor until you try it. Like using store-bought flour tortillas versus homemade or uncooked tortillas. Or using a homemade “cream of chicken soup” in a recipe instead of the stuff from the can.

At first you may think it wont make much of a difference in taste, but once you’ve tried the from-scratch version you’ll turn back!

My mom always made her awesome chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. She can whip them together so quickly, and the ingredients are ones we always had on hand, so it was no big deal to her.

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What are egg noodles made of?

All you need is FOUR super simple ingredients to make homemade egg noodles:

Eggs, flour, milk and salt.

So easy! You don’t need a pasta machine. All you need are those four ingredients, and a rolling pin. Anyone can make these!

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Tips for perfect egg noodles:
Egg noodles are fool-proof.

This recipe is very forgiving. Egg noodles are not like pie crust or pastry dough where you have to be cautious with how much you handle the dough. You can’t over-mix them. If you feel like the dough is too “dry” you could add a little splash of water or milk. If you feel like it’s too sticky, add another sprinkle of flour. You really can’t mess them up.

Try “resting” the dough.

I’ve found that allowing the dough to rest for 5 minutes before rolling it out, and again after rolling it, makes it easier to work with and keeps the noodles from “shrinking” as you cut it. Resting is optional, but I’d recommend it. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a light towel while it rests.

Cooking and Storing:

You can cook these immediately after making them by adding them to a pot of boiling soup–they are my favorite to add to homemade chicken noodle soup. You can cook them in boiling water until tender and serve them with Swedish meatballs, Beef Stroganoff, or plain with butter and parmesan cheese.

Drape them on a pasta drying rack or on a clean towel and let them dry completely. Transfer them to an airtight container until you’re ready to cook them.

You could also freeze the dough in a freezer-safe ziplock bag. Then, cook them, from frozen, in a pot of boiling water or soup.

To make them in advance:

Dry them out (just dry enough that they wont stick together) by laying them on a dry towel, or a piece of parchment paper, or pasta drying rack. Then place them in a ziplock bag or air-tight tupperware and either refrigerate them for a few days, or freeze them for up to a few months. Then, cook them, from frozen, in a pot of boiling water or soup.

Consider serving homemade egg noodles with:

The BEST Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Swedish Meatballs

Recipe

Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total 25 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Mix eggs, milk, and salt together until smooth.  Stir in one cup of flour until smooth. Add additional flour, just a small spoonful at a time, until the dough comes together in a ball, but is still slightly sticky.
  • Dump dough out onto a floured surface. Use well floured hands to knead the dough with your hands, until it's no longer sticky, about 3-5 minutes. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out onto a lightly floured counter until it's very thin -- less than 1/4'' thick or paper thin.
  • Use a sharp knife or pizza cutting wheel to cut the noodles into long strips, however narrow or wide you like. I like to roughly gather them with my fingers into a pile to make them more shapely, and not so flat. You could even twist some with your fingers to make them prettier.
  • To cook them immediately, add them to a pot of boiling water and cook until tender to the bite, about 2-3 minutes. Drain and serve with butter and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Or add them to a pot of homemade chicken noodles soup.
    Or serve them with Easy Beef Stroganoff or Swedish Meatballs.

Notes

Make Ahead Instructions: Dry them out (just dry enough that they wont stick together) by laying them on a dry towel, or a piece of parchment paper, or pasta drying rack. Then place them in a ziplock bag or air-tight tupperware and either refrigerate them for a few days, or freeze them for up to a few months. Then, cook them, from frozen, in a pot of boiling water or soup.
Cooking Instructions: You can cook these immediately after making them by adding them to a pot of boiling soup--they are my favorite to add to homemade chicken noodle soup. You can cook them in boiling water until tender and serve them with Swedish meatballs, Beef Stroganoff, or plain with butter and parmesan cheese.
Storage Instructions: Drape them on a pasta drying rack or on a clean towel and let them dry completely. Transfer them to an airtight container until you're ready to cook them.
Freezing Instructions: Freeze the dough in a freezer-safe ziplock bag, or freeze them after they are cut and before they are cooked. When ready to use, cook them from frozen in a pot of boiling water or soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 318mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 4mg

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  1. I subbed out my 4 net carb flour mix (equal parts…1 cup of each of oat flour, oat fiber, wheat gluten, lupin flour, Bob’s red mill Paleo flour, LC foods bread flour and almond flour mixed in a big canister for later use) and made these exact as directed with a milk sub of heavy cream instead. They turned out amazing!!! 4 net carbs per HUGE serving of homemade noodles !!!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious and super easy. I used buttermilk instead of regular milk and had to barely use over one cup of flour. Used them for homemade chicken and noodles. Num. Will use this recipe again and again.

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect – well-done, with JUST the right sharing of all details. I did these with my Mother but rarely when I grew up – but the soup today just called for them, so I want to thank you for sharing this! Delicious in the soup or on their own with butter and herbs or a bit of cheese sauce..yes!

  4. 5 stars
    I made these for the first time. So easy to make, and good. I will be making again. I love the idea of using a pizza cutter to cut strips.

  5. So I am making this recipe for a chicken and dumplings recipe. The broth/soup part is boiling when the noodles are cooking but their texture comes out spongy and tougher. I am not sure if I am cooking them too long or not long enough. I did the 3 minutes like the recipe says but they are not tender to bite after that amount of time. I have also tried more time but I don’t want to overcook the noodles. What can I do to make them right?

  6. 5 stars
    These were great! I was making chicken noodle soup all the way from the whole chicken to make the broth, and I figured I might as well go all the way this time (okay, confession, I didn’t have egg noodles and the idea of using dried spaghetti made me cringe). Dough came together very easily (I did knead in case the last bit of flour rather than trying to stir it), and I
    used a pasta roller. In the context of the entire meal (that is – my kitchen was already a mess, lol), this was relatively little extra work. A keeper, for sure.

    1. I’ve used this recipe at least once a week for the past month. My kids love it! Thank you for sharing an easy and delicious recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    This is an excellent easy recipe for wonderful noodles. I served noodles two ways in the same meal. I boiled them in hot water until al dente and served them 1) in some chicken soup that I had already previously made and heated up and 2) I made a brown butter sauce by putting a tablespoon of butter in a small nonstick skillet and cooking on medium low for about 4 minutes the topped the noodles with the brown butter and some grated pecorino Romano cheese. Yum!

  8. 5 stars
    I was trying to find the time for cooking my noodles as I usually go by checking and this time I kind of needed to know how long. All my “homemade noodle” search brought up were recipes using frozen noodles! So glad I found this because I was beginning to think no one knew how much better they are from scratch. My “recipe” is handed down from my grandmother who died almost 50 years ago. It’s slightly different just in measurements- for each egg used, add 1/2 eggshell of milk and the flour is just by feel of the dough.

    One thing I would mention is mentioned in another review. I ALWAYS cook in broth or bouillon.

    Oh, and the world’s best noodle cutter is sold as a rolling herb dicer or vegetable cutter. It cuts 5 noodles at a time so you can imagine how much time it saves!

    1. Thanks for bringing up cooking them directly in the soup broth, I appreciate it. I’m making chicken soup today, a bit cold our up here on the prairies.

  9. My daughter has gluten issues. Can these be made with gluten free flour and if so are there any modifications to the recipe?

  10. I needed a new homemade noodle recipe. When our children were home, I made noodles from scratch often. Noodles for the chicken and noodles dish. The recipe I used was in an old cook book that I disposed of several years ago. My daughter asked me to make her family a homemade pot of chicken and noodles. And I went searching for a new recipe. I’ve made the recipe once. The noodles are yummy. I just have one question. I always let my noodles out on the counter overnight to dry. There was not an amount of time listed in your recipe. Just asking your advice on that…… Thank you

  11. I grew up on the same egg noodle recipe. It has been passed down. Can not lie, a lot of work. FYI I usually either chicken or beef brother to cook them in instead of water. Gives more flavor. I fix with turkey, chicken and beef roast.

  12. 5 stars
    Im trying this recipe today..its thw same or close to the same as my moms.I love quick easy delkcious recipes for my family..

  13. 5 stars
    My Mother used to make homemade egg noodles. I had the recipe that her mother had written. Through the years, it has become MIA. I used to buy Reams noodles but anymore, the store does not carry them. Your recipe is very close to the one my Mom used. Thank you for sharing it!

  14. The flavor of the noodles was great! I didn’t roll them thin enough.
    I’ve made them twice and both times my dough was very elastic when I was rolling it out. I roll and roll and my dough keeps drawing back up what am I doing wrong?

      1. Making them right now, dough seems to be a bit salty so maybe i’ll cut back to about 1/2 a teaspoon instead of 3/4 but other than that it seems to be amazing!

      2. 5 stars
        oh my goodness i take back saying they were too salty! THESE ARE AMAZING! the salt cooks out nicely they’re so amazing i’m addicted!

  15. 5 stars
    Loved this. My first time making pasta. Although my noodles were a bit thick I thought they tasted terrific. Thinking of getting a pasta maker to roll them out thinner. Do you have one you’d recommend?

  16. 5 stars
    Worked great for Gluten free too. I have wanted to make noodles for a long time and this was the best one I have made it was simple and delicious. It also worked for ravioli and it didn’t fall apart literally anyone can make them.

  17. 5 stars
    I have never been a very good cook – baker yes, cook NO. When my daughter asked me to keep the bones from a turkey I made so I could make soup I couldn’t say no, but we didn’t have any good noodles & I was prepared for disappointment. On a whim I Googled homemade egg noodles & this was the only recipe I figured I couldn’t mess up. I’m so thankful I tried it! The soup turned out so good, my family asked me to make another turkey a couple weeks later so I could make more soup.
    This is the best, easiest, fool-proof recipe ever. If I can make these without messing them up, anyone can make them!

  18. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and so tasty! I’ve made it several times for Chicken Noodle soup and every meal has been a success. Thank you!

  19. Awesome..I made and added chicken breast, carrots and onions. Next time will try for mac and cheese. Grandkids fave.

  20. 5 stars
    I started a pot of chicken & veggies cooking thinking I had egg noodles. Wrong! So I googled “egg noodles from scratch”. Found your recipe. They were super easy to make and made my good chicken noodle soup to superior chicken noodle soup. Many thanks, Julz

  21. Use duck eggs or goose eggs. They make the best tasting noodles ever because the eggs are richer.

  22. This is almost identical to the recipe I have been using for 40 years and it never fails. One trick my mom taught me- add 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar with your other liquid ingredients. If you make a larger batch increase the vinegar to a teaspoonful. You don’t taste the vinegar in the noodles but it somehow enhances the flavor greatly! I am asked to make beef and noodles or chicken and noodles for potlucks, office parties,and family gatherings all the time.

  23. 5 stars
    This is my favorite noodle recipe and I make it alot!!! Easy to make goes far and I love to put them in a baggie and freeze them for later use!

    1. Okay.. I am trying this recipe tonight and the 1-2tsp seemed like a lot of salt. I can make the 1 tsp of salt work though.. just gotta keep in mind the saltiness of the soup before I add them and decrease the salt with a thick slice of raw potato if needed. I also added an extra egg yolk and only used tbsp the amount of milk. 1 added about 1/2 tsp olive oil. It was kneaded for about 5 minutes and is now resting in plastic wrap on the counter. The resting time is important for the gluten to make a nice chewy noodle. I am aiming for about 20 minutes on that.

  24. 5 stars
    Too much salt! Be careful. I made a double batch and used 3tbs salt. I added cream to the broth base to absorb the salty and boy it was SO good! I’ll be making huge batches of home made egg noodles from here on out. My best chicken noodle soup ever.

  25. I have been making homemade noodles for years. My mother taught me and I always thought I was the only person in the world that made them. I don’t use milk in mine but they are the best thing ever. My kids, who are grown now, still love them and ask me to make chicken and noodles for them still. I think the whole dish gets better after sitting for a day in the fridge. Gives all the ingredients time to get to know each other.

    Thank you for showing the world how easy and delicious these are!

  26. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy , it’s the first time I’ve ever made egg noodles and they turned out delicious!!!
    I put them in with my homemade chicken bone broth I made some chicken and noodles it was amazing!!!

  27. 5 stars
    I made them with half buckwheat and half oat flour, it works well, I did add a teaspoon of olive oil to counter the dryness of the buckwheat. I got very nice noodles, fairly easy to work with but I prefer spelt flour for flavour.

  28. I want to become known for making the best egg noodles and your recipe is the base for now my favorite thing to cook. I, too, used chicken stock instead of water to boil them in. They were fantastic. After draining, I added half a can of gravy… mmm!

    1. I wouldn’t go to all of that trouble and used canned gravy. Most delicious is to boil chicken legs with seasonings to make your own broth, debone the meat, add the noodles—heaven. A big dollop of HOME-MADE mashed potatoes and you have the #1 comfort food!

  29. Would I be able to make these with almond or coconut milk and a coconut or rice flour? My husband is gluten and dairy free and everyone’s craving chicken noodle soup. I would love to make these noodles to satisfy us all.

  30. My mother and grandmother used to make delicious homemade noodles. I don’t remember them using milk and I rarely have any in the house. Can I substitute water for the milk?

  31. Can I make these and add to chicken the day before and reheat them without over cooking the noodles? I am having a big crowd.

  32. Well i made my dough following all the directions to a t so my dough is chilling out in the fridge I’ve always dreamed of making my own noodles from scratch an i did it thank you so very much i do everything from scratch

  33. 5 stars
    I love these noodles. I used them in my chicken noodle soup. Tons of complements. I used my pasta maker makes them nice and thin. Then I used a pizza cutter to cut them to size.

  34. 5 stars
    These rock! I made a concoction I call “Crustless Pot Pie” using this recipe for the dumplings, and they came out great! I let them rest about 5 minutes after I cut them, tossed them in a bowl with a bit of flour and put them into the soup and let them cook with the soup at a low simmer for maybe ten minutes, just long enough that the carrots still had a tad bit of crunch left. Superb!

  35. 4 stars
    Worked really well in a home made shrimp and broccoli pasta. Boil large pot of water, add 2 crowns of broccoli cut up, cook 3 minutes, add noodles for another 3 minutes. DRain.12 ounces Peeled and deveined shrimp are defrosted or fresh and sautéed in olive oil with about 3 Tbsp. Or more Minced garlic until gray turns to pink, about 3 minutes. Mix contents in a large bowl and top with generous amount of grated Parmesan. Only problem I had was a little bit of sticking to rolling pin at first…. just added more flour!

  36. 5 stars
    Thank you, Lauren.

    I’m seriously shocked at how unfussy homemade egg noodles are to make. Even with a couple minor mistakes they still turned out great for me. Now that I know, I’ll make them more instead of using packaged. Seriously, they seem harder to botch than pie doughs, biscuits or yeast doughs and they don’t take that long to make.

    I’d never made noodles before, but my husband wanted pasta and we were out. Our milk was sour, so I subbed in some melted butter, almond milk and oil for the milk and it worked fine. I used some kosher salt with larger crystals which was probably a mistake along with heavily salting the water. The noodles were just slightly too salty, but still very good.

    They were a little thick since I probably only got them to 1/8 inch and my cuts weren’t all that consistent in width, but they were still delicious.

    I never knew noodles were so forgiving of all my screw ups.

    Thanks for the recipe and it’s a revelation that fresh noodles aren’t a super hard thing to make and aren’t as easy to botch in a big way as many people might think.

  37. 5 stars
    This is the first time I’ve ever made noodles, it was great.
    I’ll have to roll out even thinner next time, but I don’t think you can mess this recipe up no matter how thick the noodles are.
    No more store bought egg noodles for me!
    I don’t know why I haven’t been making my own noodles all along.

  38. First time trying to make noodles. I think mine must’ve been too thick. They never seemed to fully dry in the center, even after leaving overnight in the fridge. I cooked them and they definitely seemed a little doughy or dumpling like. I’ll try this again but, gonna have to try and keep rolling them until they’re very very thin

  39. oh my god these are so good. 🙂
    my 1st time making these and i did good LOL and yes ladies i’m a guy.

  40. what would happen if you did not cut them thin but a little thick ? but not too thick.
    but i did not cook them yet…
    until the morning then i will be making chicken and dumplings with these home made noodles, sounds so good.
    and L.O.L. you all say oh and not much work ha ha took me a few hours and still going .

    1. My Mom made the absolute BEST chicken and dumplings with a similar recipe, using two eggs and probably more flour. The dough was rolled thin on a floured surface, then cut into 2×3 pieces and put into the broth one piece at a time , with plenty of flour clinging to it, after the cooked chicken was removed. The excess flour thickened up the broth. It was a recipe given to her by my uncle’s wife, who was raised in the South and it was her family’s recipe. I found out years later that “dumplings” of that thinness and size are called “slick dumplings.,” and are common in the South. I have bought them in the frozen food section, uncooked, but they don’t come out anywhere near as tasty as Mom’s, even when cooked in broth.

  41. I use pretty much the same recipe other than I like to add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to it. It kicks the noodles up a notch for my chicken noodle soup.

  42. 5 stars
    Hello! I added your noodle recipe to my crockpot chicken noodle soup. Do you know how long I should cook them in the slow cooker? I don’t want to overdue them. 🙂 I plan on pulling them within the hour, but wanted your opinion first.
    Thanks!
    Amanda

  43. If you have an old play dough fun factory you can make them in to all sorts of shapes that kids will like.

  44. I am 81 and have never made home made noodles, however my Grandmother was Czech and I remember her making them in our kitchen when I was a child. This recipe sounds really good so I am going to try i. Thanks

  45. 5 stars
    This is similar to my Mom’s recipe from the 60’s. Instead of cutting while the dough is flat, we sprinkle with a little flour, roll the dough into a tube and slice. Then you pick up the rolls ato loosen hem up. We always make them the day before use and allow them to completely dry.

  46. 4 stars
    I am visiting my grandson in Connecticut and decided to make noodles for the chicken broth. However he has no rolling pin so I used a cold beer bottle. The noodles are happily boiling away in the broth right now. Thanks

  47. 5 stars
    OMG I googled “how to make egg noodles by hand” as I was craving stroganoff but am currently in North Africa with nary an egg noodle in sight (and no access to a pasta maker) – these were FANTASTIC!!! My husband and I raved about them the whole meal and I called my mom in the States to rave to her too (used your stroganoff recipe too, will comment on that as well) – not sure I can ever go back to store-bought again! I did use roughly half the salt called for, but the whole thing was eyeballed anyway as no measuring cups either haha. Had a bit of a mishap – I mixed the eggs and milk only to realize my flour bag was almost empty, dumped what I had in, saw it was nowhere near enough, and had to leave the ‘dough’ on the counter for 2 hours covered with a towel to run out to the market and buy more, but it still turned out amazing, none the worse for wear! Great recipe, pinned for many more delicious meals to come. Thank you!

    1. I’m so thrilled to hear you were able to make them in North Africa, and I’m glad you liked it with the stroganoff. Thanks so much for sharing your story!

  48. 5 stars
    Made today for lunch! Very easy and turned out wonderful! I did the 2 tsp of salt and it was pretty salty when added tomychicken soup.. but I bet that amount would be perfect for buttered noodles! Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      The Best homemade noodle recipe I have ever tried and I’ve tried numerous recipes. I prefer scratch baking and making homemade yeast recipes . The tip about resting really helps. I have made these twice in two weeks . Easy and an excellent consistency. When you cut the noodles if they aren’t as thin as you like a gentle stretch works well. I also like the fact it is not at all necessary to let these dry for hours. Thank you.

  49. 5 stars
    Lauren Allen, I think this is the perfect noodle recipe. So easy, and I enjoyed making it. This is my first time making noodles. I did make one mistake. I always boil the dry, packaged noodles longer than the directions to make them tender. I found out it is the opposite with fresh homemade. Mine were some very chewy tasty noodles! I will do your 2-3 minutes next time and I’m sure they will come out perfect. Thanks!

    1. Hi Lauren, I would suggest replacing the milk with water. Hope you get a chance to try this recipe!

  50. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. They are so much like my grandmother’s homemade noodles. I used only one tsp of salt and they turned out great. Now to mass produce them for future use! Thanks again!

  51. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! Made your chicken noodle soup and I’m never using store bought stock again. I’ve shared this recipe with a few friends already. Amazing. 10/10

  52. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe and hints, especially the hint that noodle dough is NOT like pie dough that we have to be careful how much it is handled. I’m 70 and just now trying to learn. I’ve also learned that noodles are not from some secret recipe that only a few know – thanks again.

  53. 5 stars
    These noodles were easy to make and came out tender and delicious. I aded three egg yolks and cooked them immediately. I am excited for my husband to try them when we watch the Kansas City Chiefs today.

  54. I just came across this recipe. I made a recipe just exactly like this, but I used gluten-free flour (due to my daughter-in-law having to eat gluten-free). The noodles turned out perfect. After rolling out the dough very thin, I cut them with a pizza wheel. I let them lay on the counter for about 45 minutes. I lifted them with a very thin spatula. They were easy and delicious.

    1. Hi Wendy, I’ve never done it, but I think it would definitely work! Just roll out paper thin, and cut it into wider noodles. Then you can boil them from there, or dry them out. Hope that helps!

  55. 5 stars
    I am literally in the middle of dinner and had to tell you that these noodles are ah-mazing!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe!!

    1. Hi Leigh Ann, I would dry them out (just dry enough that they wont stick together) by laying them on a dry towel, or a piece of parchment paper, or pasta drying rack. Then place them in a ziplock bag or air-tight tupperware freeze them for up to a few months. Then, cook them, from frozen, in a pot of boiling water or soup. Enjoy!

    1. I have not tested these with whole wheat flour, so I can’t say for sure. I’d love to hear if you make them!

    1. I haven’t tested these with gluten free flour, so I can’t say for sure. I’d love to hear if you try them!

  56. I have made my homemade noodles for years ( I’m 75 years old) my recipe is similar, only I use only 1 teaspoon salt and using 2 cups flour, I add 4 tablespoons “ carnation condensed milk”
    After cutting them with my pizza wheel, I leave them pretty much for half a day to dry some! In fact, I’m making my homemade chicken noodle soup right now!!

      1. 5 stars
        I’m not sure if she meant that or not. Maybe she likes the sweetness, without any other sugar being added to the flour, maybe this bit of creamy sweet milk makes a pretty good noodle? Doesn’t sound right though, eh.. ?

    1. I think the key is one teaspoon salt and double the flour. I made this recipe with two teaspoons salt and the dough was so salty I spent ten minutes adding flour and milk and still had to throw it away.