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Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

I’m always looking for new ways to use up extra eggs. This recipe for easy homemade egg noodles is delicious and only takes about fifteen minutes!

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What are egg noodles?

Egg noodles are a very simple noodle consisting of flour, eggs, and sometimes water. You might find recipes that include salt, oil, or milk. This recipe is bare-bones but just as tasty.

Do I need a pasta maker to make fresh egg noodles?

Nope! With this recipe I do use a food processor to mix the dough as well as a pasta roller/maker attachment on my Kitchen Aid.

At a minimum, a food processor really is helpful to get the eggs and flour well incorporated. You can do it by hand but it takes a lot of stirring and mixing.

As to a pasta maker, you can definitely roll noodles out by hand and cut them too. I highly recommend checking out America’s Test Kitchen for an easy tutorial.

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What kind of homemade pasta can I make with this recipe?

The sky is the limit! With this recipe I have made fettucini, chunky stroganoff style, spaghetti, ravioli, and lasagna noodles.

What makes the noodles different is usually the thickness and how they are cut. You can experiment with this as much as you like. Hey, maybe even invent your own style of pasta!

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour plus additional if drying
  • Water as needed
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Supplies for Homemade Egg Noodles

  • Food Processor
  • Pasta Roller or Pasta Attachment for Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Rolling pin, if making by hand
  • Drying Rack if drying

How to Make Homemade Egg Noodles

First add three cups of four to the food processor and pulse a few times. This helps aerate the flour, allowing for easier egg incorporation.

Next, whisk two eggs in a separate bowl.

With the food processor running, pour the whisked eggs into the flour and continue to let it run.

When the dough forms into a ragged ball it is ready.

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If the dough is staying a more crumbly consistency, add in water one tablespoon at a time until it comes together.

Remove the dough from the food processor and knead it for 1-2 minutes until it is smooth.

Wrap in plastic wrap or a reuseable ziploc and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes up to 2 hours.

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Rolling the Pasta

Separate the dough into three balls and flatten them into discs.

With your pasta roller set on the widest setting, slowly put the dough through the rollers. Set this sheet aside. You may need to lightly flour your counter to prevent it from sticking.

Repeat with all the other two dough balls.

Next, adjust your roller setting to the next widest, and run the pasta sheets through again.

Continue to repeat this process until the pasta is at the desired thickness.

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Cutting the Noodles

If you are going to cut the noodles by hand, allow the sheets to dry until the edges of the sheets look a little cracked. 5-10 minutes.

Then slice the sheets in half widthwise. Roll up one side and slice it into noodles of your desired width.

If using a pasta maker to cut the noodles you can run them through whichever style noodle rollers you like.

As they come out of the pasta maker be sure to collect them, do not let them pile up or they will stick.

Your noodles are ready to cook or dry.

Cooking Fresh Noodles

Fresh noodles cook incredibly fast.

If you are planning to cook noodles right away, I recommend getting your water started before you roll out the pasta.

Salt your water generously so it tastes like the sea. Then bring to a rolling boil.

Add fresh pasta to the water and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Strain and eat however you like!

Drying Homemade Egg Noodles

If you plan to dry the noodles, dredge them lightly in flour to prevent them from sticking.

Then you can hang the noodles from a pasta dryer or a clothes drying rack also works well.

Another method for drying noodles is to make little noodle nests and allow them to dry for 12-24 hours on a cookie sheet. Flip them once, then store.

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Storing From Scratch Noodles

Your homemade noodles can be dried and stored in ziploc bags, mason jars, any airtight food safe container. Make sure the are completely dried before storing or you will get mold.

Keep them out of direct sunlight and store for 3-6 months. If they start to look or smell funky, toss them.

Noodles can also be frozen if you have the freezer space.

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Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Pasta Roller or Pasta Attachment for Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Rolling pin, if making by hand
  • Drying Rack if drying

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour plus additional if drying
  • Water as needed

Instructions
 

  • First add three cups of four to the food processor and pulse a few times.
  • Next, whisk two eggs in a separate bowl.
  • With the food processor running, pour the whisked eggs into the flour and continue to let it run.
  • When the dough forms into a ragged ball it is ready.
  • If the dough is staying a more crumbly consistency, add in water one tablespoon at a time until it comes together.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and knead it for 1-2 minutes until it is smooth.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap or a reuseable ziploc and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes up to 2 hours.
  • Separate the dough into three balls and flatten them into discs.
  • With your pasta roller set on the widest setting, slowly put the dough through the rollers. Set this sheet aside. You may need to lightly flour your counter to prevent it from sticking.
  • Repeat with all the other two dough balls.
  • Next, adjust your roller setting to the next widest, and run the pasta sheets through again.
  • Continue to repeat this process until the pasta is at the desired thickness.
  • If you are going to cut the noodles by hand, allow the sheets to dry until the edges of the sheets look a little cracked. 5-10 minutes.
  • Then slice the sheets in half widthwise. Roll up one side and slice it into noodles of your desired width.
  • If using a pasta maker to cut the noodles you can run them through whichever style noodle rollers you like.
  • As they come out of the pasta maker be sure to collect them, do not let them pile up or they will stick.
  • Dusty lightly with flour
  • Your noodles are ready to cook or dry.

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