13 Dinners That Start With a Bag of Egg Noodles
Whether you ate them simply buttered as a kid or in chicken soup when you had a cold, egg noodles probably make you think of comfort food — the one ingredient that can make anything better. The noodle's wide, flat shape is also ideal for cream sauces, stews, and casseroles. Egg noodles are also a traditional ingredient in Eastern Europe: No kugel, beef stroganoff, or haluski would be complete without them. Keep a bag in your pantry and you'll always have a family friendly meal at your fingertips.
Chef John's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Soft egg noodles are just what we want in chicken soup. This classic checks all the soul-soothing boxes. "Chicken soup as it should be — absolutely excellent," says reviewer MaryK.
Ground Turkey Noodle Bake
Love lasagna but don't have time for all those layers? Here, egg noodles are tossed in a creamy sauce, then layered with turkey, tomato sauce, and lots of cheese. "Even my toddler loved it!" says mommyhoffer.
Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff
No stroganoff is complete without a bed of egg noodles to soak up the rich, sour cream–laced gravy. This traditional version made big fans of nearly 800 reviewers and counting.
Porkolt (Hungarian Stew) Made with Pork
You've heard of goulash, but what about porkolt? This stew doubles the pork with bacon and boneless pork chops, all slow-simmered in a tomato and paprika sauce. "Wow — that's all we can say," says reviewer Cathy.
Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole
Fans of this retro classic know that no tuna casserole is complete without wide egg noodles. This version delivers right down to the cream of mushroom soup and peas, yet also takes the speedy route with a one-pan, stovetop cook.
Creator Terry gives classic Alfredo a veggie boost by starting with shredded zucchini — a perfect choice since it cooks down in minutes and melds with the silky milk and cream cheese sauce. Toss with the egg noodles and dinner is served!
Baked Turkey Tetrazzini
Everything you love about a comforting casserole is in this dish. Creamy sauce? Check! Wide egg noodles for bringing the sauce, mushrooms, and turkey together? Check! Golden breadcrumb topper? Check! Need we say more?
Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Egg noodles and cream of chicken soup transform the classic main (chicken breasts stuffed with ham and cheese) into a crowd-pleasing casserole. "This is the best 'pasta' casserole I've had in my life," says reviewer Jayelle.
Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles
Simple, humble, and so comforting, this Polish favorite is all about the egg noodles. Once boiled, they're stirred into butter-sautéed cabbage and onion, then baked until golden.
Egg Noodles with Spinach
Because egg noodles are so tender and have great flavor on their own, a simple toss in butter and garlic is really all they need. Just stir in some spinach and you've got dinner in minutes.
Broccoli Noodles and Cheese Casserole
Kids will flip for this super simple (and super fast) recipe. Just four ingredients leaves room for customization— reviewers added mushrooms, cooked chicken, and even Cajun seasoning to their versions.
A slow simmer makes the beef stew meat in this Hungarian classic so tender. It also creates a rich tomato-based gravy that'll get sopped up by the egg noodles. "Simply delicious, a real treat!" says naples34102.
Boiling the egg noodles is the only cooking required in this creamy pasta dish — a 1960s classic first made famous by Betty Crocker. Sour cream and grated Parmesan make up the tangy, creamy sauce here.