This is my late mother-in-laws recipe for noodles -- her favorite for flavor and because they don't spring back when you roll them. At every family gathering she'd make the best Chicken and Noodles, dropping her prepared noodles into homemade chicken broth along with shredded cooked chicken, then serving them over mashed potatoes. I've made them many times and everyone loves them. When making multiple batches, and lacking counter space, I hang the rounds on clean plastic hangers to dry.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and melted butter together with a fork. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until dough becomes stiff. Knead on a lightly floured surface or in the bowl for a few minutes to blend completely. Divide the dough into thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a sheet about 1/16 of an inch thick. Place each sheet onto a dry cloth and set aside for 30 to 45 minutes to partially dry.

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  • When the noodle sheets are somewhat dry, roll up one at a time into a loose spiral and cut into strips as wide as you want using a sharp knife. Spread out the noodles to dry for about 1 hour before cooking or storing in freezer containers. To use frozen noodles, thaw in the container before using.

  • To cook the noodles, drop into rapidly boiling water or broth, and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 701 mg sodium. 30.1 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
A wonderful noodle recipe! Adding the baking powder makes for a delicious buttery noodle. Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We did use a pasta machine to roll them out and made two sizes of noodles. One thin and one nice and thick. This dough is so easy to work with! They were dried on a clothes rack set up in the kitchen. They went into a a wonderful turkey broth using up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey. TRY THIS RECIPE! It will not disappoint! Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving with chicken broth carrots celery and onions. We did use a pasta machine to roll the dough out and made two kinds of noodles. One thin and one thick and plump. This dough is so easy to work with. Noodles were hung on a folding clothes rack to dry. What a wonderful filling meal they made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2013
I made this recipe exactly as described to use in our chicken noodle soup. I just boiled up a test batch and they taste like boiled eggs! Nasty for soup. I'm going to try to tweak it and get rid of the eggy taste. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
A wonderful noodle recipe! Adding the baking powder makes for a delicious buttery noodle. Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We did use a pasta machine to roll them out and made two sizes of noodles. One thin and one nice and thick. This dough is so easy to work with! They were dried on a clothes rack set up in the kitchen. They went into a a wonderful turkey broth using up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey. TRY THIS RECIPE! It will not disappoint! Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving with chicken broth carrots celery and onions. We did use a pasta machine to roll the dough out and made two kinds of noodles. One thin and one thick and plump. This dough is so easy to work with. Noodles were hung on a folding clothes rack to dry. What a wonderful filling meal they made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
A wonderful noodle recipe! Adding the baking powder makes for a delicious buttery noodle. Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We did use a pasta machine to roll them out and made two sizes of noodles. One thin and one nice and thick. This dough is so easy to work with! They were dried on a clothes rack set up in the kitchen. They went into a a wonderful turkey broth using up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey. TRY THIS RECIPE! It will not disappoint! Made these with my young grandchildren who loved getting their hands on the dough. We used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving with chicken broth carrots celery and onions. We did use a pasta machine to roll the dough out and made two kinds of noodles. One thin and one thick and plump. This dough is so easy to work with. Noodles were hung on a folding clothes rack to dry. What a wonderful filling meal they made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2008
This in now THIS grandma's new noodle recipe. These are very easy to roll out and work with. They have a good flavor and turn out nice and delicate. My family also gave them a big thumbs up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
I made these very easy noodles for the first time ever and they are great! I put them in homemade chicken noodle soup and my husband said it was the best soup he had ever tasted. These will be made every time I make chicken noodle soup for sure. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
These noodles are the best in homemade chicken noodle soup. They are very easy to make. I don't let them dry. I just make them up and throw them in. Great noodles! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
so much easier to handle than previous recipes i have used... I added garlic and parsely to the dough and got a wonderful colorful noodle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
these noodles were great! Just like other reviewers said they were very easy to roll because the dough didn't snap back when rolled out. I rolled them out very thin and put them in chicken noodle soup. Very very tasty. Thank you for the PERFECT noodle recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2008
Ditto to previous reviews - they were easy to roll out and tasted great. This is the first time I have made noodles in years so will try different recipes to compare. But this one tasted GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
This is the BEST homemade noodle/pasta recipe EVER!!! I've tried many pasta recipes but none of them compare to this one. I mixed the dry ingredients together and put it in the food processor and started mixing as I poured in the wet ingredients. I used half the salt and added lemon pepper seasoning. (The food processor takes the work out of making the dough!) I let the dough sit for about 20 minutes then rolled it out. WOW! It rolls beautifully and I could get it quite thin. I loved that it didn't stick together and that it was so easy to handle. This makes very light noodles and the texture was wonderful and didn't turn soggy when boiled. This will be my base recipe for all my homemade pastas from now on!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
This recipe is by far the best that I have found for noodles!! I double it everytime I make them! Great job Grandma! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2013
I made this recipe exactly as described to use in our chicken noodle soup. I just boiled up a test batch and they taste like boiled eggs! Nasty for soup. I'm going to try to tweak it and get rid of the eggy taste. Read More
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