Grandma's Butter Noodles


We call these grandma noodles though this is my late mother-in-law's recipe — 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 serve 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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Whisk eggs and melted butter together in a large bowl with a fork. Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until dough becomes stiff. Knead on a lightly floured surface or in the bowl for a few minutes to blend completely.

  2. Divide 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.

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

  4. To cook the noodles: Drop into rapidly boiling water or broth, and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.


To use frozen noodles, thaw them in the container before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
12g Fat
30g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 701mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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