Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Grandma's Butter Noodles

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"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."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


2 h 10 m servings 254
Original recipe yields 4 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To cook the noodles, drop into rapidly boiling water or broth, and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 254 calories; 11.5 30.1 7.3 116 701 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 90
  1. 112 Ratings

    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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 ri...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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 ...

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.

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...

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!

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.

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 no...

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!

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 an...

This recipe is by far the best that I have found for noodles!! I double it everytime I make them! Great job Grandma!