From Grandma's Cookbook

Grandma’s Egg Noodles

This recipe is for my Grandma’s famous egg noodles.  It isn’t a holiday without them and the pride she had watching everyone gobble them up was apparent with her smile and people fighting over leftovers.   For almost 70 years, generations of my family have been enjoying these noodles.  They were made quite frequently for my grandma’s large family since the ingredients were cheap using flour and salt and getting eggs from the chickens on their farm.  Grandma told me how her mother would ask the girls what they wanted for supper and often the answer was “noodles!”

Her mother taught her how to make them, she taught her daughters and eventually me.  Every time I roll out this dough, the velvet feel of the dough as I coat it in flour feels like she’s right beside me and maybe in some way she is.  This recipe was her specialty and whether you cook many things or just one thing really well, it can become your signature recipe.  The dough can also be used to make chicken and dumplings just by cutting it a little thicker and shorter.  Roll it thinner and in sheets to use it for fresh lasagna noodles.  It’s versatile,  so delicious and I hope you’ll consider making it a part of your holiday tradition as well!  I mean we could all use a little more carbs for our food coma, right?  I could totally go for a bowl of it right now.

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Grandma’s Egg Noodles
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
  • about 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 4 cups beef, turkey or chicken broth (I use low sodium so I can salt to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp cornstarch
    Family sized recipe for 20 people + some leftovers
  • 7 to 7 1/2 cups flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water if needed
  • 12 cups of broth or dripping/water mix
  • 3-4 tbsp cornstarch (if needed)
  1. Add the flour to a medium sized bowl, then add the salt and stir to combine.
  2. Add the egg to the flour mixture and begin stirring to make a dough.
  3. The recipe straight from the cookbook can yield a crumbly dough so I keep 1-2 tbsp of water on hand to add to bring it together.
  4. Flour your surface and begin rolling, giving it a flip on occasion until it’s about 1/4” thick. (She always let hers dry for a few hours in sheets and cover with flour so it would thicken the gravy more. About 2-4 hours)
  5. Cut the dough into strips about 1/4” wide and separate them.
  6. If you have 4 cups of fresh beef or turkey drippings on hand that is always best. If you don't, use a box of broth.
  7. Measure out 3 cups of broth and add some fresh black pepper and bring the broth to a boil.
  8. Begin adding the noodles a few at a time so they don’t stick into a clump.
  9. Boil for 20 minutes.
  10. If you haven’t used enough flour on your own to thicken the broth, make a slurry of 1 tbsp of corn starch to 2 tbsp of water or broth.
  11. Bring it to a low boil then add the last of the broth using some broth and cornstarch if you need another slurry for thickening.
  12. Serve with beef roast or turkey. Tastes wonderful over mashed potatoes.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: 2-4 servings

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Out of respect for my grandma’s privacy, I have chosen not to show her face.  Besides she would agree, it’s all about the noodles.  😉



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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


  1. I love family recipes. I wish I got more off my nanna & mum when I had the chance.
    I’ll have to try this one considering I already have all the ingredients in the pantry. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Me too! It sounds like maybe you got a few? Treasure them! This is one is that the mainstay that everyone clamors for and just doesn’t feel like the holidays without it. Hope you love it if you try it!

    1. You’re very welcome and so glad you are going to try it! It can be altered easily. A shorter, fatter cut gives you dumplings. Add herbs to the dough for more flavor. Roll it thin for lasagna noodles, parboil then dry and assemble. Very versatile recipe! I hope you love it!

    1. Yay! I think you will love them. They’ve been a staple for our holidays but they are certainly good any time of year (and cheap to make! 😉 )

  2. There is nothing like homemade Egg Noodles, these noodles look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come to next weeks Thanksgiving party on Tuesday at 8:00 am, CST, see you then!
    Have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  3. This looks seriously amazing!! I have been wanting to experiment with making my own noodles, so I think this will be the perfect recipe to try that on!! It would be a huge hit with my family as well!

    1. Thank you, Liz! I made a batch of these for a new mom and added some rosemary and thyme to the noodles (cut them shorter and fatter for dumplings) and they were AMAZING! I think you’ll love them!

  4. Your picture looks yummy! I pinned this to save for later. I saw your post from Good Morning Monday. I saw #EndAlz and knew I needed to stop by. It’s so nice that you have your grandma’s recipe to keep passing it on. You are extremely sweet to pass the recipe on to all of us, too! I love your video! Great job on it! I love the ending of the video!

    1. Thank you, Natalie. I certainly don’t want this recipe to end now that she can no longer make it and it’s too good not to share with others. I so appreciate the kind words about the video. I’m so glad I recorded that when I did!

  5. I love old family recipes – they are such a wonderful symbol of how food connects us through the generations. Your Grandma’s Egg Noodles look absolutely delicious – real comfort food. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

    1. They definitely are and we just had them for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to jump into the leftovers tomorrow! 😉 Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. It is so good of you to share a family heritage recipe like this. They are the best recipes. I can just imagine the effort and love that went into making these noodles throughout the various generations of your family. Pinning.

    1. Thank you so much, Leanna. They truly are the best recipes and a way to keep those you love a part of the celebrations for years to come.

  7. I was fortunate enough to know my great grandmother. I was 18 before she passed away. My grandmother did not leave us until 2000 and my Mom is 88 and still going. I do all the cooking at my house and I learned a little bit from all three of the mothers in my life. I have my own style but I can tell you that I have tried over the years to duplicate many of the recipes passed down to me both written and oral and have never been able to duplicate a single one. I have even inherited pots and pans to cook some of those recipes in and that didn’t work either. I finally figured out that their love was the missing ingredient that I can’t duplicate.
    So I understand how important your grandma’s noodles are to you. But if you are like I’m, you have found that your egg noodles come up just a tiny bit short.

    1. I know exactly what you mean and while it’s close, it truly is what those women put into each meal that is missing. You can give someone a recipe but it’s the touch of the person passing it down that gives it the true final ingredient.

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