Grandma's Butter Noodles Recipe -
Grandma's Butter Noodles Recipe

Grandma's Butter Noodles

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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.

Jun 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.

Sep 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!

Jan 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!

May 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.

Dec 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!

Sep 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!


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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