Homemade Egg Noodles

If you have some time and are looking for a fun activity to do with you kids, make egg noodles to accompany your Chicken Noodle Soup. This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Determine the tasks you will give them depending on their age. 

Making noodles is a great activity for kids of all ages. I can tell you Alexandria was sure to eat all of her soup since, "I made it, Dad!"

Making noodles is a great activity for kids of all ages. I can tell you Alexandria was sure to eat all of her soup since, "I made it, Dad!"

My 2 year old loved this activity. I even had her crack an egg. She just cracked it on the counter and I opened it up for her to watch me pour it in the bowl. It is always a good idea to crack eggs into a small, separate bowl to prevent shells from mixing in the flour. She then whisked the eggs together with a fork and stirred them into the flour. She could not finish mixing it all together but enjoyed mixing as much as she could.

We formed 2 doughs and lightly kneaded them. I am sure she slept well after her work out in the kitchen! We then broke each dough into 3 small balls. We used a rolling pin to roll out the dough- an activity that is also great for kids! When I usually make pasta, I crank it through a pasta bike (like this one) to make a thin, consistent, layer of noodle.

Using a pizza cutter we cut the dough into thick strips and left them to dry while we prepared the rest of the ingredients for our Chicken Noodle Soup.

noodle ingredients

Noodle Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 cup of Water (on reserve)
  1. Measure flour into a medium bowl (or like my Grand father, measure it right onto the table- I'm not as risky with a toddler). Using the bottom of the measuring cup, make a well in the center of the flour.
  2. Crack eggs into a separate bowl and whisk together (You can season with a pinch of salt if you prefer). Pour into the well.
  3. Using a fork, combine Flour and eggs until coarse crumbs start to form. Add a TB of water at a time and continue to stir until a dough forms.
  4. Knead dough with flour, making sure it is not sticky. Break into 6 smaller balls and let rest.
  5. Roll out each dough piece until 1/8inch thick. Cut into thick noodles and let dry.

Make a Well in the flour and Pour eggs in (Please note eggs are not whisked together in this picture. It is a good idea to whisk eggs together before mixing with flour)

Combine eggs and flour until coarse crumbs form. Add in a Tablespoon of water at at time and continue to stir until a dough forms… You may have to get your hands dirty for this one… I always do!

Break the dough into smaller balls to make it easier to roll out. Then give your kiddos a rolling pin and let them Rock & Roll!

You will have to take over to make the dough thin enough. I would suggest picking up a Pasta Bike. I have found them for $20 at Home Goods and they are worth it!!