Five Easy Dinner Recipes That Start with Egg Noodles
With their high egg-to-flour ratio, egg noodles have a richer flavor than most traditional pasta types; moreover, they're unfussy, familiar, and comforting. Honestly, we're not sure why these delicious noodles are so often associated only with chicken noodle soup and not much else. They're one of the most versatile pantry ingredients you can squirrel away then use for a range of different culinary purposes, from main attraction to strong supporting player. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to enjoy egg noodles for dinner.
Chicken-and-Broccolini Mac and Cheese
We love baking egg noodles into casseroles, as these dishes benefit from one of their major strengths: Egg noodles are the ideal combination of noodle and cut pasta. In mac and cheese, such as the Chicken-and-Broccolini Mac and Cheese that's pictured above, wide egg noodles stand up nicely to a mustard and cream cheese sauce, as well as shredded cheddar. Plus, there are vegetables and protein to make this a complete one-dish winner.
Egg Noodles with Asparagus and Grated Egg Yolks
Egg Noodles with Asparagus and Grated Egg Yolks is a stovetop dish we consider a close relative of a casserole—to prepare this dish, you use the same big pot of generously salted water to cook the asparagus and the egg noodles. Mix the vegetables and pasta with lemon zest and juice, mascarpone and Pecorino Romano cheeses, and grated hard-boiled eggs yolks for a simple, sensational, and substantial dinner.
Tagliatelle with Herbs and Buttery Egg Sauce
If you want a sophisticated egg noodle dish, you can't go wrong with this Tagliatelle with Herbs and Buttery Egg Sauce. Combined with three simple ingredients (plus salt and pepper) the noodles are transformed into an elegant supper.
Coq au Vin
Another place where egg noodle shine: any dish that has a meaty sauce, which these noodles so wonderfully soak up. Coq au vin is one; its tomato- and wine-infused broth pretty much requires a starch to accompany it, and egg noodles are more than up to the job.
Chicken Noodle Soup
As for soup, our Test Kitchen's Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup deliciously proves that putting egg noodles in chicken soup is hardly a throwaway use. They hold up remarkably well in this homey dish, becoming only richer and plumper as they simmer in the broth.
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