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What to Make With Egg Noodles, from Stroganoff to Swedish Meatballs

When you think comfort food, maybe your mind goes to mac and cheese or spaghetti and meatballs. But don’t sleep on egg noodles—they’re soft, chewy, a little bit rich and the ideal blank slate for everything from chow mein to tuna noodle casserole.

What are egg noodles?

Egg noodles are a type of noodle made from eggs and flour. In grocery stores, they’re frequently (but not always) cut into wide ribbons and sold dried, and they’re a staple in Jewish, German, Asian and Turkish cuisines. That also means there’s a variety of egg noodle types—from the spiral-shaped noodles you’ll find in kugel to the long, springy noodles in lo mein.

Wondering what to make with egg noodles? Lucky you: We have 23 tasty ideas, from beef stroganoff to chickpea noodle soup.

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what to make with egg noodles easy 30 minute beef stroganoff
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1. Easy 30-minute Beef Stroganoff

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

The only other thing you’ll need to round out this streamlined meal? A glass of red wine.

what to make with egg noodles slow cooker chicken noodle soup
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2. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Time Commitment: 6 hours, 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: slow cooker recipe, one pot, high protein, kid-friendly

Make dinner before you even make breakfast.

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3. Salmon Noodle Bowls With Chili-yuzu Relish And Pickled Radishes

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, beginner-friendly

FYI, this one is adaptable to whatever leftover vegetables you have lingering in the refrigerator in place of the radish.

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4. Chicken And Noodles

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, kid-friendly, beginner-friendly

Not to be confused with chicken noodle soup, chicken and noodles is creamy and eaten with a fork. (It’s kind of like the inside of a chicken pot pie, but with egg noodles.)

what to make with egg noodles chicken chow mein
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5. Chicken Chow Mein

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly, high protein

Stir-frying the noodles gives them a chance to soak up all that flavorful sauce.

what to make with egg noodles salisbury steak meatballs
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6. Salisbury Steak Meatballs

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, kid-friendly, make ahead

Who needs red sauce when you can have onion-y, savory gravy?

what to make with egg noodles chicken tetrazzani
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7. Chicken Tetrazzini

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead, under 500 calories

If you didn’t grow up eating this casserole, now’s your chance to try it. It’s cheesy, creamy and rich, thanks to Parmesan and a little white wine.

what to make with egg noodles swedish meatballs
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8. Swedish Meatballs

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead, under 500 calories

Like IKEA, but better.

what to make with egg noodles tuna noodle casserole
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9. Tuna Noodle Casserole

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, under 500 calories, high protein

Baby boomers love it, and for good reason. It’s easy to make, economical and packed with protein.

what to make with egg noodles chicken noodle soup
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10. Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: make ahead, beginner-friendly, kid-friendly

You can never have too many versions of this comfort food in your back pocket. Plus, this one is ready in all of 30 minutes.

what to make with egg noodles chicken stroganoff
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11. Chicken Stroganoff

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: under 500 calories, high protein, low carb, ready in <30 minutes

Swap the beef for chicken and suddenly it’s a brand-new dish.

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12. Cabbage And Noodles

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Aka haluski, a classic Eastern European recipe that you can make in one pot. It’s flavorful without a ton of effort or extra ingredients (thank you, kielbasa).

what to make with egg noodles instant pot beef and noodles
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13. Instant Pot Beef And Noodles

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: instant pot recipe, crowd-pleaser, high protein

Meet beef stroganoff’s cousin. This Midwestern dish is just as cozy, but with a broth-based sauce that’s not quite as decadent.

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14. Herbed Turkey Stroganoff

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: beginner-friendly, high protein

Speaking of stroganoff, you can make it with any protein (or even mushrooms).

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15. Simple And Easy Pörkölt (hungarian Stew)

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, high protein, beginner-friendly

If you can make beef stew, you can make this mouthwatering, paprika-spiced number.

what to make with egg noodles chicken egg drop soup
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16. Chicken Egg Drop Soup

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: make ahead, high protein

It’s all our favorite soups in one, with egg noodles for good measure.

what to make with egg noodles lamb meatballs
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17. Lamb Meatballs With Egg Noodles

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, beginner-friendly

You can (and should) make the meatballs ahead and freeze them for a weeknight meal. Sounds fancy, is actually foolproof.

what to make with egg noodles kugel
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18. Kugel

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly

Noodle kugel is a traditional Jewish dish with egg noodles and custardy base. You can bet we’re going back for seconds.

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19. Beef Noodle Casserole

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: under 500 calories, beginner-friendly

Sometimes a simple, crowd-pleasing comfort food is exactly what you need.

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20. Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser

It’s even quicker if you have a leftover rotisserie chicken in the fridge.

what to make with egg noodles one skillet french onion chicken
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21. One-skillet French Onion Chicken

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, one skillet, high protein

It has all the flavors of the soup you crave, plus chicken to make it a heartier meal. All you need are egg noodles to serve with it.

what to make with egg noodles chickpea noodle soup
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22. Chickpea Noodle Soup

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, vegetarian, beginner-friendly

Who said vegetarians don’t like comfort food?

what to make with egg noodles one pot cheesy mushroom spinach beef pasta
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23. One-pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: make ahead, kid-friendly, one pot

It takes less than an hour to make, dirties a single pot and will even win over picky kids. Need we say more?