How to Make and Cut Homemade Noodles for Soup

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How to Make and Cut Homemade Noodles for Soup

It's time to start thinking about comfort foods, and there's nothing more comforting than soup with homemade noodles. Sure you can use a pasta maker to roll out the dough and cut the noodles, but you don't really need one as long as you have the right tools.

Make our homemade noodles recipe below and then use one of these three methods for cutting the noodles into strips. For all methods, start by rolling out the dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface to 1/16-1/8-inch thick.

For narrow noodles, cut into 1/8-inch strips; for medium noodles, cut into 1/4-inch strips; and for wide noodles, cut into 1/2-inch strips. For shorter noodles, you can cut the longer strips into 2 to 3 inch pieces.

Method 1

Use a Pizza Cutter to cut strips of noodles to your desired width from the rolled out dough.


Method 2

Use a 4" Paring Knife to cut strips of noodles to your desired width from the rolled out dough.


Method 3

Roll the dough up and cut through the roll with a 4" Paring Knife to the desired width of noodle. Unroll and gently shake out strips.


After cutting your noodles, arrange them in a single layer on lightly floured, clean towels and let stand for 30 minutes or until dry.

Try using the noodles in our Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.


Homemade Noodles for Soup

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix flour and salt together on a clean, flat surface. Make a well in the mix and add the egg yolks and egg.
  2. Mix with your hands. Add water a teaspoon at a time until you can knead the dough. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. If dough is sticky, add more flour, a little at a time.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, roll one-fourth of dough at a time into rectangle, 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough covered and cut using one of the methods above). Cut dough into noodle strips using one of the methods above.
  4. Arrange in single layer on lightly floured towels; let stand 30 minutes or until dry.
  5. Homemade noodles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  6. To freeze, place noodles in a plastic freezer bag or freezer container. Seal and freeze up to 8 months. Add 1 – 2 minutes to cooking time for frozen noodles.

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