15+ Recipes that Use Egg Noodles & Easy Sauce Ideas

Wondering what the best recipes that use egg noodles are? There are so many great options! From stroganoff, to dishes with pesto, creamy dishes, and more! Here are some of the BEST egg noodle sauces to try tonight!

Have a bag of egg noodles to use? Let’s sauce things up!

Pick one of your favorite recipes from the list below, add a couple easy pasta side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

PS – Don’t forget about the best wine with pasta options too.

The BEST Sauces for Egg Noodles

Note: Many of these sauces are photographed with pasta. But they’re equally as delicious served with egg noodles!

Overhead shot of stroganoff in serving bowl topped with chives.
This traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe features beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
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Hands holding bowl of pasta topped with slow cooker bolognese.
This Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce would make my Nana Lamancuso proud. It’s silky and luscious with super tender meat and so much flavor. Crockpot bolognese is where it’s at! 
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Hand holding jar of homemade marinara sauce.
Easy 30 Minute Marinara Sauce offers rich and sweet flavors that can be enjoyed on plenty of dishes. Using basic ingredients & only 1 pot.
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Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
This 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce is an easy go-to sauce you can serve with pasta, chicken, shrimp, and so much more. The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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Slowly braised beef short ribs create a hearty, & boldly flavored ragu sauce in this Short Rib Ragu recipe. Ultimate Italian comfort food!
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Hands holding bowl of chicken noodle soup.
This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is packed with flavor, super easy and so satisfying. With tips on how to make it with chicken thighs, chicken breasts, a whole chicken, or leftover rotisserie chicken. 
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A vegetarian twist on a classic comfort food…Herby Buttered Mushroom Stroganoff. Add classic egg noodles and in 30 mins you’ll have a delicious meal.
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Chicken thighs simmer with veggies, herbs, tomatoes, & wine to create a hearty chicken ragu sauce perfect to toss into egg noodles.
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Two bowls of pasta with white bolognese.
This White Bolognese Sauce combines beef & Italian sausage in this silky, rich & delicately spiced sauce that’s perfect for topping a bowl of pasta!
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Rich and meaty Slowly Braised Lamb Ragu Sauce – Intensely flavorful lamb shoulder ragu, perfect paired with egg noodles.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole with Piquillo Peppers and Gruyere Cheese is an upgraded version of the classic tuna noodle casserole. Spiked with a bit of white wine and topped with buttery parmesan breadcrumbs – Yum! | platingsandpairings.com
This easy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Cheese is an upgraded version of classic tuna noodle casserole. Spiked with piquillo peppers, white wine & topped with panko.
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Mushroom Ragu sauce made with pan-roasted wild mushrooms & porcini-infused stock – perfect to toss in pasta.
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Overhead shot of two bowls of garlic and oil pasta next to small bowls of chili flakes and parmesan.
Garlic and Oil Pasta is a traditional Italian recipe that comes together in under 20 minutes. It’s made with a short list of flavorful ingredients, ensuring that it’s always simple, quick, and tasty.
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Sun dried tomato pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (Pesto Rosso) is delicious tossed with egg noodles. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients in 5 minutes! 
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Overhead close up of bowl of pasta tossed with broccoli pesto.
This Broccoli Walnut Pesto is a healthy-ish way to indulge in a big bowl of pasta. This homemade broccoli pesto with fresh basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and lemon is rich, creamy and delicious. Swirl it together with your favorite pasta and top it with some extra parmesan and walnuts for a delicious nutty flavor & crunch.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Recipes that Use Egg Noodles

Wondering what the best sauces for egg noodles are? From pesto sauces, to creamy sauces, tomato sauces & more! Here's 15+ delicious options. Try this traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe features beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, garlic powder, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Pat the beef dry with paper towels and add to the flour mixture in the bowl; toss to coat.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches (don’t crowd the pan), add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the brandy and wine and cook, scraping the pan with a spoon, about 1 minute. Return the meat to the pot and add the beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer one cup of broth to a small bowl; add the remaining 3 tbsp. flour and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the pot. Season to taste.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the meat mixture. Simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • Stir in the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve stroganoff over buttered noodles. Garnish with additional sour cream, plus chopped chives.


Store leftover stroganoff in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to three months. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating. Reheat over moderate heat on the stove, or in the microwave.
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Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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