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Schenken Noodle Recipe

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Schenken Noodle


Schenken Noodle Recipe - An Old Family Recipe

March is National Noodle Month in the United States (who knew?). For those who want to celebrate it, here is a ham and noodle recipe for you.

It is also very timely as a lot of people make a ham for Easter. This is a great recipe for using leftover ham.

My German grandmother used to make schenken noodle for us as a main dish meal. Served with a salad or vegetable on the side it becomes well balanced.

It is super easy to make and very tasty.

I am going to give you two different variations -- pick whichever suits your purpose.

Schenken Noodle

Schenken Noodle

Schenken Noodle Recipe

This is a nice comfort food. Easy to make and child enjoyable.

The recipe pictured was made with whole wheat noodles instead of the traditional egg noodles. Try it with you favorite noodles.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

25 min

45 min



  • 10 oz uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped or finely cubed ham
  • salt
  • cooking spray or butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large pot boil salted water and add noodles. Cook according to package instructions. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, add ham, 3 beaten eggs with milk and mix. Add the noodles and stir.
  4. Pour into an oven proof casserole greased dish and cook for 30 minutes. The dish should be shallow enough that the liquid covers the noodles.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, before serving.

Schenken Noodle Recipe - Method Of Cooking #2

Sometimes, my grandmother would make the schenken noodle on top of the stove -- particularly if she was using up leftover noodles. This is also the best way to heat up Schenken Noodle made with Method #1.

This recipe tastes richer, due to the butter in the pan.

This is a nice breakfast dish. If you like you can add an extra scramble egg over the noodles as you heat them to make even more of a breakfast dish.

You can also make about 1/4 of the recipe and make it a quick serving for one.

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Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min



  • 10 oz noodles
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cubed or diced ham
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. In a heavy skillet melt butter. Add ham and cooked noodles and stir until the mixture is heated -- about 10 minutes. Pour mixture of beaten eggs and milk over the noodles and stir for about 5 minutes until the egg is cooked.

Let me know you were here -- I love visitors to my kitchen

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 25, 2013:

Sounds simple and delicious!

Erin Mellor from Europe on September 15, 2013:

When I cycled through Germany and Austria I was surprised how common noodles were as a dish, I soon got used to that and often crave those Germanic recipes. I'm not a big ham eater but I'm sure I can adapt this one to work for me, thanks.

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on March 31, 2013:

sounds yummy. thanks for sharing new varieties of recipes.

anonymous on July 26, 2012:

Oh my goodness. I need to go eat something. This looks so yummy! :)

julieannbrady on April 16, 2012:

We used to eat lots and lots of noodles as children ... our grandma was always making homemade noodles. Yumm, I say!

MelonyVaughan on April 14, 2012:

Yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on April 06, 2012:

Oh this schenken noodle recipe looks like it fell straight from heaven. How wonderfully you have displayed this delicious looking heritage recipe. Yummy.

JoshK47 on April 05, 2012:

Sounds pretty tasty!

Jules Corriere from Jonesborough TN on April 01, 2012:

Delicious looking recipe. I had something like this when I lived in Germany. Congratulations on being one of the top lenses for Silly Celebrations in March. Blessed!

anonymous on March 26, 2012:

Schenken Noodle is delicious!

WriterJanis2 on March 25, 2012:

Love that you gave a couple of variations of the recipe.

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