Egg noodles can be used in a variety of dishes, from casseroles to soups, to eaten on their own topped with butter, herbs, and even breadcrumbs. Making egg noodles to eat on their own or to use in other dishes becomes lightning fast in an Instant Pot, because once the pressure cooker seals, it only takes 2 minutes to cook egg noodles. Keep reading to learn how to cook egg noodles in an Instant Pot.
What ingredients should I add?
Cooking egg noodles in an Instant Pot doesn’t require many ingredients. Add the dry egg noodles, just enough water to cover them, and a generous pinch of salt. If you would like the egg noodles to absorb more flavor, use chicken, vegetable, or beef broth in place of part of the water or all of the water. Because the Instant Pot retains all of the moisture, you will not need to add more liquid than enough to cover the dry egg noodles.
How long should I cook the egg noodles?
Once you have placed the egg noodles, salt, and water or broth in the Instant Pot, turn the valve to seal the Instant Pot, and set the timer to 2 minutes on the manual setting. Allow the Instant Pot to seal and cook, and then quick release the steam when the timer has finished. The egg noodles should be ready to use however you desire.
Should I pre-cook egg noodles if I am using them in soup?
If you pre-cook the egg noodles in an Instant Pot, don’t add them to soup until you are ready to eat the soup. It is best to add the egg noodles to your soup bowl and spoon the soup over the egg noodles.
What if the egg noodles didn’t cook long enough in the Instant Pot?
If 2 minutes was not enough time to cook the egg noodles through, place the lid back on the Instant Pot and allow the noodles to sit for a few more minutes. There is no need to turn the Instant Pot back on, as the noodles will cook in their own steam and leftover broth when the lid is placed back on the pot.
How can I use egg noodles cooked in an Instant Pot?
Try using cooked egg noodles in casseroles, such as cheesy tuna casserole topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Egg noodles are popular in soups like chicken noodle soup, but can also be a delicious and surprising addition to tomato soup. Egg noodles are also delicious when eaten on their own, especially when they have been cooked in broth. Top them with butter, cheese, breadcrumbs, or other toppings of your choice.