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Cooked small shell pasta noodles that are fried then mixed with eggs that are scrambled. Can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

(Last Updated On: May 26, 2022)

Noodles with scrambled eggs are exactly that, cooked pasta noodles that are fried, then smothered in scrambled eggs. This is an old-time favorite recipe that my mother cooked for us kids when we would come home from school for lunch. It was one of our favorite lunches. There were five of us kids, plus a few neighbor kids would come for lunch too.

Of course, noodles with scrambled eggs can be served for breakfast too, but I’m sure my mom didn’t have much time to cook during the morning. It was enough for her to get all of us kids out the door in time for school. She was a very busy woman for sure, and I don’t know how she did it all, but she did!

Noodles with Scrambled Eggs.

Key Ingredients for Noodles with Scrambled Eggs

  • 1 cup of uncooked small shells (macaroni)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for frying pan (not shown)
Ingredients for noodles with scrambled eggs.
Ingredients for noodles with scrambled eggs.

Step-By-Step Noodles with Scrambled Eggs Instructions with Photos

1. Prepare the Small Shells

We used small shells but you can use whatever your favorite pasta noodles may be. First, bring a pot of water to a full boil, then add the small shells, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat to medium-high. The water should continue to boil, but not overflow the pot.

We cooked the small shells for about 9 minutes, then drained the water in a colander, but did not rinse the shells in cold water. Whatever pasta shells you choose, read the product label on the back of the packaging for the cooking instructions.

Two cups of cooked pasta noodles in a bowl.
Two cups of cooked pasta noodles in a bowl.

2. Get the Frying Pan Ready

Put 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan. Turn the heat on high and start melting the butter. As soon as the butter starts melting, turn the heat to medium-high.

One tablespoon of butter in a frying pan.
One tablespoon of butter in a frying pan.

3. Add Small Shells to the Butter

Add the cooked small shells to the frying pan together with the butter.

Cooked pasta noodles were added to the butter in the frying fan.
Cooked pasta noodles were added to the butter in the frying fan.

4. Brown the Small Shells

Brown the small shells in the frying pan on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Then set aside for a few minutes while we prepare the eggs in the next step.

Browning the pasta noodles in the frying pan.
Browning the cooked pasta noodles in the frying pan.

5. Prepare the Eggs

Put 6 eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Beat the eggs with a fork. Then add 2 tablespoons of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt together with the beaten eggs.

Six beaten eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Six beaten eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

6. Add Eggs to the Small Shells

At this time, put the frying pan with the slightly browned pasta shells back on the stove on medium heat. Pour the beaten egg mixture into the frying pan together with the slightly browned pasta shells, then scramble the eggs.

The egg mixture is added together with the cooked pasta noodles.
The egg mixture is added together with the cooked pasta noodles.

7. Scrambled the Eggs

Continue to scramble the eggs together with the pasta shells until the eggs are done to your liking. It takes about 5 to 6 minutes or so for the eggs to be done, give or take a few minutes.

Scrambling the eggs with the pasta noodles.
Scrambling the eggs with the pasta noodles.

8. Ready-To-Eat Noodles with Scrambled Eggs

While the eggs are cooking, chop them with a spatula and mix them with the small shells.

Noodles with scrambled eggs in a frying pan.
Noodles with scrambled eggs in a frying pan.

Final Thoughts

Kids love scrambled eggs, and they love eating pasta noodles, so for their next breakfast or lunch, try putting the two together for them. Serve with buttered toast together with fresh fruit.

Noodles with scrambled eggs on a plate.

If you want more pasta ideas to cook for family dinners, try our best mac and cheese recipe, our amazing instant pot spaghetti, or our delicious lasagna. Enjoy!

Noodles with Scrambled Eggs

Noodles with Scrambled Eggs

Flo
Cooked small shell pasta noodles that are fried then mixed with eggs that are scrambled. Can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
5 from 8 votes
Cost $3
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings 3

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup small shells (uncooked macaroni)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter (for frying pan)

Instructions
 

Prepare the Pasta Noodles

  • Choose your pasta noodles, we used small shells.
  • Cook as directed on the package.
  • After pasta noodles are cooked, drain the water out in a colander, but don't rinse the shells in cold water.

The Frying Pan

  • Start melting the butter in a frying pan on high heat. Turn the heat to medium-high as soon as the butter starts melting.
  • Add the cooked small shells to the frying pan with the butter.
  • Brown the cooked small shells on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Set aside.

The Egg Mixture

  • Beat the 6 eggs in a medium-sized bowl with a fork.
  • Add the milk, salt. and pepper to the beaten eggs.

Scramble the Eggs

  • Put the frying pan with the browned pasta shells back on the stove on medium heat.
  • Pour the beaten egg mixture in with the browned pasta shells, then scramble the eggs.
  • Continue to scramble the eggs, mixing and chopping them with the pasta shells until the eggs are done to your liking. We did about 5 to 6 minutes.

Recipe Notes

  • One cup of uncooked pasta shells makes two cups cooked.
  • Noodles with scrambled eggs go great with buttered toast and fresh fruit.
  • Tastes great served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Keyword macaroni, noodles, pasta, pasta shells, scrambled eggs, small shells
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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m 70yrs old and my Momma used to make this for us kids. It was a cheap, filling meal that we loved. I still make it now, but I add some cubed ham or bacon. And I still love it. I’ve made it for friends who can’t believe what they are eating…..and loving. And here it is now, all these years later. Guess my momma was on to a good thing.

    1. Hi Pat, thanks for your comment. That’s awesome that we grew up being kids at the same time. Best times to be a kid for sure. Yep, my mother made noodles and eggs for us kids and we loved it and I still love it today, just like you do. Your cubed ham or bacon sounds yummy to me. Thanks for the idea.

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