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Bridled Noodles

November 22, 2012Teresa

Bridled Noodles are a wonderful, quick and easy side dish that my husband’s family has served at almost every Thanksgiving meal since way before John was born and definitely since I joined the family. Grandma always served this dish. This Pennsylvania Dutch recipe was her specialty.

Although John thought it was an old German recipe from his grandpa’s side of the family. John was her only (and therefore favorite) grandson so she always made a lot of dishes to please him. We have made this comforting casserole so many times I’ve lost count.

His family always used to serve this casserole with turkey gravy over the top. This is my oldest son’s favorite holiday dish though he likes it without gravy–but he’s not much of a gravy lover anyway. I like it served both ways.

We’re not actually sure of the spelling for this recipe. It may have a German spelling and be spelled “Breidled Noodles.” I’ve always spelled it this way. Regardless of the spelling it doesn’t affect the taste of this delicious dish. We’re also not exactly sure of the origin. Some believe this is an Amish dish. Regardless, it is superb in taste and texture.

After I started really trying to watch my diet in 2009, I haven’t made many of my husband’s favorite casseroles, but this year I thought we’d dig out the recipes and show you some of our favorites–even if they are LOADED with calories. They are also LOADED with taste!

John was one happy camper when he heard I was making this dish and his other favorite holiday casserole–Berry Mallow Yam Bake this year. I have not made this dish for quite some time because we’ve gone to my sister’s house in Colorado Springs for several thanksgivings and it’s just too much with all the side dishes they make.

This recipe is super easy and his family always preferred serving this dish instead of mashed potatoes. Basically you use wide dumpling noodles (homemade are great but I usually use store-bought), and a seasoned buttered bread crumb mixture in layers. To serve it, you dish up a large spoonful and smother it in gravy. Healthy? No. Tasty? Yes!

I’m not sure where Grandma found this recipe–whether from a cookbook or given to her by a friend. All I know is that this recipe has been in the family for over 50 years. I hope you enjoy it. It’s different and not the traditionall type of recipe normally served at Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it is really tasty nonetheless. Give it a try sometime. It’s a great side dish with or without the gravy.

This tasty recipe is featured at All Free Casserole Recipes here. Please check it out!  Bridled Noodles have been featured as one of the top ten recipes for September 2013 at All Free Casserole Recipes. Find the post here.

When I first posted this recipe in November 2012, it was back when I was still using an iPhone for a camera, so my pictures were not as clear as I would have liked. I’ve been remaking all my first year blog recipes so I can get better, more appealing pictures.

So I made Bridled Noodles this year (November and December 2015) for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, although I only took pictures of the Christmas batch. It has been so long since I’ve eaten any of these scrumptious noodles that I indulged this year–with and without gravy. Oh, my, I could have eaten the whole batch myself. I L-O-V-E these noodles. I hope you give them a try sometime.

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Bridled Noodles was always a family favorite dish for my husband when he was growing up.

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We serve Bridled Noodles with Turkey Gravy poured over the top. This dish is  delicious served either way.

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Bridled Noodles are an easy side dish for Thanksgiving Turkey or any main dish meal.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients, plus salt, pepper and parsley.

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Boil wide dumpling noodles. I used 2 12-oz. bags of noodles and boiled them about 7 or 8 minutes. Drain the noodles and add a couple of tablespoons of butter. Swirl it around in the noodles until it melts completely. 

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Place half of the buttered noodles in a greased 8×12″ casserole dish.

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Melt a stick of butter. Add Italian bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Stir butter and bread crumbs together. Sprinkle half of the bread crumb mixture over the noodles.

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Add the remaining noodles and top with remaining bread crumbs.

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Bake casserole at 350, covered with foil, for about 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another minute or two to lightly brown the crumbs. Remove from oven. Garnish with salt, pepper, and fresh parsley, if desired.

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Bridled Noodles are an old-fashioned Amish favorite from the Pennsylvania Dutch region of the country.

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Here’s a more savory serving of Bridled Noodles with gravy spooned over the top. This recipe was passed down to us from John’s Grandma. They used to serve this dish every time they served turkey.

Here’s the recipe.

BRIDLED NOODLES

(Recipe adapted from Anna Rubner, John’s Grandmother, Largo, FL)

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Savory and tasty Amish side dish that's great for holiday dinners. This dish is traditionally served with Turkey Gravy over top as a side for Turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Heat water in large stock pot to boiling.
  2. Add noodles and cook according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, mix 1 stick butter and Italian bread crumbs.
  4. Drain noodles and add ½ stick of butter.
  5. Stir into noodles well until butter is completely dissolved.
  6. Take care not to tear up the noodles while stirring butter into them.
  7. Spread about half of the cooked noodles on the bottom of a greased 8x12" glass casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle half of the bread crumb mixture over top.
  9. Repeat layers ending with bread crumbs on top.
  10. Bake about 15-20 minutes at 350º covered with foil, or until heated through completely.
  11. Remove foil and return to oven for about 1-2 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.
  12. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  13. Serve with or without Turkey Gravy, as preferred.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is traditionally served for thanksgiving dinner with gravy over top, but it can also be served without gravy.

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[b]Bridled Noodles[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Anna Rubner, John’s Grandmother, Largo, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Savory and tasty Amish side dish that’s great for holiday dinners. This dish is traditionally served with [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/11/28/turkey-gravy/” target=”_blank” title=”turkey gravy”]Turkey Gravy[/url] over top as a side for Turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Ingredients
  • 2 12-oz. pkgs. wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp. butter to coat the noodles after cooking
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 Italian bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (1/4 to ½ tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper to start with, more if desired)
  • snipped fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat water in large stock pot to boiling.
  2. Add noodles and cook according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, mix 1 stick butter and Italian bread crumbs.
  4. Drain noodles and add ½ stick of butter.
  5. Stir into noodles well until butter is completely dissolved.
  6. Take care not to tear up the noodles while stirring butter into them.
  7. Spread about half of the cooked noodles on the bottom of a greased 8×12″ glass casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle half of the bread crumb mixture over top.
  9. Repeat layers ending with bread crumbs on top.
  10. Bake about 15-20 minutes at 350º covered with foil, or until heated through completely.
  11. Remove foil and return to oven for about 1-2 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.
  12. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  13. Serve with or without [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/11/28/turkey-gravy/” target=”_blank”]Turkey Gravy[/url], as preferred.
 
Notes
This is traditionally served for thanksgiving dinner with [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/11/28/turkey-gravy/” target=”_blank” title=”turkey gravy”]gravy[/url] over top, but it can also be served without gravy.
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My oldest son has always preferred these noodles without gravy. He can make a meal of just these noodles.

Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen| delicious #Amish #casserole that's so quick and easy to make. It's wonderful served for #holiday dinners or any time you want #noodles as a side dish.

This holiday side dish is really quick and easy to make.

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Print Recipe
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Savory and tasty Amish side dish that's great for holiday dinners. This dish is traditionally served with Turkey Gravy over top as a side for Turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Bridled Noodles | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Heat water in large stock pot to boiling.
  2. Add noodles and cook according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, mix 1 stick butter and Italian bread crumbs.
  4. Drain noodles and add ½ stick of butter.
  5. Stir into noodles well until butter is completely dissolved.
  6. Take care not to tear up the noodles while stirring butter into them.
  7. Spread about half of the cooked noodles on the bottom of a greased 8x12" glass casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle half of the bread crumb mixture over top.
  9. Repeat layers ending with bread crumbs on top.
  10. Bake about 15-20 minutes at 350º covered with foil, or until heated through completely.
  11. Remove foil and return to oven for about 1-2 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.
  12. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  13. Serve with or without Turkey Gravy, as preferred.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is traditionally served for thanksgiving dinner with gravy over top, but it can also be served without gravy.

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22 Comments

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  • Lynn

    March 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Does anyone know what type of gluten free noodles might be good with this recipe. Unfortunately I’ve never seen gluten free egg noodles.

    1. Teresa

      March 2, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Hi, Lynn, I would use the Ronzoni gluten free rotini noodles. I’ve used those before and they work fine.

  • Pam Owen

    February 3, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Hello there, found this recipe on Pinterest and cannot wait to make this one. Looks so yummy!

    1. Teresa

      February 5, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Hi, Pam. This is my husband’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe. He likes it served with gravy ladled over top. However, my kids always liked it better without gravy. It’s terrific either way.

  • Robbie Erickson

    October 2, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Oh Lordy! Thanksgiving can’t get here soon enough! Maybe next Sunday with Roast Pork and gravy.The mind reels.

    1. Teresa

      October 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Hi, Robbie. Yessiree! These are terrific especially with gravy drizzled over top. 🙂

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  • Barbara

    October 12, 2015 at 5:49 am

    My Mother served this with sauerbraten…browned the bread crumbs and topped the homemade noodles…with sauerbraten sauce. Sooo good.

    1. Teresa

      October 12, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Yes, yes, yes! Barbara, I’ve never made Sauerbraten but the idea is just the same. We love ours served with turkey gravy. I plan to make this again this year for Thanksgiving since it’s my husband’s favorite dish from childhood. Do you have a good sauerbraten recipe you’d be willing to share with me? I’d love to try it.

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  • Wendy

    October 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    My grandma and mom made something very similar, but I never heard this name. They were German, and I think that’s the origen. We boiled the noodles, then browned the bread crumbs in butter and layered them on top of the noodles. It was always served with applesauce (homemade was best!). The cold sweet taste of the applesauce along with the hot noodles and slightly salty bread crumbs was heaven! I love it!

    1. Teresa

      October 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Yes, Wendy, I think you’re right. My husband thinks this may be a German recipe too, but they never served it with applesauce. Still the idea sounds wonderful to me!

  • Sue

    September 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

    my grandmother used to make this, but she melted the butter and then added the bread crumbs and she also added shredded swiss cheese and mixed everything in with the hot noodles and she didn’t bake. I make this for my husband on Sundays – he loves it!!

    1. Teresa

      September 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Your way sounds delicious too! Not sure why my husband’s family served it with gravy, but it really tastes good that way too!

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  • petit4chocolatier

    November 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Teresa, this looks delicious. I have never heard of this before, and I love it!

    1. Teresa

      November 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Yeah, it’s one of those great Pennsylvania Dutch recipes from John’s grandma.I want to include all our family recipes on the blog and this is just one of them.

  • LizForADay

    November 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    This looks like a great hearty winter time go to meal. 😉

    1. Teresa

      November 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      It is really tasty.

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