8/15/22

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions

A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

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Mama made Beef Stroganoff a few weeks ago and we all agreed the meat just wasn’t great. It was tough and just didn’t taste very good. For the record, she didn’t use my recipe. But I ain’t mad. Well, I was little salty about it but hers wasn’t very good so I was like um-hmmm you get what you get.

As we were eating around the punky beef pieces, I noticed we were all chowing down pretty happily on the noodles. The recipe mama made had a lot of onion which, paired with the saucy sour cream gravy, made for a pretty satisfying dish. 

Good enough that I found myself heating up the leftovers, tossing the beef chunks to the dog and chowing down on the noodles at 2 o’clock in the morning 😳

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions! A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

Because only a few of us like mushrooms, they were served on the side which meant we were really just eating noodles with a sour cream sauce and sauteed onions.

So I decided to recreate it as a side dish! We all loved it! I made a mushroom version too (coming soon!). Not sure what to call it, I consulted the internet and found the closest thing was a simple dish called Polish Noodles which is most often (but not always) made with sour cream and cottage cheese.

I know somebody's gonna yell at me about calling this Polish Noodles because their grandmother was Polish and her noodle recipe was NOT like this!! But it works for me so...

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions! A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

Side note: I came this close to calling this stroganot but my entire family rolled their eyes at that so I changed my mind. But I mean, come on, that’s kinda clever, right??? Get it? It’s like stroganoff but it’s not so it’s stroganot.

Taheeee... yeah, OK, maybe that's dorky.

This seems awfully close to a popular boxed side dish mix from the 70’s (maybe the 80’s too?) from Betty Crocker called Noodles Romanoff. The only difference I can see is that Noodles Romanoff had parmesan cheese. So if you were a fan, try this then stir in a little parm too!

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions! A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE POLISH NOODLES WITH SOUR CREAM & ONIONS

  • Egg noodles 
  • Chopped onions
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • Sour cream

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions! A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

HOW TO MAKE POLISH NOODLES WITH SOUR CREAM & ONIONS

  1. Boil the noodles and reserve a little of the hot pasta water
  2. While the noodles are cooking, saute the onions in butter
  3. Add seasonings and Lipton Onion Soup Mix with some of the pasta water
  4. Fold in the cooked noodles and sour cream. That’s it!

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions! A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

Recipe for Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions

Polish Noodles with Sour Cream & Onions
Yield: 8-10 Servings
Author: Mandy Rivers | South Your Mouth
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min
A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff.

Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz bag wide egg noodles
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup hot pasta water (see Step 1)
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles in liberally salted water per manufacturer’s instructions. Reserve 3/4 cup hot pasta water then drain well.
  2. While noodles are cooking, sauté onion in butter in a large skillet for 5-7 minutes or until light golden brown. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Add 3/4 cup hot pasta water (from cooking the noodles) to the onions. Stir in Lipton Onion Soup Mix then cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes or until dried onions are soft. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cooked, drained noodles and sour cream to onion mixture then gently stir until evenly combined.
  5. Garnish with chives if desired.

Notes

  • 8 ounces of uncooked wide egg noodles yields about 4 cups uncooked noodles. If using extra wide or dumpling style, use 5 cups.
  • Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix is DIVINE in this and tastes like Beef Stroganoff to me! Feel free to use any variety of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.
  • I strongly advise against using fat free or light sour cream in this recipe. I have never used either in any cooked/hot recipe and been happy with the taste.
  • If you forget to reserve pasta water, just use plain water. The pasta water adds more flavor and helps the sauce stick to the noodles.
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4 comments:

  1. 1/2 teaspoon of salt? You've got to be kidding! Lipton onion soup mix is just onion flavored salt. I'm exaggerating, but not much!!

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    1. I never joke about deliciousness.

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    2. I'm with Anonymous on this one. That soup is salty. You can always add salt later if you think it doesn't have enough, but once you add it while cooking, you can't take it out and are just stuck with it.

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  2. I love this recipe so much! My grandmother would make something similar when times were tight and she couldn't afford meat and all the neighborhood grandma's would pitch in an ingredient they had to feed the littles. Bacon grease was a staple but it would be melted into the water the noodles were boiled in to stretch it a bit. After a long summer day of sprinklers and riding bikes we'd all sit on the porch steps with a bowl of noodles & sauce and it is such a fond memory. (I don't know why I can't sign in so even thought this is posted as anonymous my name is Ann and my grandmother was Elizabeth. Best grandma ever!

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Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

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