How long do cooked egg noodles last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate egg noodles within two hours of cooking.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked egg noodles for safety and quality, refrigerate the egg noodles in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.
Properly stored, cooked egg noodles will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can cooked egg noodles be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked egg noodles should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
To further extend the shelf life of cooked egg noodles, freeze them; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Cooked egg noodle dishes containing sauce freeze best; cooked dry egg noodles may become overly mushy when thawed.
How long do cooked egg noodles last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 1 to 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked egg noodles that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long do cooked egg noodles last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked egg noodles that have been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; egg noodles that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How to tell if cooked egg noodles are bad? If cooked egg noodles develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, they should be discarded; do not taste first.
Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please