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Closeup of a bowl of Schinkennudeln (German Ham and Egg Pasta) with a fork scooping out a bite.

Schinkennudeln (German Ham and Egg Pasta)

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  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: German


Schinkennudeln is a simple German pasta dish featuring pan-fried noodles with ham and scrambled eggs. A quick and easy dinner idea that the whole family will love – ready in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 pound (450 grams) uncooked pasta, any shape
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound (225 grams) cooked ham, chopped into bite-sized pieces (approx. 1 1/2 cups)
  • 45 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream (or milk)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup grated cheese (see notes for options)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or chives


  1. Cook pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Pan fry: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and ham and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. Add in the remaining butter and the drained pasta.  Pan fry the pasta mixture, stirring occasionally until the noodles turn golden brown and crispy in spots.
  3. Add egg mixture: Whisk together the eggs and cream (or milk) in a mixing bowl. Lower the heat to medium-low and pour the egg mixture over the pasta. Stir gently until the eggs are cooked and look like little pieces of scrambled eggs mixed through the pasta.
  4. Season: Add the grated cheese (if using) and stir through briefly to melt. Season to taste with salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings.  I love to add a touch of this homemade bouillon powder seasoning!
  5. Garnish and serve: Sprinkle over the chopped parsley or chives and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Cheese: Gouda, emmental, gruyere, white cheddar or parmesan are all great options if you are adding in grated cheese.
  • Use leftover pasta or ham: This is the perfect dish to make when you have leftover cooked pasta or ham to use up.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.