Noodles and Kelsonnes

These baked egg noodles and kelsonnes (kel-SON-ess) are easy and delicious. We keep the ravioli-like envelopes in the freezer and boil them with the noodles for a quick dinner.

The crunchy and almost burnt parts are my favorite.

The crunchy and almost burnt parts are my favorite.

You can make your own dough, but frozen ravioli doughs are easier and more consistent. You’ll need:

  • 1 package of ravioli dough
  • 1 package of egg noodles
  • grated muenster cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • a splash of milk
  • butter, about a tablespoon, or as much or as little as you like
  • salt

To make kelsonnes:

  1. Make egg wash with one off the eggs and milk. This is to make the kelsonnes stay closed.
  2. Add the other egg to the cheese in a bowl and mix.
  3. Brush the edge of each dough with the egg wash.
  4. Place a mound of cheese in the center of each dough.
  5. Press to close, making sure there are no holes.

You can freeze these or use them fresh. If frozen, boil for about 5 minutes before adding the noodles to the same pot. When fresh, cook noodles according to the package and add the kelsonnes in the last 5 minutes of cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. After draining the pasta and kelsonnes, put it in glass or ceramic baking dish. Add butter and salt to taste and bake for 15 minutes, or until desired crispiness is reached.

ravioli dough


more stuffing


3 responses to “Noodles and Kelsonnes

  1. Yay!! Thanks, these came out really fantastic!

  2. Glad you enjoyed them! Let us know what else you try.

  3. So I made them again, kinda because I’m a noodle junkie. However, I took a different route and they came out yummy.

    I made homemade dough (Aromas of Aleppo)… but instead of making tons of little circles, I made two big square pieces and put cheese between them. Bake and cut into squares.

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