To be completely honest, we have to admit that we hadn’t heard of a noodle ring until we started celebrating this holiday. But now that we know what it is, we can share what we’ve learned. For those of you who want to know more about this dish allow us to give you the heads up. The noodle ring is a dish made of various ingredients, including noodles of course, that is placed into a mold and then baked. Of course, recipes vary from one person to the next, so you can certainly put your own spin on this dish when you make it for National Noodle Ring Day—a holiday celebrated on December 11th.
The History Of The Noodle Ring
The noodle ring is a dish that goes back hundreds of years, all the way back to the Middle Ages. During this time, people made “edible vessels” from a variety of different things during this time, including pasta. Pasta arrived in Europe around the 13th century and was immediately used for making a variety of different dishes, but we won’t get into that here.
About 1936, the recipe ended up in a Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook and by the 1940s it had become an extremely popular dish as housewives searched for recipes that could be used to make tasty and visually attractive dishes. Although it fell out of favor during the 1960s with American households, it still has sort of a cult following. That’s probably why there’s a holiday dedicated to it. Speaking of the holiday, we were, unfortunately, unable to find out when this holiday was created or when it was created. We’ll keep looking, but it seems like this holiday is lost to the mists of time.
Some Tasty Noodle Ring Varieties
Want to know of some of the noodle rings we’ve discovered for National Noodle Ring Day? If you do, then check out the following recipe varieties. We don’t have the space to place the actual recipes with each dish, but that should be easy enough for most people to look up.
- Pecan Noodle Ring
- Creamed Chicken Noodle Ring
- Broccoli Pasta Noodle Ring
- Lasagna Pasta Party Ring
Observing National Noodle Ring Day
Anyone who enjoys noodle rings or who wants to try making it for the first time can do so on this holiday. There are a ton of different recipes for noodle rings, so we suggest that you choose the one that you like the best. When you’ve crafted your perfect noodle ring, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalNoodleRingDay on social media with a picture of your creation.
When is National Noodle Ring Day?
|This year (2021)||December 11 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||December 11 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||December 11 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|