Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins

This is my favorite dry pasta recipe. I got this from a little older Italian Lady that lives across the street. In the winter time, my husband plows her driveway for her and she would always send him home with homemade noodles. I decided to ask her if she would show me how to make it, and, she said gladly. I was surprised at how easy it was. And even easier now that I have a pasta machine, the same one little Rosa suggested I buy. Now my husband comes home with homemade wine after he has plowed the driveway. lol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour in large glass bowl and form a well in the middle.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in well.
  3. With fork, in a circular motion, stir wet ingredients just around rim of dry ingredients, bringing a little bit of flour into the wet mixture a little at a time until all are mixed together.
  4. Pour mixture onto a floured board and knead until tight and glossy. It should be difficult to mix, to a point where no more flour will stay into mixture.
  5. Form into a ball and let sit, covered, for 1/2 an hour to an hour.
  6. Cut into manageable pieces to fit into pasta machine.
  7. Flour pieces as needed, if dough is to sticky it will not go through pasta machine smoothly.
  8. Run 3 time through larger slot size, then once through decreasing sizes progressively until desired thickness.
  9. Run through pasta cutter of choice then let dry overnight. I lay noodles across a clean broom handle, that I use for this purpose only, placed in between two chairs.
  10. Store dried pasta in sealed plastic bags or containers.
  11. Cook as needed. Fresh pasta noodles need very little time to cook as compared to store bought pasta noodles.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful pasta recipe! It is easy as can be to mix up using my Kitchenaid dough hook and is satiny smooth and nice to work with. My family devoured a double recipe, that right there tells me it's worth ten stars!

PetesNina January 17, 2012

Fantastic recipe! I sat and made it with my 2 year old daughter this morning, and she is now sitting nicely eating pasta butterflies for lunch. I used a butterfly shaped icing cutter and she thinks they are brilliant... I have just been handed her empty bowl and asked for more flutterbys. Will use this again :D x

rasully May 12, 2011

Great pasta dough! This came together so easily and made a great fettuccine. I'm sure you can substitute your KitchenAid for the kneading, but I find the kneading to be so relaxing and makes me feel like a "real" cook... LOL! Either way, you won't be disappointed with this recipe. I will admit though, that I used half all-purpose flour and half durum flour. Personally, I think this makes a big difference in any pasta recipe. Thanks for posting!

Jostlori October 16, 2013

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