Master Recipe for Pasta Dough

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Diana in KS

Makes about 1 pound fresh pasta. Cook’s Illustrated version.

Top Review by Yellow Lab Lover

My husband surprised me tonight with a new pasta attachment for my Kitchen aid and i needed a recipe to try out my new gadget. I followed the recipe exactly as written (but i doubled the batch as my mixer was too big to handle a single batch) . This was a very VERY good and simple recipe. The pasta was light and fluffy and tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pulse flour in workbowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade to evenly distribute.
  2. Add eggs; process until dough forms a rough ball.
  3. (about 30 seconds.
  4. If dough resembles small pebbles, add water, ½ teaspoon at a time.
  5. If dough sticks to side of workbowl, add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, and process until dough forms a rough ball.).
  6. Turn dough ball and small bits out onto a dry work surface.
  7. knead until dough is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until you're ready to run through pasta machine.

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