Handmade Fresh Pasta

"This is by far the BEST, simplest recipe for homemade pasta out there. I came up with these proportions after tweaking a few recipes I had found in cookbooks."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc. I usually make a LOT and store in the fridge.
  • Combine the first 4 ingredients and whisk together well with a fork.
  • Add 1/2°C flour and mix with the fork until all lumps are gone.
  • Keep adding flour little by little until a non-sticky ball is formed. (You will use between 1 & 1-1/4°C of flour, depending on the humidity, etc.
  • Knead WELL about 10 minutes. Add light coating of flour as needed, until a firm ball is formed.
  • Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Cut off billiard ball-sized pieces and roll them out flat on a well-floured board. (Maybe 1-2 mm. thick).
  • Fold thrice (3x) and cut noodles with a sharp knife roughly 4 mm. thick. - Similar to cutting soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles) though with the thickness of udon noodles.
  • Stretch out pasta and let dry (either hanging or on a plate) for a few minutes up to an hour.
  • Cook in a pot of boiling, salted water for 2-3 minutes or until the pasta floats to the top.
  • -->Super delicious with olive oil, crushed, raw garlic, salt and parm. cheese, but can be combined with any sauce. This pasta really holds onto sauces, unlike commercial dried pastas.

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  1. Mr. D
    This was so easy and exact. I was tying to make ravioli and this dough worked well, I needed to add a little more flour to keep the dough from sticking to my ravioli molds. Thank you; I'll keep this recipe in my main cookbook, I only keep the good ones!
  2. Justthe8ofus
    Delicious and easy to make. I think I'll buy a pasta maker attachment for my Kitchenaid and continue using these ingredients. FYI I ended up using 1 cup of flour.
  3. 855487
    I love this recipe. The dough turns out beautifully every time we make it, and the taste of store-bought noodles doesn't even compare to homemade! My family has so much fun cutting the noodles and draping them around the kitchen on hangers... what a great activity. Thanks for a great recipe! Yummm!
  4. RedFarmGirl
    This recipe gets five stars from me! It was very simple, the directions were clear and the results were great. I really enjoyed the texture of the pasta. I made the pasta with no special equipment, just a mixing bowl, fork and rolling pin. If I make a larger quantity though, I think I'll go the Alton B route and use my small laundry rack for drying the pasta. Also, next time I will roll the pasta out even thinner (closer to the 1-2mm recommended) because it swells nicely when cooking and it could be too thick for some uses. I ate this with sauteed mushrooms and onions in a cream sauce. Yum!! Thanks Bazza!
  5. Lori Passio Pirl
    Very easy and delicious! I did however, only used 1 cup of flour...more would have been way to much. This was my first attempt at making pasta and I'm guessing it's pretty much like making any kind of dough; you use as much flour as you need.... my 2 & 1/2 year old loved helping me make the long strings!!



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