Simple Homemade Pasta Dough

Leah Stacey


I thought that making homemade pasta was going to be hard until I actually tried it. I have to tell ya homemade pasta's taste and texture is soooo much better than the dry stuff you get in a box! If you don't have a handy dandy pasta maker you can easily do it with a rolling pin and a pizza cutter!

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15 Min


eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp
2 c
all purpose flour
2-4 Tbsp


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1In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.

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2Make a well in the flour

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3Add the slightly beaten egg and mix.

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4Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons water. (the dough should NOT be sticky!)

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5On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.

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6Place dough in the pasta machine and roll it through. Or roll flat on your counter top. Fold over in threes and add it to the machine a couple of times on the first level to incorporate the dough better.

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7With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness.( I like it to be thin enough to just being able to see my hand through it.) On my machine it is level 6.

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8Use your machine or pizza cutter, cut into strips of desired width.
Cook for about 7 minutes in boiling water.

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9Note: It may seem like the pasta isn't smooth enough after you knead it but once you put it through your machine a couple of times and fold it over it will start to smooth out. That is the same for if you don't own a machine and you roll it and fold it on the counter top too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Perfect Pastas