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


1In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
2Make a well in the flour
3Add the slightly beaten egg and mix.
4Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons water. (the dough should NOT be sticky!)
5On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.
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.
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.
8Use your machine or pizza cutter, cut into strips of desired width.
Cook for about 7 minutes in boiling water.
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