How to Make Homemade Pasta
Three ingredients and a little time are all you need to make amazing fresh pasta.
Did you know you only need three everyday ingredients to prepare homemade pasta? And I bet you already have them in your pantry. Flour? Eggs? Salt? Yes, then we’re all set. Give it a try!
I first made homemade pasta when I was living in Italy, and I learned to do it the old-school way—by hand. Using a stand mixer and pasta roller will make the job easier, but they’re not a requirement. A strong arm and a rolling pin will get the job done (and will give you a workout in the process!).
Making pasta is about feel. The dough will truly let you know when it’s ready and what it needs. You’re looking for your dough to be tacky but not sticky. If the dough is too sticky, then it needs more flour. If the dough is dry, then it needs more moisture (eggs). It’s best to have extra flour and eggs standing by.
The first time you make homemade pasta, it might take you awhile. But once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the process goes.
First, place flour in a mound on a clean, large work surface.