Easy homemade pasta recipe: How to make pasta

This easy homemade pasta recipe is so simple to make. You will soon wonder why you even bothered with the dried stuff. We often get together in the kitchen and make it together. The ingredients can often be found in the house and you can honestly taste the difference.

While ‘OO’ flour is the preferred choice, it is possible to use normal plain flour if you don’t have any ‘oo’ to hand.

Easy homemade pasta recipe

Homemade pasta is a simple and delicious way to add a personal touch to your favourite pasta dishes. With just a few simple ingredients like purpose flour, semolina flour, large eggs, olive oil, and a little bit of water, you can make your own fresh pasta dough from scratch.

To make fresh homemade pasta, start by mixing the flour and eggs in the bowl of a food processor. Or the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment. Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Then cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.


After the dough has rested. Divide it into smaller pieces and use a pasta machine or a very long rolling pin to roll each piece into a thin pasta sheet. Start with the widest setting on the pasta maker and gradually work your way down to the desired thickness.

Once you have a pasta sheet, use a sharp knife, pizza cutter, or pasta cutter attachment to cut the pasta into your desired shape. Some popular shapes include spaghetti, fettuccine, and ravioli.

As you cut the pasta, place it in a single layer on a lightly floured surface or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let the pasta dry for a couple of hours before cooking it in a large pot of boiling salted water until it’s al dente.

How to make pasta

The best part about making your own pasta is that you can experiment with different types of flour and customize the recipe to your liking. If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can use a bench scraper to cut the dough into noodles by hand.

To store fresh homemade pasta, place it in an airtight container or a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month. When you’re ready to use it, simply cook it in boiling water for a few minutes until it’s cooked to your liking.

Making homemade pasta can be a little bit of hard work, but it’s a rewarding process that will impress your dinner guests and elevate your favourite pasta recipes. Whether you’re making a classic spaghetti with meatballs or a creamy chicken alfredo, fresh homemade pasta is sure to be a hit.

If you’re looking for an easy homemade pasta recipe to get started, check out some of our favourite recipes online. With a little bit of practice and the right place, you’ll be making your own fresh pasta in no time!

Fresh Pasta Recipe

To make fresh pasta, you don’t need one of those fancy rolling machines. A good old-fashioned rolling pin and some elbow grease will suffice.

Check out this recipe for simple and tasty pasta dough.


Easy homemade pasta recipe

Fresh Pasta Recipe

Fresh Pasta Recipe. Simple homemade pasta.

Fresh pasta is so easy to make yourself. You will soon wonder why you even bothered with the dried stuff. We often get together in the kitchen and make it together. The ingredients can often be found in the house and you can honestly taste the difference. Check out this recipe for simple and tasty pasta dough.

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Recipe Cost £1
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack, Dinner
Cuisine Italian, 15 - 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 131 kcal


Fresh Pasta Recipe

  • 600 g Flour 'oo' is prefered although plain flour can also be used if you have no 'oo' flour
  • 6 Eggs


Easy Homemade Pasta Recipe

  • Chuck the flour onto a board and make a well in the middle. Crack the egg into the well. If the kids are helping it may be more sensible and a lot less messy to use a large bowl.
    600 g Flour, 6 Eggs
  • Using a fork you can beat the eggs before gently mixing the flour and eggs together. You can use a food processor by chucking everything into the processor and blitzing until it is like breadcrumbs and then mixing together by hand.
  • Once mixed together the kneading begins. Sprinkle some flour on the work surface and knead with your hands. You should continue this process until it starts feeling soft. Then simply wrap it in cling film until you are ready to use it.
  • You don't need any fancy equipment to roll it, some flour and a rolling pin will do. Simply take a small piece about the size of an apple and begin rolling. If it starts to stick you can dust it with a bit more flour.
  • Keep rolling until it is as thin as you can get it and then cut to shape. Tagliatelle is a really easy pasta to make and cut. If you loosely roll the pasta like a Swiss roll and then simply cut ribbons about 1cm across.
  • To cook, you simply chuck it into a pan of boiling water and gently simmer for about 3 minutes and hey presto! Fresh Homemade Pasta.
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Serving: 100gCalories: 131kcal
Keyword mid-week, pasta, 15-30 Minutes, homemade pasta
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Nutrition Facts
Fresh Pasta Recipe. Simple homemade pasta.
Serving Size
100 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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