how to make pasta at home

This pasta recipe from scratch is our latest favorite cooking endeavor! In recent months, Jack and I have been cooking in our kitchens, trying out new recipes with baked goods, bread, and even the okonomiyaki. However, we always return to our homemade pasta. It’s a lot of fun to cook with your family and just requires a few essential ingredients. But, of course, being delicious isn’t a bad thing either.

My pasta recipe from home is a reference to the attachment for making pasta that comes with this KitchenAid Stand Mixer and is how we prepare our homemade spaghetti at home. If you don’t own a KitchenAid, do not fret! You can also make the pasta dough following the directions of a regular pasta maker. Whatever you decide to make, I hope you’ll make this recipe. It’s a fun, easy method to spend an hour cooking together with someone special and then, at the end of it, you can enjoy an enormous plate of delicious noodles with a bite of al dente.

Homemade Pasta Recipe Ingredients

There are only four ingredients to prepare delicious, fresh pasta at home. However, there’s an excellent chance that you have them all in your kitchen already:

I believe you required semolina flour or 00 flour to make fantastic fresh pasta for the all-purpose flour. However, this pasta recipe made from scratch proved me to be wrong. The regular all-purpose flour produces the same chewy, bouncy noodles each time.

Eggs are the essential ingredient to add water and richness to the dough!

Olive oil: In addition to the eggs, a dash of olive oil lubricates the dough and makes it more cohesive.

Salt Mix it into the pasta dough along with the pasta water for the most excellent taste.

Learn to Make Pasta

Learn to Make Pasta

Are you ready to learn how to cook pasta? Follow this step-by-step tutorial first. Then, you can find the complete recipe at the end of this article!

Make an egg-shaped nest using the flour over a dry surface. Then, add the other ingredients into the center and use a fork to break the eggs gently. Make sure to keep the flour wall intact as best you can!

Then, use your hands to mix into the flour. Please continue to work the dough until you make it into a long ball.

Then, knead! In the beginning, the dough may feel dry, but keep at it! It may not feel like it’s going all at once, but within about 8-10 minutes of kneading, it will become smooth and cohesive:

If the dough seems dry, sprinkle your hands with water and continue to knead until it is incorporated into the dough. When the dough gets sticky, sprinkle additional flour on the work surface.

When the dough has a chance to come together and is shaped, form it into balls. Then put it into plastic wrap. The dough should sit at temperatures of room temperature for about 30 mins.

When the dough is resting after resting, cut it into four pieces.

Utilize a rolling pin or your fingertips to flatten the one into an oval disc lightly.

Then, it is run through the widest setting on the pasta maker (level 1 on the KitchenAid attachment). I have run my dough three times with this setting before going into the following step. If you don’t own this KitchenAid attachment, you can roll out the dough following the instructions of your pasta maker.

Then fold the dough into a ring… If you wish to. This step is not mandatory and will make the final pasta sheet more rectangular, resulting in more long pasta strands. It’s also super easy! Lay the dough flat, then fold the short ends of both sides into the middle.

Then fold the lengthwise in half to form a rectangle.

Once you’ve folded your dough, you can roll it out to the desired thickness. With my KitchenAid attachment, I put my pasta roll three times on level 2, three times on level 3; Three times on level 3, and then one time on levels 4, 5, and 6.

Repeat the steps for all the dough scraps. Every time you are finished with a dough piece, put one half onto a coated baking sheet. Dust the dough in flour and then fold the second half over. Dust the dough with flour too!

Cut and cook the pasta. The pasta sheets should be run through the pasta cutter of your choice attachment. The noodles can be cooked in a pan of boiling salted water for one minute. Enjoy!

Recipes for Pasta at Home Serving Suggestions

If you’ve never tasted freshly cooked pasta before, you’re going to be in for the best experience! The chewy texture and rich taste make it much more delicious than dried pasta you can buy at the supermarket. These noodles are so delicious that we tend to serve them very plainly. They’re great served with marinara sauce, pesto homemade Alfredo sauce or olive oil, and Vegan Parmesan as well as Parmesan cheese.

Naturally, they’re great when used in larger pasta dishes as well. Make use of them instead of dry pasta for these recipes:

Tagliatelle served with Asparagus & Peas

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy Pesto Pasta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Linguine made with Lemon and Tomatoes

Garlic Herb-Mushroom Pasta

 

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