Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to make Homemade Pasta without a Pasta Maker

It is super easy to make fresh pasta by hand at home!  Even if you don't have one of those fancy pasta machines, you can still enjoy homemade yummy pasta!  Here's the best part... the whole process takes under 30 minutes!  You can also make a big batch and freeze the pasta so you can have some on hand for next time!  It is super delicious paired with Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce, salad, and a huge loaf of Crock Pot Bread!  This pasta would also make an excellent noodle for homemade chicken noodle soup!

Homemade Pasta Recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Step by Step Directions:

1. On a clean work surface, combine flour and salt. 
2. Form a well in center of flour mixture.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, olive oil, and milk.

4. Gradually pour egg mixture into flour well while mixing with fingers.

5. Using your hands, form mixture into a ball.  Knead well for 5 minutes, or until smooth.

6. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and cover with a towel.  Let dough "rest" for 20 minutes.

7.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until very thin (1/8" or less in thickness).

8. Let dough sit for 3-5 minutes in order to harden slightly.

9. Once you have your dough rolled out, lightly flour the top.  Loosely roll the dough onto the rolling pin.

10. Carefully slide the rolling pin out of the dough and gently press down. 

11. With a sharp knife, cut dough into strips of desired thickness. (Thicker cuts will result in Fettuccine-like pasta, thinner will be more similar to spaghetti).

12. Continue cutting until all strips are cut through.

13. Gently unfold strips.

To Cook Pasta:
Boil pasta in a large pot of water for 4 minutes for al dente.

To Store Pasta:
After unfolding pasta strips, let dry for 3-4 hours.  Store in airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

To Freeze Pasta:
Put pasta into a freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe adapted from How to Make Pasta.

I am sharing this recipe at Crystal & Co. and Stone Gable


  1. I think fresh pasta tasted a thousand times better than pasta from a box! I do have a pasta maker, but what a great idea for those who do not! I think if we all knew how easy pasta really is to make more people would make it!
    This post would be great for my linky party TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Link goes up 8:00 Wednesday evening!

  2. I've made my own pasta for many years. Especially ravioli.. I can put all kinds of fillings in there... Can I give you one new tip... roll your pasta dough in plastic wrap then in the fridge for an hour or so (to get really cold) then grate it on your cheese grater, large holes, then toss in chicken broth with little bits of veggies.. it's tiny and the kids love it!
    Great post.. let me go make some pasta.
    sorry, but I tried the word verifi thingie 2 times and it will not let me more

    1. That is such a great idea! Thanks for the tip! We will have to try that!

  3. Wow so simple...I love it! I can't wait to make this with the kids and make some chicken noodle soup. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. Nice!!!! Definitely gonna try it out soon!!! Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!


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