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How to Make Homemade Pasta: Step by Step Recipe

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Making Homemade Pasta is SO easy! And it's so worth your time to make your own pasta. Learn how to make your own pasta at home with this easy recipe explained step by step using few ingredients. Not only is it way more delicious than the pasta you buy at the supermarket, but it's high in protein thanks to the eggs.

Hanging spaghetti

Why make this delicious Homemade Pasta

One of the things I love to do in my daily life is experiment with dough, I love making different types of bread. For some reason, it seems incredible to me how by combining flour with water and a few other ingredients, you can get incredibly delicious and varied results. Making Homemade Pasta also includes making a dough. Although this dough is quite different from bread dough, since making pasta you simply mix flour with eggs.

I have searched a lot on how to make the perfect Homemade Pasta. Despite having read that to make pasta you need type 00 flour, I have had very good results using all-purpose flour. Even though I had good results, I continued researching and read on several sites that the result is better using only fine semolina. Since fine semolina is something that I (almost) always in my pantry, I decided to create my own Homemade Pasta recipe and try it with half of semolina and the other half with all-purpose flour. de uso común. The result was amazing and that's why I have decided to share this recipe.

Without further ado, let's get started!

Ingredients you need to make this Homemade Pasta recipe

To make your own pasta you need the following ingredients:

  • Eggs: you need 4 eggs size L
  • All-purpose flour: you need 200 grams of all-purpose flour
  • Fine semolina: you need 200 grams of fine semolina + a little extra to sprinkle the dough sheets. If you don't any semolina at home, don't worry, replace it with the same amount of all-purpose flour, although I recommend you to use semolina.
  • Salt: add half a teaspoon of salt

Kitchen utensils you need to make this recipe

Kitchen utensils you need to prepare this Homemade Pasta:

  • Pasta machine: I have had good results making pasta without having a pasta machine. Although having one makes your life a lot easier, and they are not that expensive! You can get a good machine without spending a fortune
  • Kitchen scale: you need a kitchen scale to measure the flour
  • Fork: you will need a fork to beat the eggs
  • Roller: you need a roller to flatten the dough before putting it through the machine

How to calculate the amount of dough per person

It's very simple to calculate how much pasta dough you have to make. I follow the rule of 1 egg + 100 grams of flour per person. I'll give you an example:

If you want to make pasta for 5 people, you'll need 5 eggs and 500 grams of flour.

You can use 500 grams of all-purpose flour or if you are also going to use semolina, do half-half. Use 250 grams of all-purpose flour and 250 grams of semolina.

Like this:

Pasta for 1 person = 1 egg + 100 grams of all-purpose flour or 1 egg + 50 grams of all-purpose flour + 50 grams of semolina

Pasta for 5 people= 5 eggs + 500 grams of all-purpose flour or 5 eggs + 250 grams of all-purpose flour + 250 grams of semolina

It's very easy to calculate.

How to make Homemade Pasta

Now that you know what ingredients and utensils you need, you are ready to make your own pasta. This recipe is to make pasta for four people, or three people with a very good appetite.

How to make pasta dough

Mix the two flours and make a volcano on the counter as in the image below. Put the four eggs in the center along with the salt.

Flour with 4 eggs in the middle

Take a fork and beat the eggs and gradually incorporate the flour.

Flour with eggs in the center and a fork mixing it

There will come a point where you will no longer be able to continue mixing the eggs with the flour using the fork, you will have to continue by hand. The kneading process takes approximately 10 minutes. It's a totally different dough from any bread dough. The dough for making fresh pasta feels quite hard, however, if you feel that the dough is too dry, wet your hands from time to time to incorporate a little moisture. If, on the other hand, you feel that the dough is sticky, you can add a little bit of flour. Below in the FAQ you can find answers to your dough questions. If you don't find the answer, you can leave me a comment below. I will resolve your doubts as soon as possible. 🙂

dough with eggs and flour

The dough should look more or less like the image below. Cover it with plastic wrap or put it in a bag and seal it tightly. It has to rest for approximately half an hour.

dough for homemade pasta

Make the Homemade Pasta

Now it's time to choose how you want your pasta, you can make noodles, sheets to make lasagna or for example spaghetti as I have done for this fresh pasta recipe.

Take the dough and divide it into 8 pieces. Sprinkle your counter with semolina and with the roller make a long sheet of dough to pass through the pasta machine. Sprinkle the sheet with semolina on both sides and run it through the machine twice to make thin sheets. Then pass it through the compartment to make the shape, for example to make spaghetti. Once the spaghetti is made, hang it so that it dries a little and doesn't stick. You can decide the length of the sheets yourself, we are not going to get complicated with measurements. The result is going to be incredible, despite being longer or shorter.

Repeat the process with the other pieces of dough.

If you make noodles, as they are thicker, you can sprinkle them with semolina and leave them on the counter. They don't usually stick together like spaghetti does.

Passing pasta dough through the pasta machine

Boil the pasta

Bring water to a boil with a teaspoon of salt to boil your pasta you have just made. Before boiling the spaghetti, I sprinkle it with semolina and separate it well so that it doesn't stick together. Boil your pasta for a few minutes, I boiled the spaghetti for about 4 minutes. Since the pasta is homemade, there is no certainty about the cooking time. Taste the pasta from time to time until its al dente.

Homemade spaghetti

Serve the fresh pasta with your favorite sauce and enjoy it! You will see that your family will ask you to never buy pasta at the supermarket again!

With this same pasta dough recipe, you can make any type of pasta or filled pasta.

Pasta Sauce Ideas

Since at this point you can make homemade pasta, I give you some sauce ideas to accompany your delicious pasta:

  • Bolognese
  • Neapolitan
  • Pesto
  • Alfredo
  • Arrabbiata

Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below. I will be happy to resolve any doubt.

I feel like the dough is very hard, is this normal?

If you are used to bread dough, you will notice that this dough has nothing to do with it. Pasta dough is much harder and you may think something has gone wrong. However, after kneading, it should have softened a little. If you see that the dough is very dry, wet your hands from time to time with water to moisten it. But don't overdo it because after resting, the dough softens a little too.

The dough is sticky, what do I do?

The dough does not have to be sticky, if you see that the dough sticks to the counter and/or your hands, add a little bit of flour or semolina. You have to have a consistent and non-sticky dough.

Can I make this recipe with M size eggs?

Yes, you can make this recipe with M size eggs, the only thing you will probably need to add is a tablespoon of water. Follow the recipe as is, and if you see that the dough is very dry, add a little bit of water.

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How to Make Homemade Pasta: Step by Step Recipe

How to Make Homemade Pasta: Step by Step Recipe

Recipe by Oum Bilal

Making Homemade Pasta is SO easy! And it's so worth your time to make your own pasta. Learn how to make your own pasta at home with this easy recipe explained step by step using few ingredients. Not only is it way more delicious than the pasta you buy at the supermarket, but it's high in protein thanks to the eggs.

Course: Main dishesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
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Servings

4

servings
Preparation time

1

hour 
Cooking time

5

minutes
Cooking mode

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Ingredients

  • 4 4 eggs size L

  • 200 grams 200 all-purpose flour

  • 200 grams 200 fine semolina

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

Instructions

  • How to make the dough
  • Mix the two flours and make a volcano on the counter as in the image below. Put the four eggs in the center along with the salt (above you have the recipe explained with images). Beat the eggs with a fork and gradually add the flour.
  • When you can't continue mixing the eggs and flour with the fork, you will have to continue by hand. Knead for about 10 minutes. The dough to make fresh pasta feels quite hard, however, if you feel that the dough is very dry, wet your hands from time to time to incorporate a little moisture. If, on the other hand, you feel that the dough is sticky, you can add a little flour. Above in the FAQ you can find answers to your dough questions.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap or put it in a plastic bag. Let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  • How to make the pasta
  • Take the dough ball and divide it into 8 pieces. Sprinkle your counter with semolina and make a long sheet of dough with the roller which fits through the pasta machine. Sprinkle the sheet with semolina on both sides and run it through the machine twice to make thin sheets.
  • Pass the sheet through the compartment to make the shape, for example to make spaghetti. Once the spaghetti is made, hang it on a pasta drying rack so that it dries a little and doesn't stick.
  • Repeat the process with the leftover pieces of dough. If you make noodles, as they are thicker, you can sprinkle them with semolina and leave them on the counter.
  • Boil the pasta
  • Boil water with a teaspoon of salt to boil the pasta you have just made. Before boiling the spaghetti, I sprinkle it with semolina and separate it well so that it doesn't stick together.
  • Boil your pasta for a few minutes, I boiled the spaghetti for about 4 minutes. Since the pasta is homemade, there is no certainty about the cooking time. It is best to taste the pasta from time to time until it's al dente.
  • Serve it with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
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