Winter is a great time of year to practice making homemade comfort food. One of our favourites? Pasta! Have you ever tried making fresh, homemade pasta? Once you make it, you might have a hard time going back to the store bought variety! It’s so tender and delicious, and it might be a lot easier to make than you think. Let me show you how to make homemade pasta at home.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

The recipe for homemade pasta is extra simple: you need 1/2 cup of white flour and one egg per person. Those are the only ingredients!

The other thing you’ll need is a pasta maker like this:

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

I’ve had mine for years and years, and it’s not that expensive to buy! Click here to purchase the same brand of pasta maker that I have (Shule) for only $26.99 (US)!

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

In this example, I’m making pasta for four people. First, I put 2 cups of white flour into a medium sized mixing bowl. Then, I make a well in the center of the flour and add 4 cracked eggs.

I mix the mixture with a fork until it’s blended, and then I knead it into a smooth ball.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

I place the ball on a floured surface, and divide the ball into 4 portions. I flatted each portion into a rough oval shape.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

Now it’s time to crank the dough through the pasta machine. I set my machine at it’s thickest setting – 7 – and then crank a piece of dough through. I keep passing the pieces of dough through the pasta machine at a thinner and thinner setting until I get the desired thickness I want. For my machine, I like to have the pieces at a level 3 or 4 thickness.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

Once the pieces are at the thickness I like, I cut them into 10-12″ pieces and put them through the cutting side of my machine to make fettuccine shaped pasta.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

I lay the strips on a well floured surface while I make the rest, and after all of the strips are cut, I’m done! You can boil the pasta for about 5 minutes or until it’s cooked to your liking.

How to make pasta at home - so easy!

That’s it! Isn’t that simple? And I can’t wait for you to try this recipe and taste the delicious results!

Here’s the homemade pasta recipe to save for later:

How to Make Pasta at Home
 
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This homemade fettuccine is simple and delicious. You only need 2 ingredients!
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Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Water if needed
Instructions
  1. Add flour to a medium sized mixing bowl, make a well, and crack the eggs into the well.
  2. Mix with a fork until blended, and then knead with your hands to form a smooth ball of dough.
  3. Put the dough on a floured surface and continue kneading until it's soft but not sticky. Add extra flour to the dough if it's too sticky or a sprinkle of water if it's too crumbly.
  4. Cut the dough into four pieces, and shape each piece into an oval.
  5. Set your pasta machine to it's thickest setting, and roll each piece of dough through the machine to flatten it.
  6. Repeat this process on the next thinner setting.
  7. Repeat until you achieve your desired pasta thickness.
  8. Cut the pieces into 10-12" long pieces.
  9. Run each piece through the cutting side of your pasta machine to create fettuccine shaped pieces.
  10. Separate any pieces by hand as needed, and lay them on a floured surface as you prepare the rest.
  11. To cook pasta, bring a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta for about 5 minutes.

Here’s a video on how to make the pasta:

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How to make pasta at home - so easy!

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