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homemade tagliatelle and tagliolini on wooden board

Homemade Fresh Pasta Recipe

Would you like to learn how to make authentic Italian fresh pasta? It's the easiest thing in the world as the recipe only has 2 ingredients!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fresh pasta,, homemade pasta
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 427kcal

Equipment

  • pasta machine

Ingredients

  • 400g/3 cups+2 tbsp 00 pasta flour
  • 4 eggs large

Instructions

To make pasta dough

  • Empty your flour onto work surface, form a well in the center with your hand and break eggs directly into the well.
    Then break up the egg yolks with the tips of your fingers and star working the eggs into the flour until you get the dough. Alternatively you can use a fork to break the eggs. Simple. If your dough is too stiff start adding water one tablespoon at a time for the right consistency. 
  • If you use a KitchenAid mixer or a similar stand mixer, make the dough by combining the flour and eggs and mixing them with a dough hook attachment.
  • You can also use a food processor. Just add both ingredients at the same time, hit the ON button and let it run until a dough ball forms.
  • With both methods watch out for the right dough consistency and adjust wet or dry ingredients as needed. Cover the pasta dough and let it rest for 30 minutes before shaping it.

To shape pasta

  • Slice the rested pasta dough into 4 equal disks as shown in the photos. Make sure you dust your dough disk with flour before you send it through a pasta machine to prevent from sticking. Keep the rest covered under a tea towel. 
    Start with the widest setting. After the first time fold the dough over and send it through the machine again. Then change the setting to 3 and repeat the process. Finally go up to 6 or 7 depending on the thickness you like. I prefer using 6 for fettuccine and 7 for finer pasta like tagliolini or ravioli.
  • Once the dough sheet is the desired thickness, cut it in half as it will be very long and lightly dust with flour. Switch to the pasta cutting attachment and turn your pasta sheet into beautiful pasta ribbons. 
    Dust with flour and gather into a nest. Proceed with the rest of the dough. 

To cook fresh pasta

  • Cook in a large pot of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Then mix with a sauce of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 5mg