This homemade pasta recipe is super easy and reliable. Dangerous even… I mean, who needs the ability to make homemade noodles at their fingertips? If you have just started your new year’s resolutions, please avert your eyes, my friend.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Place flour in mixing bowl. Sprinkle salt over flour. Make a divot in the middle of the flour and place eggs in the divot. Pour olive oil over eggs. Use a fork to begin whisking the eggs until ingredients are well incorporated. Place mixing bowl onto mixer and, using a regular beater, mix until the dough comes together into one large piece. Mix for a few more minutes, then form into a ball and allow to rest for about 30 minutes.
Next, break dough ball in half, dust with a bit of flour, and roll out to about an inch thick. Pinch the end so the attachment will be able to grab the dough.
KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Set
Attach pasta sheet attachment to KitchenAid mixer and roll dough through on the lowest (widest) setting. Continue placing through attachment, adjusting the width to a higher number each time until pasta is the size you would like it to be. If pasta strips get longer than you’d like as they thin out, you can cut the sheet in half.
If making fettuccine noodles, be sure it’s wide enough to be cut by the fettuccine cutter attachment. If too thin, the cutting attachment will just mark or score the pasta. The number 4 or 5 setting is best for fettuccine.
Coat pasta with a light dusting of flour occasionally so it doesn’t stick together when you fold it or when it becomes a pile of noodles. If this happens, no worries. You can press it together and start over.
When noodles are ready, set aside and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and boil for about 3-4 minutes. Finally, drain right after cooking.
Friend, if you are still looking, these gluten-filled strips aren’t a bad way to break a resolution. Consequently, no one would fault you. You’re welcome. I’m sorry. You’re welcome.
Note: Of course, this pasta can be made by hand as well. Just stir the dough together, knead the dough by hand, roll out as thin as possible, and cut thin strips with a sharp knife.