how to make pasta from scratch

how to make pasta from scratch

How to make pasta from scratch?

Making fresh pasta at home is super easy but the most people hesitate or they kill their will to make it on their own. I want to take this chance to guide you how to make pasta from scratch in my today’s recipe.

You don’t need to worry at all unless you follow some of the very necessary instructions. While kneading the dough it is very important to knead for at least 10 minutes of time and set it to rest for 30 minutes. The softer the dough is better the pasta will be.

You don’t have to do anything special in case of making this easy egg pasta. If you don’t have a pasta machine you don’t need to worry because rolling pin can be the best alternative to prepare this pasta. There is no need to learn how to make pasta from scratch for its variation because you can do this on your own once you make this super easy egg pasta.

how to make pasta from scratch
by Swati M.

how to make pasta from scratch

  • Course Breakfast
  • Cuisine Italian

The 3 ingredients homemade pasta recipe is quite easy to make. Today I am going to guide you how to make pasta from scratch in a very simple way you ever came across. Most people hesitate to prepare pasta and prefer to use store bought for all their needs. They believe that making pasta at home is not easy and they may not have pasta machine at home. But don't worry because from today on you are going to make pasta at home.

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings 1 lbs pasta
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1/2 tsp seal salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 large white eggs


  1. Take deep bowl and add flour and salt.

  2. By using your hand make a deep wall in the centre then add the eggs.

  3. Now from corners to centre using each side push the flour to wall. Use each stroke and push the flour inside the wall. Once the eggs are covered well gradually push the flour to the centre.

  4. By using your hand or wooden spoon knead the dough for 10 minutes. If it seems to be sticky add a little flour and in case it seems to be dry then gently add little water until it turns out to be a smooth and soft knead. The softness and smoothness of dough depends on how long it has been knead. If needed, use olive oil to form it softer.

  5. Use a plastic wrap and cover the dough very tightly and set it aside for next 30-45 minutes. It will help to a have perfect rolling out for the dough at later time.

  6. Now take dough and divide into 4 equal pieces.

  7. Using pasta machine method:

    Now take a pasta machine and set the thickness to high. Now let's run it through once or twice before you change the thickness to thin…thinner…until you find the perfect sheet of your pasta.

  8. Make sure in each passes fold the strips to thirds. This will allow square up the edges and make everything run perfect. Now, roll it to cutting side and have your spaghetti sliced.

  9. Rolling pin method:

    Use a pizza cutter and rolling pin to make pasta. Roll the each dough separately on a surface where the base is full of flour. Try to roll out hard to make it as thinnest as possible.

  10. Cut into strips as you choose.

  11. Now, in a boiling water cook the ready pasta for 5 minutes on medium high flame or you can dry it as well. You can fridge it as well if it is not forming big lumps.

Recipe Notes

You can decide the flour you want to use here in making homemade pasta recipe. However, I have used regular unbleached all purpose flour.

There are other variations I have successfully tried to mix of whole wheat flour with all purpose flour. In fact, the consistency completely depends on whole wheat flour so use it on first place.

Using of fresh herbs into the dough makes it more flavored pasta or you can make it spicy by adding onion or ginger powder while making the knead.

Well, this is 3 ingredients super easy to prepare pasta no matter you have a pasta machine or not. Chances are few that you may not make perfect pasta like store bought but I am pretty sure more you make higher the chances one day you can make far better than store bought.

Putting lot of efforts won’t do any magic but simple kneading for a long time to make soft dough and resting it for half an hour before you process. If you are making it from pasta machine make sure to put the setting of thickness to high and change to thinner as it progresses.

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