Last Updated on: 5th February 2024, 06:18 am
Make a basic egg pasta with all-purpose flour, eggs, water and salt in a bout 30 minutes! Fresh homemade pasta is much easier than you think! It’a an Italian culinary delight!
In this guide, we’ll explore how to make homemade egg pasta, learning special tips and methods that will elevate your cooking skills. Your family will not only enjoy this pasta dish but, they’ll feel like they’re eating in a trattoria in the country side of Italy.
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This basic egg pasta recipe can be used to make lasagna, ravioli, fettuccine, spaghetti, lemon ricotta pasta, chicken noodle soup or chicken noodle casserole. It’s so easy-to-make with Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it’s 3-in-1 pasta attachments, which are made in Italy.
I’ll show you just how easy it is!
How to Make Homemade Egg Pasta with Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachments
- Kitchen Aid 3 in 1 Pasta Machine attachments. It includes the pasta sheet roller, spaghetti cutter and fettuccine cutter!
- pasta drying rack
It’s so easy with the Kitchen Aid attachments. You’ll be making pasta quickly and effieciently without flaring up your carpal tunnel or shoulder pain.
* See the full, printable recipe in the recipe card below.
- sifted, all-purpose flour (you can buy pre-sifted flour)
- large eggs
In summary, you’ll add the ingredients to the stand mixer and mix with the paddle attachment for about 2 1/2 minutes.
Then, remove the paddle attachment and attach the dough hook. Turn it to speed two and knead the dough with the dough hook for about two minutes.
Then, remove the dough and hand knead it for about two minutes. Let stand for twenty minutes.
By hand, divide the dough into eight pieces. They don’t have to be even. Knead one dough piece for a few seconds and then pat it in between your hands so flatten it.
Then, feed the dough into the dough roller attachment on speed two on the number one setting of the attachment.
Next, fold the dough and run it through the rollers again.
Then, repeat this step withe the second and third or fourth setting and finally with setting five. Put the pasta sheets on a floured surface.
Next, swap the dough rollers attachment for the pasta cutter attachment of your choice-either the fettuccine or spaghetti.
Run the pasta sheet through the cutter attachment once and lie it on a pasta drying rack.
Repeat the above steps with each piece of pasta dough.
* See the full, printable recipe in the recipe card below.
Boil a pot of generously salted water, ready to embrace the pasta with warmth and tenderness.
The cooking process is brief, but pivotal—mere minutes separate perfectly al dente pasta from a mushy mess of a disappointment. Be alert, tasting and testing the pasta until it reaches al dente perfection. Set a timer!
How long do I cook fresh pasta?
Cook dry (fresh) pasta for about 7 minutes depending upon thickeness.
Cook fresh pasta for 2-5 minutes depending upon thickeness.
As the aroma of freshly cooked pasta fills the air, fill your wine glasses and get ready to toss the pasta with your favorite sauces—marinara, meat sauce, a comforting rosa cream sauce, or a simple olive oil and garlic fusion.
Garnish with a garden fresh herbs, a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano, or some spicy red pepper flakes. Each bite is a celebration of craftsmanship and culinary passion. You’re going to LOVE this recipe!
What to serve with homemade pasta?
- Authentic Italian Meatballs and Tomato Sauce + VIDEO
- Italian Breaded Chicken Cutlets + VIDEO
- Sauteed Rapini with Garlic and Lemon
What sauces go on pasta?
- Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes
- Homemade Italian Sunday Gravy (tomato sauce)
- Creamy Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce
- Italian Tomato Meat Sauce
- Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce
- Rose Pasta Sauce
- Add shrimp to this dish and make Easy Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine
How long does homemade egg pasta last?
Store dried pasta in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze it for up to one month.
Honor the ancient traditions of generations past while creating culinary magic. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let the magic of homemade egg pasta unfold in your kitchen today.
Buy your Kitchen Aid pasta attachments and let’s make pasta together! Buon appetito!
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I took this recipe to Weekend Potluck.
Homemade Egg Pasta
- collapsible pasta drying rack
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 1/2 cups sifted, unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- First, place eggs, water, flour and salt into the mixer bowl. Use flat beater and set speed to number 2 and mix for about 30 seconds.
- Next, take off the flat beater and put in the dough hook. Knead for 2 minutes on speed number 2.
- Then, remove dough from bowl and hand knead for two minutes. The dough should be pliable. If it's not add a little more water until it is pliable.
- Next, let the pasta dough rest for 20 minutes.
- Then, divide dough into 8 pieces.
- Next, knead one of the dough pieces by hand for a few seconds and flatten.
- Then, attach the dough rollers attachment to your Kitchen Aid. This part can be done by hand with a rolling pin.
- Then, set the rollers to number 1 and the speed to 1 or 2. Add the the dough piece into the rollers and continue to put it through until the dough comes out in one sheet without holes. Place the pasta sheet on a floured surface until ready to cut.
- Next, repeat until the remaining 7 pieces of dough are rolled into flat pasta sheets.
- Then, swap out the rollers attachment for the fettuccine, spaghetti, etc. or whichever attachment you want to use to cut the pasta. You may cut the pasta sheets on a cutting board by hand.
- Next, feed the pasta sheet into the rollers to cut the pasta and lie the cut pasta on a floured surface to dry.
- Then, cook the pasta in boiling, salted water for 2-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the cut pasta or cook the pasta sheets to use for lasagna. Pasta floats to the top of the water while cooking. Drain in colander. See notes for cooking dried pasta.