DIY Homemade Pasta

Making fresh, homemade pasta is a fun, family-friendly activity that kids love doing and eating. Try making a batch with this easy, economical recipe — no pasta maker required!

You will need:

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions:

  1. Whisk together eggs, salt, olive oil.
  2. Put flour in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend or process flour with liquid mixture until it resembles crumbs.
  4. Add water and blend until a wet dough forms. Remove dough to floured counter.
  5. Flour surface and knead dough until it is smooth — 10 minutes or so. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and set it aside to rest for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and on top of dough. Divide dough into four pieces. Roll a piece into a long rectangle shape with a rolling pin. Turn the dough and roll until it is as thin as possible.
  7. Cut your dough into thin strips for long noodles, or small squares for butterfly/bow tie shapes. (Pinch in the middle to form a bow tie.) Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Dry pasta for five minutes or more.
  9. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water until it rises to the top of the water. (Fresh pasta cooks much faster than dried pasta — it will be ready in a couple minutes.) Enjoy your pasta with your favorite sauce!
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