Homemade pasta is not only easy, but fun for everyone! Here are a few of our favorite homemade pasta recipes so you can make your own pasta at home today!
Technically, you can make homemade pasta without any special equipment. You just need your hands for mixing, a rolling pin, and a knife. BUT, having the pasta roller and cutters make this process significantly easier! If you already have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, then getting the pasta roller attachments is a must!
But if you aren’t ready to splurge on the attachments, or if you don’t have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, here are a few options that will make pasta making a bit easier. The hand crank pasta roller and this 5 wheel adjustable pastry cutter make good inexpensive replacements for the Kitchen Aid sets.
What flour should I use?
The best flour for making pasta is Tipo 00. This flour is refined more than typical all purpose flour, giving the pasta a smoother and silkier texture once cooked.
If you do not have or cannot find Tipo 00, you can use bread flour or all purpose flour. We have done a side-by-side comparison of the Tipo 00 and AP flour and found no difference in flavor or ratio of ingredients, but you may want to cook your AP flour pasta slightly longer (about 30 s to 1 min longer).
We’ve included the following pasta dough recipes below:
1. Homemade Pasta
For basic pasta dough that can be used for most shapes, use the HOMEMADE PASTA recipe.
2. Ravioli or Tortellini
If you plan to make filled pasta like ravioli or tortellini, we recommend using the HOMEMADE RAVIOLI or TORTELLINI RECIPE.
3. Green Pasta Dough
For a twist on the regular dough recipe and to add a bit of color, try out our GREEN PASTA DOUGH recipe which uses parsley, basil and cilantro to achieve the nice green color!
4. Homemade Lasagna Sheets
And for homemade lasagna sheets, we recommend using this recipe for ITALIAN SAUSAGE LASAGNA WITH HOMEMADE PASTA SHEETS.
Check out some of our pasta and sauce recipes here:
- Summer Pasta (Pasta D’Estate)
- Artichoke Lemon and Burrata Ravioli with Lemon Buerre Blanc
- Linguini with White Wine Clam Sauce
- Italian Sausage Sauce
- Italian Pizza Sauce