Homemade Pasta

by Shawnda on May 2, 2010

in DIY,Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Fresh Pasta

Homemade pasta is very easy to make. It’s not faster than opening a box of Barilla and dropping it into boiling water but it is more satisfying if you’ve got about an hour. And a food processor. And a pasta roller :)

Fresh Pasta

I suppose I could have used my hands to work the raw ingredients into a dough – but then I would have gotten my wine glass completely filthy. And I really like recipes that read: “dump everything in a single bowl and turn machine on.” Those are easy to do with a baby taking up one arm. And the pasta roller creates a uniform thickness and perfect strips of fettuccine. Not so easy to do with a baby taking up one arm!

Fresh Pasta

Homemade Pasta

Easy homemade pasta in under an hour!


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/4 cup semolina flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp dry white wine
  • 3 Tbsp water, plus more if necessary


  1. Add dry ingredients to a food processor fitted with the dough blade. Pulse to mix. Add egg yolks, oil, and wine. Process and add water 1 tablespoon at a time just until dough forms a ball. Knead a few times, form a ball, and flatten to one inch thick. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. On a floured surface, roll pasta to 1/16-inch thickness and cut as desired. (I used a pasta roller so I divided the dough in half and each half into three equal pieces before sending it through the roller a few times.)
  3. Let the cut pasta sit for 5 minutes. Place in salted, boiling water 5-7 minutes to cook.


Yields: 6 servings

Adapted from Michael Chiarello's Handmade Pasta

Estimated time: 45 minutes


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Keesha aka Prissycook May 2, 2010 at 8:38 am

I think your wine glass comment was very logical (and made me smile).


2 Joanne May 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Perfect timing since my mom JUST found my grandmother’s old pasta maker…in mint condition no less! I’m so excited to make this. Thanks for the recipe suggestion.


3 Monet May 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

What a delightful post! I have been wanting to make homemade pasta for awhile, and this has given me inspiration. I’m sure it elevates a normal pasta meal into something extraordinary.

I’m enjoying your blog immensely. Thank you for sharing!


4 Memoria May 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Your noodles look lovely. I keep meaning to make some more pasta. I keep putting it off for some reason. There’s nothing like homemade pasta.


5 Memoria May 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Can you omit the wine in this recipe? I don’t allow alcohol in my home.


6 foodiebride May 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Memoria – Sure! Just replace it with water.


7 vanillasugar May 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm

oh girl you make it look so easy. i tried it once, all by hand and it wasn’t that great. maybe i should try it w/ wine in it, anything w/ wine is better right?


8 Chef Dennis May 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm

its always nice to see someone taking the time to make their own pasta…thanks for sharing


9 wendy May 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

You should try my way, easier. Just dump ingredients in Kitchenaid, mix and wrap in plastic for 20 mins. Fit Kitchenaid with pasta extruder attachment, feed dough in while water is boiling, throw product into water, put down baby, eat.


10 philad May 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

Just for the comment about the wine glass, you are my hero. Yet again, I wish I’d brought my food processor with me when I moved to Europe. I am guessing pretty assuredly that this will be my next big purchase. :) This recipe looks genius.


11 jeanna May 7, 2010 at 8:35 am

What kind of pasta roller are you using? I need to get one but I never know whether I should spend the big bucks and get a fancy one or if a basic one will do the job.

Thanks. And,… your pasta looks so gorgeous!


12 foodiebride May 7, 2010 at 10:27 am

Thanks, Jeanna! It’s a Weston Pasta Roller. If you have a restaurant supply nearby, you could also check there for pasta rollers that are less pricey than what you can find in most “regular” stores.


13 ashley May 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

pasta looks so pretty. i’ve now had my pasta roller for two years and have yet to use it…. i really really need to! :-)


14 Ashley May 11, 2010 at 10:37 am

This is so inspiring! Thank you for posting this – it’s getting me excited to try and make my own pasta. Best with the baby :)


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