How to make fresh pasta from scratch at home

Fresh Pasta dough – I am talking about homemade fresh pasta from scratch! Doesn’t it sound delicious? Yes, it is! Some of you might think authentic pasta dough recipe call for a different flour, e.g. 00 flour. This flour is ideal for dishes like pasta and pizza but not necessary. I have used All-purpose flour for this one and I loved how it turned out. Try out this super easy pasta dough recipe and let me know how it goes for you…
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Mins
Yields: 16 ravioli (I made ravioli with this dough)

  • Eggs – 3
  • Olive Oil – ½ to 1 tsp
  • Crushed Pepper – 1/8 tsp (optional)
  • Salt – Pinch 1/8 tsp
  • All-purpose Flour/Maida – 1 Cup(plus 1-2 Tbsp. extra)

Fresh pasta using mixer attachment

  1. Take a mixer, I used my food processor’s big bowl attachment. (see the image)
  2. Add 3 eggs, salt, pepper & oil to it.
  3. Give it a whiz for 2-5 seconds just to combine everything.
  4. Now add 1 cup flour to it and turn on the mixer. Let is run for a couple of seconds.
  5. Stop and check the dough. If it too wet & sticky add 1 or 2 tbsp flour. Mix it.
  6. Once the dough is going in circles and can’t be mixed any further by food processor/ mixer stop and take out the dough,
  7. Knead the dough so it comes together and is smooth.
  8. Add a touch of olive oil and place the dough in a bowl to rest for 30 mins.
  9. After that, it is ready to use.

Homemade pasta without machine

  1. If you don’t know a food process, no problem let’s go the traditional Italian way.
  2. Take flour and make a well.
  3. In a bowl break & beat the eggs.
  4. Add eggs, oil, salt & pepper into the well.
  5. Now slowly take the flour from inside edge and start combining with egg mixture.
  6. Continue this process until flour & egg mixture is combined.
  7. Knead the dough until smooth dough.
  8. Lightly coat the dough with olive oil and rest it for 30 mins.
  9. Now you are ready to use the dough.

Fresh Pasta Dough traditional method


    To know how to make it check out my spinach and ricotta ravioli recipe.
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