A Farewell to Basil Fettuccine


I made this basil fettuccine while watching "A Farewell to Arms" on TV and realized the title suited the intent of the pasta, which was to celebrate the last gleanings from my rather prolific basil patch. If you feel the need to serve this with a sauce, consider a butter garlic sauce or a white wine sauce with chicken. Whatever you choose to accompany this with, enjoy it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • ¾ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Process basil leaves in a food processor until chopped very fine. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and pulse two or three times, or until combined. Mix in egg and oil. Add water until dough forms a ball shape. If dough seems dry, add a bit more water.

  2. Wrap dough in a piece of plastic wrap which has been coated in a few drops of olive oil. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator and cut into 6 equal size portions. Run pasta though a pasta machine or roll with a rolling pin to desired thickness. Use additional flour to coat pasta while rolling. Once dough is desired thickness, run through the machine on the fettuccine setting to create noodles.

  4. Allow pasta to dry for 1 hour prior to cooking.

  5. Cook in a large pot of boiling water until al dente, 3 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
6g Fat
80g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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