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Mom's Pasta Dough

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Been using this for what seems like a hundred years; it never fails."
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15 m servings 183
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Pour 1 3/4 cups flour into a large, shallow bowl and make a well in the center. Crack eggs into the well and mix flour and eggs together with a fork or your hands. Stir oil and salt into mixture; gradually add water and remaining flour until a dough starts to come together.
  2. Knead dough until dough is elastic and soft. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You'll need a pasta machine to make your pasta. Set your setting on the widest. Put one quarter of the dough through the machine and each time reset the setting to a smaller width until you have the thickness desired. Then you can boil them as is for lasagna or use the spaghetti tool to make spaghetti. Have fun!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 183 calories; 2.9 31.9 6.4 62 315 Full nutrition

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This is a very good basic pasta dough recipe. If you are going to pass the dough through a pasta machine right away (like I did), you can let the pasta machine do most of the kneading for you. I...

I did not add any salt. After I had my dough mixed and kneaded I wrapped it in plastic wrap while I got everything set up. I divided into 4 pieces and re-wrapped 3 of the pieces to keep moist....

Just got a pasta roller and cutter for my machine and was so excited to try this. It was so good! Thank you! I'm not sure if it's me or the water where I live, but I have to double the amount of...

One of the best pasta dough recipes ... And that's coming from an Italian!

Wasn't too bad needed more water where I live than the recipe called for but that is normal for a recipe to have differences like that. Didn't make a lot of pasta only enough for 2 people.

My dad's recipe that I use is similar to this, and a bit smaller. Good for me, since I hand roll the dough by hand. It's work, but we'll worth it. When I make the pasta dough, I add addition...

This was excellent! I mixed the dough in my cuisinart on the dough setting and rolled it out and cut fettuccini with my kitchen aide pasta attachment. Topped with my homemade pasta sauce made wi...

I used a little more water as I used a bread hook

I made this with my grandchildren and it was delicious! Noodles were light unlike the last recipe I tried. Will definately make this recipe over and over.