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Mom's Pasta Dough


"Been using this for what seems like a hundred years; it never fails."
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15 m servings 183 cals
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 g fat; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 62 mg cholesterol; 315 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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...

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...

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

Made it as instructed by the recipe. Turned out perfect. This will be my go to pasta recipe.

I wrote the recipe down, and took a picture of the recipe too. I did add an additional tablespoon of warm water, but the recipe was so easy to follow. I made lasagna and spaghetti. I baked the...

SUper easy. Needs more yet.

Super easy! Great for Lasagna baking!!