Homemade Pasta without a Pasta Machine


Haven't got a pasta machine but still want to try homemade pasta? This is the recipe for you! All you need is flour, eggs, salt, and a rolling pin. And, of course, some time to have fun!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 33 mins
4 servings


  • 2 ½ cups Italian-style tipo 00 flour, plus additional for dusting

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed


  1. Place flour on a marble or wooden work surface. Make a well in the center and crack in the eggs; add the salt. Gently beat eggs with a fork, incorporating the surrounding flour, until batter is runny. Bring remaining flour into the batter using a bench scraper until dough forms a ball. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough feels too stiff.

  2. Knead dough with your hands by flattening the ball, stretching it and folding the top towards the center. Turn 45 degrees and repeat until dough is soft and smooth, about 10 minutes.

  3. Shape dough into a ball. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Dust work surface with flour. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Flatten 1 piece a little and roll out 5 to 6 times with a rolling pin. Turn dough 45 degrees and roll 5 to 6 times. Continue rolling and turning until dough is 1/16-inch thick.

  5. Cut dough into a sheet. Dust generously with flour and roll into a cylinder. Slice cylinder into 1/4-inch thick strips. Unroll strips and toss generously in flour. Let tagliatelle air-dry, about 30 minutes.

  6. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Drop in tagliatelle and cook until tender yet still firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute all-purpose flour for the 00 flour if desired.

To make tagliolini, slice cylinder into 1/8-inch strips. To make pappardelle, slice cylinder into 1-inch strips.

To make ahead: air-dry the pasta overnight, dusting with more flour if still moist. Once completely dry, it will become stiff. Store in a paper bag and use within a couple of days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* 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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