Basic Egg Pasta


Basic egg pasta ready to roll, extrude, or shape into whatever type of noodle you desire. This dough can be mixed by hand or with a stand mixer. Like any flour recipe, the amount of flour required isn't a given. It will change depending on the size of your eggs and the humidity of your region.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 3 ½ cups Italian Tipo "00" flour, or more to taste

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Pile flour onto a work surface and make a small well in the center; place eggs, egg yolks, olive oil, and salt into the well. Gently stir the egg mixture with a fork, gradually drawing in flour until dough comes together.

  2. Knead dough with hands until smooth and leathery, about 10 minutes.

  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; let rest until malleable, 1 to 2 hours. Remove plastic wrap.

  4. Cut dough into four pieces; roll out with a rolling pin. Run flattened pieces through a pasta roller to create desired noodle shape.

Cook's Notes:

Based on the commercial flours available in my region, all-purpose flour will work too, but the resulting noodle won't be quite as supple.

Add up to 2 more egg yolks if dough does not clump together in step 1. The dough needs to be a little drier when you're extruding it and a little more moist if you're going to roll it.

If using a stand mixer:
1. Place flour, eggs, egg yolks, olive oil, and salt in the bowl; mix with the beater paddle on low until combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Switch to the dough hook mixer attachment; mix until dough pulls together, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove bowl from the stand; cover with plastic wrap and proceed with step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
6g Fat
1g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* 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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