Press flower petals and snipped herbs between sheets of this easy and excellent homemade pasta dough. Then toss with butter, Parm, and more herbs for a gorgeous pappardelle. Garnish with additional whole flowers and herbs. This Allrecipes Magazine recipe is based on Easy Homemade Pasta Dough by pho1962.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
5 mins
45 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Beat flour, eggs, oil, and salt together in a bowl. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a smooth and very thick dough forms.

  • Turn dough out onto a work surface and knead until very smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover; let dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll each into a thin sheet about 18 inches long using a pasta roller or a rolling pin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flower petals, 1/4 tablespoon thyme, and 1/4 tablespoon dill on the lengthwise half of each sheet. Fold sheet in half over petals and herbs, then roll again into a thin sheet. Cut into long, 1-inch wide strips using a pizza cutter.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and boil until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.

  • Toss with Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon zest, and juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can use any edible flower petals, such as violas, dianthus, pansies, or fennel flowers.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 25.6g; cholesterol 178.8mg; sodium 910.9mg. Full Nutrition