Flour, eggs, salt: that's all you need to make fresh pasta at home. This is the simplest and most authentic Italian recipe you'll find to make homemade pasta like lasagna, ravioli, tagliatelle, tortellini... you name it! The best part is you don't even need a pasta machine if you don't have one!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 pound pasta dough
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place flour on a marble or wooden work surface. Make a well in the center and crack in eggs; add salt. Gently beat eggs using a fork, incorporating the surrounding flour, until mixture is runny. Pull remaining flour into the center using a bench scraper, incorporating it until dough forms a ball.

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  • 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.

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

  • Roll out the dough with a pasta machine or with a rolling pin and cut into your favorite pasta.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 49.2g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 139.5mg; sodium 92.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2020
Came out great - used my pasta maker to turn these into tagliatelle. Yum! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2020
Not so great for me, ! I’m sure I messed it up some how. Maybe if I had a pasta maker? It is too thick and came out raw on the inside, Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2020
Not so great for me, ! I’m sure I messed it up some how. Maybe if I had a pasta maker? It is too thick and came out raw on the inside, Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
Came out great - used my pasta maker to turn these into tagliatelle. Yum! Read More