If you're ready to take your pasta dishes to the next level, store-bought pasta just isn't going to cut it. In this post, we detail exactly how to make pasta from scratch, with or without a stand mixer, pasta roller, and pasta cutter. Here's our authentic homemade pasta recipe, which we learned during a cooking class in Florence, Italy! Buon appetito!
In your mixer bowl, add in the "00" flour and create a well in the middle with your hand.
Crack your eggs into the well, along with your salt and extra virgin olive oil.
Attach your paddle to your mixer and set it to the lowest speed.
Mix until the ingredients incorporate and the dough comes together into small, sticky clumps.
Gently knead the dough with your hands for about 10 minutes, until smooth. Add flour to your work surface as needed, to ensure your dough does not stick.
Form the dough into a ball and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
Remove your dough from the refrigerator and cut it into three even pieces.
Replace the mixer paddle with the pasta roller. Set the mixer to the lowest speed and turn it on. Run each piece of dough through the pasta roller. Start with setting #1 -- the widest setting -- and continue the process through setting #8 -- the thinnest setting.
Remove the pasta roller and insert the pasta cutter of your choice. Turn your mixer on to the lowest speed, and feed your pasta sheets through the cutter.
To cook the pasta, boil a pot of salted water, and cook the pasta until it rises to the surface and is al dente -- about two or three minutes.
Combine your freshly cooked pasta with a sauce of your choice and enjoy!
If you're making pasta without a stand mixer, pasta roller, and pasta cutter, refer to the parenthetical, italicized directions in the blog post above!