Simple explanation on how to make your own pasta! It is easy to do, tastes delicious, and is a whole lot better for you than the pre-made boxed kinds.
Last year my husband found a new-in-box pasta maker attachment for a kitchen aid mixer at a garage sale. It think it just may have been our best find! It makes the process of making delicious homemade pasta a snap. We are hooked! This is just one of all recipes I’ve shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!
Have you ever tried to make your own delicious homemade pasta?
It is very simple to make and tastes so much better than store-bought varieties! Plus did you know most store-bought pasta contains preservatives and are packaged in nitrogen to extend shelf life. So before your tomato plants start producing by the bushels, here is how to make your own delicious homemade pasta.
Delicious Homemade Pasta and Meat Sauce
Simple Egg Noodle Pasta Recipe
There are tons of pasta recipes out there. But if you are just trying your hand at homemade pasta here is a simple egg noodle pasta recipe.
I mixed mine in a bread machine because it was handy. But you could easily just throw your ingredients in a mixer.
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 TAB warm water
- 1 TAB olive oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup semolina flour (for the authentic Italian taste)
If you are using a breach machine just select dough cycle and press start. Set a time for 10 minutes. (this dough is not suitable for a delay timer)
Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
HINT: The dough can also be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Shaping Homemade Pasta
To roll out your pasta you have a couple choices. Your can use a rolling pin and pizza slicer to cut pasta by hand on a floured surface. Or you can use a kitchen gadget to speed up the process and get more uniform pasta by using a hand crank pasta maker or Kitchen Aid Pasta Maker (we have the food grinder with pasta plates).
Pick the size pasta you want and get started. This actually goes really quickly.
The recipe makes enough pasta for 8 servings. So depending on the size of your family you may just keep 1/2 the ball in the refrigerator to make pasta for a dinner tomorrow.
Dry Your Pasta
You can dry your pasta by laying it on a clean counter or surface covered with parchment paper or using a pasta drying rack.
Let the pasta air dry at least 20 minutes before cooking or freezing.
Cooking Homemade Pasta
Now that your pasta had dried, just bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 1 TAB olive oil and 1 1/2 teas salt to season the pasta. Now boil pasta for 2-3 minutes, strain, and serve.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly homemade pasta is ready!
Delicious Homemade Meat Pasta Sauce Recipe
This is a super easy and incredibly delicious homemade pasta sauce recipe. You’ll never buy store bought sauce again!
- 1 TAB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 pound ground beef (we use grass-fed)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small pepper (any color!)
- 32 oz tomato sauce (I use a large canning jar filled with preserved tomatoes)
- 2 teas oregano
- 2 teas basil
- 1 teas sea salt
- 1/2 teas pepper
- 1/2 teas crushed red pepper
- 1 teas sugar (we use pure cane sugar)
In olive oil cook beef, onion, garlic, and pepper until meat is cooked through. Add tomato sauce and seasoning. Simmer until ready to serve.
There you have it. An amazingly delicious homemade pasta dinner your family will love.