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How to Make Homemade Pasta

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.

How to Make Homemade Pasta - super easy to follow directions and easy homemade pasta recipe yoru family will love. Fun for kids to make too! #pastarecipes #homemadepasta #yummy


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!

How to Make 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.

 

Easy Homemade Pasta

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.

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.

easy homemade pasta that is super yummy
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Easy Homemade Pasta

You wlll be amazed at how quickly you can make homemade pasta. And the flavor - unparallel! You'll never go back to store bought pasta again!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons water, warm
  • 1 Tablespoon exta virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Semolina Flour for the authentic Italian taste

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together.
    I mixed mine in a bread machine because it was handy. But you could easily just throw your ingredients in a mixer. 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.
  • 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 . This actually goes really quickly!
  • 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.
  • 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.


wrap your dough and let it rest

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.

Making homemade pasta is easy with a pasta maker or by hand

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.

easy homemade pasta that is super yummy

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!

 

Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

We like to use this is a super easy and incredibly delicious homemade pasta sauce recipe. You’ll never buy store bought sauce again!super delicious and easy to make homemade meat sauce recipe There you have it. An amazingly delicious homemade pasta dinner your family will love.

super delicious and easy to make homemade meat sauce recipe
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Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

This is a super easy and incredibly delicious homemade pasta sauce recipe. You’ll never buy store bought sauce again!
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb ground beef grass-fed is best!
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garclic minxed
  • 1 small pepper any color
  • 32 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oregano dried or fresh
  • 2 teaspoons basil dried or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional, but rounds out the flavor

Instructions

  • In olive oil cook beef, onion, garlic, and pepper until meat is cooked through. Add tomato sauce and seasoning. Simmer until ready to serve.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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