Homemade Pasta

Five easily available ingredients are all that you need to make this homemade pasta - perfect for an Italian meal.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour*
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
large eggs
1/4
cup water
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add eggs, water and oil to well; mix thoroughly. (If dough is too dry, mix in enough water to make dough easy to handle. If dough is too sticky, gradually add flour when kneading.)
  • 2 Gather dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, knead 5 to 10 minutes or until smooth and springy. Cover with plastic wrap or foil. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • 3 Divide dough into 4 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, roll one-fourth of dough at a time into rectangle, 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough covered). Loosely fold rectangle lengthwise into thirds. Cut crosswise into 2-inch strips for lasagna, 1/4-inch strips for fettuccine or 1/8-inch strips for linguine. Unfold and gently shake out strips. Hang pasta on pasta drying rack or arrange in single layer on lightly floured towels; let stand 30 minutes or until dry. (If using pasta machine, pass dough through machine until 1/16 inch thick.)
  • 4 In 6- to 8-quart saucepan, heat 4 quarts water (salted if desired) to boiling; add pasta. Boil uncovered 2 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until firm but tender. Begin testing for doneness when pasta rises to surface of water. Drain pasta.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 3/4 cup)
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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