DIY Fresh Pasta!

Over the last year, while a lot of us have had more time on our hands, we offered up some simple DIY recipes to enjoy with your family at home — from pizza and hummus to hazelnut chocolate spread and tomato sauce


And what good is tasty tomato sauce without fresh pasta to gobble it down with?


That’s why, this month, we’re serving up pasta you can make in a snap, right in your kitchen, without any fancy gadgets. All you’ll need are flour, eggs, olive oil, salt, a knife, a rolling pin, and a little love.  


Here goes…


·       Place 2 ½ cups (625 ml) of all-purpose flour into a large bowl.

·       Make a well in the center large enough for 4 eggs.

·       Break your eggs and add a tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil.

·       Use a fork to lightly beat the eggs and oil, then gradually stir outward, mixing them the flour. As the dough thickens, you’ll need to use your fingers then your whole hands to mix.

·       Place the ball of dough on a floured surface and knead it for 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If you’re finding the dough getting sticky, no problem, just sprinkle in some more flour and keep kneading. If you have a mixer with a dough hook, knead it for 7 minutes.

·       Let the ball of dough rest for 30 minutes.

·       With a rolling pin, roll out the dough very thin and cut into long strips – ½” wide for pappardelle, 3/8” for tagliatelle or ¼” for fettuccine.


And presto! You’ve got pasta. Bring a pot of salted water to boil, add in your fresh noodles and cook for one to three minutes then serve with your DIY sauce.


For another simple pasta-making recipe, click here


Have you made your own pasta or have tips for the Shop Talk community? Share your pasta secrets – we always appreciate hearing from you!


Did you know? How did pasta enter the Italian diet?


Trivia buffs will tell you pasta was invented by the Chinese and introduced to Italians in the 13th century by Marco Polo. But historian John Dickie says that’s falso! According to Dickie, North Africans likely introduced itriyaa – long thin strands of dried dough that were cooked by boiling – into Sicily in the 12th century and the island became a major producer of this proto-spaghetti. By Marco Polo’s time, Italians were already in love with pasta. (Source)

32 thoughts on “DIY Fresh Pasta!

  1. What tasty corn bread receipt just add one cup of fresh Mangoes and Fresh cooked cranberries ,corn bread is so moist and sweet ,hard to stop eating ??

  2. Sounds like a fun and easy way to make pasta! For me, my family needs gluten-free, so I won’t be trying it! But I’m sure that great excuse will save me from the embarrassment of messing it up!

  3. Pasta has always been to me a comfort food that’s cool! And just thinking about that and pasta I love them all. This is going to be dinner tonight after I take this survey!

  4. I used to do this with my children when they were young. It was like making playdoh shapes. So I had them use small cookie cutters & they made large pasta. It had to be cooked longer but it sure was fun!

  5. Wow, thanks! I have never made my own pasta, but I have eaten fresh pasta and I know there is a BIG difference. It literally melts in your mouth. 🍝

  6. I love Italian food. I could live in Italy and especially love the food. I adore pasta. There are so many ways to fix it. Since I am trying to lose weight, I use seafood and lots of vegetables. I have a cone-shaped device that I use to turn zucchini into strips. Then cook the strips and use them in place of pasta. Goes well with any sauce.

  7. Probably a good and healthy product, but I would never have time to prepare anything that complicated.

  8. Excellent post. My wife taught me a different way but still the same. I use the KitchenAid mixer because it has all the right equipment. We have to control the amounts we make. Homemade pasta is so filling and you don’t need to make so much. I love her pasta but I have to learn to cut back. It really hits the waistline.

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