Learn how to make homemade pasta using a stand mixer with just three simple ingredients.
I’m always amazed that three simple ingredients combine to make the deliciousness that is homemade pasta. That’s it y’all. Three simple ingredients. Flour, eggs and salt. That’s literally all you need. When I do make homemade pasta, it’s usually on the weekends when I have a little more time on my hands, when the fast paced week is behind me and I can actually enjoy the process. It’s therapeutic to me.
While you can absolutely make pasta old school using your hands (which is the way I learned), not going to lie, it’s a whole lot easier with a little help from your KitchenAid Stand Mixer and pasta attachments. Since there are only 3 ingredients they need to be QUALITY ingredients. I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity.
I like to use “00” flour. It’s super fine and talcum powder soft. You can find it at certain specialty markets or you can order it online.
The hardest part about pasta making is getting the dough consistency correct. If your mixture is too wet (it happens eggs aren’t all the same) then you’ll need to adjust with additional flour. Start with small amounts. It’s easier to add than to take away.
No worries though, we’ve put together a STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL (including a gazillion photographs, if you’re a visual learner like I am it will definitely come in handy) which you can find on the KitchenAid blog to guide you through the process.
Once you start making homemade pasta, it gets easier every time. Ready to get started? Feel free to invite me over for dinner ; ) I don’t do dishes (I mean I may for some homemade pasta) but I’ll be happy to bring the wine.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by KitchenAid I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be. This post contains affiliate links.
- 2 3/4 cups “00” flour (plus additional for dusting)
- 3-4 eggs
- pinch kosher salt
- Place flour, 3 eggs and salt into the bowl of your mixer.
- Using flat beater attachment, mix until combined. (NOTE: If mixture is too “wet” add more flour until a dough consistency forms. If mixture is too “dry” add another egg.)
- Remove flat beater attachment and attach dough hook.
- Mix until the dough forms a ball.
- Wrap dough with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to rest for approximately 30 minutes.
- Using a sharp knife, or pastry bench scraper, cut the dough ball into four equal portions. Place one piece of dough near the Stand Mixer and return the remaining portions to the refrigerator until ready for use.
- Attach KitchenAid® Pasta Roller attachment to the Stand Mixer and adjust to setting 1. Sprinkle attachment with a small amount of flour.
- Press the dough ball onto a clean floured surface until flat. Run the pasta through the roller attachment. Adjust the pasta roller to setting 2. Run the pasta through.
- Continue with this pattern, adjusting the setting each time until your pasta is thin. This will take several passes. Continue the process with remaining pasta balls.
- Remove Pasta Roller attachment and attach the Spaghetti Cutter.
- Carefully run the pasta sheet through. Transfer your fresh spaghetti to a baking sheet lightly sprinkled with flour until ready to cook.
- Continue with remaining pasta sheets.
- The fresh pasta should be cooked immediately in a pot of salted boiling water for about 3-5 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g