Basic Homemade Egg Pasta

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This is my basic homemade egg pasta recipe. You can roll it out with a machine or by hand if you’re feeling ambitious!

Recipe from How to Cook Everything.


2 Cups all-purpose flour or semolina flour.
1 Teaspoon salt
2 whole eggs
3 egg yolks


1) Mix together salt and flour on a clean counter and make a well in the center of the flour mound.

2) Crack eggs and yolks into the center of the well.

3) Using a fork, slowly incorporate the eggs into the flour. Ideally, you’ll do this slowly until you have a nice firm dough, but if the eggs escape the well, you can just stir everything together as well as possible.

4) Once the dough is together, start kneading it. It will be a pretty stiff dough. If it is cracking and not holding together, add some water to the dough, but it should be pretty stiff.

5) Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until it’s very smooth, but should be still on the firm side.

6) Cover the dough loosely and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

7) Divide dough into quarters and work with one quarter at a time. Run it through your pasta roller until it reached the desired thickness or you can carefully roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it’s the desired thinness. It’s very hard to get it as thin as a pasta press will.

8) Once it’s rolled, cut the dough into your desired strips or shapes and toss them lightly with flour to keep the strands separated. Cook in salted boiling water until they float. It will take only a few minutes to cook.

Drain and serve the pasta immediately!