How to Make Pasta at Home

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Make Pasta at HomeFor the home cook, the idea of making fresh pasta may sound intimidating but starting noodles from scratch is actually incredibly easy.Our recipe for Fresh Pasta Without a Machine doesn't require any specialized equipment, and it only requires four everyday ingredients.Moreover, using fresh pasta makes a world of difference when it comes to turning out an all-star dish.The secret of cooking pasta is to use plenty of water.Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook. Fresh pasta does not increase much in volume whilst cooking as it does not absorb much water.

What You Need

  • 2 cups pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for cooking)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for tossing)
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. First you've to boil plenty of water in a large pan with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Next you need to add the pasta to the boiling water by adding a few strands or one sheet of pasta at a time.
  3. Now you've to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the pasta is tender. Cooking times may vary with the size and the thickness of the pasta. Very small pasta (like macaroni, fusilli, conchiglie, penne) may cook in 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Larger shapes (like spaghetti, fettuccine, dried lasagne sheets) may require next for about10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Now immediately drain the cooked pasta into a sieve or a colander.
  6. Next transfer to a bowl of cold water to refresh it. Drain again and keep aside.
  7. Now if the pasta is not to be used immediately, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it and toss it

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  1. Well, I'm doing this cooking every now and then. Fresh pasta is awesome to cook but must be stored properly if you want to use it later. Nice recipe lady.

  2. I like home made Pasta because you get to be in full control of the taste and the ingredients.

  3. It's healthier to make homemade pasta and quite cheaper too!

  4. I thought it was hard at first but looking at the steps, I think I can manage.

  5. Great recipe and you have listed down the steps wonderfully :) Gonna try this out soon :)