Our Easy Homemade Pasta is simple to make and oh so delicious too! With just four common kitchen ingredients, you can have Homemade Pasta from scratch on your dinner table this evening. So much fun for the kids to help make the pasta with you and they’ll be learning math skills as they measure out ingredients!
Easy Homemade Pasta Recipe
What are your fondest childhood memories? Mine are of my little Italian Grandma Dora making homemade pasta for our Sunday family dinners with my aunts, uncles and cousins. The importance of family was instilled in all of us from a very young age and we are still close to this day.
Bum Bum as we affectionately called our grandma, stood tall at just 4 feet 10 inches with beautiful hazel eyes and a heart of gold. A strong, loving, kind woman, she was an amazing role model for all of us.
Bum Bum came to this country from Italy as a young girl. She married my Grandpa Lamborghini, 16 years her elder, when she was just 19 years old in an old fashioned "arranged marriage" which were commonplace back in the day. They had four children, my mother being the second oldest, and lived in the Bronx, New York.
Bum Bum was your typical little Italian lady who loved to cook and make everything from scratch. Picking dandelion greens in the yard and making a fabulous soup with them signaled that spring had arrived.
Toralles, the classic Italian cookie, formed into shapes including our initials (I loved that!) meant that the holidays were quickly approaching.
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Don't have a pasta machine? No problem! Just use a rolling pin and roll until pasta dough is desired thickness. Sprinkle pasta sheet with a dusting of flour and then roll up. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1/4-inch strips for fettuccine. Repeat with remaining sheets of pasta.
My mom carried on these traditions through the generations and now I do my best to carry the torch and make delicious memories with my four sons and their families.
The best part of making homemade pasta with my grandchildren, besides the delicious memories we are making, is listening to them rave about how delicious their pasta is as they are eating it! They really love their own cooking! Too cute!
Thank you Bum Bum for teaching us the importance of family by your example, for teaching me how to make your homemade pasta and for making delicious memories that I treasure and savor to this day. xoxo
Fun for kids
Making pasta is so much fun for kids to do! My grandkids get so excited when they know we will be making homemade pasta for dinner. And, I must admit, I get excited too! It really is lots of fun!
I love sharing this tradition with them, not just because it has been passed down through the generations in our family but it is:
- A math lesson when they measure out ingredients
- A science lesson when they see how ingredients come together and form something new
- A culinary lesson when they cook the pasta
- A delicious dinner to share together around the dinner table tonight
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- olive oil
- kosher salt
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Arrange flour in a mound on a flat surface, making a well in the center.
Place eggs, oil and salt in the well.
Using a fork lightly beat the eggs, oil and salt then gradually draw in the flour until a dough has formed.
Once all ingredients are combined, knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
Divide dough into two balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest 30 minutes.
Divide each ball of dough into thirds.
Using a pasta machine or rolling pin, roll dough out to desired thickness.
Using pasta machine or knife, cut pasta dough into 1-inch wide strips for pappardelle or 1/4-inch wide strips for fettuccine.
Arrange pasta on a sheet pan and cover with a kitchen towel until ready to cook or hang on pasta drying rack. Pasta can be cooked immediately or left to dry slightly.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until it floats and is al dente; drain.
Serve with your favorite sauce.