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How to make your own pasta from NADIA Magazine

Making your own pasta is a wonderfully tactile and satisfying experience – and this recipe from NADIA magazine means it takes just 20 minutes. Clear a space, grab a rolling pin and give it a try.

Fresh pasta is far easier and quicker to make than many think. It takes just five ingredients and 20 minutes to get a batch of pasta ready for the pot, following our simple recipe below.

Classic pasta

Ready in 25 minutes | Serves 4 | DF
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 3 large (size 7) eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp water


Place the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the eggs into the well and add the salt, then the oil and water.
Gently swirl the eggs around to break them up (you can use your hands or a wooden spoon) then slowly incorporate the flour from around the edges. Continue until the mixture forms a soft ball of dough. Transfer to a clean surface, sprinkle with a little flour and knead dough for 4-5 minutes until elastic and smooth.
Roll out the pasta into thin sheets using a pasta machine or a rolling pin. Cut pasta into desired shapes with a knife.
Cook pasta in plenty of boiling, salted water for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain and toss with olive oil. Serve with your favourite sauce.
To turn this batch of homemade pasta into something extraordinary, try one of NADIA magazine's delicious recipes below.
Or, if you want more step-by-step guides for making things from scratch, try NADIA magazine's guide to making your own dumplings. After all, everything tastes so much better when it's homemade!