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Homemade Pasta is easy and inexpensive to make homemade. #TexasHomesteader

Easy Homemade Pasta

This homemade pasta uses just 3 ingredients - all purpose flour, egg & salt. This homemade pasta is much more hearty and filling than the commercial pastas you buy in a box. Homemade pasta - nothing better! #TexasHomesteader

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword fettuccine, noodles, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
dough resting time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Texas Homesteader


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  1. Measure 2 cups all-purpose flour on a counter and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and crack an egg into the center. Slowly add 1/2 cup water, mixing with a fork and gently incorporate the flour into the egg mixture a little at a time.
  2. Once you have incorporated the flour with the fork, use your fingertips to blend the mixture well. If the dough seems too dry add 1/2 teaspoon of water, if it seems too wet and sticks to your fingers add a light dusting of flour.
  3. Form a ball with the dough. Knead the pasta dough as you would bread dough, pushing down and away with the palm of your hand, turn the dough 1/2 turn, fold in half and press again with the palm of your hand. Repeat this movement until dough is smooth, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cut the dough into 3 equal sections, form each section into a ball and cover with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.

  4. After the dough has rested, flatten one of the dough balls until it's about 1/2 inch thick and roll into the desired thickness. Then cut the dough into noodles. After cutting the dough, hang the pasta on a wooden dowel to dry. Fresh pasta can be used today after allowing it to air dry for an hour or so. Or you can dry it overnight and it will keep a week or more.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If cooking pasta fresh, be gentle and stir as little as possible to keep pasta strands intact.