A common misconception is that homemade pasta requires expert-level culinary skills, fancy pasta-making equipment and lots of hands-on time. NOPE! In the article Easy Homemade Pasta from Scratch—No Machine Needed, Garden Betty demonstrates how to make beautiful fresh pasta using pantry staples and your hands.
While some small appliances can save you time—like a mixer to knead the dough or a pasta machine to roll it out—you really only need a few tools: a smooth surface, a rolling pin, a sharp knife and about 30 minutes.
You're welcome to use specialty flour, like 00 flour from Italy or semolina flour, but all-purpose flour makes a perfectly lovely pasta dough.
Garden Betty uses the same method to make all of her pasta, including egg pasta, herb pasta, veggie pasta and squid ink pasta. Below are the ingredients needed for each type.
Fresh Homemade Egg Pasta
If you're making a large batch of pasta to freeze and use later, follow Garden Betty's instructions.