How to Make Pasta

Making Homemade Noodles

Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl or on a floured surface. Make a well in the center; add eggs and water.

Mix until well blended; gather mixture into a ball. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for about 10 minutes. Divide into thirds.

Roll out each portion of dough into a paper-thin rectangle. Lightly dust both sides with flour; roll up jelly-roll style. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.

Unroll noodles on paper towels to dry for at least 1 hour. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Homemade Noodle Recipes:

Homemade Noodles >

Chuck Roast with Homemade Noodles >

Chicken with Homemade Noodles >

Homemade Manicotti >

Making Homemade Gnocchi

Rice or mash the potatoes and sprinkle with flour. Make a well and pour in egg, salt and seasonings. Mix well.

Roll the dough into four ropes and cut each rope into 3/4-in., thimble-sized dumplings.

Press each piece between your thumb and a floured fork to make grooves for catching butter or sauce.

Homemade Gnocchi Recipes:

Potato Gnocchi >

Gnocchi with Thyme Butter >

Tomato Gnocchi with Pesto >

Gnocchi in Sage Butter >

More Recipes for Pastas & Sauces >

More How to Cook Techniques >