Basil Noodles

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
This recipe is our favorite use for our summer crop of basil. We even grow a monster leaf variety of basil just to create this pasta. —Janine M Colasurdo, Chesapeake, Virginia


  • 1-1/4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Place basil in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add flour; process until blended. Add the eggs, water and oil. Process for 15-20 seconds or until dough forms a ball.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. Divide into fourths.
  3. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/16-in. thickness. Roll up jelly-roll style and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Separate and unroll the slices. Hang to dry or let stand on a clean towel for 1 hour. Cook noodles in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes or until tender; drain.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 208 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.