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Homemade Fettuccine

This homemade fettuccine recipe will give you a real taste of Italy. No pasta maker required! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    1-1/4 pounds


  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups semolina flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Combine 3-1/2 cups flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Pour water into well and stir together, forming a ball.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes, adding remaining flour if necessary to keep dough from sticking to surface and hands (dough will be stiff). Shape into a rectangle; cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into fourths. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 16-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Dust dough with flour to prevent sticking while rolling. Cut crosswise into 1/8-in. slices. Separate noodles onto clean towels; let dry overnight (let dry in the shape the noodles will be stored in). Package dry pasta.
  • To cook fettuccine: Fill a Dutch oven three-fourths full with water. Bring to a boil. Add noodles; cook, uncovered, until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain.

Test Kitchen tips
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 pound chopped plum tomatoes, 1/3 cup pesto, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss with cooked pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Add chopped fresh herbs for a flavor punch.
  • For a more traditional Italian pasta, substitute 2 eggs for 1/2 cup of the water.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 ounces: 210 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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    • Earlyne
      Apr 15, 2020

      I’ve always wanted to try my hand at homemade pasta. Just making it by hand is great because I have no fancy pasta machine. Thanks for the recipe, love to try it

    • LindasPrincess
      Apr 15, 2020

      I love to make home made pasta and it tastes so much better than store bought. If you have a pasta machine, you can make spaghetti noodles, lasagna pasta, angel hair, and so much more. You tube has videos for making other shapes as well. When you can’t get to the store or just forgot to buy your pasta, there is nothing like homemade. Get the kids involved too. It might get messy, but that’s ok.

    • Lawrence
      Apr 15, 2020

      Well… How about substituting eggs for the water? That’s the way I was taught… Eggs and a little bit of olive oil… The instructions don’t mention how to do the cutting… If you’re making a 1/8 inch noodle you better be using a ruler and a pizza cutter! And if you want to learn to cook Italian food refer to the books by Kazan or websites from Italy such as Barilla.

    • John
      Apr 15, 2020

      I have a pasta machine. Simple recipe and can be added too. I add parsley, basil, or oregano for a different yet familiar taste

    • Nicole
      Jul 2, 2017

      It tastes very good, but takes to long to prep/cook.