Try Homemade Pasta!

Okay, so, I have always been intimidated by the idea of homemade pasta.

But I tried it. And I love it.

And it’s not intimidating! It’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever made! (Especially considering that I bombed my last 2 loaves of sourdough bread. But let’s not focus on that right now!)

I want to share this simple, frugal, yummy recipe with you. It would be ideal to use sprouted flour, but I have yet to find a good resource for that around here. In the meantime,  I simply limit our intake of pasta and continue to search for sprouted flour. 🙂

Basic Pasta
Serves 4


2 cups wholegrain flour (I like to use white whole wheat because it’s less stiff than regular whole wheat, but the choice is yours. Again, sprouted flour would be best!)
2 pastured eggs
2 pastured egg yolks
1-2 tablespoons purified water


Place the flour in a medium bowl and create a well in the middle. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and water.  Pour the egg mixture into the flour well. Mix until dough forms, then transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth (it will be slightly stiff, but shouldn’t be lumpy at all), about 5 minutes. If you feel like it’s too dry, use your fingers to sprinkle some more water on top, and continue to knead until smooth.

Separate the dough into 2 balls. Press each ball into a disc, cover with parchment/wax paper and let sit at room temperature for at least an hour. Then, remove the discs from the paper, and roll out on a clean, lightly floured surface. Cut as desired (or run through a pasta machine, if you’re fancy like that ;)).

If you’re not going to use the pasta immediately, I’d suggest refrigerating it (covered). When you’re ready to cook it, toss it into a pot of salted boiling water for 5 minutes.

And enjoy!



Filed under homemaking, making food

5 responses to “Try Homemade Pasta!

  1. luana

    What is the sauce on this? Looks yummy!

  2. That looks so good!

    Have you tried this recipe? It’s not made with sprouted flour, but it’s soaked. We love it!

  3. I LOVE my homemade pasta and am SO glad you have discovered its joys!!!!!
    This looks Yummo!

  4. Claire

    You won’t believe how great this recipe tasted with sprouted 100% whole grain flour! Awesome. I use Shiloh Farms Essential Eating flour. Pasta made with flour that digests as a vegetable!?…can’t beat it.

    I asked my health food store to carry it and now they do. You can also find online at This is the only flour I use now after reading about how it is made at Hope this helps. And thanks for sharing.

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