How to Make Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid Mixer

Life has been ridiculously busy here for months and it’s probably been that long since I’ve gotten up to my elbows to make some homemade pasta using my KitchenAid mixer and KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set.  Today I pulled my darling out, turned on some music and spent some ME time in the kitchen. Making homemade pasta isn’t difficult, it’s actually super simple if you follow this easy recipe.

The recipe for pasta I’m showing here is adapted slightly from the recipe which is included in the Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment set handbook. I found that I need more water than is called for, I reflect within the recipe below.

How to make Homemade Pasta with a KitchenAid Mixer youtube

How to Make Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid Mixer

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • extra flour for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons water

PREPARATION

Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer and place the flour, salt, eggs and water (1 begin with 1 tablespoon and add more as needed) into the mixing bowl. Turn mixer to speed 2 and mix until they are well combined.

Remove the flat beater and attach the dough hook, knead until the dough indents when you touch it. Cover dough with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes.

Dust a cutting board with flour and knead the dough for a few minutes. Cut the dough into 4 pieces and form each into flat rectangle shapes with your hands. Take one piece and cover the others with a tea towel while you work with the first to keep them moist.

Attach the pasta roller to your stand mixer, set the roller to #1 and turn on your mixer to speed #2 and run the pasta through the roller

Kitchenaid pasta press2

When it has rolled through, fold the strip in half and feed through again. Pat the dough in flour, change the roller attachment setting to #2 and repeat. Do this process at settings #3 and #4.

Once you’re done, fold the pasta up gently and cover with a tea towel while you repeat the process for the remaining 3 pieces of dough.

Once you’ve rolled out all of the pasta, cover it again and remove the roller attachment and attach the fettuccine attachment.

Set the mixer speed to #2 and begin feeding the pasta into the attachment. As it comes through, wrap it around your hand to create “nests” if using immediately or hang over a clothes hanger to dry.

Your gorgeous pasta can be used immediately or allowed to dry before freezing.

Just in case this isn’t clear, I’ve made a video to show you all how I do it.


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How to Make Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid Mixer
How to make Homemade Pasta with a KitchenAid Mixer youtube
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • extra flour for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer and place the flour, salt, eggs and water (begin with ½ tablespoon and add more as needed) into the mixing bowl. Turn mixer to speed 2 and mix until they are well combined.
  2. Remove the flat beater and attach the dough hook, knead until the dough indents when you touch it. Cover dough with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Dust a cutting board with flour and knead the dough for a few minutes. Cut the dough into 4 pieces and form each into flat rectangle shapes with your hands. Take one piece and cover the others with a tea towel while you work with the first to keep them moist.
  4. Attach the pasta roller to your stand mixer, set the roller to #1 and turn on your mixer to speed #2 and run the pasta through the roller
  5. When it has rolled through, fold the strip in half and feed through again. Pat the dough in flour, change the roller attachment setting to #2 and repeat. Do this process at settings #3 and #4.
  6. Once you’re done, fold the pasta up gently and cover with a tea towel while you repeat the process for the remaining 3 pieces of dough.
  7. Once you’ve rolled out all of the pasta, cover it again and remove the roller attachment and attach the fettuccine attachment.
  8. Set the mixer speed to #2 and begin feeding the pasta into the attachment. As it comes through, wrap it around your hand to create “nests” if using immediately or hang over a clothes hanger to dry.
  9. Your gorgeous pasta can be used immediately or allowed to dry before freezing.
  10. Just in case this isn't clear, I've made a video to show you all how I do it.

 

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36 Responses

  1. I’ve been thinking of getting one of these attachments for my Kitchen Aid mixer but I’m not too sure it would really be worth the money for us. This post does make it tempting though. :-)

    1. there is nothing like homemade pasta – make it and put it in freezer bags and then the freezer – you always have awesome pasta on hand – I have all the pasta attachments for my kitchen aide including the ravioli maker and I make spinach and cheese ravioli and put them in the freezer – the spinach is straight from the garden

    2. get one you’ll love it it will pay for itself within one year fresh pasta at the grocery store is so expensive and you’ll make better pasta and more creativity at home I puree frozen spinach and powdered garlic and make my own homemade spinach fettuccine serve that with a rich red wine marinara clam sauce and fresh grated Parmesan you’ll be so glad you dids

    3. I use mine all the time! For pasta, egg roll wrappers and flatbreads. It’s so easy and the pasta is SOOO much better than anything in the store. I make flavored pastas, too. It’s absolutely worth the money!

  2. Funny I got the pasta maker as a wedding gift 15yrs ago and have yet to use!!! Looks easy enough I will have to dig that sucker out and blow off the cobwebs!! lol

  3. Thank you so much for this video. I have the pasta attachment and read the instructions and put it back in the box as it seemed too complicated. I am now going to take it out and try it for myself as you make it look so easy.

  4. Hi I followed all instructions about making pasta but it just stayed crumbly, didn’t dough up. Can you please give me ideas to what has happened.
    Thanks Bev

    1. hi there Beverly, I’d say you need more water. As you’re making it just add a little bit more at a time until it reaches the consistency you want

    2. I like to use egg whites from a carton to moisten my pasta dough if crumbly. I prefer it to adding water.

    3. I did the same thing and had to add more water than the recipe called for. The written recipe calls for 3 1/2 cups of flour but if you watch the video, only THREE cups are put in the mixer. The other 1/2 cup is for dusting. The written recipe doesn’t explain this. My pasta still turned out delicious but I think it will be even better next time using only 3 cups of flour.

  5. Great recipe, thank you. I liked that I could get it going in 20m rather than the hour and a half I’ve seen in other recipes. I used it for both lasagna and fettucine. Excellent texture in both, good bite to them.

  6. Do you fold in half after every pass through or just the first?

    Also, I noticed people saying they needed more water…is this because they are adding all 3.5 cups of flour? In the video it says just 3 cups…I’m assuming that the remaining 0.5 cups is for the dusting?

    Can you clarify that? Is it 3 cups into mixer or 3.5 cups?

    1. Hi there I used the 3.5 plus some for dusting. as far as water… As you’re making it just add a little bit more at a time until it reaches the consistency you want

  7. Thanks for the video. I only wish you had showed what to do to make the next. Can you make them immediately? My pasta ended up sticking together and didn’t separate in the boiling water.

  8. I have been using this recipe for a couple of batches now in my kitchenaid extruder. It is working perfectly and the pasta is great.

    1. I use a kitchen aid extruder with the dough. I can make the dough, extrude a pound of spagetti in about an hour. I just got 2 pasta hangers for drying my spagetti. This is a good recipe! I use it for all the different types of pasta that I can make with my extruder.

  9. So. My sauce is cooking slowly and I have unwrapped the KitcheAid pasta attachments and warched your videos a couple times. I think I’m ready. Just one nagging thought. How does the roller know to make the dough strip longer, but not wider? It was a problem I had with the manual roller I had. Course the big problem with those things is mastering the cranking, feeding and dough catching with only two hands. I never did catch on to that bit. I’m hoping that having this machine operated roller will solve that part.

  10. I tweaked this recipe slightly-i used one less egg and added olive oil in its place. I’m so glad you made a video bc I ended up needed some more water (i live in the mountains and it’s winter, i always need to add more water at my altitude) and I wouldn’t have known the texture I was supposed to be looking for in the dough if I hadn’t watched your video. Thank you for taking the intimidation out of making pasta! I inherited some kitchen aid attachments from my grandma. Halfway through making this, I realized she didn’t have a pasta cutter so I ended up cutting them by hand after feeding the dough through the roller.

  11. My husband likes his noodles in small bit size pieces, at what point can I cut these? This is how his grand mother
    Made noodles.

  12. I made my first homemade Fettucine yesterday. It was fairly easy to follow the instructions, I read multiple blogs and watched multiple videos and I used my KitchenAid with the attachments.Making it was ok.Takes a little getting used too but not hard.The problem is my family and I did not feel it was anything special. Everyone says homemade is so great, so much better than store bought but I didn’t get it. I might try a different pasta recipe with the spaghetti attachment next time. The only reason I’ll try again is because I bought the roller and cutters and a drying rack!

    1. Try using Hodgson’s Italian white flour for making your dough and use semolina flour for dusting your flat pasta sheets prior to roll out through the machine. Yields the true flavor of Italian pasta.

  13. Amazing! Delicious! It was my first time using my standmixer’s pasta attachment and my first time making homemade pasta and it turned out great. Thank you for the recipe.

  14. from a boyfriends POV, I bought my gf a kitchenaid with the pasta attachments and we love making fresh pasta together for dinner. Guys will enjoy the “manly” attachments. I’ll usually take care of the pasta for that reason. I don’t know if its any cheaper to make it at home but I do know that we aren’t contributing to more waste by decreasing packaged items, our food is fresh without preservatives, I feel better knowing that I am contributing my fair share of house work, and that I have one more activity that I get to enjoy with my girl. thank you for the quick and simple pasta recipe and tips!

  15. I seem to use a different pasta recipe every time…till now. This was by far the best! I followed the recipe as written except I gradually increased the water. It needed 4T of water to reach the proper consistency. We live in the mountains and usually have to make some recipe changes but I will use this one forever!

  16. Thank you for the instructions on how to make pasta in the bowl of the mixer. I was not confident to do that until I read these simple instructions. I bought the pasta attachment on an impulse because it was on sale (which almost never happens).

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