Homemade Pasta Dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

  • Difficulty: easy
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10oz AP Flour
4 Large Egg Yolks
2 TB Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, egg yolks, olive oil and salt. Pulse 5-6 times until the dough starts to come together but looks like grated cheese.
  2. Remove the dough from the food processor. On a lightly floured table, with your hands, begin squishing the dough together until it starts to form a ball. Kneed the dough by hand until it begins to look smooth.
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it relax on the counter for 30-40 minutes until it softens.
  4. Rolling out the pasta dough:

  5. Using your Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment or a table top press, dust the inside of the machine with flour and set to the lowest setting (either 1 or zero).
  6. Cut your dough into 4 equal pieces and wrap each one in plastic wrap until ready to use. With your hands, press the dough down, flattening it and shaping it best you can into a rectangle shape- this will make it easy to feed into the machine.
  7. Place the dough in the pasta machine and press it through the lowest setting. Once out, fold the dough into a letter fold and rotate the dough. Place the dough back through the dough press and repeat the step 3 more times, rotating the dough each time you fold it.
  8. Increasing the press two settings at a time, carefully roll out the dough. As the settings increase, the dough will get thinner and longer.
  9. Use the dough immediately as it will dry out as its exposed to the air.

For a thinner dough roll out the dough to the 7 or 8 setting on your machine. For a thicker dough, or if you are using a dense filling, roll out the dough only to the 5th or 6th setting.