Two-Ingredient Pasta Dough

Two-Ingredient Pasta Dough
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Two-Ingredient Pasta Dough
Aurelie Jouan

Two-Ingredient Pasta Dough

Fresh pasta is really easy to make by hand, even if you don’t have a pasta machine. Make this two-ingredient pasta dough and serve with tomato sauce or simply toss with some good-quality olive oil and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Click here to watch how to make fresh pasta dough.

4
Servings
364
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 whole eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • Salt

Directions

Pile the flour on a flat, clean surface. Make a well in the flour, making sure that the sides of the well are as even as possible. Add the whole eggs and yolks to the well that you created. Using a fork, whisk the eggs in the center of the well, mixing in some flour from the sides of the well as you go. Use your hand to keep the shape of the well if it starts falling apart. Once you have about half of the flour worked into the dough, use your hands to incorporate the rest of the flour, scooping up the pieces of dough and pressing into the flour. Once you have a ball of dough, knead it with the heel of your hand and fold it back on itself, turning slightly each time. Knead the dough for 5 to 6 minutes; you’ll know the dough is ready by giving it a gentle poke: it should fill back out pretty quickly.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until almost see through.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until cooked through and tender, about 3 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
76g
58%
Protein
10g
22%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
183µg
46%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
108mg
15%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
12g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.