How to Make Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid

How to Make Homemade Pasta

Can we have a heart to heart? I know I was scared to make my own pasta for too long. If you’re like me, I totally get it. But now, I’m no longer scared and I actually feel dumb that I was so scared for so long. With the help of my stand mixer and the KitchenAid pasta attachment, it made it much easier for me to get it done and make pasta so quickly.

I texted this picture to my friend, Lindsay, and she said you’re obsessed now right? She knows me so well. Yes, I’m obsessed and I keep trying different flours. I can’t wait to share more with you what I’m making.

I made a quick two minute video on how easy it is to make homemade pasta with KitchenAid. If you like the video after watching it, do you mind giving it a thumbs up? I totally appreciate it!!

How to Make Homemade Pasta

kitchen supplies for homemade pasta

Kitchen Tools I used for this recipe:

This is a really short post because like I said, I hope you’ll watch the video and say oh my goodness, it’s so easy, I want to try it right now!! And come back later this week, I’ll have a KitchenAid surprise for you!

And be sure to check out Naomi’s Brownie Pie…she’s such a genius using the pasta attachment to roll out pie dough!

If you make any of recipes and decide to share them on instagram or twitter be sure to tag me @thelittlekitchn and use the hashtag #thelittlekitchenrecipes! I love seeing your posts and photos!

Homemade Pasta Recipe

Yield: 1 1/4 lbs dough

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, sifted (plus extra flour for preparing)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 Tablespoons water


  1. Place eggs, water, flour and salt in mixer bowl. Attached bowl and flat beater. Turn to speed 2 and mix for 30 to 60 seconds. Add more water if the dough is too dry, in 1/2 Tablespoon increments.

  2. Change out the flat beater for the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Remove the dough and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Cut dough into four pieces before processing with pasta sheet attachment. Take one piece and flatten into a rectangular shape. Adding flour to both sides. Be sure to cover the other pieces. Attach the pasta sheet roller to your stand mixer and set it to #1. Turn on the stand mixer to speed 2 and run the pasta dough through the pasta sheet roller. While on #1, fold the dough in half and run it through again. I do this several times.

  4. Adding a little bit of flour on each side of the dough again, change setting to #2 and pass the pasta dough through the sheet roller. I do this twice and then twice each on #3 and then #4. If you want thicker dough, don't do the #4 setting.

  5. Once again, add flour to each side of your long pasta sheet. Change the attachment to your spaghetti or fettuccine cutter and turn on to speed 2. Run the pasta sheet through and with your left hand, hold on to the pasta as it comes through the cutter. It's usually really long so I cut it and then wind it around my hand to create a nest. Allow pasta to dry for a few minutes before boiling.

  6. When boiling your pasta, it only needs 3 to 7 minutes to boil.

  7. With this pasta recipe, I prefer the fettuccine cutter.


If drying your pasta, hang on clean plastic clothes hangers or a pasta drying rack for at least an hour.

Slightly modified from KitchenAid Pasta Attachment Manual

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118 Responses to “How to Make Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid”

  1. 81
    Holly — December 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    I was wondering, is there was a vegetarian version of this recipe?


    • Krysi replied: March 31st, 2015 @ 10:46 pm

      Im guessing you mean without eggs. You can replace the eggs with oil, however, without any eggs at all and just oil, the noodles may fall apart if you make them too thin. I dont know where i found the recipe, but the ingredients are 3c flour, 1c warm water, and 2tbsp olive oil. Instead of using the mixer, youd slowly blend with a fork until all the flour is added, then let the kitchenaid and dough hook do its thing for 5 mins. Let the dough rest for 30-45 mins, and do the rest like it says above. Hope i helped.


  2. 82
    Nicoline Morgan — December 17, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    Do you dry pasta before dividing the pasta and twirling them into little nests? Or can you twist them into nests without hanging them?


    • Carol replied: August 31st, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

      You probably have your answer by now but in case you don’t, I let my cut pasta hang for a couple of minutes. I then place a sheet of wax paper on my counter and sprinkle wax paper “lightly with flour”. I twirl the nest(s) on to wax paper. When done twirling I sprinkle a little bit of flour between the strands of pasta. Read that tip on a chef site. Helps to dry out the strands and keep them separate so they don’t stick to each other in a clump. If you freeze the extra as above, never thaw them out before cooking as this makes them stick together. Dump into boiling water and gently move them around in the salted water. Never clumps this way.


  3. 83
    mike — December 18, 2014 @ 6:05 am

    good recipe…..very easy to follow and perfectly explained……..i could not find the thumbs up icons so here is my written ok


  4. 84
    Janice lanner — December 20, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

    This is the best recipe for pasta that I have ever used.i have been making pasta for over 20 years by hand and just went to mixer 3 years ago. This made my life so easy…..


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    Corinne — January 29, 2015 @ 10:41 pm

    I’ve been using this recipe for a while now, and while it made great-tasting pasta, the dough was a little crumbly even with 4 T of water – it was moist, but wouldn’t come together with the dough hook of my kitchenaid, so I just hand-kneaded it entirely and skipped the dough hook part because that worked. And, I was happy with the noodles from the recipe as is, until I decided to use 1 cup of semolina flour in place of some of the AP flour this last time, and now have the most amazingly elastic and nicely textured pasta noodles ever. With 2 T of water as instructed, my dough hook kneaded the dough into a nice cohesive ball of tastiness for me, I only had to hand-knead it for a minute or so after it was done. I just had to share – try it if you have the same problems I did with the dough hook kneading the dough!


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    Donna — February 11, 2015 @ 2:59 pm

    DO NOT, under any circumstances…roll the pasta up into nests before you cook them. Mine turned out to be big gloopy balls of pasta. I will never, ever, ever roll them up in cute nests again. I thought they would unwind in the water – even tried to shake them up a bit with a spoon. Didn’t work and my dinner was ruined – although it was tasty! I’ll use this recipe again, only drying on a rack is the only way to go for me.


  7. 87
    Mam — March 27, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

    Do you rest it in fridge or on the counter? Thanks!


    • Julie Deily replied: April 1st, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

      I rest it on the counter. Thanks!


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  9. 88
    Sharon — July 22, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

    am trying this with 1 1/2 cups of Seminole floor and 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour. The rest of recipe is the same.
    My dough was very dry so I had to add 1/2 cup of water. To dry for the dough hook to do much. Finally hand kneaded it. Looks ok but we will see how it rolls out.


  10. 89
    Tommy Simmons — August 17, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    I love making pasta — now for about a year. I lost my little booklet and with it the recipe. This allows me to do it better, rather than from memory. Thanks.


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    Carol — August 31, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    Just tried this recipe yesterday. Turned out the best I have made. Every other recipe I have tried includes oil which makes the pasta very smooth but also very sticky going through the spaghetti rollers even after hanging the sheets to dry for a short while. I didn’t think the dough hook would bring it all together and a few pieces remained so will try your suggestion to maybe add 1/2 tablespoon water next time. Finished it off as you suggested by hand.

    Sheets dried up nicely. Just enough to pass through the cutters without all the strands sticking together which normally happens to mine.

    Thanks again. Threw out all other recipes and this is my now go to recipe.


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  13. 91
    Joanna — September 5, 2015 @ 12:55 am

    I made this tonight for my ravioli. It is a great dough, but it was so dry and would not incorporate until I added an extra half cup of water. I had to take it out of the bowl and bunch it into a few balls of dough, then put back in with the dough hook, while continuing to add water, three different times. In the end it came out good, but how the heck did you use only 2 tbsp of water?!


  14. 92
    Kuldeep — October 12, 2015 @ 5:53 am

    Nice recipe,
    You have provided the very easy and quick way to make pasta. I love pasta very much but have not made it so far in my kitchen. Now, I can easily try this.
    Is there any other way to make this fresh Homemade Pasta without kitchenaid?
    I am unable to find kitchenaid stores in India. If they are present in India, Please provide me information I also want to buy KitchenAid® Pro Line® 7-Quart Stand Mixer in India.


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