Homemade Pasta Sheets

Homemade Pasta Sheets

Pasta Sheets

Homemade pasta sheets are easier to make than you think and you don't even need a pasta machine. And forget about blanching the sheets before baking — no precooking is required!  These sheets are great for lasagne or ravioli making.

  • Prep Time:  40 mins
  • Additional Time:1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
  • Servings: 4


  1. 2 ¼ cups Italian-style tipo 00 flour, plus additional for dusting
  2. 3 large eggs
  3. 1 pinch salt
  4. 1 tablespoon water as needed


  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Place flour on a marble or wooden work surface. Make a well in the centre and crack in eggs; add salt.
  3. Gently beat eggs using a fork, incorporating surrounding flour, until mixture is runny. Bring remaining flour into the mixture using a bench scraper until dough forms a ball. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough feels too stiff.
  4. Knead dough with your hands by flattening, stretching it, and folding the top towards the centre. Turn 45 degrees and repeat until dough is soft and smooth, about 10 minutes.
  5. Shape dough into a ball. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Take one piece and flatten it a bit with your hands. Dust a work surface with flour and roll dough out using a rolling pin 5 to 6 times. Turn dough 45 degrees and roll out again, 5 to 6 times. Keep rolling and turning in the same way until dough is evenly very thin. When you hold up the dough, you should be able to see your fingers through it. (if you have a pasta machine then use this)
  7. Cut pasta dough into rectangular sheets of required size.. Transfer sheets  to a floured kitchen towel and let air-dry for about 30 minutes before assembling.

Thank you to allrecipes for the above and if you want to see pictures of each stage follow this link. PASTA SHEETS

For ideas for fillings for your freshly made pasta check out BBC Good Food.

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