Poor Man’s Two-Egg Pasta Dough Recipe

Pasta being made
Photo by Christopher Testani / Food styling by Frances Boswell

You may think making pasta dough from scratch isn’t worth the effort. but with only three ingredients this recipe may convince you otherwise. Two eggs, flour and olive oil this are all you need for easy-to-make pasta at home. Shape your creation however you’d like and have the basis for an unforgettable (and completely homemade) meal.

How to Make a Home-Cooked Italian-American Meal From Scratch
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Put flour in bowl of food processor fitted with dough blade, and pulse several times to aerate. Combine eggs, olive oil and 3 tablespoons cold water in measuring cup. Beat with fork to combine.

With processor running, pour mixture through feed tube and process until dough forms around blade. Once dough ball forms, process another 30 seconds or so to make smooth. Place dough onto floured surface, and knead a few times. Wrap dough in plastic, and let rest 30 minutes.

Published on March 24, 2018
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are Wine Enthusiast's Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors. DeSimone tastes wine from Israel and the Mediterranean Basin, while Jenssen tastes wine from Eastern Europe, including the former the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Both co-authored Wines of California, Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, and The Fire Island Cookbook. Wine educators and presenters, both gentlemen serve as frequent guests on national and local television. Email: mikeandjeff@wineenthusiast.net

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