If you couldn't tell by now, I studied abroad in Italy and learned a LOT about food. I can say with absolute certainty that learning how to make homemade pasta is by far the most important thing I learned. It's simple, fairly quick, and is hard to mess up because there are only two ingredients. So what are you waiting for?

#SpoonTip: The "00" type of flour in this recipe means it is ground as finely as possible and is important so that your noodles don't end up lumpy.

Two Ingredient Homemade Pasta

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:7 mins
  • Total Time:37 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 cups 00 flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt to taste
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  • Step 1

    Add 2 cups of flour and a few pinches of salt to a large bowl and mix.

  • Step 2

    Create a well in the middle of the bowl large enough for the eggs to fit.

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  • Step 3

    Crack the eggs into the well. Try not to let them flow over, but it's also not the be all end all if they do.

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  • Step 4

    Start mixing the eggs, slowly adding in flour from the sides of the well.

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  • Step 5

    Mix until dough starts to form. You may need to end up using your hands.

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  • Step 6

    Knead as much of the flour as you can into the dough. If you need to add a little bit of water, feel free.

  • Step 7

    Continue kneading until you have a smooth ball of dough.

  • Step 8

    Add flour to your countertop or cutting board to prevent sticking.

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  • Step 9

    Roll out the dough into a long slab. (I only rolled out half of the dough at once since my counters too small for it all at the same time.) Add flour to the dough as needed to prevent sticking.

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  • Step 10

    Roll until the dough is about 1/16th of an inch thick all the way through. Make sure the entire sheet of dough is the same thickness.

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  • Step 11

    Use your hands to roll the dough into a log. Try to roll it as tight as possible without completely squishing the dough.

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  • Step 12

    Cut the log into thin slices about 1/4 of an inch thick.

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  • Step 13

    Repeat steps 8-12 until you've used all of the dough.

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  • Step 14

    Unroll the spirals to reveal your beautiful homemade fettuccine noodles.

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  • Step 15

    Boil a pot of water and throw those noods in.

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  • Step 16

    Since these noodles are fresh AF, they only need to cook for about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally and cook them to your preference. (Shorter for al dente and longer for fully cooked.)

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When it comes to fresh vs. dry pasta, there's a clear winner. Not only does fresh pasta cook extremely quickly, but you know exactly what's in it. If that doesn't convince you, read this article about why fresh pasta is definitely better. It's quick, simple, versatile, and will totally impress your roommates or even parents. So now that you know how to make homemade pasta, why would you ever use anything else?

#SpoonTip: Fresh pasta pairs well with lighter sauces so the focus is on the texture of the noodles.

#SpoonTip: You can use this dough to make any shape of pasta that you want, fettuccine is just one of the easier shapes.