I know making pasta FROM SCRATCH can seem really intimidating, but fear not! My recipe is super easy, and you’ll feel like a champ making it.
I don’t make homemade pasta enough. In my head, I always tell myself it’s too much work; then when I do it, I realize that really it’s not! As long as you have a pasta machine and a food processor, homemade pasta is so SO simple, and so rewarding! Of course you can still make pasta completely by hand, even if you don’t have those things, but if you don’t have a food processor at home by now, all I have to say is…
What is wrong with you?!?! Life could be SO much easier if you had a food processor! These days, you can pretty much accomplish anything with a food processor.
Want to make pie crust? Food processor.
Sorbet? Food processor.
Boyfriend cheating on you? Throw him in the food processor.
Ok, the third one might be illegal, but I won’t tell anyone. But really go make your life 100 times easier, and buy one.
Whenever I serve people fresh pasta, they act as if I’m like Bobby Flay or something. I’m telling you, it’s so much easier than you think, and very therapeutic I must say.
Not all pasta dough is as simple as mine though. Most people make pasta dough by pouring the flour onto their work surface, then create a “well” in the center of it, add their wet ingredients, and whisk away with a fork until the dough comes together. THEN, you have to knead it and let it rest. THEN, you have to roll it out super thin and cut every individual noodle BY HAND.
Now do you see why life is sooooooooo much easier when you have a food processor and pasta machine? They do most of the work for you! Allowing you all the extra time to clean your house, ponder life, and of course, stalk people on Facebook.
I apologize for the poor picture quality. The lighting in my house was just not fond of me today I guess.
Oh and did I mention that THERE IS MATCHA POWDER IN THIS?! You all know I love me some matcha. (Especially the matcha from Full Leaf Tea Company.)
Homemade pasta is already so much better than the box. It’s tender, silky smooth, and has a slight chew to it; not to mention, the flavor possibilities are endless! The matcha powder turns these noodles bright green, and give them the slightest “matcha” taste. I wasn’t really able to detect the flavor of matcha when I took my first few bites, but then I got this florally undertone that complimented the salty, nutty, sesame sauce I tossed them in.
Make these for dinner, and I promise you’ll feel so domesticated once you’ve accomplished HOMEMADE pasta!
If you want to see the full video of how I made this, Click HERE!
This post was sponsored by Full Leaf Tea Company, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.
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