Make Your Own Wheat- And Gluten-Free Pasta

If those store-bought gluten-free pastas just aren't doing it for you, learn how easy it is to make your own at home.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

One of my best friends has a gluten allergy, and the one thing she tells me she misses more than anything is good pasta. Sadly, many GF pastas out there are spongy or frail and fall apart before you even take a bite. That's why I decided to make my own gluten-free pasta at home and put it to the ultimate test — her!

I was terrified the pasta dough wouldn't hold up or, worse, she'd say it tastes just like the rest of them. To our surprise, the dough went through the machine like a boss and each bite tasted "how pasta should taste," according to my friend. If you have gluten-free friends or are trying to limit your wheat intake, make this pasta. You'll never know it's gluten-free, trust me!

Recipe slightly adapted by Savorsa

Serves about 4

Homemade gluten-free pasta recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten-free flour
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ice water
  • Dash of salt

Directions:

1

Mix the dough

Place the flour in a food processor and pulse to break it up. Pour the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

Place the eggs, egg yolks, salt and oil in the center and stir to combine.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

2

Knead the dough

Move the dough to a floured surface and knead with floured hands until soft and smooth.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for about an hour. Once it's sat, roll the dough out with a floured rolling pin to about 20 inches long.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

With a sharp knife, cut the dough into about 6 strips (this will make it much easier to put through the pasta attachment).

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

3

Run through the machine

Roll each strip out a bit and then push through the first KitchenAid pasta attachment. You want to set it to 2-3 first and then gradually make it to 6.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

You'll want to push the pasta through at each number interval to ensure it thins out properly and will go through the spaghetti attachment with ease.

4

Add the spaghetti attachment

Once the pasta has been rolled out significantly, push through the spaghetti attachment.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

Repeat until all of your pasta has been run through. You can either let the pasta dry or cook immediately.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

5

Cook

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water for at least 5 minutes or until it floats to the top. Rinse and garnish with your favorite sauces.

 Homemade gluten-free pasta

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Comments on "How to make homemade gluten-free pasta"

Angie Walsh March 29, 2014 | 4:19 PM

As an avid baker (pre-gluten free) and from an extended family that DEPENDED upon my masses of old-fashioned egg noodles for all holidays, H E L P!!!!! This gluten-free is really messing with my skills! Exactly what gluten-free flour blend do you use for these noodles? The selection of flours totally confuses me when I stand in the grocery isle. I really haven't had any baked goods gluten-free that were worth eating. There's something in my brain saying 'don't swallow what you have put in your mouth....because it's just WRONG!' Our dog won't even eat it! Thank you SO much!

lo February 13, 2014 | 7:02 PM

where does the ice water come in and how much

kerrin January 17, 2014 | 2:51 PM

What is in your gf flour blend? Because that makes a HUGE difference in taste!

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