How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta

How to make Pasta

 

How to Make Pasta Tutorial

I’ve been wanting to show you how to make pasta for quite some time now.  Mostly because I have yet to see a real good video tutorial that shows you, step by step, exactly how to do it.  So I put together this “fool proof” recipe that will teach you how to make the dough, understand it’s texture and know for sure when it is ready.  Once you understand this concept, you will make great pasta.  With out it, you will fail and most likely end up frustrated or, worse, possibly end up hating the whole procedure altogether  But the fact is, fresh pasta tastes 10 times better than dehydrated and once you see how easy this is you’ll never go back.

Another great thing about this recipe and the way I show you how to make pasta is that you can freeze the noodles in bunch’s or the dough in bulk.  And if you want to defeat the purpose of making fresh pasta, in the first place, you can hang the noodles out on a rack and let them dry, if you want, when they’re done.

My How to make Pasta video

This, “How to make Pasta” video recipe will show you how to make Ravioli or Lasagna Noodle sheets first, then Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta.  If you’re interested in some of my sauce recipes for these noodles check out my Alfredo Sauce(Olive Garden’s), Lobster Ravioli Sauce and my Alfredo and Cheese Sauce.

How to make Pasta Ingredients:

2 cups flour
3 eggs
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch Salt

Add a few drops of water, to the dough, as needed and knead the dough for 5 to 8 minutes before rolling it out into sheets and cutting out the noodles.  The pasta only needs to be cooked for a few minutes in seasoned boiling water before serving.  But be sure to watch my video, How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta, so that you will understand exactly what to do.

Alfredo and Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

The Best Cheese Sauce

Here is the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce I promised and it is so good.  You’re probably going to be shocked when you see how it’s made but I’m certain that if you try it, you’ll be even more bewildered but amazed.  I will admit that I was a bit bored when I came up with this idea but when I served this up to the wife and kids, we couldn’t stop eating it.  So basically what I’ve done is taken a classic Italian Sauce recipe(French technically), Alfredo, and I’ve turned it into a true “Poor Man’s” recipe by adding an ingredient that will just blow your mind.  Which is exactly what I do here, right?  So let’s get crackin’!

Cheese Sauce

Alfredo Cheese Sauce is Amazing

Believe it or not, the secret ingredient for this Alfredo Cheese sauce is Macaroni and Cheese Powder!  And as you can see from the picture above, there’s nothing poor about this recipe.  It’s rich, it’s creamy and the Fettuccine is perfectly cooked to Al dente.   The only other thing you could add to make this sauce better, honestly, is Sriracha.  I started squeezing that stuff over my Mac and Cheese a few years ago and it didn’t stop with this.  I also love this dish with Garlic Parmesan Chicken, which is my next video recipe by the way, or with seafood twist; shrimp and scallops.  Either way, I am certain you’re going to find this recipe dreadfully delightful! 😉

Also be sure to Check out the Olive Gardens Alfredo Sauce if you’re needing a more detailed tutorial on the basics of this sauce.  I’m also plugging my Hawaiian Mac Salad recipe in case you need ideas for your left over Macaroni from the cheese box.  You’ll see what I mean in the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce video below.

Alfredo and Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

Alfredo Sauce
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Dehydrated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper

Add this for Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup Whipping Cream or Milk
1 Mac and Cheese Powder Packet

Don’t let the ingredients fool you if you are doubting this recipe.  This Alfredo Cheese Sauce tastes absolutely amazing and don’t forget the Sriracha if you’ve got some.

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Alfredo Sauce

Dine in Alfredo Sauce

The Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce is one of my all time favorite recipes.  To this day I’ll order their Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo because I LOVE IT!  We faithfully make many variations of this sauce here in our own home and this exact recipe is the way it’s done at the Olive Garden.  There’s no tricks, no gimmicks and you’re going to love this sauce as much as you love the original because it is the real recipe.

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce on your Pizza

This Alfredo Sauce can be used over pasta, as a dip or if you want to make it really interesting, try it on your homemade pizza as the main sauce under your cheese.  Chicken Alfredo pizza’s are pretty popular these days but I like to spin it a bit more with Tomatoes, roasted Artichoke hearts , and Shrimp Scampi baked right into the Alfredo, Mozzarella and provolone.  But that’s just me!  The pic above is actually my Margherita Pizza if you want to look into that recipe, CLICK HERE!

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:

1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Dehydrated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper

This Alfredo Sauce recipe can be cooked, from start to finish, in under 5 minutes.