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
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.
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 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.
This Olive Oil Dip is very refreshing and it can be made to your specific tastes. I personally like the fresh herbs mixed with the salt and sour of the Balsamic Vinegar that just hugs the palate as it’s washed down with some smooth Olive Oil. I generally dip bread sticks or pull chunks off of a french or Italian loaf. But this can be used over Pasta or as a Salad Dressing, it’s that good. If you like it spicy, just add some Red Pepper or Chili Flakes. If you like more herbs or even dried seasonings like Oregano or Thyme, feel free to add what ever you want. This only gets better over time. So if you have time to make this in advance so it has a chance to marinate, it’s going to be that much better.
Also if you need a recipe for breadsticks I’ve included my Pizza Dough recipe at the end of the video and in the link below. Some people like to dip their bread sticks in Pizza sauce or Marinara so I’ll include my simple recipe for that as well.