Making Pasta at Home

Homemade pasta is easy when you have a great recipe and a strong machine.

5. Flatten 1 quarter into a rectangle (cover others with a towel). Pass dough through a hand-cranked pasta roller set at widest setting.André Baranowski

The Dough
This recipe for a quick and easy pasta dough lets the food processor do most of the hard work. If you want a little more color in your pasta, try this recipe for fresh spinach pasta dough.

The Machine
The Roma electric pasta maker allows the making of spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagne noodles to be a worry-free task.

The Shortcut
If you want to forgo making your own homemade pasta but need to know what's the right noodle to go with your sauce, our list of 11 different types of pasta will be the perfect guide.

The Sauce
Most pastas call for a hearty, rich sauce. Our favorite choice is a "classic" ragu alla bolognese.