Making fresh pasta is a lot of messy fun.  The flour may be flying but the end result is so worth it.  You really don’t need any special equipment to make fresh pasta, just a bowl and a rolling pin,  but a food processor and a pasta machine make things so much easier.

Pasta dough recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 eggs

1 tablespoon olive oil

½  teaspoon salt


Food processor directions

Add all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade.

Process until the dough forms a ball.

Remove the dough from the processor and knead on your floured counter top and by hand until smooth

The dough should be slightly sticky.  Wrap the dough in plastic and let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes.

Rolling the Pasta by Pasta Machine

Divide the dough into 4 sections, work with one section at a time keeping the other sections wrapped in plastic.

Sprinkle the pasta maker with a little flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.

Set your pasta machine to the widest setting, on my machine the widest setting is number 1.  Flatten your dough into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick and roll through the pasta machine.

 Fold the pasta into thirds and roll through the pasta machine on the widest setting. Repeat the process once more. This conditions the dough and makes it less likely to tear.

Reduce the setting on your pasta machine by one and roll the dough through. Repeat the process reducing the setting on your pasta machine by one size each time until you reach your desired thickness.

You can use these pasta sheets for lasagna or cut them into fettuccine if you like.

After folding the dough, Roll the dough at the largest setting.
After folding the dough, Roll the dough at the widest  setting.  Repeat this process three times to condition the dough.  Then reduce the width setting on your machine one size each time you pass the dough through.  I rolled the dough for the agnolotti to setting 7 which is very thin.  If you try it you may want to roll your dough out to setting 6, that will be easier to work with and still thin enough.
Pipe out the filling on the pasta sheet
Pipe out the filling on the pasta sheet and fold the dough over the filling twice.  Press the dough down in one inch intervals to seal the agnolotti.  Cut between each section.  Cover any unused dough with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out
Sweet potato Agnolotti filling makes about 100 agnolotti3 medium sweet potatoes about 8 ounces each

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon granulated garlic

Roast the sweet potatoes at 350° until tender, about 1 ½ hours.  Let the potatoes cool.

Dice the sweet potatoes and place into a food processor with the blade attachment

Process until smooth. Season with salt and granulated garlic.  Add cream and process to combine.

The sweet potato filling can be made 2 days in advance and stored in your refrigerator.

This is the finished dish,Sweet potato agnolotti with sauteed bay scallops and cream. Finally an excuse to use these scallop shells I bought years ago
This is the finished dish,Sweet potato agnolotti with sauteed bay scallops and cream. Finally an excuse to use these scallop shells I bought years ago

After boiling the pasta in salted water for 2 minutes you can toss it in some browned butter and serve.  I made a cream sauce with sauteed Bay scallops and wilted spinach.

Scallops with spinach in cream sauce


1 pound fresh agnolotti


1 pound bay scallops

4 ounces spinach

1 tablespoon olive oil or butter

½ cup heavy cream

Salt and cayenne pepper     (optional) to taste


Boil water . Add 2 tablespoons salt to the water. Add Agnolotti and bring the water back to a boil. Cook Agnolotti for 2 minutes. Drain

Pat the scallops dry. Chiffonade spinach (cut into 1/3 inch ribbons)  Heat skillet over medium/high and add oil or butter. Sauté scallops for 2 minutes tossing to cook both sides.  Stir in spinach and cook until it wilts. Add cream and simmer 2 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper

      Add cooked Agnolotti and serve




28 Comments on Fresh Pasta dough your tummy will thank you for, Homemade Agnolotti (it’s kinda like ravioli) Recipe+how to Video

  1. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    February 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks and sounds amazing. Can I just come over and you make me some?

    • sweetsavant
      February 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm (10 years ago)

      I’ll be sure to invite you to my next tasting party, Krystyn…seriously

  2. suejansons
    February 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm (10 years ago)

    I have wanted to make my own pasta for a while now. You have inspired me!

  3. angela
    February 17, 2014 at 9:59 am (10 years ago)

    i am glad you added a video. I will have to pass this along. I’m not a pasta eater.

  4. Kecia (@KeciaHambrick)
    February 17, 2014 at 8:05 am (10 years ago)

    I have never attempted homemade pasta. After reading this recipe and watching the video, I’m tempted to try!

  5. Shell
    February 17, 2014 at 1:17 am (10 years ago)

    I’ve only made pasta once. I do love how fresh it tastes.

  6. Classic Mommy
    February 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm (10 years ago)

    This recipe looks so delicious! I’d love to try my own homemade pasta dough recipe. Your recipe sounds yummy and not too complicated, so I’ll give it a try.

  7. Amanda
    February 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow!! I’m so impressed!! This looks really great! I’m a little jealous I didn’t get to taste it! haha!

  8. Janeane Davis
    February 16, 2014 at 2:18 am (10 years ago)

    Mmmmmmm, I have never had this dish. I really like sweet potatoes so I would like to try this recipe.

  9. Eliz Frank
    February 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm (10 years ago)

    WoW! I’m impressed with your skills. I love fresh pasta and would enjoy this dish.

  10. Jenni Polly Eaves
    February 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm (10 years ago)

    That looks amazing! I’ve never made homemade pasta, but I just got a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and I’ve been thinking of buying the pasta maker attachment because my husband loves pasta so much. I’d like to try my hand at making it.

    • sweetsavant
      February 15, 2014 at 11:21 pm (10 years ago)

      Give it a try, the KitchenAid will make it even easier. And it tastes so good. I promise you won’t be sorry

  11. Bekki
    February 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Looks really good. It brings back wonderful memories of being in the kitchen with my grandmother when I was little. She always made her noodles homemade.

  12. Brett Martin (@brettbmartin)
    February 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm (10 years ago)

    holy moly that looks amazing. i haven’t attempted homemade pasta but you have my mouth watering

  13. Brandy
    February 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks like something my family would love. I am in the market of trying to make things from scratch, great tutorial on how to make this. I am also a pasta fanatic!

  14. Paige
    February 15, 2014 at 9:55 am (10 years ago)

    That looks really good! I bet the homemade pasta tastes amazing!

  15. Liz Mays
    February 15, 2014 at 4:54 am (10 years ago)

    I’ve never made homemade pasta, but it looks so good. I can only imagine how delicious and fresh it would be.

  16. alesha@fulltimemama
    February 15, 2014 at 12:01 am (10 years ago)

    That looks amazing! I’m afraid of making pasta, but I really want to try. I think I’d prefer to wait until I have the pasta roller though… Better add that to my wish list!

  17. Marvelous Mommy
    February 14, 2014 at 11:11 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to make homemade pasta for a long time! I have a roller and everything!

  18. omgitschelsea
    February 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Homemade pasta is so much fun! I did it in cooking class in high school and made lasagna, it was pretty awesome to know I made noodles from scratch!

  19. Jennifer Bullock {MommyBKnowsBest}
    February 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks awesome!! If we ate pasta more I may consider making my own, but there’s a great restaurant in Charlotte named Oggi that makes theirs and it’s delish!!

  20. Tammy
    February 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m impressed – I’m sure it tastes superior….I just can’t imagine doing this myself 😉

  21. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    February 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Growing up my mother ALWAYS made up home made pasta. Sometimes she still does, but not as much as she used it. Homemade is SO much better!

  22. Debbie L.
    February 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Nice post!!! Pinned – thanks for the video – I like seeing what to do! These sound delicious!

  23. kwpierson
    February 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm (10 years ago)

    I have pinned but I feel I’ve missed something. Does the video tell how to cook the pasta?

    • sweetsavant
      February 14, 2014 at 12:54 am (10 years ago)

      The video gives an overview for how to form the agnolotti. Specific instructions are in the recipes. Cook the agnolotti in boiling salted water for 2 minutes and drain.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *