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If you’re a huge pasta lover, cooking your own is a huge achievement that is undoubtedly worth the time and effort it takes to make. Planet Eat has a wide variety of sensational homemade pasta recipes that are both authentic and creative, just as good as any Italian restaurant. Sign up to their online cooking and lifestyle channel, for a free 30-day trial today. 



Recipes for Homemade Pasta in Our Series

Chef Francesco Mattana creates a series of rustic, Italian dishes. Cook alongside this video where Francesco creates an authentic Roman pasta dish made from simple, high quality ingredients.

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Learn how to make outstanding pasta from scratch with Italian chef Francesco Mattana. This broccoli leaf dish accompanied by simple, homemade pasta that you leave to dry for a few hours for the perfect, firm consistency.

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Accompany your fresh pasta with this incredible pesto made from leftover items in your fridge. Developed to minimise food waste, expert chefs Alice and Dimo create the perfect quick dish to feed family and friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions About How to Cook Homemade Pasta

How long does it take to cook fresh homemade pasta?

Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the pasta. That being said, fresh pasta cooks much quicker compared to store-bought pasta, so the general recommendation is to boil in saltwater for around 4 minutes and check periodically until the pasta is al dente (cooked but firm to the bite).

Why is my fresh pasta chewy?

The main reason as to why your pasta may be too chewy is because you could be over-kneading the dough, particularly if you use a machine. This will make it hard to roll the dough and will become chewy when cooked. To avoid this, reduce the kneading time and leave the dough after kneading at least 30mins before rolling.

What do I do if my pasta dough is too sticky?

Getting the consistency of your pasta correct is extremely important. If your dough is too sticky, add a small amount of flour to get the perfect texture. If your dough is to dry and crumbly, add a small amount of water.

These homemade pasta recipes will help you sharpen your pasta-making skills so you can create delicious pasta dishes that are authentically Italian. For more recipes like this you can browse Planet Eat’s online cooking classes and sign up for a free 30-day trial. 

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