Fettuccine with meat sauce topped with shredded cheese

How To Make Homemade Fettuccine Noodles

Enjoy the authentic taste of silky homemade fettuccine noodles to pair with a creamy alfredo, a hearty bolognese or just about any sauce that you enjoy. Made with simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, homemade fettuccine noodles can be enjoyed any night of the week. Learn how to make beautifully uniform fettuccine noodles with ease using your KitchenAid® stand mixer and pasta roller and cutter attachments.

How to make fettuccine: Fettuccine noodle recipe

Making homemade fettuccine is a relatively easy process that requires making a pliable dough that you then cut into strands and cook in boiling water. While it's definitely possible to make fettuccine noodles by hand, using a KitchenAid® stand mixer and attachments like the Pasta Roller and Pasta Cutter Attachments can help achieve uniform ribbons of fettuccine while also streamlining your overall process. Learn the basics of making fettuccine noodles with the steps below.

YIELDS

  • 4 Servings

COMMON INGREDIENTS

  • Flour, like 00, all purpose, chickpea or rice flour

  • Eggs

  • Salt 

  • Olive oil

  • Water 

  • Semolina flour (optional)

TOOLS

  • KitchenAid® stand mixer 

  • KitchenAid® Pasta Roller attachment 

  • KitchenAid® Fettuccine Cutter attachment 

  • Dough hook

 

PREP TIME

  • 110 minutes for pasta dough 

  • + Additional time for sauce (if preparing)

TOTAL TIME

  • 110 minutes
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Step 1. Prepare pasta dough

Add the flour and salt into the KitchenAid® stand mixer bowl and mix on low until the flour and salt are fully incorporated. Create a hole in the middle of the flour mixture to form a well, and add the eggs and olive oil in the center. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes while slowly adding the water one tablespoon at a time (as needed). 

 

Once the dough holds together, use the dough hook accessory to knead for another 2 to 3 minutes until the dough is smooth. Form the dough into a tight ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Let rest for at least 1 hour.

KitchenAid® Pasta Roll Attachment rolling out pasta dough

Step 2. Roll out the pasta dough

Insert and connect the pasta roller attachment onto the stand mixer hub and set the adjustment knob on the attachment to 1. Prepare to roll out the dough by dividing it into quarters, but keep the rest wrapped and covered at room temperature to keep it stretchy and malleable while you work with one section of dough at a time.

 

Start with the stand mixer on speed 2 and flatten the section of dough into a disc using your hands and feed through the rollers. Fold the dough in half and feed through the rollers again, repeating the process until the dough is pliable and the width of the rollers. To keep the dough from sticking, you can lightly dust it in flour between rollings.

 

Further flatten the dough by increasing the adjustment knob settings of the pasta roller until you reach the highest number. Don't fold the dough down any further once you begin to up the roller settings. When the pasta sheet is thinned out, lightly dust with flour and set aside. Continue until all segments of dough have been rolled out.

KitchenAid® Pasta Cutter Attachment cutting pasta dough into thick noodles

Step 3. Cut the fettuccine noodles

Remove the pasta roller attachment and attach the fettuccine pasta cutter. Turn on the stand mixer and run the sheets of dough through the cutter to form long strands of pasta. Make loose nests with the noodles and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet with a generous sprinkling of flour until you're ready to cook. You can also lay your strands over a pasta drying rack instead.

 

Some recipes recommend using semolina flour to dust drying pasta nests or work surfaces. The idea is that semolina flour is looser than others, making it easy for excess flour to fall off and helping to avoid overly floured dough.

 

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Step 4. Cook fettuccine

Let the pasta dry for at least 30 minutes before bringing a pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Place the fettuccine in the pot, making sure to stir so the noodles don't stick together. Cook the pasta until al dente, making sure to keep an eye on it since homemade pasta cooks a lot quicker–around 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.

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Which flour is best for making fettuccine?

Typically, 00 flour is recommended for just about any kind of pasta. Made of durum wheat, this is a finely ground flour that will yield the smooth and silky texture that fettuccine should have. Semolina flour can be used for dusting, but is best for more textured short pasta dough. You can also use all-purpose flour, just note that you'll have to knead a little longer in order to get it to the right consistency.

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How do I cook fresh fettuccine noodles?

Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil and add noodles, stirring occasionally to keep them from sticking to each other. Fresh pasta cooks a lot faster than its store-bought counterpart, typically needing no more than 2 to 3 minutes to reach al dente.

Three nests of fettuccine pasta topped with melted cheese on a plate

How do I make fettuccine alfredo sauce?

This rich, cream-based sauce is simple to make, requiring just butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and some garlic and parsley. Over medium low heat, melt the butter before adding the heavy cream and simmering for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the garlic and cheese vigorously until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Finish off with the parsley and serve with your freshly prepared fettuccine.

How do I store homemade fettuccine?

You can either dry, freeze or refrigerate your homemade fettuccine. For long-term storage, drying or freezing your homemade pasta is the best option to extend its shelf life. To dry your pasta, add flour so the strands don't stick together. Hang noodles on a pasta drying rack, or lay on a cookie sheet. Dry the pasta for 12-24 hours, checking every few hours for progress. Once the pasta snaps when twisted, it's ready to be stored in an airtight container.

ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR HOMEMADE FETTUCCINE

  • When preparing the dough, add the water slowly as you work. If the dough becomes too wet, it'll get sticky and hard to work with. 

  • Do not overuse flour when rolling the dough, since this could dry out the pasta.  

  • You'll also want to work quickly to avoid the dough losing too much moisture and becoming harder to work with. If possible, working with a second person can help streamline the process.

Two bowls of fettuccine noodles on a table with wooden chopsticks

How can I use fettuccine noodles in recipes?

You can use fettuccine with just about any recipe that calls for spaghetti, linguine or any long pasta. From the classic fettuccine alfredo to fettuccine bolognese, sun dried tomato pasta or even chickpea beet fettuccine with brown butter and goat cheese, fettuccine noodles are very versatile and lend themselves well to a variety of recipes.

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