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Making Fresh Pasta in a Food Processor

There is nothing wrong with speeding up the whole process of making pasta dough by using a food processor. Some cookbooks on the subject instruct you to add the flour first to the bowl of the processor, but I prefer to add and beat the eggs first, then add the flour gradually, which makes for better blending of the ingredients.


2½ cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour

½ cup semolina flour

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

4 large eggs


To make the dough in a food processor, insert the metal blade, add the eggs, and process until smooth. In a bowl, mix the flours and salt together, then add the flour to the eggs a cupful at a time and process until a ball of dough forms and leaves the sides of the bowl clean. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour a tablespoon at a time and process; if the dough is too dry, add water a tablespoon at a time and process.

Remove the dough from the processor once it has achieved the right consistency and knead it on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. Cover as instructed above and let rest.


  1. Dany Segura's avatar

    Dany Segura

    Ciao Mary your show, it is full of flavor and family traditions...

    My family and I are true pasta lovers and I'm trying to kick it up a notch and offer them different pasta flavors. If i want to make fresh home pasta (pomodoro, basilico, carrotts, beets, etc, in which part of the pasta making process do I incorporate these flavors? Di I have to increase the flour ratio if I do? On the other hand, do you only flavor with the vegetable juices or do you blend them and also use the vegetables fibers?

    Many thanks for your kind suggestions.
    I hope to see you in your next "Ciao Italia" program:).
    Best regards,
  2. sarah's avatar


    I am taking my daughter to Italy, what region do you recommend to do a cooking class, I love Sicily, but hear Tuscany would be preferred. Can ou advise?
    I love your shows on PBS

    Thank you
  3. Danyra Segura's avatar

    Danyra Segura

    Hi Mary Ann.

    Love your shows.
    I wonder if you have a recipe for artisanal tricolor pasta. Do you have any step by step technique that you can share with me? How do you ad the different color layers to the pasta?

    Many thanks,

  4. linda's avatar


    Mary Ann- I make fresh pasta frequently but now I need to find a gluten free recipe. Do you make gluten free fresh pasta? Can you send recipe?

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