Homemade Tagliatelle

Our instructions to make Homemade Tagliatelle is easier than spelling the word “tagliatelle” itself.. tag-lia-telle? Really?

However hard to spell, easy to make! You will rock the kitchen with this homemade tagliatelle recipe. And very affordable, basically some flour and egg and you are good to go! Add some Pesto and you have a great home cooked meal!

Just remember to cook immediately after making the fresh homemade tagliatelle for about 3min. This way the fresh pasta will keep it’s great taste!

Or check our other homemade pasta recipes such as Penne, Tortellini, Ravioli, Lasagna or Spaghetti!

homemade tagliatelle

Techniques you’ll learn with this recipe

  • How to make fresh pasta from scratch
  • That you don’t need that much ingredients
  • How making a dough works: Dry & wet = dough

With the recipe you want to invest

  • About 20min kitchen time
  • About 30min to rest the dough
  • About $1 for 16 ounces or 500 grams of fresh dough

Homemade Tagliatelle step-by-step

Homemade Tagliatelle Ingredients

Ingredient How much Imperial How much Metric
Olive oil 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon
Egg 3 eggs 3 eggs
Flour 16 ounces 500 grams
Salt 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon

Homemade Tagliatelle Preparation

  • Wash your hands
  • Clean a surface such as your table kitchen

Homemade Tagliatelle Instructions

  1. Put the flour and salt in a bowl
  2. Make a little well in the center of the flour
  3. Add the eggs and oil in the center of the bowl
  4. Mix, whisk and knead the dough. Although this may seem simple, you really need to make an effort here.
    1. Start with a fork. Because the mixture might be too wet in the beginning it will really stick to your hands.
    2. When the dough is too thick to whisk with a fork, continue with your hands. You might want to knead this on a larger surface such as your kitchen table.
    3. The dough is ready when you have nice, smooth and even ball of dough
  5. When the dough is not smooth:
    1. Too wet: Add some flour
    2. Too dry: Add some oil or a bit of egg
  6. Take the smooth ball of dough and wrap it loosely in plastic so it can rest. You may also put it back in the bowl and put a cloth over the bowl. Both methods are okay!
  7. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.
  8. Split the dough in 4 even parts. This makes it easier to work with the dough.
  9. Use the rolling pin or a pasta machine and roll the dough as thin as possible! If you use a rolling pin, add some flour on the surface so the dough won’t stick. Like really thin, it should almost be possible to look through it.
  10. Now you should have a nice, thin and smooth sheet of fresh pasta dough!
  11. Create any form, shape of pasta to cook! Read our other articles about how to make for example spaghetti or macaroni shaped pasta!
  12. Take the pasta dough sheets and roll the sheets so you get many layers of fresh pasta dough
  13. Take a knive slice the pasta dough roll in thin slices of about 0.2 inch or 0.5cm
  14. Unroll carefully, you will have now fresh tagliatelle
  15. Cook immediately for about 3min