Homemade Lasagna Pasta Noodles

Homemade lasagna pasta

Homemade Lasagna Pasta Noodles

Let’s face it…homemade lasagna pasta makes your lasagna SO much better!

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homemade lasagna pasta

Homemade lasagna pasta or homemade lasagna noodles…whatever you call them you’ll love how easy they are to make. Grab some eggs, some all purpose flour, and your pasta machine or rolling pin and fun making these fresh lasagna noodles.

wrapped egg pasta dough

Each time I made homemade pasta, I always seem to think about how easy it is to make the dough. Here’s a rule of thumb you should follow when making egg pasta dough…1 egg for every 100 grams of flour (a little less than a cup). Follow that and you’ll be golden…no pun intended…you know because the dough is kind of a golden color?!?

Check out my Egg Pasta Dough recipe to learn how to make the dough for your homemade lasagna pasta.


Let’s make some homemade lasagna pasta!

Homemade lasagna is one of the easiest fresh pastas to make. Once you have your egg dough, it’s really only a matter of flattening it out and if you want…cutting the edges with the fluted pasta wheel.

First, cut a small piece off of the large ball of dough.

Flattening pasta dough
Flattening pasta dough

Do you need a machine for homemade lasagna pasta?

You don’t. But it is a lot easier and quicker with one. So if you have one, now’s the time to break it out.

Starting on the lowest setting, run the piece of dough through the machine 3-4 times. You’ll want to fold the dough in half before each time you run it through the first few times.

Flattened fresh pasta dough

After 3-4 times through the machine, raise the setting one notch and run the dough through ONE TIME. Do not fold the dough.

Repeat this process, turning the dial one notch each time and repeat until you get to either the 2nd to last or the last notch on the machine (it depends on how thin you want your noodles).

The last notch really gets it thin, so if you think your dough is too sticky, just add some flour before running it through.

Flat homemade lasagna dough

You should end up with a nice long, flattened piece of dough.

Trimming homemade pasta dough

Finally, the finishing touch. Trim your dough to the size you want to make your noodle (you may have a really long sheet, which in this case, you can probably cut it into two separate pasta sheets).

Cutting homemade lasagna pasta

Then, just take your fluted pasta wheel and trim the edges horizontally. Your sheets won’t all be the same size, but typically lasagna pasta is about 10 inches long.

homemade lasagna pasta
homemade lasagna pasta
homemade lasagna pasta

And that’s all there is to it. Quick and easy homemade lasagna pasta!

Homemade lasagna pasta drying
Homemade lasagna pasta drying
Homemade lasagna pasta

If you have a pasta drying stand, go ahead and hang them up. If not, try and lay them out on a cookie sheet. They should take about 30 minutes to dry.

Want to try and make some handmade Cavatelli or “dragged” pasta such as Cencioni or Orecchiette? Check out my Semolina Pasta Dough recipe to get started.


Do you have to boil fresh pasta for lasagna?

Absolutely not! You can if you want to, but it’s not necessary. In fact, when I make my lasagna with homemade noodles, I never boil my pasta in advance. If you choose to, boil them for 2-3 minutes tops.


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homemade lasagna pasta

Homemade Lasagna Pasta Noodles

Homemade lasagna pasta or homemade lasagna noodles…whatever you call them you'll love how easy they are to make. Grab some eggs, some all purpose flour, and your pasta machine or rolling pin and fun making these fresh lasagna noodles.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Pasta machine
  • Fluted pasta wheel

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg pasta dough

Instructions
 

  • Cut a small piece off of the large ball of dough.
    Cutting homemade pasta dough
  • Starting on the lowest setting, run the piece of dough through the machine 3-4 times. You'll want to fold the dough in half before each time you run it through the first few times.
    Flattening pasta dough
  • After 3-4 times through the machine, raise the setting one notch and run the dough through ONE TIME. Do not fold the dough.
    Repeat this process, turning the dial one notch each time and repeat until you get to either the 2nd to last or the last notch on the machine (it depends on how thin you want your noodles). You should end up with a nice long, flattened piece of dough.
    Flat homemade lasagna dough
  • Trim your dough to the size you want to make your noodle (you may have a really long sheet, which in this case, you can probably cut it into two separate pasta sheets).
    Trimming homemade pasta dough
  • Then, just take your fluted pasta wheel and trim the edges horizontally.
    Cutting homemade lasagna pasta
  • Quick and easy homemade lasagna pasta!
    homemade lasagna pasta
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