In the weekend and during the school holidays the most loved activity I made with my children is cooking together. It is always a satisfaction to prepare a meal from scratch with simple ingredients, a great fun to cook together, and a joy for the kids to share a meal prepared with their own hands.

I enjoy making fresh homemade pasta with my boy and girl simply using egg and flour, and then making ravioli or tortellini or tagliatelle with it.

Today I share my fresh egg pasta recipe and how to use it to make tagliatelle.

Making tagliatelle at

Homemade Tagliatelle

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy

Homemade egg pasta used for one of the best known and tastiest pasta shapes in Italian cuisine, tagliatelle


  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g of plain flour (type 00)
  • 200 g durum wheat semolina flour
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil


  • pasta machine
  • wooden board
  • rolling pin


Pasta dough recipe - step 1 at
step 1

Place the flour on a board. Make a well in the centre (step 1).

Pasta dough recipe - step 2 at
step 2

Crack the eggs into it (step 2).

Pasta dough recipe - step 3 at

Beat the eggs with a fork until smooth (step 3).

Pasta dough recipe - step 4 at
step 4

Add the oil (step 4). Keep mixing with a fork.

Pasta dough recipe - step 5 at
step 5

Using the tips of your fingers, mix the eggs with the flour, incorporating a little at a time (step 5).

Pasta dough recipe - step 6 at
step 6

Knead for at least 10 minutes until our pasta dough will be a smooth and silky ball (step 6).

Pasta dough recipe - step 7 at
step 7

Wrap it in cling film (step 7) and let it rest at room temperature for at least half an hour before using it.

Ravioli recipe - step 1 at
step 8

Dust your work surface with flour, take a piece of pasta dough and make it flat with a rolling pin (step 8).

Ravioli recipe - step 2 at
step 9

Set the pasta machine at its widest setting, and pass the piece of pasta dough through the flat rollers (step 9). Repeat this process.

Ravioli recipe - step 3 at
step 10

Roll the pasta dough through all the setting on the pasta machine, from the widest to around the narrowest by gradually adjusting the regulating knob. For making tagliatelle I stop at number 5 (step 10).

Pasta dough recipe for tagliatelle- step 11 at
step 11

Attach the cutter accessory to the pasta machine. Insert each pasta sheet on the tagliatelle cutter (step 11).

Pasta dough recipe for tagliatelle - step 12 at
step 12

Make a loose nest with each batch of tagliatelle coming out of the pasta machine (step 12).

Tagliatelle are ready to be cooked!


  • To cook the tagliatelle bring some water to the boil with a good pinch of salt. Drop the tagliatelle into the water and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • We used a pasta machine to roll out our pasta, but you can do it by hand just using a long rolling pin! You will obtain a large sheet of pasta.
  • To make tagliatelle without the pasta machine, roll up your large sheet of pasta and then use a knife to cut it into individual noodles of about 7 mm.
  • It is possible to freeze tagliatelle nests and cook them straight from frozen.
  • If you have pasta sheets leftovers, you can use it for making “maltagliati”, romboids perfect for soups!
  • This recipe is enough for 4 people.

Homemade Maltagliati at
Homemade Maltagliati

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KIRFs: number bonds to 10/20, 10 times table/multiplication, proportions
  1. If I have 3 nests of tagliatelle, how many more to have 10 (or 20)?
  2. If I have 10 ribbons of tagliatelle from one pasta sheet, how many I will have from 8 (5, 3, 9…) pasta sheets?
  3. If I need 400g of flour for 4 people, how much flour do I need for 8 people? For 2 people?

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