Angel Hair Pasta From Scratch

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Angel Hair Pasta From Scratch is delicious and homemade to always have on hand for indulgent, classic and versatile quick entrees or side dishes.

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Angel Hair Pasta From Scratch

I am such a huge pasta lover that I have this fold childhood memories of my grandmother making it. God, those bites were like heaven. All the fresh ingredients: flour that they made from their wheat, eggs from their chicken and cheese from their cow. It can’t get any better, fresher or tastier even at the fanciest restaurant. Angel Hair Pasta From Scratch is my favorite and my mom makes the best one, I asked her to share the recipe!

There is a tradition in our family to make pasta from scratch. My grandparents still have their own chicken. She carefully saves those organics eggs and send it to my mom who lives in the city to enjoy.

angel hair pasta from scratchSo this pasta is shorter than your regular angel hair pasta, and this is because we don’t use any tools. Also, the pasta is cut by hand. It takes some time, but I find it very relaxing. In addition, to me the little unevenness adds more charm and character to this angel hair pasta from scratch.

I also highly recommend using eggs from organic grass fed chickens. Similarly, you can totally taste the difference and as well see it in the color of the pasta.

angel hair pasta from scratch

The pasta stores perfectly for a few months. Usually in a closed paper box, in a dry place. It can be used in so many recipes, in delicious chicken noodle soups, as a side dish, or as a main dish with some sauce and your favorite cheese!

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Angel Hair Pasta From Scratch
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 servings
Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 6  large eggs 
  • 4 1/3 cups  high quality organic flour 
  •  extra flour for dusting 

Instructions

  1. Place flour in a large mixing bowl. Break all 6 eggs in a small bowl. Create a crater in the middle of the flour and add the eggs.
  2. Using a fork mix flour and eggs and once it starts to create a doughy mixture, mix it together with your hands. If the flour is not completely binding with the eggs, you can add a little water to get the right consistency.
  3. Create a ball of dough from the mixture, dust with some flour and cover with a damp paper towel or kitchen towel.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  5. Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Take one piece of the dough you have previously cut and roll it using a rolling pin, until paper thin. Transfer to a cookie sheet. Place in the oven for a few minutes to dry out a little. Once the dough seems dry but still soft and doesn't crack, transfer it to a cutting surface and cut it in long rectangles 3 inches wide, or wider if you prefer longer pasta. Stack the rectangles on top of each other and start cutting thinly the sheet in width.
  6. Now that you have the thin angel hair noodles spread them on a sheet placed on a flat surface to completely dry out. The pasta shouldn't be wet, otherwise it won't store well.
  7. Repeat the steps for the remaining dough balls.
  8. For cooking the pasta: bring a large pot of water, salt and a splash of olive oil to a boil. Cook pasta for 2 minutes and drain. Mix in a small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  9. For storage: after the pasta is completely dry, transfer to a paper box, cover it and store in a dry place for up to 3 months.
Calories: 234 Carbohydrates: 41 Protein: 8 Fat: 3 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 98 Sodium: 38 Potassium: 94 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 0 Vitamin A: 145 Calcium: 23 Iron: 3
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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

All I can say is bravo! BRAVO! I am SUPER impressed you made angel hair pasta BY HAND and that it is all hand-cut. Girl, that is completely impressive. And, I have to tell you - I can almost taste the flavor difference from here, because it looks incredible. Pinned!

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Thanks so much Kristin, you are right the difference is huge, going back to store bought is almost impossible after you taste this homemade deliciousness. Thanks for the Pin :)

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Jasline (Foodie Baker)

I attended a pasta making lesson and I told myself after the lesson that I will never make pasta at home until I get a pasta machine, but look at you! This pasta looks so amazing and I can only imagine the huge amount of hard work that goes into rolling the pasta paper thin. When I'm brave enough to do it, I'll definitely come back to your blog!

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Hi Jasline, yes rolling the pasta sheet to paper thin, takes some strong arms, but that's why I have my husband :) he would gladly roll it, since he knows how good dinner will be!

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David @ Spiced

*Virtual high-five* for making your own angel hair pasta! I absolutely love homemade pasta, and I've made several different varieties...but I've never made angel hair before! Totally pinning this to make sometime soon. Thanks!!

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High-Five received :) yes, homemade pasta is so much better, I love it!

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Jen

I love that you made angel hair from scratch! Way to go, it looks perfect!

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Thanks Jen!

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Beverley @ sweaty&fit

your grandma sounds amazing!! so impressed with your handmaking skills - homemade anything is always better :)

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Hi Beverley, yes my grandma and mom are both amazing and really good cooks, homemade always beats store bought :)

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Kathy @ Olives & Garlic

This is a very impressive recipe. I adore angel hair pasta

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Eva @ Eva Bakes

Wow - your handmade pasta looks too good to eat! I've tried making my own pasta at home, and let's just say that I need a bit of practice! :) Bravo!

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Hi Eva, practice is all it takes, well, and some good level of patience :)

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode

Everything looks so fluffy and delicious!

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Thanks Shikha :)

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

So impressed that you made your own pasta especially by hand too! I can just imagine how amazing it tastes! It looks perfect!

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Hi Kelly and thanks for the visit :) I can tell you that it tasted delicious!

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Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine

Angel hair pasta from scratch? Girl, this is awesome! Now just cook me some with a homemade tomato sauce! :)

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Hey Olivia, homemade tomato sauce is next on the list :) just have to hit a farmers market to pick some ripe, fresh and juicy tomatoes.

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Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

I have never made pasta from scratch, but I have always wanted to!! This sounds so good!

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