Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Collection

9 Handmade Pasta Recipes

We tend to think of pasta as the ultimate convenience food, but homemade, handmade pasta is another animal entirely. This is more of the ultimate weekend project, an opportunity to really roll up your sleeves and use your whole kitchen, whether it’s kneading dough for a lasagne, rolling delicate gnocchi, or the precise work of shaping tortellini.

  • Recipe

    Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi

    Light and lemony, this pasta would make a great first course or a light supper served with a salad. If you’re very ambitious, serve the gnocchi as a side with roast chicken or lamb chops.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Pasta Grattugiata

    Originally from Lazio, pasta grattugiata is an ancient and rustic preparation. The name literally translates as “grated pasta,” and it is simple to make. The ingredients are inexpensive and, like many rustic Italian dishes, the dish was created by the poor to utilize old or stale bread. It is served in broth to make a very savory and deeply comforting dish.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Spinach Spätzli with Sage and Speck

    This simple preparation is a staple in the alpine region of Italy. The few basics of butter, Parmigiano- Reggiano, and speck (a smoked and cured ham) are widely available, even during the winter months when fresh produce is sparse.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Butternut Squash Ravioli with Butter Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts

    Roasting the squash brings out its sweetness in these ethereal made-from-scratch ravioli. A simple butter sauce lets the flavors of the filling shine, with a touch of nuttiness and crunch from toasted hazelnuts.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Roasted Beet Gnocchi with Brown Butter-Sage Sauce

    These gnocchi have a subtle beet flavor that’s a little earthy and a little sweet. The simple brown butter sage sauce shows off the gnocchi’s vibrant hue.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Four Cheese and Tomato Lasagne

    This classic combination is rich and flavorful, but thanks to thin sheets of homemade pasta, it’s also light and delicate. Good luck eating just one piece.  

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Raviolo Bergese (Egg-Yolk Raviolo)

    In these impressive oversized ravioli, spinach and ricotta cheese are combined to make a border for the jumbo-size egg yolk that takes center stage. The pasta is cooked very gently, so the yolk is soft and runny when cut into, blending harmoniously with the butter sauce.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Tortellini en Brodo

    This comforting dish of stuffed pasta in a hearty broth is a holiday tradition in northern Italy. It’s often served as a first course, followed by a pork or veal roast and lots of winter vegetables. Both the tortellini and the broth can be made ahead.

    Get the Recipe

  • Recipe

    Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Lemon Brown Butter

    The classic combination of Swiss chard and mild ricotta filling these delicate ravioli is accented by a little nutmeg and lemon zest; a nutty brown-butter sauce is simple enough that it lets the filling flavors shine. See the How to Make Ravioli article for step-by-step photos of making the dough and shaping and filling the pasta.

    Get the Recipe

Save to Recipe Box
Print
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Print
Add Recipe Note

Videos Recipes

| View All

Videos

View All

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

Subscribe

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.

See my options