Laminated Basil Pasta #FoodiesRead

I recently bought myself the book Making Artisan Pasta by Aliza Green.  

I’ve had a pasta maker for years, but I don’t use it nearly as often as I’d like, because I just can’t get the hang of pasta making.

No longer.
Little helping hands.  Spud loved this!
This book is full of gorgeous pictures, fantastic recipes, and super helpful tips.  It breaks down everything from different flours and eggs, to work surfaces, to hand preparation vs machine.  Plus there are many different recipes for flavored pasta doughs as well as filled and shaped pastas.

I decided to jump right in and make a basic egg pasta with basil laminated between the sheets!  It was so stunning and delicious!

Here’s the lowdown.  You take a basic egg pasta dough, slightly on the moist side and roll it as thin as possible.  Then, very lightly dampen some fresh basil leaves and press them onto one half of the dough.  Press the other half of the dough on top, then run through a pasta sheeter on the second to thinnest setting.

As the pasta flattens, the basil leaves will also stretch and break apart slightly.  Cut into wide noodles.

To cook, add to boiling, salted water.  Cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked al dente.  Toss with butter, fresh basil, and parmesan and serve.


  1. Oh my goodness Amy....that is the most beautiful pasta I have ever seen!

  2. Wow this is completely gorgeous! I, too, have a pasta maker that has been gathering quite the layer of dust. I think I'll practice with some plain noodles first before I try my hand at laminating. It's beautiful though!

  3. I LOVE that!! Now I definitely have to try that!

  4. Wow! I think I would love to try to make this someday! I would be trying without a pasta maker though... wonder how it would taste like. :P


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