Homemade Pappardelle (Classic & Floral)

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Make the perfect pappardelle pasta from scratch using just two ingredients: flour and eggs. This recipe includes steps for both classic and floral pappardelle and a video tutorial.

Homemade pappardelle pasta on a flat surface with edible flowers

Making homemade pappardelle is simple and fun and takes just around 30 minutes! Plus, you don’t even need a pasta machine, though it could be handy for consistent results. To make this recipe, you only need flour and eggs, but I have also included instructions on how to add a special floral, herby twist that looks gorgeous and adds a delicious, delicate flavor to the pasta.

Following my tips, I’m sure that in no time you will master the art of pasta making and will surprise your family and friends with different variations of this pappardelle pasta.

Watch the homemade pappardelle video

Ingredients

Ingredients for homemade pappardelle

For the classic pappardelle pasta:

  • Tipo “00” Flour: This is fine-powder flour perfect for making pasta. If you can’t find “00” grade pasta flour, you can use all-purpose flour.
  • Eggs: Use large, room-temperature eggs.

For the floral pasta variation:

  • A selection of your favorite fresh herbs: Thyme, sage, basil, nettle, etc.
  • A selection of edible flowers (optional)

It’s worth noting that this pasta dough recipe calls for 100 g flour (7/8 Cup) and 1 egg per person, using “00” pasta flour. This means the recipe can be easily adjusted for however many servings are needed.

How to make the classic homemade pappardelle

Make the dough: Start by placing the flour on a clean working surface or in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the eggs. Beat them with a fork and then start incorporating the flour until you obtain a thoroughly combined mixture.

Next, knead the dough with your hands until it becomes smooth and elastic – knead it, shaping, pulling, and stretching the dough to develop the gluten. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer with a dough hook. If it sticks to your hand when touched, add a little flour and knead till smooth – a little goes a long way, so add the flour sparingly. The process takes a while so be patient – it is a necessary step so that the pasta becomes smooth and silky, not lumpy and dry.

steps for making pappardelle dough

Roll the dough: You can use only a rolling pin (or a glass bottle) for the whole process or, if you have a pasta machine, you can use that too.

With a rolling pin: Roll the dough out and stretch it into thin sheets. If needed, cut it into a few pieces, and work on them separately (while working on one, keep the rest covered so they don’t dry). Sprinkle lightly with flour as needed so it’s not sticky. The pasta sheets should become slightly translucent and you should be able to see your hand underneath.

Using a pasta machine: First, roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is thin enough to pass in a pasta machine on level “0” (the widest setting). Feed the dough through the “0” setting, folding it in half and feeding it 2-3 more times until it forms a regular shape. Sprinkle lightly with flour to stop it from sticking. Then, feed it through thinner and thinner settings on the machine until the sheet is thin and translucent.

Cut into pappardelle: Fold the pasta sheets a couple of times and then cut with a knife into long, wide pasta ribbons of about 1 inch (2.5 cm). The pappardelle is now ready to cook or freeze.

Steps for shaping pappardelle

For the floral pappardelle

The key is the pasta “lamination” – a layer of herbs and edible flowers is sandwiched between two, thin layers of pasta dough. Make and roll out the dough as usual. It’s best to have two or an even number of thin, long sheets of pasta of similar size. Stretch one thin sheet on your work surface and arrange your fresh herbs and edible flowers on it.

Then, carefully lay another sheet on top, and with the help of a rolling pin, carefully roll over so that the two sheets of dough get stuck together. If using a pasta machine, you can pass the dough through it again to help better laminate the herbs. Finally, fold the laminated pasta sheet a couple of times and cut into 1-inch ribbons.

Steps for making floral pasta

Floral pappardelle serving tip

To cook the pasta, put it in boiling water (or boiling salted water) and cook for 3 minutes. As it’s very fresh, it cooks very fast – it’s ready when it rises to the top of your saucepan. Then, combine it with basil pesto, mushroom ragù, or your favorite pasta sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!

A bowl with cooked homemade pappardelle pasta with pesto sauce and topped with edible flowers

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Homemade Pappardelle (Classic & Floral)

5 from 21 votes
By: Samira
Make the perfect pappardelle from scratch using only flour and eggs, with steps for classic and floral pappardelle, and a video tutorial.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 3 portions

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

For the classic pappardelle pasta

  • 2.5 cups ’00’ grade pasta flour
  • 3 eggs room temperature

For the floral version (optional)

  • a handful of fresh herbs thyme, sage, or your favorite
  • a handful of edible flowers optional

Instructions 

  • Place the flour on a clean working surface or in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the eggs. Beat them with a fork and incorporate the flour little by little until thoroughly combined.
  • With your hands, knead the dough until it becomes smooth, silky, and elastic (5-10 minutes), shaping, pulling, and stretching it. Add a little flour if it's too sticky.
    You can also use a stand mixer with a dough hook.
  • Roll the dough into thin long pasta sheets with either a rolling pin or a pasta machine. When ready, the pasta sheets should become slightly translucent and you should be able to see your hand underneath.
    With a rolling pin: Roll the dough out and stretch it into thin sheets. If needed, cut it into a few pieces, and work on them separately (while working on one, keep the rest covered so they don't dry). Sprinkle lightly with flour as needed so it's not sticky.
    Using a pasta machine: Roll out the dough with a rolling pin so it can pass in a pasta machine on level "0" (the widest setting). Feed the dough through the "0" setting, folding it in half and feeding it 2-3 more times. Sprinkle lightly with flour to stop it from sticking. Feed the dough through thinner and thinner settings on the machine until the sheet is thin and translucent.
  • Fold the pasta sheets a couple of times and then cut them into long, wide pasta ribbons about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.
  • The pappardelle is now ready to cook or freeze. To cook it, put the pasta in boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Then serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.

To make floral pappardelle

  • Make and roll out the dough as usual (steps 1, 2, and 3). It's best to have two or an even number of rolled-out, thin, long sheets of pasta of similar size.
  • Stretch one thin sheet on your work surface and arrange your fresh herbs and edible flowers on it.
  • Then, carefully lay another sheet on top, and with the help of a rolling pin, carefully roll over so that the two sheets of dough get stuck together.
    If using a pasta machine, you can pass the dough through it again.
  • Fold the laminated pasta sheet a couple of times and cut into 1-inch ribbons. Then it's ready to cook & serve or freeze for later.

Video

Notes

To freeze: Shape the uncooked pappardelle into nests and freeze in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month. Cook from frozen, adding a few minutes while boiling until cooked through.
Check the blog post for more tips!
Course: Main
Cuisine: European
Freezer friendly: 1 Month (uncooked)
Shelf life: 3 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Sodium: 65mg, Fiber: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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6 Comments

  1. Ramya Anand says:

    I tried it today and am awed by the outcome. Thank you so much for sharing such delightful recipes. I follow many of yours and am so happy I found your blog

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Ramya. So glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

  2. Mona says:

    Hi Alphafoodie! Thank you for the beautiful recipe, looks amazing! I am vegan though and was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to make it without eggs? Could I use oil or water instead to bind the flour? Does the egg add to the texture and flavour? Any advice would be very helpful :] also, I am a Londoner and was wondering where you source your edible flowers from and which flowers added a better flavour? Thank you!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Mona,
      You can use a bit of water and olive oil. The detailed instructions for how to make vegan pasta are here: https://www.alphafoodie.com/how-to-make-vegan-pasta-at-home/
      I usually buy the edible flowers from Maddocks Farm – I sometimes find them in the supermarket.

  3. Gina says:

    5 stars
    This is incredible and so fun! How long does the pasta uncooked last? I would love to gift it for the holidays

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Gina,
      Thank you so much for your comment. The uncooked pasta can be kept in the freezer for about a month or so. I hope this helps. 🙂