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I just love pasta.
I mean, who doesn’t love pasta?!?
Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I loved to eat pasta. Not just a little pasta, but I ate gobs and gobs of pasta. I could seriously eat pasta all day if it could sustain me. (I’ve always wondered if my pasta addiction somehow attributed to my celiac diagnosis.)
After going gluten-free, I began to really miss pasta. I don’t really like a lot of the gluten-free pasta substitutes. They just aren’t the same.
Over time, my taste buds have become accustomed to pasta and noodle alternatives like Miracle Noodles, zucchini and edamame noodles, which I love and are so much better for you than carb-rich pasta. Although these alternative gluten-free pastas are good for you, I still miss regular old pasta.
However, to know me is to know I love – and now miss – pasta.
So on my birthday last April, my mother-in-law bought me this beautiful, delicious, elegant and practical electric pasta machine. She knows me so well – she knows I love pasta but it has never been the same for me since going gluten-free. She told me she figured by making my own, perhaps I could replicate that gluten-full pasta texture I was missing so much.
Oh yes, she was 100% right!
I never thought I’d ever make my own pasta more or less own a pasta machine to assist me in the process! But alas, I have my very own pasta making machine (and it’s extraordinary – every GF chef should have one!) so it was about time to figure out how to make my own gluten-free pasta from scratch.
Now I was on the hunt for a gluten-free pasta recipe to try (and hopefully fall in love with). I tried a few recipes I found in cookbooks and online – but they were nothing to write about here. I only blog about my good recipe finds.
Then I thought to look up one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends, Cup4Cup to see if the company had a gluten-free noodle recipe I could try.
Boy did they!
I not only did I find a gluten-free pasta recipe, but also I found a video tutorial – score!
In this video below, you can watch French Laundry Chef de Cuisine, Timothy Hollingsworth, and Cup4Cup co-founder, Lena Kwak, roll some dough and demonstrate just how easy homemade gluten-free pasta can be. Once you make your own dough, you won’t care that it’s gluten-free. In fact, you can hardly tell. Yes, it’s that good!
There is a gluten-free pasta dough recipe posted on the Cup4Cup website that will yield a TON of pasta. I trimmed down the recipe for my family and it worked just fine and still yielded plenty of leftovers. Scroll down to view my revised recipe.
** UPDATE: I have made this delicious pasta even better and only use TWO ingredients!!
You can buy Cup4Cup on Amazon in case you don’t have it available at your local grocery store, and I highly recommend adding a pasta machine to your kitchen toolkit. It’s so much fun to have and you will wonder how you went so long without one! If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can simply roll out the pasta dough and then cut it in strips with a pizza cutter.
Oh, and be sure to top your noodles with my delicious and easy to make homemade marinara sauce recipe! It’s delicious, good for you, and naturally gluten-free!
Homemade Gluten Free Pasta Recipe
Homemade Gluten Free Pasta Recipe
- 2 cups Cup4Cup brand gluten-free flour
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- Put flour on your mixing board or countertop. Make a valley in the middle of the flour.
- Add the egg yolks, egg, milk and oil into the valley of the flour.
- Using a fork, start to slowly incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
- Ditch the fork and start to kneed the dough by hand, working all the ingredients together.
- Add a bit of water as needed to get the dough to the correct consistency. It shouldn't feel wet, but all the dry ingredients should be well incorporated.
- Pack dough into a dough ball, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour to get the dough to an even temperature throughout.
- Split the dough into 4 even portions, work it through your pasta machine as seen in the video. (You can also roll and cut it by hand)
- Add noodles to salted, boiling water for about 6-8 minutes until cooked to taste.
- Rinse with cold water and enjoy with your favorite sauce.