Nothing tastes better than homemade pasta and you can do this quickly and easily at home. Whether you choose a manual machine or attachments for stand mixers, making your own pasta will elevate the flavor and freshness of all of your pasta dishes.
This perfect homemade pasta recipe will work great in any of these pasta machines.
Manual pasta machines like the Imperia by CucinaPro (shown above) are a great quality pasta machine with prices started at $69.95.
CucinaPro Pasta Machine: The Imperia Pasta Machine is an excellent basic pasta maker. The 6-in. wide roller is designed for commercial use. It includes a double cutter for spaghetti and fettuccini.
For the more serious pasta makers, we recommend getting a standing mixer with pasta attachments. Below are two of our favorites
KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment Set: An attachment for all KitchenAid Stand Mixers, this Pasta Roller Set includes 3-pieces – a Roller to knead and roll your pasta to the desired thickness, a Fettuccine Cutter for medium strands, and a Linguine Fini Cutter for thinner noodles. Each attaches to the Stand Mixer’s hub and is easy to install and remove. After use, air-drying is recommended and a small Cleaning Brush is included to remove any dried-on dough. Also included is an illustrated how-to-install booklet that includes perfect pasta tips and recipes.
KitchenAid Pasta Cutter Set: Pasta cutter set includes an angel hair cutter and a thick noodle cutter. Does not include pasta roller (KPSA) which can be purchased separately.
KitchenAid Pasta Press Extruder: This versatile Pasta Extruder works with all standmixer sizes so you can have fresh homemade pasta anytime. The attachment self-feeds dough into the hopper and through the pasta plates. When the pasta reaches the desired length, slide the cutter across the plate to detach each series of noodles. Six interchangeable pasta making plates create fresh spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and small or large macaroni. Watch this cool video demo
KitchenAid Brushed Nickel Stand Mixer: New from KitchenAid, the Custom Metallic stand mixer, in brushed nickel, adds a glistening prominence to your kitchen, with power and capacity to handle all your mixing, whisking and blending needs. The stand mixer has a 5-quart (or 9-cup flour) capacity, making it large enough for bread, cake and double batches of cookie dough. The stand mixer has the industry’s best beater-to-bowl coverage – a 67-point planetary mixing action that reaches to the bowl’s edges so every bit of batter is incorporated into the mix. Splattering is minimized with the pouring shield in place. The stand mixer is equipped with a high-performance, 325-watt motor, and comes with 10 speeds, offering versatility when mixing everything from stiff bread dough to egg whites. Its all-metal construction is sturdy and durable; the custom-plated finish is applied in five steps, helping to protect the stand mixer and offering lasting good looks. The tilt head design of the stand mixer lifts up for easier access to the spacious, all stainless work bowl. The work bowl has a contoured handle so it’s easy to grasp. Included with your Custom Metallic stand mixer – a “C” dough hook, a dishwasher-safe, nylon coated flat beater and dough hook and a stainless steel wire whip.
Cuisinart Brushed Stainless Stand Mixer:
This is the mixer that does it all! Your new extra-large Cuisinart 7-qt. Stand Mixer has the power, capacity and precision to handle any job your recipes require. With three accessories, you can mix, whip or even knead dough. With 12 speeds, you’ll always achieve perfect results. And with the auto shutoff Countdown Timer you’ll always achieve it in just the right amount of time! Cuisinart offers optional attachments that can be purchased separately. Each connects to one of three power outlets on the mixer to let you blend, process food, squeeze juice from your favorite citrus fruits, make perfect homemade pasta, or grind your own meats.
Cuisinart Pasta Maker Attachment:
The Cuisinart Pasta Maker Attachment connects to the slow-speed power outlet on any Cuisinart Stand Mixer to make a variety of homemade pastas. Six pasta plates let you select spaghetti, macaroni, large macaroni, rigatoni, fettuccine, or lasagna. Assembly is simple and all parts are dishwasher-safe. Homemade pasta will become an everyday affair!