From Spaghetti to Fettuccine: How to Make Different Types of Pasta in Your Kitchen

There are many kinds of pasta, and you can make many of them at home. How do you decide which shape to use? How are pappardelle and tagliatelle different from each other? And do you even want to start from scratch and make your own noodles? This guide will help you figure out the different shapes of “pasta” so that the next time you want spaghetti or ravioli, you’ll know which is best for your dish.

How to Make Different Types of Pasta in Your Kitchen?

It is fun and satisfying to make pasta at home. Here are some basic steps for making different kinds of pasta in your kitchen:

Spaghetti:

  • In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of water and 1 egg that has been beaten until a dough forms.
  • After 10 minutes of kneading, cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough as thinly as you can, and then cut it into noodles about the size of spaghetti.
  • Bring a lot of salted water to a boil in a large pot, then add the spaghetti. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.

Fettuccine:

  • In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of water and 2 eggs that have been beaten until you have a dough.
  • After 10 minutes of kneading, cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough as thinly as you can, and then cut it into noodles the size of fettuccine.
  • Bring a lot of salted water to a boil in a large pot, then add the fettuccine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.

Note: The above recipes are just the basics. You can change them by using semolina flour, different kinds of eggs, herbs, or other spices in the dough. Also, you can dry the pasta before cooking it to make it last longer.

Conclusion

Now that you know more about the different kinds of pasta, it’s time to start cooking! We talked about the most common shapes and types of pasta in this article. Every kind of pasta, like spaghetti and fettuccine, lasagna sheets, and ravioli wrappers, has its own special qualities and uses. At first glance, making homemade pasta may seem hard (don’t worry, we have a recipe for that), but it’s not hard at all if you follow these steps:

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