Left to his own devices, Stephen feeds himself about once a day. Okay, okay, maybe twice. And he’s taking 18 credits, won’t buy plastic, eats a vegan diet, and isn’t a microwave-meal kind of guy. I still harp on him all the time to eat more so he ends up spending extra money on delivery items like THE BEST PIZZA EVER – Corrinado’s Vegan Salad Pizza. Or falafel pita sandwiches from Pita Cabana.
So… even though we make many things from scratch, I encourage him to buy snacks like applesauce & essentials to make quick meals like Muir Glen pasta sauce. Yeah, well that worked up until the time he decided to eliminate as much single-use plastic from his life as possible. Bye-bye pre-made pasta. Curse you for either coming in a plastic bag or cardboard box with a plastic “window.” Just had to go & turn one of the easiest meals ever into one of the most difficult. Okay, it’s not that hard to make homemade noodles. Unless you’re a perfectionist who wants them to be less like dumplings or more like store-bought pasta. Me.
I know the color of the pasta sauce would have popped & looked much better in a white bowl but we’re also the kind of people who re-use the bowl in which we made the dough.
For the sauce, I used Muir Glen’s Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce, roasted some red bell peppers & added them. Then sliced up some black olives to mix in. Plus a bit of Zinfandel for that extra punch of flavor & a splash of olive oil. The noodles turned out pretty perfect. This whole meal was delicious. And I believe (after internet research) you can make the noodles ahead of time and either dry them out or freeze them. So it could, once again, be one of the easiest (and tastiest!) meals ever.
Serves 2 to 4 depending on your apetite.
- 2 Cups AP Flour
- 1/2 – 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup + 1 to 2 Tbsp Warm Water
In a large bowl, combine flour & salt. Add warm water & begin to mix with hands. The dough will be very heavy & a bit dry. Knead the daylights out of it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Let sit for about 20 minutes covered with a wet paper towel so the dough doesn’t dry out.
Flour a flat surface for rolling out the dough. Flour the top of the dough & roll with rolling pin until very thin. Or if you’re in your boyfriends apartment & he happens to own no rolling pins, but does happen to have 20+ empty wine bottles, use one of those.
I rolled half at a time. This dough is kind of a pain in the bum. I used all my strength to roll it out as thin as I could. About 2 – 3 millimeters.
With a very sharp knife cut the dough lengthwise into long noodles. The flour should keep them from sticking.
To cook, bring salted water to a boil, add a splash of olive oil to prevent sticking, and boil for 3 to 6 minutes.
They turned out quite perfect!
4 thoughts on “Homemade Egg-Free Pasta”
This is awesome, my boyfriend is allergic to eggs and I love homemade, fresh pasta…so looks like we can enjoy it together now. thanks for the recipe!
It’s such a simple recipe! But it does take some effort to roll out the noodles & cut them! I suggest a pizza cutter : )
This is great! I totally agree with your boyfriend’s anti-plasticness 🙂
I’ll give this a go soon…If I were to dr it, how would I go about that? Dehydrating it or just letting it sit out for a bit?
I would just hang them to dry… much like herbs! I don’t think dehydrating the pasta would be necessary. I haven’t done it yet but I was planning on making a large batch this week or next so I’ll try it & let you know!
And yes, it’s crazy being in a grocery store & realizing just how much plastic packaging is used. For nearly EVERYTHING.