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It’s been quite a few years since I had my Aunt’s homemade pasta with her delicious Bolognese sauce. Aunt Nancy made the most delicious and simple recipe that tasted like something out of northern Italy. I decided to take on the challenge of replicating her recipe for my family’s New Year’s Eve dinner.

I headed to my local kitchen store and bought a hand-cranked pasta maker. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use and well made. It also looked cute on my kitchen counter! After a few failed attempts, I finally learned to make and appreciate fresh homemade pasta. The texture is just amazing. It may sound like lots of work, but it’s worth the effort if you have the time.



This dish features pasta made with flour and eggs. It gets topped with Bolognese sauce. You gotta add fresh parmesan cheese.

So have I convinced you to make this? Let’s get to it!



  • 2 -2/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • Pinch of salt

On a clean service with your hands make a well 7 to 8 inch high in the center of the flour. Crack the eggs in the well. With a fork lightly beat the eggs, gradually piling the flour in the eggs. Use your hands to pull the remainder of flour all together, while kneading gently until dough feels cohesive. Cover the dough for 20 minutes.



Cut the dough into 6 pieces. Take one piece and flatten out with a towel. Dust it slightly with flour.



When you fold the first piece make sure you dust it with flour and pass it through the widest setting of the pasta maker. Keep passing it through the next settings on the pasta machine (4 or 5 times ) and lightly flour on both sides each time. Each strip should be 1/16 thick and 3 inches wide.



Cut each strip in half to make it easier to pass through the fettuccine setting. Hold it carefully while you are passing it through. Take that group and place it on parchment paper. Add flour to it so it can stay loose and not stick together.



I made the Bolognese sauce by cooking 1 pound of ground beef and pork. I added 1 cup of carrots, onions and 2 stalks of celery, all chopped up. Brown everything together in a pot on low heat. Add 2 cups of chicken broth, 1 cup of milk and 1 can of crushed tomatoes. Simmer for 2 hours. Salt to taste. Add the sauce on top of the fettuccine. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

It’s been fun making pasta, made it’s been three times in one week, so my family is getting spoiled. Will you be spoiling anyone anytime soon?

Enjoy! xo Maria

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  • Katrin

    I’ve never dared to try to make pasta…and we love it so much, it would be fun to actually try it out! You make it look so easy and your steps are simple to follow! I’m sure it tastes so so much better homemade!! Yum!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    You make this look so easy – maybe even I could do it!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up

  • Mary - the boondocks blog

    This is what I’m going to make for lunch today Maria. I love Italian food. I can’t make the fettuccine from scratch but the sauce looks amazing.

    • Maria Brittis

      It take a few hours to make but you can use it for dinner! let me know if you made it and how it came out.

  • Carol@blueskykitchen

    Maria, I love to make homemade pasta. I have a pasta maker like yours and a pasta attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. I just don’t do it very often. Yours looks delicious. I’ll have to get out my machine soon.

  • Melissa

    I have been wanting to learn how to make my own pasta and this might just be the push I need. You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing this at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

  • Vanessa

    This is so easy to make. I am going to give this a try. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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  • Miz Helen

    Your homemade Pasta with Bolognese Sauce looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
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  • Sue

    Homemade pasta is the best! Thanks for showing us how to make it at #OvertheMoon link up. Have a lovely day!

  • Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

    I haven’t made homemade pasta in months! I use a Kitchenaid mixer, and it’s out of sight..so out of mind. I may need to bring it out on Saturday and make some. Your bolognese sauce looks fabulous as well

  • Debra Needles

    How fun! I want to learn how to make homemade pasta. Thanks for sharing with us at the Funtastic Friday Blog Hop!

  • lindsay @ The DIY Mommy

    I have this memory of being a very new wife and wanting to make pasts from scratch. Well, unfortunately it was not a success and ended in tears and ordering in food. But you rocked it out!! this looks so so good and such an easy tutorial!!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    You make this look so easy! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for dinner Sunday link up

  • katherines corner

    Oh my goodness, you are a pasta making rock star! I have make pasta on my to do list!!! This is great , xo

  • Miz Helen

    What a great tutorial for Homemade Pasta, we love homemade pasta! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Kriska Marie

    I love pasta, but I haven’t tried making it from scratch. You made it look so easy. I’ll copy your recipe. 😀

    Thanks for sharing it over at Food Friday. Hope to see you again! 🙂

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