Homemade tagliatelle recipe

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Ever had a go at making pasta from stratch? It's definitely worth the effort. This homemade tagliatelle recipe shows you how to make delicious pasta at home

Homemade tagliatelle recipe served on a tray
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Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

If you've never thought about making your own pasta before, homemade tagliatelle is a great place to start. 

Dried pasta is so cheap and tastes great, so why make your own? Well, because it tastes so good! We've got nothing against packet pasta - in fact it's one of our favourite ingredients, but homemade pasta is so different, and special, it's hard to think of it as the same dish. It's also a good budget meal that is still a little bit fancy - in fact this is one of our great cheap family meals. It's definitely worth the effort too - in fact, it's really fun to make and ready in less than half an hour. It’s a great way to introduce children to the kitchen too, as they help getting their hands into the wet mixture then rolling and stretching out the dough into stringy strands.


  • 400g plain flour, preferably '00' flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp olive oil




  1. Blend the flour, salt, eggs and olive oil together in a food processor to form a dough.
  2. Put the dough onto a floured surface and begin to knead lightly. Roll out as thinly as possible a rolling pin or a pasta machine if you have one and cut the dough into thin strips lengthways. Lightly dust the pasta with flour and set aside to dry slightly.
  3. When ready to use, bring a large pan of water to boil rapidly, at a little salt to the water and drop the tagliatelle in and allow to float to the top. This should take no more than 2-3mins. Serve.

Top tip for making homemade tagliatelle

Fresh egg pasta takes very little time to cook so watch over the cooking pasta to be sure it doesn’t overcook. Pasta should have bite; al dente.

What sauce should I serve with homemade tagliatelle?

There are so many tagliatelle recipes you can try once you've made this homemade tagliatelle too. Think creamy salmon and spinach, red pesto and everyone's favourite - a classic carbonara with bacon.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies