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Whole wheat pasta recipe | Homemade whole wheat pasta

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
  • Yield: 12 ounces (serves about 6) 1x


This homemade whole wheat pasta recipe takes a little time to make, but it’s well worth the effort for delicious fresh pasta!


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, and kosher salt and stir loosely to combine. Add the olive oil and eggs and stir until a loose dough forms.
  2. Attach the dough hook to your stand mixer and knead the dough on low speed for 5-6 minutes until a smooth ball forms. You may need to stop the mixer once or twice to make sure all of the flour gets incorporated into the dough. Note: The dough can also be kneaded by hand for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it into a smooth, dense ball. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll the dough out using a pasta machine, or by hand with a rolling pin. To roll the dough with a pasta machine, take about 1/4 of the dough (smaller amounts are easier to work with) and flatten it with your hand. Run it through the pasta rollers at the widest setting. Fold the dough in half and run it through again at the same setting. Repeat this until the pasta runs through smoothly (around 4 times). If the pasta becomes sticky at any point, sprinkle a small amount of flour on the sheet of dough and rub it in.
  5. Narrow the rollers one notch and run the pasta through the rollers; fold it in half and run it through again at the same setting. Keep narrowing the rollers one notch at a time and running the dough through once or twice. For the narrower settings, you don’t need to fold the dough in half if it runs through smoothly.
  6. When you get to the desired thickness (we like the third from the most thin on our rollers), lay each sheet out flat and sprinkle a fair amount of flour onto both sides. Slice the sheet into the length of noodles you want, then roll or fold each piece (see the photos). Then slice the pasta into noodles by cutting the desired width. Use your fingers to separate each noodle. Sprinkle with more flour to make sure the noodles don’t stick.
  7. Let the pasta rest for about 15 minutes before boiling it (this allows it to dry out a bit).
  8. When ready to serve, pick up noodles and shake off excess flour. Drop the pasta in salted boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes until tender.


Note: Don’t wash the pasta machine with soap and water. Wait for the pasta to dry and then wipe it with a towel and try to get all of the little bits out. We usually shake it around upside down, run the rollers backwards, and poke at it with a chopstick!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: homemade whole wheat pasta, homemade pasta, how to make pasta