An easy recipe for making pasta dough with your stand mixer. You can make the basic egg version or add tomato paste or spinach puree for tomato or spinach flavored pasta. I have even made flavored pasta dough using baby food puree – check out that recipe here.
Pasta dough is a stiff and fairly dry dough. After mixing and kneading, it needs to rest for at least 20 minutes. This gives the dough time to hydrate more fully and allows the dough time to relax, making it easier to work with. Just wrap it in plastic wrap and set it on the counter. You can also make it a day in advance and keep it in the refrigerator.