Pasta maker for Italian food

Love Italian food? Try making your own pasta dough. You don’t necessarily need a pasta maker to roll beautiful sheets; with patience, it can be done the traditional way with a rolling pin. But it’s far easier with a pasta machine – and easier still with an electric pasta maker.

How to make pasta dough at home, with your mixer

Remarkably easy, you just need flour and eggs (or your variation of these classic ingredients). Here’s how to do it:

1- Place flour and salt in the stand mixer bowl
2- Attach bowl and paddle attachment (flat beater)
3- Turn to speed 2 and gradually add eggs and a little water
4- Mix for 30 seconds
5- Stop the mixer and switch the paddle attachment for the dough hook
6- Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes
7- Then, leave it to 'rest'

Eggs and flour in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment

Transform your mixer into an electric pasta machine

Now you've made your pasta dough, it's time to roll it. You can try your hand with a rolling pin, but a pasta machine with its stainless steel roller and cutters, will give you the best results.

And there's no need to buy extra kitchen appliances for rolling and cutting your own fresh pasta. Your trusty mixer can do it all for you.

Stand mixer with pasta cutters and roller 3 piece set

Ultimate pasta makers: Pasta cutters and roller 3-piece set

If you want to perfect the art of pasta making at home, the pasta cutters and roller 3-piece set is for you. This commercial-style trio is made of stainless steel for easy, professional results. First, roll out the sheets of dough with the pasta roller to the thickness you're looking for. Then, you can either use the sheets to make your own lasagne or ravioli, or move on to the pasta cutters to create spaghetti or fettuccine strands.

Red mixer with pasta sheet roller attachment

How to make perfect sheets with the pasta roller

1- Set your mixer to speed '0'
2- Insert the pasta roller into the attachment hub
3- Divide dough into pieces and flatten roughly with your hands
4- Start on the widest roller setting (number 1) to begin kneading
5- Remember to sprinkle flour on the dough to avoid sticking
6- Turn the mixer to speed '2' and begin feeding into the rollers
7- Fold the dough in half and roll again, repeating until it covers the width of the roller
8- Increase to roller setting 3 and then upwards through the settings to get thinner and thinner sheets.

Pasta roller how to

How thick should I roll my pasta dough?

The thickness of your pasta dough sheet will depend on the type of pasta you’re making. Spaghetti or noodles, for example, should be made from quite thick sheets. For tortellini or linguine, the rolled dough must be thin and almost transparent. Here's a handy guide to our pasta roller settings:

Pasta machine fun with the pasta press

Which shape is your family favourite? Try making it with the Pasta press - 6 shapes. With 6 interchangeable discs, it’s your secret to professional-looking spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, large or small macaroni. This ingenious pasta machine is powered by any KitchenAid mixer (except the 6.9L professional mixer). Feed in the homemade pasta dough made with your mixer and then slide around the wire cutter to cut the noodles. Child’s play? Almost! It’s certainly a lot of fun.

Different pasta shapes made with pasta press

Don’t let your precious pasta stick together

Makers of fresh pasta know that it’s important to keep the strands separate after they’ve been cut — and hung to dry for at least 15 minutes before cooking. This is to make sure it keeps its shape and stops it sticking together and clumping when cooked. Once it's fully air dried, you can cook it straight away in your favourite recipe, or keep it in an airtight container to enjoy up to a few months later.

Fresh homemade spaghetti strands

Need your pasta gluten-free? No problem

Wheat flour - which contains gluten - used to be considered a necessary ingredient in pasta. That's definitely not the case any more. There are plenty of alternatives you can use in your pasta dough to make delicious gluten-free fresh pasta.

Tapioca flour, rice flour and potato flour all make excellent substitutes and all work perfectly in pasta machines, makers and cutters. So there's absolutely no need to miss out on your favourite homemade pasta dishes.

Homemade fresh pasta cooking

How to choose

Which pasta maker is for you?

PASTA PRESS - 6 SHAPES 5KSMPEXTA PASTA CUTTERS AND ROLLER 3-PIECE SET 5KSMPRA Pasta Roller 5KSMPSA
€ 219,00 € 199,00 € 99,00
SHOP SHOP SHOP
Roll out dough No Yes Yes
Cut spaghetti Yes Yes No
Cut fettuccine No Yes No
Cut bucatini Yes No No
Cut rigatoni Yes No No
Cut fusilli Yes No No
Large macaroni Yes No No
Small macaroni Yes No No
Guarantee 2 years 2 years 2 years

Be a passionate pasta maker

The art of pasta making satisfies all the senses. It’s not quick and easy, but that makes it all the more satisfying. Once you’ve found a pasta recipe and method that suits you, you’ll look forward to rolling up your sleeves for the next making session. Think of the kitchen as your place of escape and relish every moment of the measuring, mixing, rolling, patting, sprinkling and cutting. It feels, smells, and of course tastes, wonderful.

Making homemade pasta

Deliciously unusual pasta recipes

Bored of bolognese and tired of tortellini? Fresh pasta is so versatile and goes with almost anything. From hearty winter bakes, to light refreshing dishes. Here's a few ideas to try.

Why stainless steel?

You’ll notice that our pasta maker attachments for the stand mixer are made out of stainless steel. This means they’re resistant to scratches, odours and stains. Stainless steel mixer attachments will last for years. That gives you have more than enough time to get the most value from them and create your own signature recipe.

Stainless steel pasta maker attachment with pasta dish

Just the right thickness

It’s difficult to get a consistent thickness of your pasta dough if you’re rolling by hand. That’s where a pasta roller machine comes to the rescue. Plug it into the attachment hub of your mixer and away you go. By roughly flattening each piece with your hand, you can feed it through the machine (sprinkling with flour each time to avoid sticking). Starting with the widest of the 8 settings, you keep going, folding in half and rolling again until you reach your desired thickness.

Pasta roller attachment different pasta thickness

Try your hand at ravioli

If ravioli’s your favourite, then you can turn your homemade pasta dough into beautiful ravioli parcels. Roll the pasta with the pasta roller until about setting 5, and then you can do it by hand if you don’t have a ravioli maker. Place your filling in teaspoon-sized dollops and then flatten and cut with a pasta wheel or pizza cutter to make neat little parcels.

ravioli

Clean and clutter-free kitchen

Why not use the Pasta drying rack to avoid having fresh pasta strewn around the place, over coat hangers or even the backs of chairs! With a spiral design that gives you up to 3 metres of drying space, it has more than enough room and air flow. That means you can keep your kitchen area clean and tidy. Our Pasta press attachment also comes in a handy storage case to keep all the disc parts and accessories together. There’s a space allocated to everything, so you always know where the parts are ready for next time.

Pasta press attachment on a black mixer

You can do so much more with mixer attachments

Ready to expand your repertoire? Our exciting range of mixer attachments allow you to create anything from falafel to sausages, ice cream to fruit juice. You can even make your own flour. They're easy to assemble and attach and, just like that, complicated recipes are simpler, food prep is quicker and making is a pleasure. 

Stan mixer with ice cream maker attachment making ice cream
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