Episode 5: How to Make Homemade Pasta in a Food Processor

How to make homemade pasta in a food processor:

I’ll be honest with you. I’ve tried to make Ravioli several times the traditional way. You know, piling up a bunch of flower into a mountain, created a well, cracking the eggs in the middle, gradually mixing the eggs into the flour with a fork… Not easy. Seriously, not at all.

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For one thing, getting the pasta to finally come together takes a million hours. Every time I tried, and perhaps I’m just incompetent, but I always managed to create a break in the flour mountain that resulted in egg goo finding its way out of the middle and running along the mat. It was a chunky mess, I couldn’t roll it out thin enough… Basically, everything went awry and I wanted to give up on making any form of pasta altogether. And for dramatic emphasis, I was never going to eat pasta ever again after all of the heartache it had caused me!

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But then I remembered a rumor I’d heard that my Cuisinart food processor could quickly and easily make pasta without all of the goopy mess I was so frustrated with. I was completely skeptical at first… Like… no way this metal blade is going to whir and whip up some pasta better than my fork and well method.But I tried it, and my goodness that ball of pasta came together in a manner of seconds. No exaggeration. The clouds opened up, the sun reappeared, and I went on a pasta making frenzy. Ravioli for everyone!!!

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It was almost as bad as my addiction to Warm Bodies (which I saw for the 7th time last night, thanks to all of the willing participants in feeding this disorder of mine). And because I can’t just keep amazing things like this to myself, I put it into an episode. Step-by-step making Beet of My Heart Ravioli which was featured in my Valentine Episode.

So here it is, Episode 5: How to Make Homemade Pasta in a Food Processor 

And how about the ridiculously easy recipe?

Simple Pasta Recipe

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • Sea Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Egg Whites


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8 Responses to “Episode 5: How to Make Homemade Pasta in a Food Processor”

  1. March 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    You’re so creative! I love the recipe and the video. Kudos!

    • Rachel
      March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Thank you :)

  2. March 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I really admire your pasta-making skills, it’s something I’ve never ever managed, great work on the video too!

    • Rachel
      March 11, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Thank you :) Pasta can certainly be intimidating, and often it’s worth just buying it in a bag and saving yourself the trouble. But then when you want to impress someone with your awesome custom made heart shaped pink raviolis, you’ve gotta make sure you’ve got the skill down! And that is where I come in to help you ;)

  3. March 20, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    Must be so nice to have big ‘lil Cupcake to come in and be your tastetester. Found your blog while looking up alternate ways to make pasta. This is perfect!

  4. April 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    I find pasta making to be extra challenging so I’ve been hopping about tutorials and videos. This has certainly been very helpful. Thank you.

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    • Rachel
      April 5, 2013 at 7:25 am #

      Thanks for checking it out :)

  5. March 11, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    I never actually thought about making ravioli with a food processor ! and such a simple recipe to. I’ll give it a try. Congrats.
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