Easy Way to Cut Pasta

Introduction: Easy Way to Cut Pasta

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When making homemade pasta you have several options in forming your noodles.  You can extrude it (like my play dough experiment), run it through a dedicated pasta machine, cut individual noodles, or as this instructable demonstrates, you can roll the dough and cut noodles very efficiently and quickly.

Once you get your dough as thin as you desire, simply roll it into a tube, and using a sharp knife, slice it as thin as you want.
Once you get the dough cut into spirals, simply unroll each spiral into a long noodle, and either dry or cook immediately.

This is a very simple way of cutting pasta noodles, and I hope it makes your life easier.

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    5 years ago

    Use lots of flour. A VERY sharp knife. And before rolling into a tube hang the sheet of pasta on a towel over the back of a chair to air dry slightly. Not too long, or it will be too dry to roll. But it will help with fine knife cuts.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    That's awesome. I need to check out your other instructable on how to make homemade noodles. I have made dumplings but not large spaghetti noodles yet. I thought doing it this way, they would get stuck together but they didn't! Good to know!