Fresh Fettuccine Pasta Recipe (KitchenAid Attachment)

Total Time:
Jump to RecipeFresh fettuccine on a pasta drying rack.

Making fresh fettuccine pasta is a fun and fairly regular occurrence in our household. Once we got the hang of how to make fettuccine, and what to look out for, we were able to whip together some fresh pasta rather quickly. It is hard to get right on your first time, but the more you make it the more fun and delicious it gets. This recipe uses the KitchenAid Pasta Attachment. You could also use a manual pasta roller if that is what you have.

How to Make Fettuccine with the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and KitchenAid Pasta Attachment

One of the main reasons we were able to make pasta so much quicker is because we got a KitchenAid attachment. This made rolling and cutting the pasta dough so much easier. This fettuccine uses very simple ingredients but it makes such a delicious recipe.

The steps to make fresh fettuccine noodles with a KitchenAid:

  1. Mix your pasta dough (by hand or in the mixer).
  2. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the dough into 4 pieces and roll out each one.
  4. Cut pasta using the KitchenAid fettuccine attachment.
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook.

6 Benefits of Making Fresh Pasta Dough

There are so many reasons I love making fresh pasta. Here are a few of the top reasons you should try it.

  1. Taste and Texture: The best part is that fresh pasta has a delicate and tender texture, which is distinctively different from dried pasta. The rich egg flavor gives the pasta an amazing flavor.
  2. Versatility: Fresh pasta dough can be shaped into various pasta shapes, such as spaghetti, fettuccine, ravioli, or lasagna sheets, allowing you to explore a wide range of recipes and creations.
  3. Customization: When making fresh pasta, you have control over the ingredients, allowing you to personalize the dough to suit your preferences or dietary needs. You can choose to use organic or gluten-free flour and incorporate herbs, spices, or vegetable purees to add flavor and color.
  4. Cooking time: Fresh pasta cooks much faster than dried pasta. It typically takes only a few minutes to cook al dente. It does take much longer to make overall, but having a short cooking time is nice.
  5. Experience: Making pasta dough from scratch can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It allows you to connect with the food preparation process, be creative, and take pride in serving a homemade dish to family and friends. I love making fresh pasta with my husband or when we have friends over.
  6. Nutritional value: Fresh pasta made with quality ingredients can be a good source of nutrients, including protein, carbohydrates, and essential minerals. It can be a healthier option compared to store-bought dried pasta since it doesn’t have additives or preservatives. Also making it with eggs gives you that extra protein and nutrients in the dough.
Fresh fettuccine on a pasta drying rack.

Common Mistakes and Tips for Making Fresh Pasta

Pasta Sticking in Machine

One issue I had a lot in the beginning was the pasta sticking to the machine. Once a piece of dough sticks it will mess up all the cuts of pasta. A few tips that helped the pasta not stick:

  1. Dust the pasta sheet with flour before adding it to the cutter.
  2. Try to feed it into the machine as straight as possible. If it goes in at an angle it will start to fold and bunch up.
  3. Before adding a new sheet (with the pasta machine off), brush out any clumps of pasta that may have been collected.

The Dough is Not Stretching Smoothly

The main reason the dough is not stretching easily is that you did not let it rest for long enough. You want your pasta dough to rest for at least 30 minutes. This relaxes the dough and lets everything get hydrated. If you try to roll it out too early, it will start to crack.

Pasta Sticking Together

Once you make your homemade fettuccine you may notice you are getting a clump of pasta in the end. You want to make sure to flour your pasta dough throughout so it doesn’t stick together. Another tip is to use a pasta drying rack. There are a bunch of different options, but I have one similar to this pasta drying rack. This is really nice because you can place your freshly cut fettuccine on here and they will dry slightly as individual strands instead of one large blop.

Another trick I use is when running the pasta through the machine, use a stick from the drying rack or a chopstick and hole it behind the pasta. That way when it falls you will catch it on the stick and you can transfer it to the drying rack easily without squishing it with your hands. You can see how I do this in the video above.

Fresh fettuccine pasta.

What is the Best Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment

There are 3 main KitchenAid pasta attachments. The one that I have that I like is the 3-piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Set Attachment. It has a pasta roller attachment, a fettuccine cutter, and a spaghetti attachment.

The next one up is a 5-piece and that includes the ones above as well as a lasagnette cutter and capellini cutter. This is nice, but a lot more expensive for just 2 more pieces.

The other KitchenAid pasta attachment is the pasta extruder. I have not used this but if you are looking to make different pasta shapes like bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, or macaroni this might be a good option. It comes with 6 different extruder shapes.

What Sauce to Serve with Fettuccine

Since this homemade fettuccine is so fresh and delicious I love to pair it with a simple sauce that will let the pasta shine. Here are a few of my favorites:

What Sides to Serve with Fettuccine

When you have a delicious pasta as the main meal, you might wonder what to serve alongside it. Any type of salad, soup, bread, or roasted vegetable works great. For some side recipe ideas, here are a few:

Fresh Fettuccine Pasta Recipe (KitchenAid Attachment)

5 stars4 stars
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:



  1. Place all the ingredients in the KitchenAid mixer. With the dough hook attached, knead on low for about 8-10 minutes or until the dough is soft. You could also make the dough by hand if you prefer, see notes on how to do that.
  2. Shape into a ball, place in an airtight container or wrap with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will help the flour soak in the moisture and the gluten to relax so it is easier to roll out.
  3. Cut your dough ball into 4 pieces. Slightly roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  4. With the pasta roller attached, start at the widest setting (on the KitchenAid this will be setting 1) and feed the dough through the pasta sheet roller.
  5. At this point, the shape might be a little oddly shaped. Just fold in each side to make it closer to a rectangle and feed it through the pasta machine at setting 1 again. Now you should have a fairly rectangle shape, but you can do this step again if you need to.
  6. Now start to roll the pasta thinner, once at setting 2, once at setting 3, and all the way to setting 6.
  7. When your sheet of pasta is rolled out place it on a floured surface or a pasta drying rack.
  8. Attached the fettuccine cutter to the KitchenAid mixer. Take one sheet at a time and run it through the machine. Make sure your dough isn’t sticky, if it is, run a little flour on it before placing it in the pasta cutter. You don’t want anything to clump in the machine. Once the pasta is cut, place it back on the pasta drying rack or a floured surface.
  9. Now you are ready to cook it. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine for about 2 minutes, then drain and serve with your favorite sauce.


Products Used

Write a Review

Thank you for sharing your feedback!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.


No comments

Join The Newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.