There’s something truly magical about making pasta from scratch. Just two ingredients—usually flour and eggs, but sometimes flour and water, and occasionally a splash of olive oil—can elevate your pasta dinners from the “been there, done that” boxed stuff to the proudly homemade variety. Once you get the dough down, the variations are seemingly endless: long thin spaghetti, cheese-stuffed tortellini, chunky ridged gnocchi, a fabulous array of sauces made in your favorite nonstick cookware…all destined for weeknight meals, dinner parties, holiday feasts and so much more. There’s a reason these tools so often appear on wedding registries: To many pasta lovers, they’re as essential as a coffee maker or trusty hand mixer—nearly indispensable.
Like any cooking project, making pasta by hand is far easier and even more enjoyable when you have the right tools. Just like you wouldn’t jump into bread-making without the essentials, your pasta-making arsenal requires a few pieces of must-have equipment. Ahead, find our best recommendations to make your pasta-making experience that much more enjoyable.
A Beautiful And Pragmatic Surface For Easier-To-Knead Dough
A Pasta Roller From A Beloved, Time-Tested Brand
A Wooden Drying Rack With Plenty Of Clearance For Longer Strands
A Do-It-All Stand Mixer Attachment To Bring You Into The 21st Century
Storage-Friendly Stainless Steel Cutters For Perfect Ravioli Every Time
A Pasta-Centric Cookbook To Fuel Your Inspiration
A Useful Bench Scraper To Keep Your Work Area Clean
An Ergonomic Gnocchi Board