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Use Your Noodle: Jovanina’s Makes Making Pasta Dough Easy

Pasta attachments and tools are handy, but you can still make great homemade pasta dough without them. Photo courtesy Creative Commons.

March 11 is National Eat Your Noodles Day, and while the origin of this particular food holiday seems lost in the vastness of the interwebs, what’s indisputable is that noodles are delicious and versatile.

Noodles are an integral component in cuisines around the globe, and they are prominent in various forms in Italian pastas. Premade pastas are a pantry staple, but making delicious pasta dough at home is not as difficult as its reputation.

In honor of Eat Your Noodles Day—and out of the general kindness of their hearts—Jovanina’s Broken Italian {1520 Blake Street, Denver; 720.541.7721} and Chef de Cusine and Pastry Chef Ashley Morrison have shared their traditional pasta dough recipe.


If you’re craving pasta but don’t feel like cooking at home, there’s always Jovanina’s… File photo.


  • 2 cups 00 flour (a finely ground Italian-style flour available at Italian markets and online)
  • 2 cups and 1 tablespoon durum flour
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water

Add the flour to a mixing bowl. Using the paddle attachment, run the mixer on low speed and add the water, then gradually add the egg yolks until the dough comes together. Switch to the dough hook attachment and mix for about 20 minutes.

Rest for a minimum of 45 minutes before rolling and cutting the dough into long noodles. This recipe serves about six to eight people and can be used for a variety of pasta noodles, depending on your personal tastes and whether you have a pasta attachment for your mixer or other pasta cutting tools.

And if pasta dough still seems intimidating, don’t worry—you can enjoy homemade pasta Tuesday through Sunday at Jovanina’s. JOVANINA.COM