Editor’s Picks: Specialty Pasta-Making Supplies

The best tools for making homemade pasta can be just your hands and a rolling pin, but if you want a little extra help, here's what we recommend.

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Homemade pasta is always worth the effort. You can make it entirely by hand with nothing but a rolling pin, or you can use a pasta machine and a few extra tools.

That’s where this list comes in. If you want to get serious about homemade pasta, here are the specialty supplies we recommend starting with.

The Best Tools for Homemade Pasta

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine

This pasta maker has it all. Made in Italy from chrome-plated steel, this hand-cranked pasta machine enables you to quickly and expertly roll out spaghetti, linguine, or lasagna noodles. You can also buy separate attachments for capellini and reginette, among others. It'll keep you prepped for pasta all through its 10-year warranty, and beyond!

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker, $79.95 from Crate & Barrel

KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set

Have a KitchenAid stand mixer? You can make pasta!

If you don't want a separate pasta machine (or don't want to crank that pasta out by hand), just let your stand mixer do all the work for you. KitchenAid's stand mixer pasta attachments include a pasta roller, a spaghetti cutter, and a fettuccine cutter.

KitchenAid Pasta Attachment Set, $199 from Amazon

Norpro Grip-EZ Pastry and Ravioli Wheel

This two-sided wheel is one of our favorite handy tools. Use the flat wheel for straight cuts and the fluted side for more decorative cuts for things like pie crusts and (yes!) ravioli.

Norpro Pastry & Ravioli Wheel, $9 from Amazon

Norpro Ravioli Maker with Press

If you love homemade ravioli, it's worth getting a ravioli maker or tray so you can make 12 at a time. A ravioli tray creates evenly spaced dough depressions for you with classic crimped edges.

Norpro Ravioli Maker and Tray, $20 from Amazon

Fox Run Ravioli Cutter Stamps, Round & Square, Set of 2

If a don't want to mess with a ravioli tray or find a place to store it, there's a smaller, simpler option: a ravioli stamp! I like this set because it gives you two ravioli shapes to choose from.

Summer says: "A pizza cutter makes quick work and rustic squares of ravioli. If you're in a hurry that's the way to go, but if you're looking for a more sophisticated take on these little pasta pockets, then finished edges created with a ravioli stamp gives it a professional touch."

Fox Run Ravioli Cutter Stamps, $11 from Amazon

Essential Everyday Tools for Making Pasta

Fletchers' Mill French Rolling Pin

We prefer French-style rolling pins over pins with handles because they give you greater leverage when rolling out pasta dough. Also, there's nowhere for flour to get stuck with this design.

Fletcher's Mill French Rolling Pin, $28 from Amazon

OXO Stainless Steel Bench Scraper

It's so useful to have a bench scraper around when making homemade pasta. You can use it to cut and portion the pasta dough and keep your countertop clean.

OXO Stainless Steel Bench Scraper, $10 from Amazon

Rimmed Sheet Pan (2 pack)

A baking sheet is the perfect place to put your homemade pasta after it's shaped but before you're ready to cook it. Dust a parchment-lined baking sheet generously with semolina flour, then store small piles of pasta on the sheet pan for up to an hour before cooking.

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Homemade pasta is always worth the effort. You can make it entirely by hand with nothing but a rolling pin, or you can use a pasta machine and a few extra tools. That’s where this list comes in. If you want to get serious about homemade pasta, here are the specialty supplies we recommend starting […]

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Cambria Bold

Cambria Bold is the Product and Lifestyle Director for Simply Recipes. She has almost a decade's worth of online editorial experience and know-how, first as the Managing Editor for Apartment Therapy's green living site Re-Nest (RIP) and later as the Design and Lifestyle Editor for Kitchn. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two little girls. And, yes, this is her real name.

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  1. Joe

    I use the Mercato 150 and love it. Got it as a gift maybe 35 years ago. Still is a workhorse.

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