Gordon Ramsay’s Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jun 8, 2023 • 4 min read

Making your own pasta dough can be intimidating—but it’s extremely satisfying. Chef Gordon Ramsay says, “If it’s a ravioli or a tortellini, lasagna, cannelloni, tagliatelle, spaghetti—whatever you want, that dough is the base. That is it. That’s your passport to great Italian dishes.”

Follow Gordon’s cooking tips for making fresh pasta dough, and you’ll leave the boxed stuff behind forever. You’ll need a rolling pin, a manual pasta maker, a lot of flour, and a lot of patience.

If you love making pasta, a pasta machine will become one of your essential kitchen tools. They are inexpensive and easy to use. Gordon uses one with a hand crank. All machines have different thickness settings. The thickness of your pasta sheet will depend on the type of pasta you’re ultimately making.