Simple Wheat Pasta Recipe

During the summer, no one wants to slave over a hot over for hours on end cooking an elaborate meal. If you are looking for a simple, fast dinner idea, check out this wheat pasta recipe! It doesn’t require a ton of work (and is delicious, of course) and won’t take any of your precious beach time away.

Try this simple wheat pasta recipe with Loni & Leah’s pesto recipe!

Wheat Pasta Recipe IngredientsWheat Pasta Recipe

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour, semolina if available
  • 4 eggs

Wheat Pasta Recipe Directions

  1. Mix flours together with a wooden spoon in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Stir to incorporate the eggs and to break the yolks. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until combined and dough is smooth.
  3. Let rest in a bowl covered with a clean damp towel for about 5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, get the pasta maker ready.
  5. After the dough has rested, cut into about 6 pieces and feed through pasta maker, following the maker’s instructions. Tip: start with the widest setting, and take the dough through each narrower setting, stopping at the second to last. Then, feed the dough through the fettucini cutter (the one that is wider.)
  6. While you are making pasta, put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
  7. Boil the pasta for about 4 minutes or just until done. Drain and toss immediately in olive oil.
  8. Toss with desires sauce and serve immediately.

About Loni & Leah:

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Loni has a culinary certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, as well as a B.S. in Nutrition from Boston University. When she isn’t cooking with Leah, she is changing the lives of young cooks at Future Chefs and Beaver Country Day Camp.

Leah is a graduate student of Boston University, working on her M.S. in Dietetics with the Dietetic Internship. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon, she is also teaching fitness classes at the Cambridge Athletic Club.

wheat pasta recipe

How did Loni and Leah meet?  Loni and Leah volunteered together in a six-week Cooking Matters class. They connected right away over delicious food and pink wine. They currently teach a series of healthy cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, which have been featured in the Boston Globe’s “Weekend to Do List.” You can find their recipes on the Boston Center for Adult Education’s blog and in the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Newsletter.

Want more in Cambridge? You can catch us at the Boston Center for Adult Education all year long!

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