Flour and Water Pasta Recipe

Get the Recipe for Acqua e Farina Pasta

The easiest of all pasta recipes, this eggless version uses just flour and water combined to make a dough. It can then be shaped into whatever form you prefer and quickly cooked in boiling water before adding the sauce of your choosing. 


In the video, Foodie Sisters Benedetta and Valeria will guide you through the steps of this super easy pasta recipe.


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Flour and Water Pasta

Serves 1


100 g all-purpose flour

50 ml water


The recipe is for 1 person. Just multiply the amounts for the number of people. 

Simply combine the flour and water together until they form a dough. If it is too sticky add a little flour, too dry add more water.

Knead together on a floured surface, divide the dough into sections then choose your desired shape. For gnocchetti, roll the pieces with your hands into thin sausage shapes about 1-2 cm thick. Cut into 1-2 cm pieces and then roll along a wooden, ridged, gnocchi board or the back of a fork.

Otherwise, roll through a pasta machine as you would with egg pasta. Then pass through the machine again to make tagliolini or fettuccine. Alternatively, roll small pieces on the heel of the palm of your hand to form strozzapreti.

Cook quickly in salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes before serving with your preferred sauce.


Buon appetito!


Learn to make homemade egg and eggless pasta from scratch at our Pasta-making class in Rome.

Flour and Water Pasta Recipe
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Flour and Water Pasta Recipe
Try this super simple recipe for pasta made with just flour and water. This quick, easy dough is known as acqua e farina and can be paired with your favorite sauce.
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