This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer

Homemade pasta with rocket pesto

Unfortunately we are unable to add this recipe to your favourites, please try again later.


For the pasta

For the rocket pesto


  1. For the pasta, place the flour, eggs and olive oil into a food processor and pulse until combined.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth. Cut the dough in half and set one piece aside.

  3. Roll out one half of the dough until 1cm/½in thick, then feed it through a pasta machine. Start on the thickest setting, passing the sheet through several times and lowering the setting until it reaches the thinnest setting. Slice the pasta sheet into ribbons 1cm/½in wide. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.

  4. Place the pasta into a large saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 2-3 minutes, until al dente. Drain well, place into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

  5. For the rocket pesto, place all the pesto ingredients into a small food processor and blend until smooth.

  6. To serve, pour the pesto over the pasta and stir well to coat. Place the pasta into two serving bowls.

How-to videos

You need JavaScript to view this clip.

How to knead bread dough

You need JavaScript to view this clip.

Rolling pasta using a pasta machine