This post has been in the works for awhile, (and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve been following along on my pasta-making adventures,) but I’ve been waiting to gather as much information as possible before sharing what I know in this post. Now I’m no pasta-making expert, but after no less than 20 batches this year already, I feel like I have lots of tips and info! This is part 1 of a 2 part pasta making series, exploring the 2 different types of pasta making devices I’ve been able to try. This post will cover extruded pasta, and I’ll do a post next week about rolled pasta!
As I was browsing the different pasta making attachments that would work with my KitchenAid mixer before Christmas, I had a hard time deciding which type to try first. The extruder attachment made shaped pastas like macaroni, fussili, rigatoni and spaghetti, if I got the roller, I could make sheets of pasta and then cut them into different sized noodles, or use the sheets for lasagna ravioli etc. Both had great reviews on Amazon, but ultimately I chose the Kitchen Aid Pasta Press because my kids can’t eat long noodles anyway and I figured this made the most sense. Santa brought it for me Christmas morning and I’ve been hooked ever since….