Sourdough Pasta Recipe

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This sourdough pasta recipe lets you enjoy properly prepared whole grains in your favorite pasta dishes.

Sourdough pasta recipe

Sourdough pasta recipe

There’s no need to avoid pasta when you’re following a Nourishing Traditions diet. This easy sourdough pasta recipe makes homemade whole wheat pasta with properly prepared grains.

Use this fermented sourdough pasta recipe to make traditional long noodles, ravioli, or any other shape you’d like. You can enjoy them with sauce, or add them to a pot of soup.

I’ll show you how to roll and cut handmade sourdough pasta and how to cook fresh sourdough pasta noodles. Get my Nourishing Traditions sourdough bread recipe here. If you want to make healthy tortillas, get my sourdough tortillas recipe here, and also check out my sourdough pancakes and sourdough dinner rolls.

Ready to take some of your sourdough starter and make your own pasta from scratch? Keep reading…

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Sourdough starter pasta recipe

I think this is the best sourdough pasta recipe, because you can use 100% properly prepared whole grains to make it. Soaking and fermenting grains unlocks their nutrition, and makes them easier for us to digest (source). 

This homemade sourdough pasta dough is also a perfect sourdough discard pasta dough recipe, and a great way to use up extra sourdough discard. Get more sourdough discard recipes here

If you have a pasta machine, you can use this recipe with it to shape the noodles. If not, you can roll the pasta and cut the noodles by hand. 

Keep scrolling to learn how to create your own sourdough pasta from scratch…

sourdough pasta noodles

What is the best sourdough starter to use for sourdough pasta?

You can use any wheat or rye sourdough starter to make this fresh pasta recipe. It’s very flexible. I like using my half rye and half whole wheat sourdough starter. 

The sourdough starter doesn’t need to be active for this recipe. Sourdough discard that is cold from the refrigerator will work just fine. Live, recently fed sourdough starter will also work. 

A sourdough starter that is at 100% hydration will work the best. If your sourdough starter is more wet, you’ll just need to add additional flour. 

What kind of flour is best for sourdough pasta?

For pasta, you want a flour that contains more gluten. This will make for a stronger dough that will hold together well. I like using hard red or hard white wheat flour.

When rolling the dough out to make noodles, I like to use unbleached, unenriched white flour. 

Homemade sourdough noodles

How to make sourdough pasta dough directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, salt, and sourdough starter until well combined.
  2. Add flour gradually and stir until the dough comes together in a ball. 
  3. Cover dough and let it ferment on the counter for 7 hours, or in the refrigerator overnight. 
  4. On a floured work surface, roll dough out. If using a pasta machine, continue using it to make noodles. If making noodles by hand, roll dough until it is as thin as you would like. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut noodles. 
  5. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil with salt added to taste. 
  6. Add 1/4 of the noodles at a time and boil for 3-5 minutes. 
  7. Gently remove pasta from water and drizzle with a little olive oil before serving with your favorite sauce. 

Homemade sourdough pasta

How to store sourdough pasta

If you don’t want to cook all of the fresh pasta right away, you can store it in a variety of ways. Drying, refrigerating, and freezing all work well, depending on how long you want to store it. 

Drying pasta is a good choice for longterm storage. Freezing also works well for up to 3 months. For short term storage, refrigeration is the way to go. 

Keep reading to learn how to freeze or dry sourdough pasta…

How long to dry sourdough pasta

To dry pasta, coat the noodles with flour, and then spread them on a baking sheet or hang them on a pasta drying rack. Let the noodles air dry for 12-24 hours. After they’re dry, store the noodles in an airtight container.

How to freeze sourdough pasta

To refrigerate pasta, coat the noodles with plenty of flour and put them in a container with a lid. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To freeze pasta, generously coat the noodles with flour and put them in a covered container. The noodles can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

How to make sourdough pasta

What are the health benefits of eating sourdough pasta?

For anyone wanting to eat healthier, this sourdough pasta recipe is an excellent meal choice. With a lower glycemic index and an abundance of other health benefits, you won’t regret trying out this food! 

Sourdough has so many benefits (source). Including it into your meal plan is almost a no-brainer! 

Here are a few of the health benefits for this sourdough pasta recipe:

  1. Supporting gut health
  2. Can help manage blood sugar
  3. May reduce the risk of heart disease
  4. Easier to digest
  5. The fermentation process of sourdough improves the amount of fiber and minerals in every bite

Sourdough pasta ravioli

If you are lucky enough to make sourdough pasta from scratch, why not turn some of that dough into sourdough pasta ravioli? 

If you are new to making ravioli, I cannot recommend this ravioli kit enough. It helps you make the perfect ravioli square shape so everything cooks evenly. 

For this recipe, you can add plenty of different ingredients to make a variation of different ravioli. 

Some delicious ravioli fillings are: 

  • Kale and Pesto
  • Spinach and Ricotta
  • Mushroom, Spinach and Feta
  • Squash (our favorite is pumpkin topped with butter!)

How to make sourdough noodles

More sourdough recipes

How to make a sourdough starter

Nourishing Traditions sourdough bread

Sourdough hamburger buns

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Yield: 6 servings

Sourdough Pasta Recipe

Sourdough pasta recipe

This sourdough pasta recipe lets you enjoy properly prepared whole grains in your favorite pasta dishes. It's so easy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1-2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Unbleached white flour for rolling out

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, salt, and sourdough starter until well combined.
  2. Add flour gradually and stir until the dough comes together in a ball. 
  3. Cover dough and let it ferment on the counter for 7 hours, or in the refrigerator overnight. 
  4. On a floured work surface, roll dough out. If using a pasta machine, continue using it to make noodles. If making noodles by hand, roll dough until it is as thin as you would like. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut noodles. 
  5. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil with salt added to taste. 
  6. Add 1/4 of the noodles at a time and boil for 3-5 minutes. 
  7. Gently remove pasta from water and drizzle with a little olive oil before serving with your favorite sauce. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 414mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 6gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g
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