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An Easy Pasta Recipe for Summer with the JOANN Pasta Tool Kit

Recipes | April 22, 2021

This JOANN pasta tool kit lends itself to the beginner-level pasta creator! The tools are easy to use, and in under an hour, my daughter and I had made delicious tasting homemade pasta. We added a few ingredients to serve up an easy pasta recipe afterward. Scroll down for our full review!

 

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

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An Easy Pasta Recipe for Summer with the JOANN Pasta Tool Kit

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a pasta-making class with some friends here in Birmingham, Alabama. I had never been to a cooking class, specifically a pasta one.  I took note of steps along the way, like how the dough feels when the texture is just right, using the pasta press to roll the dough through, and how delicious it tasted!

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

It helped inspire me to try out this JOANN pasta tool kit.  JOANN has a new line of pasta tools, and I couldn’t be more excited about sharing them with you! Below are the ones I used:

  • STIR Pasta Cutter Roller here.
  • STIR Pasta Roller With Handle here.
  • STIR Pasta Drying Rack here.
  • STIR Stainless Steel Pasta Machine here.
  • STIR Grater with Wood Handle here

I was ready to get started.  The JOANN pasta machine came with very helpful information, including how to prepare your pasta dough, a basic pasta dough recipe (which is the one I used), instructions for rolling the dough, and then directions for drying the pasta.

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

This JOANN pasta dough recipe for six people only requires eggs and flour! They recommended 4 eggs and 2.5 cups of flour for 6 people.  The dough seemed to form well, and upon their recommendation, I did add a little lukewarm water to help smooth the part of the dough that was a bit crumbly.

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Rolling the dough through the pasta machine was as easy as 1-2-3, plus it was a lot of fun.  I just used the clamp they provided to attach it to our kitchen counter and then attached the handle to turn the pasta. My daughter and I worked together (but you can do it individually) and rolled the dough through the machine. 

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

After we had the dough rolled, we used the pasta cutter roller to create our noodles! It was so smooth. Lastly, we separated the cut pieces and hung them on our drying rack.  We let it dry for about 30 minutes!

Looking at the drying pasta, you can see how amazing this JOANN pasta tool kit worked. If I can do it, you can too!

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Now to make our easy pasta recipe for summer.  I just used what I had on hand; these are the ingredients we use when making our own pizzas. 

Ingredients for Easy Summer Pasta Recipe:

  • Pasta (approximately 2 cups)
  • Mild Sausage (we used 1.5 lbs of ground Italian mild sausage)
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Jar of pesto spread
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

Directions for Easy Summer Pasta Recipe:

  1. Slice the red pepper.
  2. Fully cook your ground or link sausage and sautee your red peppers in olive oil.
  3. Mix all ingredients! 

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

I hope you feel ready to try making your own pasta; it is an entertaining way to spend time in the kitchen. Plus, you will enjoy your pasta even more when it’s been homemade by you!  Let me know if you have an easy summer pasta recipe to share too.  I’d love to check it out in the comments below.

JOANN Pasta Tool Kit reviewed by top AL lifestyle blogger, She Gave It A Go

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